Huawei Band 2 Pro review
Following a full review of price, features, design, and performance, the Huawei Band 2 Pro is a recommended purchase for anyone looking to stay healthy.
It’s packed with loads of features such as GPS fitness tracking, heart, and oxygen data, messaging and calls, a relaxation aid and sleep tracking – with data stored, drafted and explained on the Huawei app.
Huawei Band 2 Pro full review
With different types of fitness trackers on the market sold at different prices, it’s essential to assess functionality and performance rather than buying the lowest option.
I mean we all want to get our money’s worth.
The Huawei Band 2 Pro fit band is considerably less expensive than its pricier counterparts, in addition to offering features such as GPS tracking, heart monitoring, sleep analysis, waterproofing and built-in breathing and sports coach.
We consider the Huawei Band 2 Pro to the test to see if it should be your next fitness-tracking investment. Read on.
The band has a smooth ergonomic design and digital screen, and the Band 2 Pro looks like any other fitness tracker – something similar to the look and feel of the Fitbit Alta HR. Though it doesn’t resemble a “fancy watch” look, the Fit Fit Band 2 Pro can serve as an everyday accessory in addition to offering health-tracking benefits.
The 114.67 mm x 101.35 mm long band is made of thermoplastic polyurethane, which is a mixture of plastic and silicone. Though lightweight in nature, it didn’t feel the low quality and resembled more of a silicone feel than plastic. I found it to be quite comfortable after 24 hours of wearing.
It comes with a two-notch clasp that is threaded into two loops. Once in place, my Band 2 Pro felt secure and never unhatched; however, the pin is a bit of a struggle to fix.
Pictured is The Band 2 Pro in classic black, but if you’re looking for something a little more vibrant, you can buy it in red or blue.
Pairing and Setup
Starting with the basics, pairing the device was extremely simple. Just download the Huawei Wear app from the App Store or Google Play.
This app is compatible with devices running Android 4.4 and more significant as well as iOS 8.0 and above. You can even pair your Band 2 Pro with an Android or iPhone to leave your phone at home and access messages and calls while exercising.
Once downloaded, the app will ask you to implement basic biometrics such as gender, height, weight, and birthday. This will ensure accuracy in recording your health and fitness activity.
Then at the bottom right, click “devices” and choose your device (in this case the Band 2 Pro). For me the Band 2 Pro activated almost instantaneously – I confirmed with a tap, and my app was quickly paired.
The Band 2 Pro supports a Passive-Matrix display (PMOLED), which is typical for smaller gadgets and wearable devices.
PMOLED screens are generally restricted in resolution and brightness because they display sequentially and lack a storage capacitor. I found that the decision was clear and easy to read indoors and at night.
Outside, however, brightness suffered. It was difficult to read the information on the screen in a sunny environment – a substantial disadvantage to this product.
As far as response rate, the Band 2 Pro quickly reacts to touch.
Clicking on the sensor at the bottom of the screen activates the home screen on the Band, which informs the user of the time, date, battery percentage and whether or not the device is connected to Bluetooth.
Tapping the sensor again switches the display between the various features, which are outlined below.
The Band 2 Pro offers a variety of features that automatically sync with the Huawei Wear app. To access the fitness data, download the Huawei Wear app from the Apple App Store or Google Play.
Features include tracking steps, heart rate, running, cycling, swimming, breathing and oxygen levels, sleep levels, and waterproofing. If you’d like, you can link your health data to third-party platforms such as Apple Health, Up by Jawbone, and MyFitnessPal.