HUAWEI Volume 6 is the restless Chinese giant’s newest fitness band. I don’t call it new as it looks almost identical to the Honor Band 6, which launched a little over a week ago, and even shares key internal hardware and fitness features. It also looks more like a smartwatch than a fitness, not least thanks to the huge AMOLED display it is equipped with.
At around $ 50, I like the way it looks
Based on the technical data, the HUAWEI Band 6 offers a 1.47-inch AMOLED screen with a resolution of 194 x 368 pixels. It comes in a metal case and comes in three color options: graphite black, amber sunrise, and forest green. Connectivity is managed via Bluetooth 5.0 (BLE) and is compatible with both Android and iOS devices. The wearable is also equipped with a water resistance of 5 ATM.
Come to his health and fitness skills, HUAWEI Volume 6 adds support for SpO2 monitoring and notifies users when blood oxygen saturation levels drop below a minimum threshold. Of course, there is 24/7 heart rate monitoring with heart rate fluctuation warning and sleep tracking based on proprietary TruSleep 2.0 technology. The latter can log four different sleep states – deep sleep, light sleep, REM and nap.
It supports 96 training modes and stress monitoring
In addition, it offers menstrual cycle tracking and TruRelax stress monitoring functions. 96 training modes are supported, with which metrics such as calorie consumption, heart rate log and more can be measured. In addition to controlling music playback, you can also use it as a remote shutter release for taking photos with your connected phone’s camera. There are tons of watch faces to choose from, and you can download more for the HUAWEI Band 6 from the official HUAWEI Watch Face Store.
The latest fitness offer is listed in the official e-shop of the HUAWEI store in Malaysia at a price of 219 RM (~ 50) and will be available in stores today. However, the company has yet to release details on the wider availability of the HUAWEI Band 6 in other markets.
I’ve been writing about consumer technology for over three years, having worked with names like NDTV and Beebom in the past. Leaving the latest news aside, I’ve checked out my fair share of devices that range from smartphones and laptops to smart home devices. I’ve also interviewed tech managers and appeared as a moderator on YouTube videos talking about the latest and greatest gadgets.