The Huawei Band 2 Pro provides a simple fitness tracking experience. It may not have the feature set as some of its rivals, but its affordable price point makes it an attractive option for physical fitness novices.
The Huawei Band 2 professional may be the successor to a wearable that saw limited release outside of the United States underneath the name Honor Band Z1.
Compared to that watch’s design that is circular the Band 2 Pro looks more akin to the competition it aims to take on, the Fitbit Charge 2 and Fitbit Alta HR. The Band 2 Pro is still an admirable fitness tracker that could see discounts – especially ahead of Amazon Prime Day, which is coming on July 15 while it’s been surpassed by the Huawei Band 3 Pro.
Huawei Band 2 Pro at Geekbuying WW for €78.65
This waterproof wearable comes with integral GPS, a limited touch interface for easy navigation on-the-go and stones a style that blends in with your running gear and office gown code alike.
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At $69 (£79), it is an interesting idea, it’s maybe not the fitness tracker that is cheapest on the market, but also for its price bracket, it boasts plenty of features, albeit in a slightly less-than-perfect type.
The great thing is you’ll have the ability to monitor your heartrate, your VO2 maximum (the bloodstream oxygen levels) and use GPS to trace your run, but don’t expect the readings become as accurate as they is on a far more expensive run tracker just like the Suunto Spartan Trainer HR.
If this is just too much activity band for you, huawei band 2 pro manual is also releasing the Huawei Band 2, a more stripped-back version of the Pro that won’t feature built-in GPS, the ability to monitor oxygen levels in your blood, smart coaching or sleep tracking. That is difficult to acquire though, so we’d mostly suggest focusing on the Band 2 professional.
Huawei Band 2 Pro price and release date
At a slightly lower price if you shop around if you live in either the US or UK you can buy the Huawei Band 2 Pro for $69.99 or £79.99, but you may be able to get it. That’s for all the strap varieties including black, blue or red. In the united kingdom we have seen it frequently at £50 and below $50 in the usa.
We don’t know when it’ll be visiting Australia or if it will ever launch here. The Huawei Band 2 professional was released at the start of September 2017 in multiple markets, and we’ve currently seen it be a big winner for seasonal discounts.
Design and display
The Huawei Band 2 Pro does not make an effort to reinvent the wearable having its design, though it’s quite the departure from the original’s more timepiece style that is traditional.
In the place of a face that is circular the look is streamlined to match the visual of many popular wearables, such as the Fitbit Charge 2 and Fitbit Alta HR.
Wrapping around your wrist with soft silicon bands that latch together using two synthetic pegs, the brains of Huawei’s Band 2 Pro fit instead comfortably, clad in a combo of plastic, brushed stainless steel detailing and what appears to be curved glass on its front side.
The latch does mean that there’s no metal or sharp clasps that can stick into you or rust in the long run in touch with perspiration.
Truly the only issue we had with it is that if the strap brushes against your top while you’re running it can pop open, meaning you either have to stop running to replace it or do the same on the run, neither of which being ideal.
The touch user interface on the Band 2 Pro’s PMOLED display orients in portrait mode, making it easier to read than we’ve seen on the Microsoft Band that is horizontally-oriented 2.
The display is slender, and therefore when you’re fed more complex information on-screen during a run such as your present heart rate and which heart rate zone you’re in, it could be hard to see what it really’s saying, especially when on the move.
To period between the different activity tracking functions of this wearable, you may either touch on the ‘button’ (actually an impression responsive element of the display screen with a faux switch) at the bottom associated with display or flick your wrist.
This gestural control also lets you turn on the Band 2 professional by increasing your wrist and switching it towards you.
The interface is pretty fundamental, which will be fine, but if you don’t like the layout of the display, there isn’t a great deal you can do about it. In the app there’s the option to change the order that items appear in the menu, meaning you can, but there are no options for the standard watch face if you want to see heart rate before steps.
An always-appreciated hardware feature on the underside of the unit, Huawei has implemented a heart rate sensor. The sensor protrudes through the device, meaning you shouldn’t need the band too tight to be able for reading you need to take.