Honor Band 6 design and display
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The Honor Band 6 doesn’t wildly shake up the formula of ‘fitness tracker’, most of which are thin bands with small screens, but it does bring a few improvements to the formula compared to its predecessors and rivals.
The display, for example, takes up the entirety of the band body, rather than being a smaller square with a button below like on the Band 5. It looks a lot like the Honor Watch ES in this regard, even down to the power button on the right edge.
There’s no physical navigation button on the Band 6 – instead you can control it just by swiping or tapping on the display. This means the screen itself can be way bigger than before.
This display is 1.47 inches across and uses AMOLED tech, so colors should be punchy.
The bands are replaceable and you’ll likely be able to buy replacement bands of different materials and colors, if you like.
Like many of the best fitness trackers, the Honor Band 6 straps look long with plenty of holes, which should make them great for a variety of wrist sizes, and they should also be more breathable as a result.
We don’t know the actual dimensions of the Honor Band 6 yet, or its straps, but it doesn’t look too heavy – it’s likely about 20g – though it seems a little thick compared to its predecessor.
Honor Band 6 fitness and features
The Honor Band 6 has lots of the basic features you’d expect from such a fitness tracker – there’s step, sleep and heart rate monitoring. With every new Honor wearable we see improvements to these, especially sleep tracking, so we’d expect improvements in these departments.
There is also a range of workouts tracked, including running, cycling and walking. There are ten different modes, and though not all have been named, they’re likely to be the usual suspects we see on most trackers like the above named, along probably with things like swimming and free workout.
The heart rate tracking is constant, so you can always check what your main internal organ is doing; Honor’s watches generally have that feature, and another returner is Apple Watch-style activity rings which count your steps, active hours, and more in easy-to-follow colorful circles.
There’s also weather tracking, music control, and of course time-telling.
As with most Honor wearables, the Band 6 pairs with the Huawei Health app on your smartphone so you can see in-depth collected stats, including historic data on a range of things like steps and sleep.
Battery life clocks in at 14 days according to Honor, but we’ll need to test that for our full review.
Honor has confirmed there’s fast magnetic charging, and states that using this for five minutes the band should last for two days of use.