Huawei on Tuesday expanded its lineup of fitness devices in India by launching the Band 2, Band 2 Pro and Fit. While the Huawei Band 2 is priced at Rs. 4,599, the Band 2 Pro is available at Rs. 6,999 and the Huawei Fit is priced at Rs. 9,999. The new fitness bands are available for purchase in all major cities through traditional watch retail stores, multi-brand electronics outlets, and major e-commerce portals in the country.
Originally announced in July, the Huawei Band 2 and Band 2 Pro are designed to provide all-day heart monitoring. The wearables have a built-in heart rate (HR) sensor to track the physical fitness of users regularly. Also, there is an always-on PMOLED display and compatibility with handsets running Android 4.4 and later as well as handsets running iOS 8.0 and above.
The Huawei Band 2 Pro, among the two smart fitness bands, has a ‘Firstbeat’ system that is touted to assess the maximum rate of oxygen consumption to provide users active feedback with the aim to increase their stamina. The device also has a built-in GPS that enables monitoring of the total distance covered during a workout alongside the speed and movement it pushed to enhance fitness. The band comes in Smart Black and Bold Red colour options.
Similar to Xiaomi’s Mi Band range, the Huawei Band 2 has an Advanced Sleep Tracking feature to analyse sleep quality. The feature is also claimed to give the users personalised advice for sleep improvement based on the available sleep data.
Apart from the fitness-tracking bands, the Huawei Fit has entered the Indian market that works as a watch but monitors physical health. It comes in three colour options, black, blue and orange and includes a changeable wristband. Further, there is a 1.04-inch Memory LCD with 208×208 pixels resolution and up to six days of battery life.
The Huawei Fit has an array of sensors, including heart rate (PPG), CAP, six-axis motion sensor and an ambient light sensor. Besides, it weighs less than 35 grams and comes with a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
“Wearable technology is gaining increasing importance in people’s lives, and Huawei is at the forefront of this movement. These intelligent devices are equipped with smart technology to help people use intelligent trackers to keep a close watch on their fitness statistics,” said P. Sanjeev, vice president — sales, Huawei and Honor Business, in a press statement.
All the new Huawei devices come with 5ATM water-resistant build and pool-swimming support.
In July, Huawei launched the Honor Band 3 in India. The fitness band had a heart rate sensor with continuous monitoring support and a water-resistant body that accompanied with a strap in colours such as Dynamic Orange, Navy Blue, and Carbon Black. It was launched at Rs. 2,799.