Smartwatches might be grabbing more headlines, but do not discount the allure that fitness trackers still have. Not only are fitness trackers generally cheaper than smartwatches, but the former tend to get out of the way more when exercising. That is what Huawei hopes to be true with its Band 2 Pro, which the company just released in the US.
As far as fitness-friendly features go, the Band 2 Pro features 5ATM water resistance, built-in GPS to keep track of how far you ran or hiked, sleep and heart rate tracking, and a running coach that personalizes your goals. Supposedly, the Band 2 Pro should also be able to differentiate between different activities, such as running, walking, swimming, and “general daily physical activities.”
Finally, the Band 2 Pro issues breathing exercises and reminders for you to get up and move around a bit, the latter of which is an annoying but useful feature for someone like myself who is in front of a computer all day.
The Band 2 Pro relays all of this information to your phone through Bluetooth 4.2, but with a black-and-white PMOLED display, the fitness band also lets you view notifications and messages, reject incoming phone calls, and set alarms.
Keeping the Band 2 Pro running is a 105 mAh battery, which Huawei promises will deliver 21 days of “normal usage.” Finally, the fitness band can connect to any Android phone that runs Android 4.4 KitKat and up.
Arguably the most appealing part about the Band 2 Pro, however, is its $70 price tag. If that is enough to convince you to give the fitness band a go, you can do so at the link below.