Huawei Band 3 Pro Latest Hands-on Review
By Joe Horner 2019-08-20 608 0
Business style design
Huawei band 3 Pro provides obsidian black, quicksand gold, and space blue in our hands. The wristband is made of skin-like silicone material, and the fuselage is a frosted metal frame. The overall design follows the Huawei band has always been concise, more commercial style.
The band 3 Pro carries a 0.95-inch AMOLED color screen with a resolution of 240x120. The fuselage does not have a physical button other than a touch Home key. With the exception of returning to the main menu, everything is done by clicking and sliding on the screen. Touch feeling good, there is no delay when slide and click with your hand.
Because no one will look at the web page or HD big picture on the smart bracelet, so I think for a smart bracelet display quality, the more important is the brightness performance. After all, in the outdoor scene, raising the wrist to look at the time, look at the information preview is still a more common scene.
The brightness of the Huawei band 3 Pro is divided into three grades, which has the function of automatically reducing the brightness at night. In the bright outdoor environment, the highest brightness can ensure that the screen information is clearly visible.
Health is still the main function
Looking back around 2014, when smartwatches and smart bracelets first came out, it seems that no one really knows what to do with this kind of product. So that there have even been products that tuck features from mobile phones into wrist devices.
But after several years of development, these wearables seem to have found their own expertise. Yes, it's exercise and health tracking.
The basic qualities of step statistics, heart rate detection and running track recording, which are used as a sports bracelet, I don't think it's necessary to introduce them. The Huawei band 3 Pro is accurate enough to record these data. In addition, the bracelet is equipped with a low-power GPS, that can record your trajectory without a mobile phone, and the continuous GPS record can last for more than 7 hours. There is little pressure to deal with sports like marathons.
But I'd like to focus on the sleep monitoring of the Huawei band 3 Pro. Of course, this monitoring function, not to mention whether it is useful, at least can be used first of all is reflected in the accuracy of monitoring.
For more than a week in the past, I insisted on wearing it to sleep every day. Although I can't accurately record how many hours of deep sleep, how many hours of light sleep, and how many hours of REM each night to verify the accuracy of the data recorded by the bracelet. But when I looked at the recorded sleep information the next day, I thought the time to fall asleep and the time to wake up recorded by the bracelet were accurate, and the quality of the sleep recorded was consistent with the mental state of the next day.
One might ask, even if this record of sleep is accurate, what use do I want it to be? Don't I know how I slept the night before? do I need it to tell me?
In fact, I think sleep records are more about periodic records. For example, like many people in the workplace, especially those who do the Internet, it is not easy to have a regular schedule and rest every day to ensure the quality of sleep every day.
Then users who use sleep monitoring can review the overall sleep quality of the month every month. If they do not get enough sleep, they can make a targeted plan for next month's schedule and rest, so that the body can make some rest and recuperation. Without leaving the body in a state of lack of rest.
Mobile payment is a plus item (limited in China)
Huawei band 3 Pro supports Alipay payments through bar and QR codes. The binding method is simple, just turn on the Alipay feature in the bracelet, and then follow the instructions to scan the code binding with the mobile phone. When you need to pay, just click on the Alipay function in the bracelet and show the bar code and QR code to the cashier.
Alipay for Huawei band 3 Pro supports offline payments. In other words, even if you don't have a mobile phone on you, you can still pull out your smart band and pay for it. Well, in the process of going out for a run, I want to buy water, go downstairs to the convenience store to play soy sauce and other occasional scenes, you can basically do not have to bring a mobile phone.
In addition to Alipay payment, the Huawei band also supports NFC simulated bus cards. Add the corresponding city bus card to the Huawei wallet app, and then you can brush the band 3 pro directly in the gate, and you don't need any click before brushing the bracelet. It's pretty natural. This really saves a lot of trouble for users who need to commute by bus card every day.
Battery life and charging are satisfactory
If there is anything that makes me choose a smart band over a smartwatch, apart from the price, it must be the difference in battery life.
The Huawei band 3 Pro has a special charging base that can be separated from the charging wire. If you travel long distances, just take the charging seat separately and share the data cable with other Micro USB devices. And because the size and weight of the base are small, users of the Huawei band 3 Pro can be ignored in the case of "bringing an extra charger on a long trip," which many wearable device users often complain about.
In addition, the connection between the charging base and the Huawei band 3 pro is a clasp design. When connected to charging, although not difficult to use, but the experience is certainly not as convenient as magnetic suction. However, as a smart bracelet, the charging experience is not extreme can be forgiven. Because the smart bracelet doesn't seem to need to be recharged frequently.
In the actual experience, after being filled with electricity, if you are a daytime user, the normal use of the day (receiving push, recording steps, monitoring heart rate on, occasionally using bracelet to pay) consumes about 11% of the electricity. It can be used for 10 days. If you use sleep monitoring and wear it 24 hours a day, you use about 20% of your power a day and about 5 days at a time.
Buy a bracelet or a watch?
Some would say that if you have a sufficient budget, you buy a smartwatch, and if you don't have a budget, you buy a smart bracelet.
But I don't think so. For now, in addition to being more affordable, bracelets generally last longer, lighter and feel better than watches. However, these factors, for some consumers, may be in the first place.
For these users, or for those who just want to buy a wearable device for exercise and health tracking, the Huawei band 3 Pro is a good choice.
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