Honor Band 6 Review: 14-days battery life, NFC, SpO2/Heart rate/ Female Cycle Monitor
One month ago, Honor launched a new smart bracelet called Honor Band 6 on China, and it seems like Honor Watch ES launched earlier this year. The price of Honor Band 6 is 249￥equal to around 38€. I have been using this new smart bracelet for several days. I tried all of Honor Band 6’s features, and compared to Honor Watch ES, Honor Band 6 covered 80% of watch Es’s features. In this regard, we may get confused that it is worth to buy Honor Band 6 after launching on the UK in the future. Sharing my experience with you, I would like to write this content.
Honor Band 6 comes with 1.47-inch screen. At the same time, the screen has an ultra-narrow bezel design, which brings a 64% screen-to-body ratio, and it increase 148% compared to the previous brand, Honor Band 5.
Display of Honor Band 6
The Honor Band 6 screen is made with AMOLED material. The larger screen makes the operation handy. The large screen can view daily heart rate curves, exercise records, breathing training and other fitness data. The surface of Honor Band 6 is covered with precision ground 2.5D glass, coupled with a parabolic elegant arc design, keeping comfort when worn.
Charging port of Honor Band 6
The physical button of Honor Band 6 set on right side like Honor Watch ES. The difference between both products is a red line with very special design called "Performance Steel Cannon" like the following image. According to Honor official report, this red line has a special meaning implying the superior performance of the Honor Band 6 to turn on with one key.
Physical button of Honor Band 6
Watch Face Customizing
To change or customize Watch face, there are two options: One of them is to long press on the screen of the Honor Band 6, until you feel the vibration. Then you can select the watch face that you like the most. The other one is to Customize Watch Face via Huawei Heal App.
Fitness and Workout
Heart rate tracking
There are sensors for heart rate and blood oxygen detection on the back of Honor Band 6, which supports continuous heart rate monitoring and blood oxygen saturation monitoring.
Honor Band 6: Heart Rate Measuring
Honor Band 6 is equipped with HUAWEI TruSleep2.0 sleep monitoring technology. This technology lasted for four years of research and development and deep optimization, is the current industry-leading technology based on infrared light to detect sleep. Honor Band 6 can accurately recognize deep sleep, light sleep, rapid eye movement (REM), awakening, and sporadic nap records, and can be prepared to recognize difficulty falling asleep/light sleep/easy awakening at night/early awakening/multiple dreams/difficult work rest Regular 6 sleep problems, and provide personalized sleep aid services and more than 200 sleep improvement suggestions.
Honor Band 6 is based on the measurement results of heart rate variability, and after a large number of scientific experiments, data analysis and model construction, it can accurately assess the pressure status. Through the all-weather automatic heart rate tracking and professional advice, it supports a variety of stress relief services with the Huawei Sports Health App.
Honor Band 6 is equipped with Huawei TruSeenTM 4.0 heart rate monitoring technology, which can provide more accurate blood oxygen and dynamic heart rate monitoring accuracy. Honor Band 6 supports all-day heart rate monitoring, and adjusts the heart rate monitoring frequency according to the activity status. At the same time, Honor Band 6 also provides a reminder that the static heart rate is too high/low, and it will send a reminder when the static heart rate exceeds the normal range.
SpO2 Measuring on Honor Band 6
Female cycle tracking
Regarding women's health, Honor Band 6 also supports female cycle recording and reminding, tracking the menstrual period through the calendar method, and the bracelet can directly manage the cycle calendar.
Female cycle tracking on Honor Band 6
The Honor Band 6 provides 10 sports modes. Select the corresponding sports mode when exercising. The bracelet will automatically record various data during the exercise, allowing the user to grasp the status of the exercise and the effect of the exercise.
Honor Band 6: Workout Mode Selection
After you select the sport mode and start exercising, the Honor Band 6 will start to record exercise data. The Honor Band 6 supports independent recording of basic data such as running distance, time, pace, trajectory, and calories burned. After the exercise, the user can use the watch or View the sports data details on the phone.
Honor Band 6 has 14-days battery life and supports “Supper Charge” which only takes 30 mins for fully charge.
Honor Band 6: Super Charge
Honor Band 6 also supports “voice assistant” feature. As long as you press and hold the side button for a second, you can active the voice assistant to set alarms, start sports, and more.
Even though Honor Band 6 sells at lower price, however it still have too much features which are equipped with previous generation like: NFC, Music Player, Message Notification, and so on.
Honor Band 6 brings the smart bracelet into the era of full screen, bringing a larger screen and bringing more functions. It is not so much a wristband as a mini smartwatch. Honor Band 6 brings a trendy design for young users. At the same time, the weight of 18g is indeed very light, bringing a better wearing experience.