When the Huawei Band 2 Pro was out in October 2017, many were thinking it’s identical to the Fitbit Alta. Maybe it looks like the mentioned fitness tracker, but the thing is our protagonist costs way less. At the same time, it continues providing premium features. So we can state this is a wallet-friendly band that deserves your attention. Moreover, at this moment the Band 2 Pro is offered at a discounted price tag of $56.99 if using the coupon (code: GBMayNEW004).
This is a premier device in Huawei’s current line of fitness wearables. But honestly, it’s the same Band 2 with a few enhanced features. Undoubtedly, the Huawei Band 2 Pro has been made to entice buyers away from more popular and pricey fitness trackers like Garmin and Fitbit. This means you can get the same high-end features including a stellar battery life, 5ATM waterproofing, GPS, multi-sport capabilities and VO2 max tracking but at a lower price option.
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In terms of appearance, it is a standard-looking wearable. So no praises can be said for the Huawei Band 2 Pro’s design. But it doesn’t look ugly as well. It features a small, slightly curved, rectangular PMOLED screen and unassuming rubber strap. As we said, it meets 5ATM water-resistance standards. Thus it can easily survive depths of up to 50m hassle-free.
Of course, it comes with a number of built-in sensors such as GPS, 3-axis accelerometer, Detached PPG Cardiotachometer and an Infrared Wear Sensor. So it won’t cost a thing to track various activities you make. Specifically, the sensor can track steps, runs, swimming, cycling, sleep and ‘breathing’. On the other hand, it is capable of estimating your VO2 max, as well as track basic biometric data such as heart rate. The former one measures the maximum amount of oxygen your blood can store. If you are not aware, this will be very helpful when following a stamina/fitness-focused training regime.
The biggest shortcoming of the Huawei Band 2 Pro is that the PMOLED screen isn’t touch-enabled. There is a small capacitive button below the screen that allows you to interact with the band. It can only read short and long presses.
At last, we can say the Huawei Band 2 Pro is a solid option for those who are looking for a super-affordable fitness tracker. It comes with a robust design, good-for-the-money distance tracking and excellent battery life of up to 21 days.