Huawei has just released yet another budget-friendly fitness band for those who prefer something more affordable. Enter Huawei Band 4e which is a fitness band that you can not only slap on your wrist but also clip it to your shoes to better measure your exercise and fitness data. So if you get this Huawei Band 4e, you will be killing two birds with one stone or so it seems. So is this Huawei Band 4e wearable worth it? Let's find out.
Officially priced at RM119, Huawei Band 4e will be available in only 2 colour options namely Graphite Black and Mineral Red. However, it can be yours for only RM69 (discount of RM50) when you purchase it on the 19th of February at 10:08a.m. sharp. So make sure to set lots of reminders if you intend to get one for yourself.
Huawei Band 4e is available in 2 different colours
Which do you prefer?
It looks mighty similar to the Honor Band 5 that was released back in 2019. One would argue that it is a refurbished carbon copy of it. Speculation aside, Huawei Band 4e comes with a 0.5-inch PMOLED display that can support touch and sliding gestures. So are sliding gestures similar to swiping? 😅 On top of that, the band also features a capacitive home button for better navigation.
You can wear it for a swim
If you are looking for a fitness band with a heart-rate monitor then this Huawei Band 4e is not for you. It is saddening to note that there is NO built-in heart rate sensor. However, it does come with 6-axis motion sensor and it is rated to have 5ATM water resistance. So you can wear it while having a swim.
Track your cycling, running and basketball-playing performance
It appears that Huawei Band 4e is capable of detecting and supporting 9 running form metrics which include foot strike pattern, landing impact, ground contact time and even cadence. By pairing the band with its complimentary Huawei Health app, detailed running form analysis will be generated and you will even receive fitness suggestions that will be tailored-made for you. This is made possible thanks to the hand-in-hand partnership of Huawei and China Institute of Sport Science.
Get comprehensive data about your workout
Here's something interesting about Huawei Band 4e: Do you know that it can track your basketball-playing performance as well? Yupe! By clipping it to your shoe you can measure your information such as height and hang time, vertical jump data, acceleration and lower-body strength data while playing basketball. Cyclists will be happy to know that the band can also monitor your advanced motions to precisely track your cadence. Wow!
You only need to charge it every 2 weeks
Huawei Band 4e has a lot of other features as well
Interestingly, Huawei Health App will allow you to pair 2 different Huawei wearables at the same time. Hence you can pair this Band 4e without an integrated heart-rate monitor together with another one which could do the job. This combination allows you to get extensive cycling data that will include speed, calorie, recovery time, heart rates and cycling routes. By pairing Huawei Band 4e together with more advanced fitness bands or smartwatches from Huawei, you can also check your VO2 max.
Huawei Band 4e is the perfect "wearable" for your shoe
On a single charge, Huawei Band 4e has a rated battery life of up to 14 days which is not bad. A USB to pogo-pin cradle is used to charge the fitness band. It runs on Bluetooth 4.2 which will be more than capable to help you save precious battery life. I honestly believe Huawei Band 4e should not be used as your main fitness band. Instead, you should get it to be clipped on your shoe to monitor your running, basketball-playing or even cycling performance. Without a heart-rate monitor, its price tag of RM119 is a bit expensive and you can get a Mi Band 5 by adding a few more bucks (RM120). For more information, head over to Huawei's official website.