Honor finally unveiled the Honor Band 6 fitness tracker, which brings another affordable device to this part of the world. Known as a brand new device, the sixth generation Honor Band with its price of € 49.90 rarely makes a dent in your wallet. Does the lower price compared to its predecessor, the Honor Band 5, also have flaws to justify the lower price?
A few days ago, Honor announced the global launch of its sixth fitness tracker on Twitter. The Honor Band 6 was then officially unveiled on March 24, 2021 at a surprisingly low price. Compared to the Honor Band 5, which was sold for less than 60 euros, the recommended retail price of the Honor Band 6 is only 49.90 euros. I wonder if the pandemic has something to do with lower prices for new devices, as is the case with the Samsung Galaxy S21 and OnePlus 9, for example.
At this price point, Honor has significantly updated its newest wearable device. The company dropped the somewhat old-fashioned design of the Honor Band 5, which had a capacitive button right next to the screen. Instead, there is a large 1.49-inch AMOLED display that remains embedded in the front of the fitness tracker.
For this award, Honor gave the design of its latest wearable a decent refresh. Honor drops the somewhat old-fashioned design of the Honor Band 5, which was largely characterized by a capacitive button next to the screen. Instead, a large 1.49-inch AMOLED display sits enthroned on the front of the tracker.
148% more field of view, SpO2 and 2 weeks of battery life
Let’s take a quick look at the fitness tracker’s hardware specifications. As already mentioned, the display is around 148% larger than its predecessor. With a resolution of 194 x 368 pixels, this should be more than sufficient to ensure good readability. There is also a button on the right that allows you to activate the Honor Band 6’s display 6, while there is an engraved Honor logo on the left.
Available colors are Meteorite Black, Sandstone Gray and Coral Pink. You can view all of these color options right above this paragraph.
The Honor Band 6 is a natural talent with an integrated heart rate sensor. In addition, fitness enthusiasts can also measure the oxygen levels in their blood, which is particularly useful for keeping track of things while sleeping and exercising at high altitudes. Together, the sensors forward information to the Honor Band 6 so that you are informed when your stress level goes beyond the normal. You can also track your sleep phases such as “deep sleep, light sleep, REM sleep”. Wake Times and Naps, “based on Honor’s press release.
Sports activities can be followed with 10 training modes. These include running, biking, walking (indoors and outdoors), indoor swimming, elliptical training, rowing, and free exercise. As you can already imagine, the Honor Band 6 is waterproof to a depth of 50 meters with its 5 ATM certification.
Battery life and smartphone functions
However, all of these tracking features are useless if the Honor Band 6 needs to be charged all the time. In terms of battery life, Honor claims that the Honor Band 6 can last up to 10 days with intensive use and 14 days “under typical conditions”. Fast charging is also supported, with 10 minutes of charging time providing up to 3 days of use.
Honor also revealed in its press release that you can also use the Band 6 as a remote control for your smartphone camera and control music playback on your smartphone. Message notifications, weather, and all other standard fitness tracker features at this price are also included. Without a smartphone, you definitely can’t use this for your outdoor runs as there is no GPS chip built in.
Price and availability
We immediately mentioned that the Honor Band 6 will be available in Europe for only € 49.90. It will first go on sale on April 30, 2021. As soon as it goes on sale, you should be able to find more legitimate online deals on our device page for the Honor Band 6.
What do you think of the new fitness tracker? Is it worth upgrading from Honor Band 5 or is it aimed at first-time buyers? Let’s discuss in the comments!