The wearable market is not as lucrative as the smartphone market. While it takes a good smartphone few seconds to sell out, a wearable could take hours. This was the situation with the recently released Honor Band 4 Running Version. The regular version and the running version of this band was released a few days ago and its first official pre-sale took place this morning. The pre-sale channel for the running version was opened for only two hours before it completely sold out. It was sold for 99 Yuan ($15).
Unlike most wearables which are designed strictly for the wrist, the Honor Band 4 Running Version is suitable for a foot wear and it incorporates Honor’s self-developed step counter algorithm to record every step in real time. It is equipped with a six-axis sensor and has a stronger sensing capability. Combined with the upgraded running posture algorithm, the running distance accuracy is 97%.
The Honor Band 4 Running version can detect seven indicators data: location, landing impact, valgus amplitude, swing angle, stride, step frequency, and time. Although this band is designed for a footwear, it also supports wrist wear. It has time display, accurate step counting, sleep monitoring, call reminder, message reminder, vibration alarm clock, Bluetooth disconnect reminder, mute call, calorie consumption, sedentary reminder, find phone mode, do not disturb mode, and other functions. The pre-sale will continue every day until 19th September. The first official sale of this device will take place on September 20 at 10:08.