HUAWEI Band 2 Pro

Country Walking Magazine (UK) - - Gear -

Price: £79 What does it do?

Quite a lot for a rea­son­able price (on Ama­zon for £49), es­pe­cially when com­pared to its ri­vals. It doesn’t per­form as well how­ever. Some­how Huawei have man­aged to squeeze a GPS into this dainty fit­ness tracker, as well as a heart rate mon­i­tor and a 3-axis ac­celerom­e­ter for count­ing steps and cal­cu­lat­ing the calo­ries you burn. The GPS can track your walks ac­cu­rately, giv­ing a truer mileage and map plot on the Blue­tooth con­nected smart­phone app. But us­ing it rapidly drains the 100 mAh bat­tery – so much so it went from 80% to dead just 3 hours into a walk. It’s use­less for nav­i­ga­tion too, as the de­vice has no lo­ca­tion func­tion. But it can send alerts from your phone.

Ease of use

On the de­vice it­self, there’s just one small, touch sen­si­tive but­ton for cy­cling through and se­lect­ing func­tions on a ba­sic PMOLED screen. It couldn’t be sim­pler. But to get the most out of the Band 2 Pro, the ac­com­pa­ny­ing app is es­sen­tial.

What’s it like to wear?

The Band 2 Pro is im­per­cep­ti­bly light and equally sub­tle in style, with a steeledged dis­play. With its rub­ber band fixed com­fort­ably, we barely no­ticed it was there.

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