The Huawei Band 2 Pro provides a fitness tracking experience that is simple. It may not have the feature set as some of its rivals, but its affordable price point makes it an option that is attractive fitness novices.
The Huawei Band 2 Pro is the successor to a wearable that saw limited release outside for the United States under the name Honor Band Z1.
When compared with that watch’s circular design, the Band 2 Pro looks more akin to the competition it aims to take on, the Fitbit Charge 2 and Fitbit Alta HR. While it’s been surpassed by the Huawei Band 3 Pro, the Band 2 Pro is still an admirable fitness tracker that could see discounts – especially ahead of Amazon Prime Day, which is coming on July 15.
Huawei Band 2 Pro at Geekbuying WW for €78.65
This waterproof wearable includes integral GPS, a touch that is limited for simple navigation on-the-go and stones a style that blends in together with your operating gear and office gown rule alike.
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At $69 (£79), it’s an interesting proposition, it is not the fitness tracker that is cheapest available on the market, however for its price bracket, it boasts plenty of features, albeit in a somewhat less-than-perfect type.
The thing that is great you’ll have the ability to monitor your heartbeat, your VO2 maximum (the blood air levels) and make use of GPS to track your run, but don’t anticipate the readings to be because accurate as they would be on a far more expensive run tracker like the Suunto Spartan Trainer HR.
If this is just too much activity band for you, Huawei is also releasing the Huawei Band 2, a more stripped-back version of the Pro that won’t feature built-in GPS, the ability to monitor oxygen levels in your blood, smart coaching or sleep tracking. That’s difficult to find though, therefore we’d mostly suggest focusing on the Band 2 Pro.
Huawei Band 2 Pro release and price date
At a slightly lower price if you shop around if you live in either the US or UK you can buy the Huawei Band 2 Pro for $69.99 or £79.99, but you may be able to get it. That’s for all the strap varieties including black, blue or red. In britain we’ve seen it frequently at £50 and below $50 in the usa.
We do not understand with regards to’ll be coming to Australia or if it will ever launch there. The Huawei Band 2 Pro was released at the start of September 2017 in multiple areas, and now we’ve already seen it is a big winner for seasonal discounts.
Design and display
The Huawei Band 2 Pro doesn’t attempt to reinvent the wearable with its design, though it’s quite the departure from the original’s more timepiece style that is traditional.
Rather than a circular face, the design was structured to fit the visual of numerous popular wearables, just like the Fitbit Charge 2 and Fitbit Alta HR.
Wrapping around your wrist with soft silicon bands that latch together using two synthetic pegs, the minds of Huawei’s Band 2 Pro fit instead easily, clad in a combo of plastic, brushed stainless steel detailing and just what appears to be curved cup on its front side.
The latch does mean that there’s no metal or sharp clasps that may stick into you or rust with time in contact with sweat.
The only problem we’d it can pop open, meaning you either have to stop running to replace it or do the same on the run, neither of which being ideal with it is that if the strap brushes against your top while you’re running.
The touch program in the Band 2 Pro’s PMOLED display orients in portrait mode, making it simpler to read than we’ve seen in the Microsoft Band that is horizontally-oriented 2.
The display is slender, and therefore when you’re fed more information that is complex during a run such as your present heartbeat and which heartbeat zone you’re in, it can be tough to see just what it’s saying, specially when on the move.
To cycle between your activity that is different functions for the wearable, you can either tap on the ‘button’ (actually a touch responsive area of the display screen with a faux key) at the bottom regarding the display or flick your wrist.
This gestural control also lets you switch on the Band 2 Pro by raising your wrist and switching it towards you.
The screen is quite fundamental, that is fine, but you can do about it if you don’t like the layout of the display, there isn’t a great deal. In the app there’s the option to change the order that items appear in the menu, meaning if you want to see heart rate before steps you can, but there are no options for the standard watch face.
An always-appreciated hardware feature on the underside of the unit, Huawei has implemented a heart rate sensor. The sensor protrudes from the product, meaning you need ton’t need the strap too tight in order for reading to be taken.