Huawei prepares to announce Honor Band 3 fitness tracker

Just a few weeks after announcing Honor Band A2, Huawei is preparing to unveil yet another activity device.

The Chinese company has sent out invites to the press for an event on June 12th where it will showcase the new tracker. The device will come hot on the heals of Band A2 which is set to launch tomorrow. Not much else is known so its likely that Band 3 is a more premium version of Band A2, rather than an entirely new device.

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Both wearables actually come from Huawei’s spin-off company – Honor. As these images show, the A2 features a fairly sporty look. The company has elected to make it IP67 water-resistant, meaning its only splash proof. Judging by the water effects on the June 12 press invite, don’t be surprised if Band 3 has better waterproofing.

The OLED display on the A2 measures 0.96-inches and provides info on exercise and sleep. The major addition here is the optical heart rate sensor. With a battery life of 9 days with normal use and 18 days in standby, we suspect heart rate tracking is not continuous unless you are exercising. So this could be another area to be improved in Band 3.

Huawei Honor Band A2 is priced at a very reasonable 199 yuan or around $29, so expect the new fitness device to sell above that price point when it hits the shelves.

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