Unboxing and set up: Huawei Band 6


Huawei is launching the new Huawei Band 6, a much more better wearable device with larger screen. A smartwatch + fitness tracker wearable that can be helpful if you want to track your heart bpm, stress level, weather conditions, sleep rate, breathing exercises, workout records, and also introducing the SP02 monitoring for 24 hours and the menstrual cycle for female users.

You can wear this everyday or you can wear this during your active lifestyle, producing data about your body activity can be helpful for the wearer to adjust and also monitor their performance.

The Huawei Band 6 is now available for pre order with a price of PHP 2,599.

If you are interested to place a pre-order or buy it after the pre-order, you can buy this from Huawei official store online

Band 6: https://consumer.huawei.com/ph/shop/product/huawei-band-6?utm_medium=press_release&utm_source=media_facebook&utm_campaign=ph_fara&utm_content=pr_preorder

Here are the features of the Huawei Band 6

- 2 weeks battery life in regular mode

- water splash resistant (not submerge) 

- 1.47 inch FullView AMOLED Display with touch screen 

- 2.5D curved glass screen 

- screen with anti-fingerprint coating

- all day heart rate monitoring

- 24/7 SPO2 monitoring

- pressure and sleep monitoring

- stand up reminders

- menstrual cycle tracking for female users

- 11 professional workout modes (fitness, ball games, dancing, bike and etc)

- magnetized charging via cable

- 5 minute charge can give a good battery life for 2 days

- Pair connect with Huawei Health app

- comes in different color band -  Graphite Black, Amber 

Sunrise, Sakura Pink and Forest Green 

- You can personalize the watch face design

- all data provided are in real time when Huawei Band 6 is used

- can do remote camera shutter

- can locate your missing phone when paired via Bluetooth 

- and control music or video paired on the phone

Inside the box of the Huawei Band 6

It includes the :  Huawei Band 6 unit, charging cable with magnetic feature and a paper manual

Color: Sakura Pink

Taking a first look on the manual before using the Huawei Band 6.
I just learned that the unit contains 75% of battery power and for better performance it should be paired with your Android smartphone or a Huawei smartphone with Huawei Health app. 

Here are the things that are very important --  the unit and the charging cable.

The Huawei Band 6 ---  looking at it upside down.
Technically you wear the Band 6 on the position of the button is at the right side.

The button is your menu launcher to view the other features of the Band 6 

A close up look of the magnetic charger, this charger connects at the bottom of the Huawei Band 6. 

Here are some of the set up basics 

Long press at the button on the side will launch the Huawei Band 6 

The Huawei Band 6 will ask you to pair the device to an Android phone or a Huawei smartphone with Huawei Health App.

You can download the Huawei Health app at the Huawei App Gallery (if you are using a Huawei smartphone), but if you are using a different smartphone, you can scan the QR code posted on the Band 6 and this will lead you to a download link for you to install the Huawei Health App. 

Turn on the Bluetooth of your phone, Launch the Huawei Health App and add a new device and pair it to your Huawei Band 6. It will connect after a short while. 

After connecting, the Huawei Band 6 will auto update and it will grab some files downloaded from the Huawei Health app.

This will take for some minute to finish. 

If your phone and the Huawei Band 6 is connected via Bluetoth, you can now start navigate some of the tracker on the phone and you can see some trackers that are now ready for use

I really like the running and bicycle fitness tracking. 
Since the Huawei Band 6 doesnt have its own GPS, if it connects to your phone, it will use the phone GPS to get data and reflect it straight to your Huawei Band 6 and also on the phone too.

I did some set up and filled up some information on my phone and then the Huawei Band 6 did another update. 

The Heart BPM monitor is now alive!
As I was unboxing the Huawei Band 6, it reflected that Im on 91 BPM

The Huawei Band 6 will alert the user if ever there's a low or high BPM and if it stays that way for over 10 minutes, the Band 6 will alert it that there's irregularity

According to Huawei:

- High heart rate alert: Adults with a resting BPM (beats-per-minute) above 100 are normally considered to have a high heart rate.

- Low heart rate alert: Adults with a resting BPM below 50 are normally considered to have a low heart rate (although people in deep sleep, active adults and career athletes may have an average resting heart rate below 50 BPM). 

And now you can touch the screen of the Band 6 to update all of the new features

After the launch.... here's the default watch face. You can change this via the settings section of Band 6. 

Btw, if you push the button on the side, this will launch the other menu of the Band 6.

Swiping left or right, you can see some stats and data that your body produced during an active lifestyle or just a status when you are doing nothing. 

For SPO2 monitoring, there will be no data available, because you need to wear it first and let the Band 6 do the monitoring for hours. 

Here's my fave menu -- the music player control and the remote shutter for my phone. 
I think I can use this when Im vlogging or doing some selfies.

About the notifications, Im not sure if it will display some FB notif or app notif. Im going to test it and update this post soon.

For the weather you can also monitor the daily conditions outside 

For workouts, you can also use the Timer and Stopwatch feature. 

Best feature also includes the Find Phone tracker

And here's my freshly set up Huawei Band 6. Im starting to like it !! and its a perfect timing because Im doing biking every morning here in our village and I can use this to monitor my sleep and also the heart BPM 

As for the SPO2 monitoring, its new to me, but according to Huawei, it will be a good blood oxygen level tracker when doing physical activities,  I think it will signal the user to stop and take a rest if it gets tired already.

About the SPO2 Monitoring:
"Blood oxygen saturation (SpO2) refers to the blood’s concentration of oxygen-carrying hemoglobin relative to all hemoglobin. The degree of oxygenation in the body is an important determinant and indicator of a person’s fitness levels. Sub-90% SpO2 is considered low and may cause a person to experience fatigue and a quickened pulse. Prolonged low SpO2 has long-term adverse health effects, so it is crucial to continuously monitor and analyze these readings. "

Okay let's do this Huawei Band 6!!!  My new partner for my active lifestyle.
Thanks to Huawei Philippines for sending out this review unit.

If you are a new user of the Huawei Band 6, feel free to comment below if you have questions.