Honor Band A2 Review | The Xiaomi Mi Band 2 Killer is here
If you are Honor band lover then here comes the Honor Band A2. We will discuss the reviews of the Honor Band.
In a previous couple of years, Xiaomi has been ruling the budget fitness bands market in India with practically no contenders. This gave them a major advantage and therefore, they sold a great deal, a ton of Mi Bands. It got to a point where the main thing people could consider at whatever point they heard the term fitness band was Mi Band. Be that as it may, all that changed when other big brands like Honor began putting out their products which fell in a similar value section and offered better design.
We should make one thing clear first, I like the Mi Band 2 as a reviewer and would definitely recommend it in the event when you don’t look at style as a factor while purchasing. But, in the event that you care about the design and style of the band, at that point, Mi Band isn’t my first decision. I would prefer you to go with Honor Band A2. It conveys all the usefulness that a Mi Band does. The main parameter it misses the mark on is battery life.
That was sufficient of me ranting about an item I adore, we should get into the review.
I’m trying the Honor Band A2 on these nine factors:
It’s a tough thing to say, a Few days back I visited Udaipur with my sibling where we compared the Honor Band A2 and Mi Band 2’s tracking. Both of them produced similar results, the Honor Band, for the most part, indicates lesser steps when compared with the Mi Band 2. If you believe me, I think the Honor band 2 is tracking more precisely.
It sucks! Ya, it sucks! the Huwai Wear App doesn’t demonstrate to you the detailed sleeping pattern, to add that you need to install the Huawei Health application. Like truly, Honor? and that application doesn’t cooperate with MyFitnessPal, a popular fitness tracking application. In spite of the fact that the Mi App is not good either, in any event, you need lesser applications to complete things.
Gain from Fitbit, they made a decent application and furthermore grew an engaging community around it to make you need to return to the application.
At the point when compared with Mi Band 2’s 28-day battery life, the Honor Band A2 doesn’t even come close. It tops out at 7 days at max in the event that you don’t use Bluetooth the entire day, except when you want to sync data. In the event that you keep the Bluetooth on, It’ll last a decent 5 days to get you through the week.
For me, 5-7 days of battery life is sufficient if, so I don’t generally mind the smaller battery, however, remember this factor while choosing to make a buy.
With Bluetooth 4.2, the Honor Band A2 has a decent 10 meters range. This is essentially a standard with Bluetooth 4.2 on budget devices so, can’t generally look for more.
Calls and Messages
The band does great with messages, it’ll vibrate and show to you the whole message. Likewise, with calls, the vibration is somewhat harder. But, the huge issue with these things are contrasted with smartwatches is you can’t answer from the band itself.
In spite of the fact that not the most accurate, the pulse monitor is a significantly helpful feature. In my testing, checking worked like 90% and failed 10% of the time. A simple re-try was sufficient to get things moving once more.
This is the best part of the band and the feature that made me purchase this band. The band has a Multi-Touch 0.96 inch OLED Display.
The advantage of having a larger screen can be many. In the first place, it’s simpler to see information on your screen. Second, and the one that pulled in me towards the band was, because of the larger screen it looks more like a smartwatch.
The one thing you should know is, it doesn’t have great under the sun visibility. You’ll have the option to see the screen when you tilt it a bit, but doesn’t that take away the convenience part out of it? Didn’t we design this gadget to be helpful?
We should begin this part by telling to Honor we don’t believe everything you publish on your product page.
Claims Honor makes about their Band:
a. “Improve sleep quality through sleep monitoring & smart alarm clock”
False, it’s not sophisticated to have the option to do that by even a little percent. sleeping checking is inaccurate to the point that when I rest for 6 hours every day, it tells to me I’m sleeping for 5 hours some days and 8 hours on different days.
The smart alarm clock is just fine. It vibrates delicately and makes a low volume sound. Nothing smart enough about it.
b. “Sleep Monitoring: Accurate rest stages (light/deep/awake) checking together with heart rate tracking”
The heart rate tracking resembles inside +-10% accuracy, however, I can’t say the same about sleep stages tracking. The thing is, these gadgets simply don’t gather enough information to have the option to calculate such a complex design. So it’s left with a great deal of guessing job. Adding to the harm, the chips inside these bands aren’t capable enough to do this complex of a calculation.
c. “Smart Alarm Clock: Wake up happier and more refreshed”
This is a fantasy! You simply feel that inside your head since you spend your well hard money on this gadget. That is the Truth. Sleep is a biological process and not a straightforward one.
About the cheerful part, it requires to acknowledge of Dopamine, the feel-good chemical of our brain. One thing I know without a doubt is, this band doesn’t release or help release Dopamine. So allows just trough that claims out of the park.
The Band is incredible as a supporting gadget to your fitness tracking and even looks extraordinary, yet I won’t prescribe it to you in case you’re a sportsperson. For the remainder of us, you and me, it’s one of the best fitness band out there and I love it.
Let me know what you think about the Honor Band A2? Leave your comment below.