Huawei Band 4 has, a similar design to the Honor Band 5i, colour display & plugs into USB for charging
Currently organizing its 5G conference in Shenzhen China and after the official launch of its Mate X foldable phone, Huawei took the wraps off Huawei Band 4 and Huawei VR Glass, its much-awaited VR product.
The Huawei Band 4 is an upgrade over the company’s older fitness trackers. While the Huawei VR Glass, which as the name itself suggests, is a virtual reality headset, the newest addition to its portfolio and will be driven by 5G connectivity down the road.
Huawei Band 4
Huawei‘s fourth-gen band doesn’t look so different from the previous ones as it features almost the same design to bring you a 0.96-inch TFT colour display (same as its predecessor) with 80×160 pixels resolution and 2.5D curved glass protection.
Under the hood, the fitness band has an Apollo 3 SoC and carries a series of sensors that include a three-axis accelerometer, infrared sensor, and an optical heart rate sensor. These sensors power features such as Huawei TruSeen 3.5 to monitor heart rate and Huawei TruSleep 2.0 to recognise the four phases of your heart rate during the sleep and analyse the sleep quality.
Tracking of various fitness activities which include outdoor and indoor run, walk, cycle, elliptical, and free training, are offered on the band. The band also provides notifications of new messages and phone calls directly from the connected smartphone and delivers features such as Find My Phone and Remote Shutter. There is also a Huawei Watch Face Store from where you can get watch faces of different styles.
Unlike many other smart fitness bands and wearables, the Huawei Band 4 comes integrated with a USB Type-C charger that lets you charge the device without requiring a specific cable or charger. You simply need to pull out the strap on one end and plug the band into a charging port. The company also claims that the 91mAh battery of the Band 4 delivers up to nine days of power on a single charge, although it’s smaller than both Mi Band 4 and Honor Band 5.
The Huawei Band 4 is compatible with devices running at least Android 4.4 or iOS 9.0. It weighs 24 grams (including the wristband) and measures at 56mmx18.5×12.5mm.
The Huawei Band 4 price is set at CNY 199 ($30/€25 ) in China, and it will go on sale in the country from November 1. However, the band is already available for purchase in Indonesia and Thailand for IDR449,000 ($32/€30) and THB999 ($35/€30), respectively. It comes in Sakura Pink, Amber Sunrise, and Graphite Black colour options.
Global launch details of the Huawei Band 4 are yet to be revealed. Nevertheless, the company is likely to bring it to markets like India and Africa in the coming future.
Huawei VR Glass
Huawei also launched the first-ever VR Glass headset in its home country alongside its fitness tracker, that is priced at $424 and will be available on sale from December this year in China.
Huawei’s newly launched VR Glass has lens barrel thickness of 26.6mm which is almost one-third of that of Oculus Quest and HTC Vivo Pro, meaning it’s more comfortable to wear on your face. It weighs around 166 grams and the temples come with a foldable design.
As for the specifications, this VR headset provides 3200×1600 pixels screen resolution with up to 1058PPI (pixels-per-inch) pixel density and a 90-degree field-of-view. Huawei also offers IMAX screen-like experience, 3D stereo sound effects, and access to around 30,000 hours of VR content, 3 live VR broadcast platforms, and hundreds of VR games.
Huawei says that the glasses can be adjusted in the range of 0-degree to 700-degree myopia, they are 55mm to 71mm distance adaptive, and a breathable sunshade mask comes on them. The company also says that the device is ergonomically designed to fit the face. It uses protein leather material which is soft and comfortable, the elastic mask magnetic suction is removable and the myopic groups do not need to wear additional glasses.
The mirror leg of Huawei VR Glass comes with dual speakers that offer a wide sound field, built-in dual SmartPA, and supports 3D sound stereo. It can also be connected with Bluetooth headphones.
Huawei being new to the VR headset segment, which has been dominated by Oculus, HTC, Sony and others to date, only get those who get their hands on this Huawei VR headset will fully understand its performance and display quality.