The Honor Watch 4 Pro, launched today, is a smartwatch that combines a stainless steel body, LTPO display, and eSIM connectivity with a host of health-centric features.
The company originally started as a sub-brand of Huawei Technologies. Founded in 2013, Honor has since gained independence and operates as a separate entity. The outfit specialises in smartphones, tablets, and more recently wearable technology. It is known for offering decent high-quality products at competitive prices.
The foundation: Honor Watch 4
Before diving into the Pro, let’s take a moment to appreciate its predecessor, the Honor Watch 4. Launched in July 2023, this timepiece is no slouch. It boasts a 1.75-inch AMOLED display with a 60Hz refresh rate, providing users with a crisp and smooth viewing experience. The watch is offered in three eye-catching colors—Obsidian Black, Morning Glow Gold, and Cloud Water Blue.
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One of its standout features is e-SIM connectivity, a first for the company. This allows users to make calls directly from their wrist, a feature that is both convenient and innovative. With a battery life of 10 days and a price of around $130 in China, the device is a strong contender in the smartwatch market.
The new contender: Honor Watch 4 Pro
Now, let’s talk about the Honor Watch 4 Pro, a smartwatch that takes everything to the next level. First off, the design is simply stunning. The device features a circular dial with a rotating crown, housed in a stainless steel body (46.4 x 46.4 x 11.44mm, 50 grams weight) with a frost-like texture. This gives it a premium look and feel, making it suitable for both casual and formal settings.
The display is another highlight. The 1.5-inch AMOLED screen (464 x 464 pixel resolution) uses LTPO technology, allowing it to stay on all the time without draining the battery. This is particularly useful for those who like to have quick access to their notifications and fitness metrics.
Speaking of fitness, the Honor Watch 4 Pro is a health-centric powerhouse. It comes equipped with a heart-rate monitor, SpO2 sensor, sleep and stress tracker, and even a unique fat-burning algorithm. Whether you’re an athlete or someone who’s just looking to stay fit, this watch has something for you.
But the features don’t end there. Like its predecessor, the watch also supports built-in GPS and offers a variety of sports modes, making it a versatile companion for any physical activity. And with LTE connectivity and eSIM support, you can make voice calls directly from the watch, adding another layer of convenience to your life.
Powering everything is an STMicroelectronics STM32U5AP low-power chipset. This is coupled with some 4GB of storage space.
As far as battery life, the Honor Watch 4 Pro doesn’t disappoint. It claims to last up to 14 days under normal usage thanks to a 480 mAh battery. This falls to 10 days when occasionally using the eSIM functionality. These figures are quite impressive, given the range of features it offers. No doubt, the excellent battery life is due to the lightweight MagicOS 7.2 the device runs on. Other connectivity includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC support.
The watch is available in Black, Brown, and Dark Green, and is priced between CNY 1,599 (around $220) and CNY 1,799 (around $250). It’s set to go on sale starting October 16, so mark your calendars. Unfortunately, those out of China are out of luck. For now the timepiece is only available in the local market.
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