Two new Huawei products are now available in the US and a number of other countries. One is the feature packed Huawei Band 3 Pro, and the other the low cost alternative called Band 3e.
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Launched less than a month ago, Huawei Band 3 Pro carries much of the functionality of its big brother, Watch GT. This includes built-in GPS, sleep tracking, training stats including including VO2 max and recovery times.
The band will cover pretty much everything you need for 24/7 activity tracking. This includes a fancy new sleep tracking system, TruSleep, which is capable of identifying deep sleep, light sleep, REM sleep, awake, and naps, as well as common sleep related issues. The watch also uses Truseen 3.0 heart rate monitoring, which employs six LEDs and self-learning algorithms for more efficient measurements.
In terms of design there’s a an 0.95 inch color touchscreen, encased in a soft silicone strap wristband. This measures 45mm (span of main body) × 19 mm (width) × 11 mm (maximum thickness of the main body). The whole thing weighs only 25 grams and is water-resistant down to 50 meters depth.
Battery life is excellent. The multi-sport fitness tracker will last up to 20 days between charges, or a full month in standby mode.
As mentioned, the Huawei Band 3e is a low cost alternative, and a strange one at that. It comes with a 0.5-inch PMOLED display which you can detach from the wristband and attach to your footwear from where it will help improve running form! You’ll get data such as ground contact time, eversion excursion, cadence, step length, swing angle, landing impact. Huawei says its built-in 6-axis motion sensor can collect running data with 97% accuracy.
When sitting on your wrist the device will monitor your steps, sleep and dish out phone connected alerts. There’s no built in heart rate sensor though.
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