Huawei Band 6 review: Good premium smart band with SpO2, excellent performer at decent price

 In a bid to create space in the budget wearable market segment in India, Chinese tech giant Huawei has launched its new affordable fitness band in the country. We all know that Post COVID-19, fitness smart bands have been gaining more popularity. Now, with the launch of Huawei Band 6, the company is ready to bring more competition in this segment.

Bharat Upadhyay | Sep 20, 2021, 12:48 PM IST

Huawei Band 6 quick review: In a bid to create space in the budget wearable market segment in India, Chinese tech giant Huawei has launched its new affordable fitness band in the country. We all know that Post COVID-19, fitness smart bands have been gaining more popularity. Now, with the launch of Huawei Band 6, the company is ready to bring more competition in this segment.

 

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Huawei Band 6 Price

Huawei Band 6 Price

Priced at Rs 4490, Huawei Band 6 comes in four colours: Graphite Black, Sakura Pink, Amber Sunrise and Forest Green. It is available on Amazon for customers in India. We used the Graphite Black variant for more than two weeks and here's what I have to say about this newly launched smart fitness smart band from Huawei. The smart band is equipped with an AMOLED full-view display, blood oxygen saturation monitoring (SpO2), heart-rate monitoring, sleep quality monitoring, 96 sports modes among many others.

 

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Huawei Band 6 Design

Huawei Band 6 Design

In terms of design and outlook, When you see the smart band for the first time, you will see the big display, which is rare in the smart bands category, (Xiaomi Band 6 and OnePlus Band for example). Huawei Band 6 looks a watch-like smart band. Weighing only 18g, the Huawei Band 6 comes with a rectangular body that is slightly bigger than a traditional fitness tracker. The polymer watch body has a metal texture finish around the side and a matte plastic finish at the bottom, where it houses its sensors. The rubber straps are soft and easy around the wrist. Despite the large display, this fitness trackers feels light and comfortable throughout the day.

 

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Huawei Band 6 review

Huawei Band 6 review

Huawei Band 6 is a touch-based smart fitness band, and it has only one button on the right side. Swiping left or right from the band face will show you widgets like your activity rings, heart rate monitoring, and more, and you can customize those through the band's settings. When you press that right button, you will se options such as, Workout, Workout records, Heart rate, SpO2, Activity records, Sleep, Stress, Breathing exercises, Music, Weather, Notifications, Stopwatch, Timer, Alarm, Flashlight, Remote shutter (requires a Huawei/Honor phone), Find phone and Settings. The overall design and look of the band is impressive. The display of the Huawei Band 6 is sharp and bright. Not just activity tracking or wellness tracking, in terms of design, weight and battery this smart band has ticked almost all the right boxes.

 

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Huawei Band 6

Huawei Band 6

The Huawei Band 6 comes with a 1.47-inch AMOLED FullView Display with a resolution of 194x368 and 282PPI for vivid content. on the other hand, the OnePlus Band sports a 1.1-inch AMOLED display with touch-support and 126×294 pixels resolution. Huawei Band 6 is lighter and more comfortable on the wrist and you get some pre-loaded watch faces and tons more to choose from via the Huawei Health app. You will need the Huawei Health app, which is available on the Google Play Store for Android and App Store for iOS.

 

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Huawei Band 6

Huawei Band 6

The device comes with 96 workout modes that include 11 professional workout modes such as indoor and outdoor running, cycling, and rope skipping, and 85 more customized modes, including fitness, ball games, and dancing types, offering wide coverage of workout tracking. The Huawei Band 6 enables continuous heart rate and sleep monitoring with 14-day battery life for uninterrupted use. Band 6 now supports All Day SpO2 monitoring. It also provides continuous, real-time, and accurate heart rate, sleep and stress monitoring. It will also alert the user if the resting heart rate is too high or too low.

 

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Huawei Band 6

Huawei Band 6

The Huawei Band 6 is also water-resistant up to 50 meters. It can be worn while showering or swimming in a shallow-water pool. With the colourful large screen and comprehensive health and fitness tracking capabilities, it did not affect the battery life of the Huawei Band 6. The smart band has a battery life of up to 14 days in regular mode, which is longer than its predecessor by a double, offering an uninterrupted user experience for up to two weeks. It supports fast charging via a magnetic charger. One five-minute charge can sustain the smart band for two days of typical use.  This fitness tracker delivers long-lasting battery backup and didn't disappoint on daily usage.

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Huawei Band 6 verdict

Huawei Band 6 verdict

Huawei Band 6 verdict: Priced at Rs 4,490, Huawei Band 6 is a decent affordable smart fitness band and performed better than many smart bands available in the market right now. If you are looking for an affordable smart fitness band, the Huawei Band 6 is a good option. This smart band offers great value with a lot of new features and improvements at very reasonable rates.