Huawei Band 3 Pro and Huawei Band 3e low-cost wearables arrive in the US
But even though the company has been facing great scrutiny from the US government as part of an escalating trade war, you might be surprised to find out two new Huawei products are now up for grabs around these parts.
The Huawei Band 3 Pro and Huawei Band 3e are naturally not sold by any of the nation’s major mobile carriers, but you can purchase the affordable wearable device duo from several big US retailers. Namely, Amazon, B&H Photo Video, and Newegg to begin with, soon to be followed by the likes of Circuit City, Office Depot, Adorama, Rakuten, and Tiger Direct.
At $29.99, the black and pink Huawei Band 3e obviously delivers merely the basics of fitness tracking and intelligent notifications to your wrist. But the low-key smart band is water resistant up to 50 meters, which makes it safe to use in the pool.
With a new Footwear Mode app, this ultra-lightweight device promises to provide incredibly “precise running data” at the “press of a button.” Oh, and you also get sleep monitoring technology. Of course, the PMOLED display is tiny and modest, which however allows the Huawei Band 3e to realistically aim for an impressive 14 days of battery life in “typical use.”
But as the name suggests (and our hands-on preview has confirmed), the $69.99 Huawei Band 3 Pro is the star of the company’s 2018 activity-tracking show. Not only does this thing come with a sharp 240 x 120 0.95-inch AMOLED color screen, also offering built-in GPS capabilities and complex evaluation of key training indicators like VO2 max and recovery times.
The Huawei Band 3 Pro can also preview texts and email messages, as well as display incoming calls with the ability to reject them, once connected to an iPhone or Android handset. You even get a few pre-loaded social, weather, and calendar apps. That’s not too shabby for 70 bucks, although the standalone GPS chip will obviously have an impact on battery life.