Huawei Band 6 shapes up to be a winner in the smart band segment with continuous SpO2 tracking, two-week battery life, and larger AMOLED display.
Huawei Band 6 becomes official in the Philippines with heavily lauded improvements from its predecessor. We have had a chance to get our hands on the device. The Graphite Black variant that we have tested is such a classic piece of tech. It came with a similar white box with red accents like most of the Huawei devices in the past.
We know most of you have their eyes on this device but before we get to our review, let's take a quick tour on this smart band. Join us as we unbox the Huawei Band 6 and give our initial impressions on this new Huawei wearable.
Huawei Band 6 Unboxing
The Huawei Band 6 promises its users all-day SPO2 monitoring, Full-View Display, and long battery life. These features are highlighted in the face of the box. Flipping it, you'll see other specific features like all-day heart rate monitoring, 96 workout modes, fast charging, sleep tracking, and more.
There's not much going on inside the Huawei Band 6 box. Aside from the band, we have its proprietary charger. Yes, it's another cable you'll stuff inside your bag; and of course, we have the usual documentations.
Huawei Band 6 Design and First Impressions
One of the major improvements the Huawei Band 6 has from its predecessor is the bump in display size. The Band 6 now frames a bigger 1.47-inch color AMOLED display with 194 x 268p resolution. So far, this is quite the largest screen size I've seen in a smart band category; the size falls between the Band 5 and Huawei Watch Fit.
I also think this could be classified under the Watch Fit lineup. But I am not complaining here since the display offers more information for users to track their activities. Bezels are acceptable for a fitness band. I think this form factor is quite perfect for a smart band.
Despite having bigger screen real estate, the Huawei Band 6 is surprisingly lightweight. So far, it's very comfortable to wear while tracking activities and sleep monitoring. There's a multifunction button on the right side while the sensor is where it should be underneath the watch. The straps are also made of high-quality silicone material.
Features and Functions
The Huawei Band 6 has a lot to offer in terms of features. Of course, we have the basic functions like the step counter, calorie counter, activity tracking, and more. The added continuous heart rate monitoring, stress level assessment, and all-day SpO2 monitoring are great features to have especially in this time of pandemic. On top of that, the Huawei Band 6 supports up to 96 workout modes and two-week battery life.
You can also use the Huawei Band 6 as a remote to your music player and as a shutter button to your smartphone's camera. Pushing notifications from your smartphone to the Band 6 is a worthwhile experience due to its larger display. It is also worth-noting that the Band 6 is supported by the Huawei Health app.
So far, the Huawei Band 6 shapes up to be a winner in this segment and we are very excited to take this out for a spin. Stay tuned for our review soon.
Huawei Band 6 Specs
1.47 inch AMOLED
194 x 368 pixels
Optical heart rate sensor
Android 6.0 or later
iOS 9.1 or later
5 ATM water-resistant
2.4 GHz, BT5.0, BLE
14-day battery life