Huawei today announced that it is making its Band 2 Pro fitness tracker available for purchase in the United States. Priced at $69.99 and now available at Amazon, this wearable renews the brand’s focus on its in-house fitness vertical. With features like GPS and heart rate monitoring, Huawei clearly hopes that it can undercut similar offerings from Fitbit and the like that are more costly.
The Band 2 Pro stands out not as much for its list of features, but rather price point. Coming in at $70 puts Huawei’s latest squarely in competition with Fitbit’s Flex 2. Despite having more GPS capabilities, it’s lack of waterproofing doesn’t make it a clear winner over its natural competitor. At $10 less, the Flex 2 offers arguably more desirable features if you can get over it being smartphone-dependent for location services.
Huawei has stuffed in all of the other bells and whistles that we have come to expect from a 2017 fitness tracker release. That includes smartphone notifications and continuous heart rate monitoring. Huawei has also loaded up its TruSleep technology that monitors REM and other sleep data.
Users can expect the 105mAh battery to provide seven days of battery life, which is fairly impressive considering the built-in GPS. This is likely offset by the PMOLED grayscale display that doesn’t use nearly as much power in comparison to other trackers on the market. It connects via Bluetooth and is compatible with Android and iOS devices.
You can purchase the Huawei Band 2 Pro on Amazon today in three colors for $69.99.
HUAWEI Band 2 Pro Fitness Tracker Now Available in the U.S.
PLANO, Texas, Sept. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Huawei Device USA today announced that the HUAWEI Band 2 Pro is arriving in the U.S. With the same bold design as the HUAWEI Band 2, the Band 2 Pro features standalone GPS, 5ATM water resistance, continuous heart rate monitoring and relaxation training, as well as fitness tracking for running, walking, swimming and general daily physical activities. The HUAWEI Band 2 Pro joins the growing lineup of Huawei smart watches and fitness trackers, and is available beginning today for MSRP $69.99 at Amazon.
“Behind the development of the HUAWEI Band 2 Pro is a desire to build a fitness tracker that supports our digital and physical lives while still maintaining an attractive look and feel,” said Vincent Wen, Vice President, Huawei Device USA. “Regardless of where adventures may lead, we’re proud to say the Band 2 Pro and our lineup of wearables are there to help support everyone’s desire for more active lifestyles.”
HUAWEI Band 2 Pro delivers a number of notable features, including:
- Standalone GPS to reduce the reliance on smartphone connectivity while also providing more accurate pace, distance and speed tracking
- 5ATM Water Resistance that can stand up to all-day wear, hand washing and swimming
- Continuous Heart Rate Monitoring that shares accurate heart rate data and personalized suggestions for staying healthy
- Professional Run Coach, a scientific running coach that can be personalized for specific training programs, such as 5k or half marathons, with training effect, VO2max and recovery time
- Relaxation Training with breathing instructions to reduce stress
- HUAWEI TruSleep scientific sleep tracking which delivers comprehensive sleep monitoring and tracks light, deep and REM sleeps, as well as sleep interruptions
- Smart Notifications such as incoming calls, e-mail notifications, smart alarms and activity reminders when sitting for too long
The HUAWEI Band 2 Pro boasts a 105 mAh battery for seven days of continuous use on a single charge or 21 days on standby.
Key Product Specs: Size: 44 mm x 19.7 mm x 10.3 mm (H × W × D) Strap Length: 114.67 mm + 101.35 mm Screen: PMOLED black-and-white screen Weight: Approximately 21 g Bluetooth: 2.4 GHz; Bluetooth 4.2 protocol; Bluetooth connection distance < 10 m (in an open area) Sensors: 3-axis accelerometer; detached PPG cardio tachometer; infrared wear sensor OS: Android 4.4 or higher, iOS 8.0 or higher Charging Method: Two PIN charging port, connected to charging cradle through clip
Pricing and Availability
- Available for purchase on Amazon.com for $69.99.
- Colors: Black, Blue and Red
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