Xiaomi’s Mi Band line has been the best affordable fitness tracker for years. Huawei wants to change this concept with the new Huawei Band 6 fitness tracker.
Huawei’s fitness tracker is a bit portable, with a surprising number of features not often found on the market under $70. Read our full review of the Huawei Band 6 to see if the wearables benefit from the Xiaomi Mi Band 6.
Design and Display
The overall look of the Huawei Band 6 is nice and sleek, as the metal frame gives it a sleek finish that other devices at the same price don’t have. It’s actually a similar design to the more expensive Huawei Watch Fit, albeit with a more square shape.
The Huawei Band 6 has a large 1.47-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 194 x 368 and a screen-to-body ratio of 64%. The screen is relatively bright, although the sunlight is a bit dazzling. Luckily, he doesn’t catch fingerprints easily.
Huawei Band 6 is available in four colors: black, green, orange, and pink. I tried the last option. The matte silicone bracelet itself looks good but feels cheap to the touch.
To browse the Huawei Band 6, utilize a combination of swiping the screen and pressing the right button. It is also 5ATM water-resistant and easy to use in the pool.
Features and Software
Huawei Band 6 has more than 96 different training modes that you can add. However, some of the main exercises you get while watching include running, walking, swimming in the pool, indoor cycling, cross-training, and rowing the machine.
The fitness tracker has continuous heart rate monitoring, but it is not completely reliable. I’ve seen time and time again that my numbers jump unevenly and the results I get don’t match those of other fitness trackers. The results can be used as a rough guide for practice, but there are many more accurate tools available.
There is also SpO2 monitoring and stress monitoring, although neither has the official medical certification. Even so, they seem to bear testimony that is mostly true. This group can also monitor sleep and general management tasks such as timers, alarms, weather, and receive notifications from your phone.
There is an option to enable automatic workout detection. So the tracker should tell you to start workout mode when you think you’re working out and exit when you feel you’re done. Like most fitness trackers with this feature, I found a lot of hitting and jumping – better to measure your workout manually.
The tracker also has a breathing exercise section where you can set the pace to slow, medium, or fast and choose how many minutes you want to do the exercise. This is a very useful tool for anyone who wants to practice mindfulness or use a watch to relieve stress. This tracker doesn’t have GPS so you won’t be able to get a map of your workout.
All data stored on the Huawei Band 6 is saved in the Huawei Health app, which you can download on iOS and Android. The layout of the app is clear and easy to use, with sections for your activity, sleep results, stress, SpO2 level, weight, step count, and heart rate monitoring.
The Huawei Band 6 offers great battery life for the price. Huawei claims it could take up to two weeks, which seems mostly true. Plus, it’s 100% equipped with just a few hours of charging time. Since this is a gadget with consistent heart rate measurement, the longevity of the Huawei Band 6 is a big plus.
The Huawei Band 6 has quite a few things to do with it. It has long battery life, a large, clear display, and a variety of training options – all at a reasonable price. Purchase this smartwatch at the ongoing Banggood 15th Anniversary which started August 25th and will end September 13th. Buy items at the lowest prices and you can get up to 85% discount. Banggood is the global leading online shop; passion shopping on Banggood.