Huawei Band 3 Pro :Honor Band 39.5/10 (Expert Score)
Build-in GPS Tracking GPS tracking without your phone 7 hours in GPS mode Mindful Lifestyle Continuous heart rate monitoring HUAWEI TruSleep scientific sleep tracking Relaxation Training Heart-rate-too-high warning Stand up Reminder Personalized exercise tracking Running coach: VO2max/Recovery…
Honor Band 3 is the third generation of Honor’s fitness tracker known not only thanks to Honor 3, which finally looks to Europe. It monitors all sports activities, looks good and promises a great 30-day battery life. For that, he has got all the basic advantages we can see in our competition. And all at a very attractive price. Does this tracker have any significant weaknesses?
Honor Band 3 price
The popularity of sports tracker and wearable accessories is still rising. Honor Band 3 is aimed at customers who want to keep track of their physical activities and sleep, but they do not want to spend more than 100 $ from the budget.
Honor Band 3 is sold in three colors. Respectfully, the basic body with a black-and-white display and a resolution of 138 x 32 pixels is always black, only the tracker change. There is only one in the package. Black, blue or – as in our case – orange. On each side, there is one cross-headed screw on the body.
Honor Band 3 review
Honor declares that Band 3 can handle a single charge for 30 days. This is a great value that is potentially a great competitive advantage over other fitness trackers. It will last for only a few days. It is possible that in practice Honor Band 3 will not reach the proclaimed values, but half the battery life would leave the bracelet behind the competition. But we’ll have to wait for a review to verify in practice.
On the hand, I did not feel 18 grams even on all day wear, similarly comfortable is also silicone strap. On a normal day, I would definitely choose a black version, our orange is too distinctive.
No wonders are expected from the display. It’s only two-color, but its resolution is enough to show the current time, date and day of the week. You can also see the Bluetooth connection status of the phone, the battery charging indicator, and the number of steps you have taken since the morning. The readability is flawless only in the interior, you can have a problem outside, even if the sun is hidden behind the clouds.
Honor band 3 Display
The display is not – unlike the competition – touching, the shift between bids takes on the immobile circular surface responding to the tapping with the other hand or the typical gesture of the fists to light up most smartwatches. By the same movement, you would also read the current time from the classical hand siblings with the normal machine.
One wrist-eye or finger-tapping will turn off the display and will display the basic screen. Additional lap or sensor rotation scrolls between the distance (Steps), Heart Rate Indicator, and Run or Swim recording modes. In the Huawei Wear pairing application for Android or iOS, you can reorder these virtual cards or remove them completely.
Long press on the control key to enter each menu. One tap selects the pacemaker screen, holding it activates its measurement with the optical sensor on the bottom.
With two shortcuts, I will display the menu with a distance, long holdings will also reveal the number of steps, the length of the sleep, the meter, the ascending floors, the calories burned, or the number of hours I spent sitting.
In Run and Swim modes, the hold is used to start recording the entire training session. Similarly, I close it and save it for automatic synchronization with the phone.
I liked this way of control and you get used to it quickly. It’s great that you can measure your current pulse with only a few wrist movements and read it directly on the display. With my right hand, I can do something else all the time.
A little less practical is displaying notifications. They will appear in a separate menu, so if I have an unread message or email, I first have to touch through the wrist or touch through my contact name and surname, and the first three lines of a message that the tiny display can display. Until the fourth move or tap, I show the current time … That’s a bit of a lot, the time should be prioritized before the warnings.
Honor Band 3 app
On the other hand, the bracelet may not display all warnings. Thanks to the Huawei Wear app, I have only sent messaging messages, SMS messages, calendar events, and incoming calls to my bracelet.
The Honor Band 3 microphone does not have a caller’s name and offers the option to reject the call when an incoming call is received. You will need to reach the mobile to receive it.
Honor promises water resistance up to 5 ATMs. In practice, it should handle light swimming in the pool (not diving), showering in lukewarm water and, of course, hand washing or accidental contact with the rain.
An extra pearl is a one-time hold. According to Honor 3, this piece of equipment can handle up to a month of normal operation. Then it is enough for an hour and a half to connect to the cradle with the microUSB connector and for the next three to four weeks you have room.
Huawei Health app
The Huawei Wear application warns you that you will have to go to the charger more often if you turn on TruSleep mode to recognize deep, light and REM sleep phases or continuous automatic heart rate measurement 24 hours a day. With such a large reserve, however, I think it does not matter and I enjoyed all the features.
According to the display, approximately 5% of the energy consumption per day is estimated to be about 20 days in normal use.
For a more thorough data fitness analysis, you will also need to download the Huawei Health app. So unless you own a model from the Huawei / Honor duo with this device right from the manufacturer. For iOS, charts and fitness data are displayed directly on Huawei Wear.
Health is one of the clearer applications. At the top of the Home screen, I see the distance and mileage data for my set goals. Below is a training section. You can also activate a virtual trainer to help you prepare for 5 km, 10 km or half marathon and marathon distances.
From the Health app, you can share all data in Jawbone, MyFitnessPal, or Google Fit Up programs.I like the heartbeat card to automatically calculate the boundaries for the aerobic and anaerobic band. The beginner helps him to find the limits in which he should stay in the run. Of course, there is also a warning about a long period of inactivity and the need to make a short refreshing break throughout the day.
Many of the features we find elsewhere, Honor, have gone a step further. For example, the display gesture also serves to browse the bracelet functions. For about 70 $, he has nothing to complain about. The 30-day endurance is overtaking most of the competitors, although the current Xiaomi Mi Band 2 is still not enough. But he is technologically backward and is waiting for his successor.
- low cost
- one-time charging for approximately 30 days
- sleep, distance measurement and display of notifications
- aerobic and anaerobic heart rate calculation
- Notifications have priority, time is sometimes needed to be overrun
- Enjoy more sports (counting of sneakers and so on)
- A missed event does not turn on the display, it only vibrates
- Slightly readable in the sun