Huawei’s newest fitness bracelet, the Band 8, debuted in China. We have a detailed presentation of last year’s Band 7, actually by reading it you can learn pretty much everything about the Band 8, there is hardly any difference. One of the smaller changes is that instead of 16 grams, the 8 weighs only 14 grams without a strap, and the casing favors straighter lines with a thickness of 8.99 mm. The 1.47-inch OLED display with a resolution of 194 x 369 pixels remains the same. At the same time, thanks to the new shape, according to Huawei, the straps on the smart device, which use the 16 mm quick-release design, are easier to handle.
The Band 8 is thinner and lighter than its predecessor (source: Huawei) [+]
In terms of its functions, the Band 8 brings the essentials, it has sleep tracking (TruSleep 3.0), heart rate and SpO2 measurement (TruSeen 5.0), as well as tracking more than a hundred forms of movement. At the same time, the sensor has not changed, it remains the same as before. There is no GPS, but NFC is optional in the Chinese models, and given the always-alert display, Huawei offers hundreds of pre-installed options. According to the manufacturer, with the health functions turned on, the device can operate for two weeks on a single charge.
The bracelet is made in these four versions (source: Huawei) [+]
The Band 8 is sold in China for 269 yuan, and the NFC version costs 309 yuan. You can buy the device in the Far East in black, green and pink colors from April 26, and the more special black model with a black-orange fabric strap with Velcro will go on sale on May 31 at prices of 279 and 319 yuan. Converted to HUF, this means prices ranging between 13,500 and 15,800 in China, the device is expected to open at over HUF 20,000 here, as the Band 7 did last summer.
The version equipped with a fabric strap is a novelty (source: Huawei) [+]