Smart wearables evolved from being a fashion accessory or a mear power status. Smartwatches and accessories can boost your productivity or help you in doing everyday tasks more efficiently. Also, these gadgets do help you keep active which is important nowadays when we spend most of our days sitting behind a computer screen.
My first smart accessory was Mi band 2, a fitness band that could measure my heart rate, count steps and sleep length, and notify me of calls and text messages. Soon after I noticed that I need something with a bigger screen, touch interface and longer battery life. After hanging about a week with LG smart watch, I noticed that longer battery life is more important for me than having a bunch of battery eating apps and LTE connectivity. Since the eSIM concept died quite quickly, I then discovered Huawei GT2 to be the perfect combo of what I really need. I have been using this watch for almost two years now and it is still a perfect choice for me. It is practically a band in a body of a smartwatch but has more capabilities, even some apps, and it makes answering calls possible over a BT connection. Above all, the battery lasts for 10 days on a single charge.
However, Xiaomi, Huawei and other manufacturers also made and improved over the years their bands, and these wearables are becoming better and better with every model. Smart bands are smaller, ergonomically practical, and offer almost the same capabilities as a smartwatch.
Xiaomi is now getting ready to announce the seventh version of its uber-popular Mi Band, and the new version is bringing a larger 1.62-inch AMOLED screen, heart rate, blood oxygen, exercise data measurements, weather app, music controls, alarms, and maybe even NFC which will be present at just some markets.
Our Mr. Nokia also unboxed and did a nice hands-on of a Huawei Band 6 which I also had a chance of reviewing last year for our Croatian partner site Mob.hr. I liked the design of the device, battery longevity, and its super bright and sharp display, although I didn’t like the accuracy of a step counting and the lack of automatic screen light adjustment.
Do check out what Abdulla thinks of this device.
Arou wearing any wearable with your Nokia smartphone? which one is it, Xiaomi, Huawei, Samsung, Withings or some other and how do you like it?