The Honor Band 3 is an affordable and stylish fitness tracker!

Fitness bands are becoming more than just a trend, they’re becoming a necessity. To offer consumers a good, yet affordable option, Honor recently launched the Honor Band 3 in the market. There’s not a vast difference between it and the other fitness trackers, but the price and accuracy matter a lot. It’s priced at just 2,799 INR and offers a number of features. Let’s check out how it performs and where it stands in our review.

Design and Display

The design is pretty similar to most of the fitness bands in the market. Two smooth and snug rubber straps are attached to the main unit. The only difference is in the design of the main unit and here it’s curved and cuboidal in shape. There’s a single touch button along with the OLED display on the top.  The display is good and bright enough to see from different viewing angles and even under sunlight. The bottom part has the heart rate sensor and charging pins.

The design seems elegant and it comfortably places on the hand. The band seems sturdy and can handle day-to-day tracking quite well. Again the device is water resistant and can withstand water splashes easily. Overall the design is great and perfectly blends with the bright colour to offer a stylish look.

Specifications

  • Water Resistance (up to 50m)
  • Pedometer for step tracking
  • Heart rate sensor
  • Sleep tracking
  • Smartphone notifications
  • Alarms
  • Built-in vibration function
  • Almost 30 days battery backup

Paring and Connectivity

The Honor Band 3 uses Bluetooth to be connected with any Android (version 4.4 and above) and iOS (8.0 or above) devices. Users will need to download the Huawei Wear app on their phone to control the Band 3. Pairing is easy and one will get a lot of optimization option in the app.

Performance

Honor Band 3’s pedometer performance is good but not as much accurate. Although the heart rate sensor and sleeping tracker seem to be working fine. Maybe this is because of no in-built GPS inside the tracker. The notifications work fine and it offers different calls, messages and even alerts from other apps on the OLED screen. The Alarm function works great and uses its inbuilt vibration to alert the users.

The battery of the Honor Band 3 lasts for around 25 days, which is quite impressive. It takes hardly 20-30 minutes to get charged up. It also notifies you when the device got disconnected, so that you can connect it again and don’t lose the notifications.

Verdict

The Honor Band 3 is a nice featured-packed fitness tracker for the budget users. The only thing it lacks is the inbuilt GPS, and connecting it with the smartphone is only option to get the pedometer details. If this doesn’t bother you much, you can surely go for it. Otherwise, you can also look for the options like the Xiaomi Mi Band 2 and Lenovo Band 2.