Honor Band 6 India launch: Wait more or look at alternatives?

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Honor Band 6 India launch: Wait more or look at alternatives?

The Honor Band 6 debuted in China in November 2020. It has been nearly fourth months since its launch and there is no official word yet on whether the company will release the fitness band in India.

Since its launch in China and globally in January 2021, elated Honor fans in India have been desperately waiting for the launch of Honor Band 6 in the country. Fans have been asking frequently on Twitter and other social media channels to launch the fitness band in India. Here are some of the recent tweets and the company’s response:

Should you still wait or look at alternatives like the Mi Band 5 or the OnePlus Band?

Let’s quickly compare the design, specifications and features of the Honor Band 6, Mi Band 5 and the OnePlus Band to let you understand the key differences and if the Honor Band 6 is worth waiting for.

Honor Band 6

Mi Band 5

OnePlus Band

Design & display
  • 1.47-inch rectangular
  • 194*368 pixels
  • AMOLED
  • 2.5D Glass
  • 1.1-inch pill-shaped
  • 126 x 294 Pixels
  • AMOLED
  • 2.5D glass
  • 1.1-inch rectangular
  • 126 x 294 pixels
  • AMOLED
Water/dust resistance 5ATM waterproof 5ATM waterproof

5ATM waterproof

IP68 dust-resistant

Connectivity Bluetooth v5.0 Bluetooth v5.0 Bluetooth v5.0
Battery 180mAh – 14 days 125 mAh – 14 days 100mAh – 14 days
Charging Magnetic Magnetic Wired: USB Type-A
Compatibility Android 5.0 and above Android 5.0 or iOS 10.0 Android 6.0 and above
Health and fitness

10 sports modes

SpO2 blood oxygen saturation monitoring

24/7 heart-rate monitoring

sleep monitoring

Female Cycle Tracker

11 sports modes

24/7 heart-rate monitoring

sleep monitoring

stress monitoring

women’s health tracking

Personal Activity Intelligence(PAI)

13 exercise modes

SpO2 blood oxygen saturation monitoring

24/7 heart-rate monitoring

sleep monitoring

Others

incoming call notifications

remote camera and music control

weather updates

OTA upgrades

incoming call notifications

remote camera and music control

weather updates

OTA upgrades

incoming call notifications / call rejection

music playback controls

weather updates

OTA upgrades

Colors

Meteorite Black

Coral Pink

Grey

Teal

Purple

Navy Blue

Orange

Navy

Tangerine Gray

Price Rs 2,499 (expected) Rs 2,499 Rs 2,499

Final word

The key highlight of the Honor Band 6 is that it offers a full-screen rectangular display as compared to other fitness bands from its competitors that come with an oval or tall rectangular display.

If you want a big smartwatch-like display, then you should wait for the Honor Band 6. Also, if you are looking for women’s health tracking and blood oxygen saturation monitoring features in a single fitness band, then Honor Band 6 will be your go-to option in this price segment.

It is worth mentioning that the fitness band has already been certified by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and recently a new Honor battery (HB351731EFW ) with a 180mAh battery was certified by the BIS, suggesting that the band will soon be landing in India.

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