Apart from the Honor 8X and Honor 8X Max announced today, Honor also unveiled its latest smartband, the Honor Band 4. The new smart band packs a number of new and interesting features good enough to give other smart bands a run for their money.
The biggest change is the addition of a color AMOLED display. The screen is 0.9-inches and can display up to 45 Chinese characters. Another new addition is support for continuous heart rate monitoring.
Unlike some other smart bands that only monitor at intervals, the Honor Band 4 monitors your heart rate all the time. The heart rate chart can be viewed on the app. The band will also notify you if your heart rate is high and has an infrared sensor for nighttime detection. Honor says they have upgraded the heart rate sensor and increased the size to cover a larger area.
The Honor Band 4 has NFC and supports payment. The band can still track steps, swimming speed, calories burnt, and distance covered. The Honor Band 4 is waterproof up to 50 meters. It also alerts you of calls and messages.
The band connects via Bluetooth 4.2 and works with devices running iOS 9.0 and up and Android 4.4 and up. It weighs 23 grams and measures 43 x 17.2 x 11.5 mm. Honor doesn’t state the battery capacity but says it can last up to 14 days when it’s not continuously tracking your heart rate and 6 days if continuous tracking is turned on.
The Honor Band 4 is priced at ¥199 (~$29) and comes in pink, black, and blue. It will be sold on JD.com. Pre-orders are already underway before it goes on sale on September 11.