Huawei is set to launch its latest smart wristband, the Huawei Band 8, on April 17th. The company has shared a promotional poster of the Band 8, revealing several details that showcase the wearable’s updated look and feel. This comes to succeed the Huawei Band 7, and take on the competition from fellow Chinese OEM, Xiaomi, the Xiaomi Band 8.
The Huawei Band 8 comes with a redesigned frame that is flat from all sides and made of ceramic, giving it a sleek, modern look. Additionally, the new wristband is available in three colors – Green, Sakura Pink, and Dark Black, with matching straps that feature intricate carving designs.
But what else can we expect from the Huawei Band 8? Here are some of the features and specifications that we have gathered from various sources.
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Huawei Band 8 Specs
- The Huawei Band 8 will have a 1.47-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 194 x 368 pixels and a pixel density of 282 ppi. The display will also support touch gestures and swipes for easy navigation.
- The Huawei Band 8 will have a battery capacity of 180 mAh, which is expected to last up to 14 days on a single charge. The device will also support fast charging via a magnetic charger that can fully charge the battery in about an hour.
- The Band 8 will have a heart rate sensor, a SpO2 sensor, an accelerometer, a gyroscope, and a barometer. These sensors will enable the device to track various health and fitness metrics such as heart rate, blood oxygen level, sleep quality, stress level, calories burned, steps taken, distance traveled, and more.
- The Band 8 will have 96 workout modes that cover various activities such as running, cycling, swimming, yoga, and more. The device will also have an automatic workout detection feature that can recognize six types of exercises: indoor/outdoor running, indoor/outdoor walking, elliptical, and rowing.
- The Band 8 will have Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity and will be compatible with Android and iOS devices. The device will also support notifications for calls, messages, social media apps, and more. Users will be able to control music playback and camera shutter from the wristband as well.
- The Huawei Band 8 will have an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance. This means that the device can withstand immersion in water up to 1.5 meters for up to 30 minutes.
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Pricing and Availability
The Band 8 is expected to be priced affordably and will compete with other popular smart wristbands such as the Xiaomi Mi Band 8 and even the current generation trackers. The device will be available for pre-order starting from April 17th on Huawei’s official website in China and other online platforms.
There is no information about the price of the Huawei Band 8 yet but it is expected to be launched at a price range between $50 to $70, which is quite affordable for a smart wristband with such features and design. The device will be available in China first, followed by other regions later.
The Band 8 is a promising wearable device that offers a stylish design and a range of features for health and fitness enthusiasts. If you are looking for a smart wristband that can help you monitor your wellness and activity levels, you might want to check out the Huawei Band 8 when it launches later this month.