Huawei Band 6- A new top dog in the budget fitness tracker market?

When you think of a fitness tracker, you are likely to think of digital watches with sleek designs and complicated user interfaces. And that is the image that has been cultivated within the market by leaders like Mi. Huawei has always stayed an outlier, in that they do not aim for flair. Since Huawei’s first watch launch in 2015, the company has maintained a brand image. Huawei watches tend to be simple- with less complicated designs and super-large batteries. Huawei watches also have a reputation for being reliable digitally and physically.

After using the GT Runner and the GT 2e- my expectations for the company have all but skyrocketed. Buying the Band 6 started out as just an inquisition into the same obsession, but has transpired into a need to explore all the watch can possibly do. Even though the watch costs more than the Mi band 5 and is polymer built, it has become my go-to watch over the past few months. I will go into depth about why further on in this article. 

Huawei Band 6- Key features

  • 43 mm x 25.4 mm x 11 mm screen size
  • 1.47 inch Bright AMOLED display 194 x 368 pixels
  • 18 grams in weight without the strap
  • 5 ATM/ 50 M waterproof
  • Magnetic charging thimble
  • Available sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Geomagnetic, Optical heart rate, Air pressure
  • 4 GB memory
  • 2 buttons: Power button, function button
  • 14 day battery life
  • Material: Polymer
  • Available color: dark, gray, gold

Is it worth the money?

I won’t lie to you, there’s not much this watch brings to you if you are looking for complicated software. A quick google search of Huawei Band 6 features will tell you that it does not even come with a GPS tracker. However, it excels at what it was designed to do. The Band 6 is extraordinarily simple, sleek and efficient. It sports a tall amoled screen which makes it feel like a GPS-less version of the Watch Fit- even though it is much more than that. If you are someone considering the Band 6, here is what to consider:

The OS:

Band 6 runs on Lite OS. While this might be a new name for non-Huawei users, it actually hosts all of the tracking suite found on more expensive wearables. Even though data sharing with third party apps and customization is restricted, the Huawei Band 6 owns its simplicity and is super easy to just pick up and use.

The Battery Life:

With regular consumer complaints about batteries in smartwatches, the Mi Band 5 and Apple watch seem like a non-option for fitness freaks. Huawei Band 6 lasts individuals a week or two on full battery and the battery has little to no deterioration over time. 

Gorgeous:

 Even though it looks a bit different from other smartwatches, the Huawei Band 6  takes pride in being different. It looks sleek, gorgeous and the perfect fit for almost any event.

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