The all-new Huawei Band 6 launches in South Africa

The all-new Huawei Band 6 launches in South Africa
Image: Huawei Band 6

The Huawei Band 6 has launched in South Africa, becoming the latest member of the Huawei Band series of wearables in the country. The device offers a smartwatch experience at a more affordable fitness tracker price.

Coming in at a retail price of R1,699 and weighing only 18g, the Huawei Band 6 is a remarkable piece of kit that offers a versatile and intuitive experience thanks to its larger design, sophisticated health features and relatively comprehensive health tracking. 

The device functions just like a standard smartwatch with features including phone notifications and heart-rate monitoring, plus advanced health features such as all-day blood oxygen monitoring, sleep tracking, menstrual tracking, and battery life that lasts for 14 days.

New Features

When wearing the Huawei Band 6, one might think they are wearing a smartwatch instead of a fitness tracker. The wearable device uses one of the most prolific displays seen on a fitness tracker which is a bright 1.47-inch FullView AMOLED display panel that offers solid resolution (368×194 pixels) and is visible in daylight sunny conditions.

Based on the Huawei TruSeen4.0 and new smart power-saving algorithm, the Huawei Band 6 now supports all day SpO2 monitoring which monitors a users’ health and generates an alarm when the blood oxygen level is low, helping them take swift action and manage their health more proactively.

The Band 6 also 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 device offers a wide coverage of workout tracking with 96 workout modes include 11 professional workout modes and 85 more customized modes

The Huawei Band 6 adopts Huawei TruSport professional exercise algorithm to deeply analyse users’ exercise capabilities based on multi-dimensional parameters such as heart rate variability data and exercise data, providing them with scientific assessment and suggestions on their exercise capabilities.

On top of its 14 day battery life, the Huawei Band 6 supports fast charging via a magnetic charger. One five-minute charge can sustain the smart band for two days of typical use.

Additional capabilities include intelligently identifying unfamiliar numbers, control music playback and remote camera shutter.

Key specs

  • 1.47-inch AMOLED display (94×368-pixel display)
  • All-day heart-rate monitoring, blood oxygen monitoring, sleep tracking, cycle tracking
  • 14-day battery life
  • Water-resistance down to 50 meters
  • Weight: 18 grams (without straps)
  • Dimensions: 43×25.4×10.99 mm