Huawei’s sub-brand, honor, didn’t just unveil its latest smartphone – the honor V8 – at its recent launch event in China. There, the rapidly growing brand has also unveiled a very affordable wearable. Retailing from only 99 Chinese yuan (that’s about RM60), the Band A1 is definitely honor’s answer to the popular Xiaomi Mi Band.
For that kind of money, the Band A1 is pretty feature-packed. It is able to keep track of a user’s activities (such as steps taken and calories burnt), the sleep quality of its user, as well as an LED light for notification purposes. It even has a UV sensor, which can recommend users a suitable sunscreen to use. That said, the Band A1 doesn’t have a heart rate sensor like the Xiaomi Mi Band Pulse.
Rounding out the specifications of the Band A1 are an IP57 water and dust resistance, compatibility with both Android and iOS devices, a microUSB port for charging, and a 70mAh battery that can supposedly provide up to 28 days of usage. This fitness band can also be purchased with a silicone or leather strap.
The honor Band A1 with a silicone strap will retail at 99 yuan (about RM60), while the more premium-looking model with a leather strap will go for 199 yuan (about RM125) instead. As usual, the local availability and retail prices of honor’s latest wearable have not been announced yet. Hopefully, it will arrive in Malaysia soon along with the honor V8.