Huawei adds SpO2 monitoring to Band series

  • June 14, 2021
  • Steve Rogerson

The latest addition to Huawei’s Band series supports all-day SpO2 monitoring and provides a full range of fitness and health features such as heart rate, sleep and stress monitoring.

The Band 6 has been enhanced in terms of design, battery life and health fitness monitoring. It is the Chinese company’s first smart band to include a 3.7cm AMOLED full-view display with a 64 per cent screen-to-body ratio, meaning it can display more information while remaining stylish. It inherits the two-week battery life from previous Huawei wearable products.

Weighing 18g, it provides a lightweight wearing experience for all-day fitness monitoring. It is not only the first Huawei smart band that supports all-day SpO2 monitoring, but also provides users with a full range of fitness and health monitoring features such as heart rate, sleep and stress monitoring. For fitness monitoring, it supports 96 workout modes for professional data monitoring and analysis to help users exercise scientifically.

The display has a resolution of 194×368 and 282 PPI for vivid content. The colourful screen display provides users with clarity of information and gives workout and health data in a more user-friendly ratio. Users can swipe up and down, left and right, just like using a smartphone touchscreen.

Supported by an efficient chipset and smart power-saving algorithms, the band enables continuous heart rate and sleep monitoring with a 14-day battery life for uninterrupted use.

It supports fast charging via a magnetic charger. One five-minute charge can sustain the smart band for two days of typical use.

Thanks to the hardware modules, based on the Huawei TruSeen 4.0 and smart power-saving algorithm, the band supports all-day SpO2 monitoring. It monitors users’ blood oxygen level and 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.

The 11 professional workout modes such as indoor and outdoor running, cycling, and rope skipping, and 85 customised modes, including fitness, ball games and dancing types, offer wide coverage of workout tracking.

Huawei FreeLace wireless earphones will also be available. These are made of memory metal wrapped in liquid silicon, which offers a decorative appearance and feels soft and skin-friendly. Inside each speaker is a large dynamic driver unit with a diameter of 9.2mm. Comprising a thin TPU diaphragm and titanium plating, the drivers deliver a punchy bass and smooth treble.

FreeLace supports Bluetooth pairing by using the USB type-C connector hidden between the right earbuds and its cable from the volume buttons. It also can be plugged to the USB type-C port of any smartphone, tablet or PC for quick charging—a five-minute charge gives the earphones up to four hours of playback time.

FreeLace provides up to 18 hours of playback or 13 hours of talk time on a single charge.

Magnetic Switch improves portability of the earphones, while a built-in Hall sensor makes control more intuitive than ever: connect both sides and the earphones go into sleep mode, and they will automatically resume once separated.

Huawei’s products and services are available in more than 170 countries and are used by a third of the world’s population. Fourteen R&D centres have been set up in countries around the world, including Germany, Sweden, Russia, India and China.