New Huawei wearable launching January for $79.99
As Huawei's Honor brand officially launches in the U.S. today, there's a new wearable launching alongside the Honor 5X smartphone. The Honor Band Z1 — available in Europe and Asia since the fall — will arrive in the U.S.
For the uninitiated, the Honor Band Z1 is a small, lightweight wearable with fitness and sleep tracking capabilities, as well as notification alerts. The band runs a low-powered Cortex M4 processor and uses a 128x128-resolution PMOLED display, and as such can squeeze 4 days of use out of its mere 70mAh battery.
That's all wrapped up in a circular stainless steel body with a choice of three straps — black, white or cream. And the device is waterproof, rated IP68. So it's a decent overall package considering the relatively low price — the Honor Band Z1 will be available on Huawei's HiHonor.com later this month for $79.99.
Honor Band Z1 hardware specifications
|Display||1.06 inch OLED luminescent touchscreen
Resolution: 128 x 128 pixels
|Size and Weight||38 mm x 9.5 mm (1.5 in. x 0.37 in.)
Weight approximately 25 g
|System Requirements||Android 4.4.4+ or iOS 7.0+|
|Processor||Cortex M4 STM32F411 processor|
|Battery||70 mAh non-removable battery|
|Battery life||4 days normal use or 14 days in standby mode|
|Other Features||IP68 compliance for dust and water resistance
POGO PIN USB port
One pinhole design for powering on and off or to restart
|Network Type||Bluetooth 4.1|