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Huawei Band 6: SpO2, 2 week battery and everything you get that rivals a smartwatch

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Huawei Band 6 is the first smart wearable that revolutionized the entire concept of smart bands. With features including all-day SpO2 monitoring, large display, and 2-week battery life the Huawei Band 6 features are ready to rival a smartwatch.

The success of Huawei Band 6 cannot remain hidden, as recently, Huawei Band 6 Pro with a body temperature sensor made its debut in China. However, we’ll only stick to the regular version for this session.

The Huawei Band 6 feature is deeply inspired by the concept of all-in-one service, which includes smartness, interactivity, and functionality. It brings together all the capabilities of a smartwatch into an all-new smart band, enabling it to do more than what a smart band can, all while not needing the budget for one.

For instance, let’s take a look at what smart brands are known for.

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Smart bands are smaller, with minimized displays, and focuses mainly on just notifications and health alerts, all while depending on an app to display everything. With the new Huawei Band 6, you get all of these, but with the added bonuses of smartwatch-like design and features at a more affordable smart band price.

All you get with Huawei Band 6:

In terms of the health indicators, for example, the Huawei Band 6 is capable of constantly monitoring your blood oxygen (SpO2) levels. An important health indicator, a drop in an individual’s SpO2 levels can result in fatigue while prolonged lower levels are more adverse.

Huawei Band 6

What Huawei does here is, instead of having the users scan their SpO2 levels when they feel down, the Huawei Band 6 monitors it all day long in the background and even alerting the wearer if there are any drops.

The health monitoring doesn’t end there, because the Huawei Band 6 takes on board all of Huawei’s strong health monitoring systems, which allow for accurate heart rate monitoring with Huawei TruSeenTM4.0, Huawei TruSleepTM for accurate sleep tracking, and Huawei TruRelaxTM for stress measurement and management.

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Health and fitness tracking are what smart bands are supposed to do, however, what people don’t expect from a smart band actually comes down to its display, something most variants lack thereof.

Huawei Band 6

With the Huawei Band 6, you get a full-fledged 1.47-inch AMOLED display with a bezel-less design and screen-to-body ratio of 42%, which means the overall experience is more immersive than ever before.

This display not only gives a more interactive experience akin to smartwatches but also gives the overall look and feel of one. Huawei maintains its promise of long battery life with the Huawei Band 6 as well, implementing 2 full weeks of use on a single charge with all the health and fitness features running.

If there is one thing that is constant with smart bands and trackers, is the attention to fitness monitoring and tracking data to evaluate progress.

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The Huawei Band 6 is no stranger to this either, capable of tracking up to 96 workout modes that are automatically detected and tracked to get the most accurate data.

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This is further complemented by the Huawei TruSportTM algorithm, which deeply analyzes user’s exercise capabilities based on heart rate variability and exercises data and provides detailed assessments such as oxygen intake levels, recovery time, and training effects.

All of this pairs well with the Huawei Health app, which can be used to view all the data, view breathing exercises, set goals and monitor progress, and even set smart alarms and event reminders.

What truly sets the Huawei Band 6 apart is how it has taken the evolutionary cues from smartphones and smartwatches, to result in a device that not only provides all the stellar features one has to come to expect from the likes of a full-fledged smartwatch, but offers it all at the price point of a smart band, thereby changing the game for the product line.

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Most of Deng Li's smartphones are from the Huawei ecosystem and his first Huawei phone was Ascend Mate 2 (4G). As a tech enthusiast, he keeps exploring new technologies and inspects them closely. Apart from the technology world, he takes care of his garden.

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Huawei Watch GT 3 smartwatch will launch later year

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Huawei Watch GT 2 brought an immense evolution in the smartwatch industry and became the most sold Huawei smart wearable around the globe. Now, a report suggests that the company is ready with Huawei Watch GT3 and it’ll launch later this year.

According to a well-known Weibo tipster – Huawei will bring new GT series – Huawei Watch GT 3 along with a regular GT smartwatch. The tipster also mentioned that the high-end model will focus on sports and fitness features. However, there’s no exposure regarding its specs at the moment.

In addition, there’s also a new Huawei Watch Fit. Therefore, Huawei has a lot of new smartwatches coming for us in the last quarter including Watch GT, Watch Fit, and Watch D (probably).

Huawei Watch GT 3

Huawei Watch D:

Back in May, He Gang, President of Handset Business, Huawei Consumer Business confirmed the upcoming Huawei smartwatch with the blood pressure feature. The official also announced that this watch is under testing to get ready for the launch phase.

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Recently, Huawei has filed for a trademark at European Union Intellectual Property Organization (EUIPO) for the name “Watch D”. This product is filed with the category – Blood Pressure Monitor. With the name + category, it seems to be the upcoming Huawei smartwatch with the blood pressure measurement capability. Still, an official confirmation is awaited.

Huawei Watch Blood Pressure

Huawei Watch GT 3 Features:

Huawei Watch GT 3 should come with eSIM functionality, as well as ECG health features. Similar to the 2 weeks of battery life from Watch GT 2, this upcoming GT version may continue to focus on battery life.

From the software aspects, the Watch GT 3 carries forward the HarmonyOS operating system and there could be new exercises as well as fitness modes that may available with this new addition.

Huawei Watch GT 2:

Talking about the predecessor, the Watch GT 2 comes in two sizes – 42 and 46mm. These watches have different variants consist of color, strap materials as well as frame finishings. The combination of variations makes the appearance stand out among others.

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Huawei Watch GT 2 (46mm) comes with 1.39-inch and 1.2-inch on 42mm version. The Watch GT 2 series supports GPS and has an Accelerometer sensor, Gyroscope, Geomagnetic, Optical heart rate, Ambient light, Air pressure, Capacitive. Both of these smartwatches come with physical buttons as well as 5ATM water resistance capabilities.

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Huawei Watch Fit September 2021 smartwatch update brings big optimizations

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Back in June, Huawei pushed a software update for the squared frame smartwatch – Huawei Watch Fit 2. This new update installed a number of important features such as – Lock screen password and SMS reply.

Now, an incremental firmware update is being seeded to the Huawei Watch Fit that comes with big optimizations for the lock screen password and other features as well as fixes some issues with the display.

Huawei Watch Fit update details:

The Huawei Watch Fit September 2021 update comes with firmware version 1.0.5.20 upgrading from 1.0.5.12.

Talking in-depth, the Huawei Watch Fit September 2021 update has new optimizations to the lock screen password, that further improve the security of the smartwatch. To be mentioned, optimization is also being made to the message notification that will work more properly after this rollout.

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Huawei Watch Fit Lock screen

Furthermore, the Bluetooth connection stability improvements bring a stable connection and pairing between the smartwatch and the connected device.

Additionally, the September 2021 Huawei Watch Fit update has new fixes for the display, which appears abnormally while showing exercise records in some situations.

That’s not the end of this story because the update also includes system stability optimizations that will boost the performance of this device and provide you a better user experience.

Below you can check the changelog.

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Optimization:

  • Optimize the lock screen password feature to enhance device security
  • Optimize the message notification feature to improve user experience
  • Optimize Bluetooth connection stability
  • Optimize system stability in some situations

Fix:

  • Fix the problem of abnormal display of exercise records in some situations

Huawei Watch Fit September 2021 update

Important notes and availability:

This software version is currently rolling out in China and may also expand to global users soon. The update for the domestic consumers is expanding in batches so, it may take some time to cover every device owner.

Huawei Watch Fit

Before you proceed to upgrade, it’s recommended to keep the battery level above 20 percent and ensure sufficient storage. Thereafter, the connection between the smartwatch and the corresponding connected device must be maintained, otherwise, the watch would be disconnected and the package will not be transferred.

The overall upgrade process may take some time therefore you need to wait for the process to conclude successfully.

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Watch Fit 2:

A report reveals that Huawei is preparing to launch the Huawei Watch Fit 2, which will come with new features and improvements over the existing Huawei Watch Fit (first generation). Read more about this new link below.

Huawei Watch Fit 2 may launch soon with new features

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Huawei Watch GT 2 receiving Major New Features with first beta update

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A week ago, Huawei released a notice of recruitment for the Huawei Watch GT 2 users, which will bring a number of new features. Speaking of which, the Chinese tech maker has released the first beta update for the corresponding smartwatch models that brings a number of new features.

According to the information, the first beta update for the Huawei Watch GT 2 46mm comes with 11.0.14.53. The update consists of new lock screen features, new outdoor sports, screen always-on feature, and enhance female cycle feature.

Let’s explore these features in a bit of detail.

Huawei Watch GT 2 New features:

New Lock screen password: The Watch GT 2 users can now put a lock on their watch. So, it would require a pin to very the unlock procedure every time you unlock the Watch GT 2.

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The beta update brings new improvements or sports-related activity on the Huawei Watch GT 2. Now, the company has feeding new sunrise and sunset displays for outdoor sports. The new pace zone support will bring you more help to exercise scientifically.

That’s not it, the update now supports the connection and third-party data sharing with Huawei phones and sports equipment. There’s the new always on-screen option added, which will provide you convenience for viewing real-time exercise data. You can access this feature from Settings > Excercise Settings > Screen always on.

Lastly, an update that would really be helpful for the female consumers of the Watch GT 2. The watch now has an improved menstrual cycle feature with the added support of cycles through the watch.

Here are all of the changes and features that Huawei is testing on the Watch GT 2. However, the company continues to bring new features for the participated beta testers during the activity timeline.

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Huawei Watch GT 2 New Features

Important Information and Notes:

This beta testing is currently limited to the Chinese models of the Watch GT 2 46mm and rolling out for the 1800 users who’ve successfully made it to the beta program under the closed beta activity that started on September 17, 2021.

However, users would be required to install the required firmware version 1.0.13.26 on their smartwatch to upgrade with new features. The corresponding participant must have the latest version of Huawei Health Beta.

Huawei Watch GT 2

To be mentioned, keep your smartwatch charged sufficiently before you move to the upgrade process and maintain the distance between the watch and the phone during the package transfer. Wait for the upgrade process to conclude because it may take a long time.

Is this HarmonyOS?

No, certainly not but these features could be preparations towards the major rollout, which is currently unconfirmed via Huawei.

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