Smartwatch or Smart Band? A question that has always haunted first time buyers. It’s important to understand key differences between the two on a wearable before you finally decide to settle on one.
Generally speaking, fitness trackers are more focused on health and activity monitoring than on smart notifications – their smaller screens aren’t as conducive to reading and replying to messages as the larger screens on watches.
Smartwatches are primarily an extension of the smart bands with a bigger screen that even lets you reject calls and other pluses over smart bands. But the smartwatches are usually pricier than the smart bands.
The fitness band market is dominated by brands like Xiaomi, Honor and even Fitbit. Xiaomi’s Mi Band 6 is a best seller. Honor bands are also credited for their accuracy. The Fitbit smart bands offer tons of features and are highly accurate but are costlier than the other two brands in the market.
However, with the latest introduction of devices like the Redmi Smart Band Pro, Honor Band 6, or Huawei Band 3, the differences between the smartwatches and smart bands have been blurred. The smartwatch are known to offer bigger screens and more features than the smartbands, but the Redmi Smart Band Pro, Honor Band 6 and Huawei Band 6 have been introduced to the market as fitness bands but have all the attributes of a smartwatch.
So, if you want a device with a huge display but with an increased focus on fitness, you should consider the Redmi Smart Band Pro, Honor Band 6, or Huawei Band 6. All three devices come with affordable price tags and a host of features. Whatever you want in your fitness band. So let’s take a look at the specifications and price of these devices.
Redmi Smart Band Pro:
Redmi Smart Band Pro features a 1.47-inch AMOLED display with a resolution 368 x 194 pixels and up to 450nit brightness. The Redmi Smart Band is 10.15mm thick and 24.45mm wide. It weighs only 15 gms. The AMOLED display is protected by 2.5D tempered glass on top, while the frame is built with reinforced glass fiber. The smart band supports Android 6.0 and later or iOS 10.0 and later.
The Redmi smart band houses a 200mAh lithium-ion polymer battery. It comes with more than 110 workout modes, blood-oxygen saturation (SpO2) tracking, heart rate monitoring, always-on display, women’s menstrual health tracking, stress level monitoring as well as sleep quality tracking. The smart band is priced at Rs 3499 in India.
Honor Band features a 1.47-inch colour AMOLED display with a 2.5D curved glass protection. The display is one of the highlights in Band 6 because a large screen means more display area than traditional fitness trackers. The Honor Band 6 comes with all-day heart rate monitoring, SpO2 monitoring and sleep tracking features. In terms of battery, the company has claimed that you can charge the device for 10 minutes and use the watch for 3 days. When you charge it fully, the watch will provide a battery life of up to 14 days on typical usage and 10 days on heavy usage. The fitness band is priced at Rs 3999 in India.
Huawei Band 6:
Huawei Band 6 comes with a 1.47 Fullview display. The company claims that the size of displaying area is 1.48 times2 larger, and it has a low-bezel 64 per cent screen-to-body ratio. The display comes with a high resolution of 194 x 368 pixels with 282 PPI. The band comes with 96 workout modes, all-day Spo2 monitoring, TruSleep 2.0 sleep tracking, TruSeen 4.0 24×7 heart rate monitoring, menstrual tracking, and TruRelax stress monitoring technology. The device is priced at Rs 3999 in India.