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Huawei Band 6 – more than a band

Huawei Band 6 – more than a band

Huawei has hit the stores with its Band 6, the newest member of the Huawei band series. With consumers wanting more and more from their wearable gadgets, the new Huawei Band 6 is a significant improvement in terms of health and fitness tracking, design, and battery life and according to Huawei will deliver a smartwatch-like experience at a smart band’s more affordable price point.

The Band 6 will be sold in South Africa for R1699 on Huawei’s online store and at select retailers, and is currently available in two colours: Graphite Black and Sakura Pink.

All-day SpO2 Monitoring

One of the most popular features for smart band users is health monitoring. The Huawei Band 6 enables all day SpO2 (blood oxygen level) monitoring, thanks to optimised hardware modules based on Huawei TruSeenTM 4.0 and a new smart power-saving algorithm.

It monitors your health and sends you an alert when your blood oxygen level falls below a certain threshold, allowing you to take immediate action and better manage your health.

Of course it’s the first thing I tested – 100% for my SpO2! Go gal!

The Band 6 also monitors heart rate, sleep, and stress in real time. It will also notify you if your resting heart rate is abnormally high or low.

1.47-inch FullView AMOLED Display

The Huawei Band 6 is Huawei’s first smart band to have a 1.47-inch AMOLED FullView Display with a 64 percent screen-to-body ratio, allowing it to show more information while remaining fashionable. I must say – I like the look of it!

The colourful screen gives clear information and is quite user-friendly for workout and health data. You can quickly swipe up and down, left and right to access different settings and options on the watch.

Two-week battery life

The Huawei Band 6 has a 14-day battery life and is powered by a high-efficiency chipset and sophisticated power-saving algorithms, allowing for continuous heart rate and sleep monitoring. Furthermore, the Band 6 can be charged quickly using a magnetic charger. The smart band can run for two days on a single five-minute charge. The Band 6 is supposed to be an amazing piece of equipment, weighing barely 18g. I’ll be wearing it for the next two weeks to see what I think…

Proactive fitness management

The fitness functions of the Band 6 give us an entirely new experience. There are 96 training modes which include 11 professional training modes: indoor and outdoor running, cycling, and skipping, as well as 85 more customisable workout modes like fitness, ball games, and dance (yay)! All of these provide comprehensive workout tracking.

The Huawei Band 6 uses Huawei’s Huawei TruSportTM professional exercise algorithm to analyse users’ exercise capacities based on multi-dimensional characteristics such as heart rate variability data and exercise data, offering scientific assessments and recommendations.

According to Huawei, the Band 6 is a smart companion on your wrist and I’m looking forward to trying it out. I’ll be back to let you know how it went or follow me on Instagram for updates.

Clare Petra Matthes

Hi, I'm Clare and I am a freelance writer and Tech journalist as well as the owner and founder of where I review tech devices and also cover emerging technology news. Outside of I write for a number of publications and have regular tech slots on chaiFM radio station and eNCA's Tech Matters national breakfast TV news show.

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