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Honor Band 7 arrives in Europe: A thinner, more refined experience

The Honor Band 7, an upgraded version of the company’s popular activity band, has finally become available for purchase in Europe. This wearable device retains many of the specs found in its predecessor, but features a thinner body and a more premium build.

The previous generation of the company’s activity band saw the light of day in early 2021. In our hands-on review we found the wearable ticks a lot of boxes. It has a very nice 1.47 inch AMOLED display, accurate heart rate tracking during exercise, detailed sleep statistics and decent two-week battery life.

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Honor Band 7 has been available for purchase in China since December. But it is only now that it is making its way over to Europe.

Customers on the continent can purchase the Honor Band 7 for 59.99 euros on the company’s website. This is nearly double the price that it sells for in the Chinese market. The wearable is available in three stylish colour options: Rose Pink, Cedar Blue, and Magic Night Black.

A large display, two week battery life but no built-in GPS

The main upgrade for the Band 7 is its more premium build, as the device now features a high-gloss metal case. This is in contrast to the TPU material used for the Band 6. Additionally, the new wearable is slightly thinner than its predecessor, giving it a sleeker appearance.

Despite these changes, the Band 7 still boasts the same large 1.47-inch AMOLED display, which comes with 2.5D curved glass protection and supports 221 ppi. The device also features a single physical button on the right side.

Honor Band 7
Honor Band 7

Band 7 is equipped with the same sensors as the Band 6, but they have likely been upgraded to the next generation. This means that users can expect improved tracking systems for sleep, heart rate, blood oxygen, and menstrual cycle detection. The device also offers 96 workout modes, although it still does not have built-in GPS functionality, requiring users to connect to their smartphones for location tracking.

In terms of battery life, the Honor Band 7 maintains its impressive performance, with up to two weeks of battery life under typical usage and 10 days under heavy use. This is quite a feat, considering the power demands of large displays. Additionally, the device supports fast charging, ensuring that users can quickly top up the battery when needed.

Honor Band 7

The Honor Band 7 also incorporates some smart functionality, including support for contactless payments and music playback controls. Users can even use the wearable to remotely control their Bluetooth 5.2-connected phone’s camera, adding a level of convenience to their photography experience.

Honor Band 7 vs Band 6: What’s the difference?

Honor Band 7
Honor Band 6
43 x 25.4 x 10.99mm
43 x 25.4 x 11.45mm
18 grams
18 grams
High-gloss metal
TPU material
Display size
1.47 inches
1.47 inches
Display type
Accelerometer, gyroscope, optical heart rate, blood oxygen
Accelerometer, gyroscope, optical heart rate, blood oxygen
Battery life
Up to 2 weeks with typical use
Up to 2 weeks with typical use
Bluetooth 5.2
Bluetooth 5.0
Colour options
Rose Pink, Cedar Blue, and Magic Night Black
Meteorite Black, Coral Powder and Seagull Grey

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Marko Maslakovic

Marko founded Gadgets & Wearables in 2014, having worked for more than 15 years in the City of London’s financial district. Since then, he has led the company’s charge to become a leading information source on health and fitness gadgets and wearables.

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