The bracelets that monitor physical activity are still topical, and this is demonstrated by the new Honor Band 4 that the Chinese manufacturer presented during the event held today.
This new member of the family of wearables of Honor is presented as a direct competitor (although more modest and cheaper) of the Fitbit Charge 3, and its orientation is that of a more occasional use than that of the bracelets and advanced watches for sports activities.
In this list of specifications for example highlights the absence of a GPS sensor. To compensate, the Honor Band 4 has a heart rate sensor, an accelerometer and an IR sensor that detects when we put this bracelet on the wrist.
Among its specifications, its OLED screen of 0.91 inches in black and white and resolution of 128 x 32 pixels stands out, in addition to 256 KB of RAM, 1 MB of ROM and 16 MB of Flash memory.
The Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity is key for communication with the mobile, and all at a size of 43 x 16.5 x 10.3 mm for the body and 115×12 mm x 16.3 for the band which is available in different colors.
Among the activities that we can monitor are both our running and even swimming sessions: the bracelet is prepared to “survive” to dives at depths of up to 5 meters.
The monitoring of sleep and synchronization with the mobile to show notifications on the screen of the wristband are two of its additional features, but where Honor wants to put the spotlight is on the battery, which has a capacity of 105 mAh.
Those responsible for this product ensure that the Honor Band 4 can hold up to 30 days before needing a recharge. Of course, if you use the heart rate sensor that period is reduced to 10 days. The bracelet is compatible with Android 4.4 or higher and also with iOS 8 or higher.
The Honor Band 4 is priced at $79.99 and will be on sale starting in September 5th. It comes in “Dynamic Orange“, “Classic Navy Blue” and “Carbon Black” colors.