Well, Smartwatches can be in any sizes, be it a full fledged ones, rounded, or just a simple looking band size where all fits in. HONOR has been known to be making smartwatches and bands as well, and this time around HONOR has sent in the WATCH 4, a watch that is deemed nice to look at the first sight and we shall see what it has in this review.
The following is what you will get in the box
- The WATCH 4 itself
- Magnetic charging Cable
- User Manual/User Guide.
Design & Display
At the first glance, the HONOR Watch 4 looks quite similar to the Apple Watch, especially when looking it and no one would guess it is otherwise. However for the most part, no one actually will question it, with it’s rounded square looks, metal body frame, it is certainly does not look like an low cost watch. Weighted at merely around 32 grams only and thickness at 11.2mm, the HONOR WATCH 4 certainly is one of the easier to wear featured smartwatch and indeed, it does not felt much that you are even wearing one, my day to day task is not hindered and the rubberized straps are comfy, ensuring good long hours of wearing it.
The 1.75 inch 60hz squared display is bright when glanced on it, giving the cheery vibes and looks, and that is because it is an AMOLED screen, and a density of 340 PPI, this makes the HONOR WATCH 4 fairly easy to to navigate around with smooth scrolling with virtually no delays on every screen and application transition, with dynamic brightness and AOD and raise to wake functions, all to keep it easy to view, while preserving some of the battery usage.
The HONOR WATCH 4 comes in two colorways, black and gold with same matching strap colors. Honestly speaking both colors blend well whether it’s social or fitness purpose, perfect as a daily driver anywhere you go with 5ATM water resistance and over 300 watch faces to choose from.
Notable Features, Functionality, Experience
First off, download the HONOR Health App via Google Play Store or Apple App Store. If you are using an existing HONOR phone, chances are the app is already installed in the phone. If you dont have an HONOR account, you can just sign up for one, it’s free. So do remember to enable permissions on your phone so that the watch and phone can be properly sync together.
Call and Messages : Enables direct Bluetooth calling and replies via built in microphone and speaker.
Music Controls : Supports widely available apps for music and content control such as Spotify and YouTube Music, including it’s own built in music in storage
Heart Rate Monitoring : Measure heart rates continuously
Sp02/Blood Oxygen : Measures blood oxygen
Sleep Monitoring : Tracks sleeping habits in 3 measurements, deep, light sleep awake and napping with constant monitoring
Stress Monitoring : Measures Stress levels live and constant mode
Workout mode : Features 13 running courses and 12 Fitness course including tempo run and HIIT run.
Lets get on to the experience, it isnt hard at all to do the first setup, with the friendly HONOR Health app interface that is easy to navigate with no clutters no confusions there. Trackers from SpO2 to Heart Monitoring can be set to constant measurement and it does have a built in GPS, enabling outdoor activities traced and logged without carrying your phone and course guide to start. The HONOR WATCH 4 also has a built in 4GB storage enabling some of your favorite music stored inside and workout, which means also you can connect your earbuds directly without your phone with Bluetooth. Based on our usage, we are able to estimate under normal circumstances , it can last about 8 day with some functions on constant monitoring and with that I find that reasonable, although HONOR claims that it lasts 14 days max, but that’s under very conservative use and situation.
|Dimensions||45.3 mm × 39.1mm ×11.2 mm|
1.75 inches AMOLED color screen
450 x 390 pixels, 340 PPI
|Sensors||Optical heart rate sensor | Accelerometer sensor | Gyroscope sensor | Ambient light sensor | Electronic compass sensor | Barometer sensor|
|Waterproof Level||5 ATM water-resistant|
Verdict & Conclusion
HONOR is seemingly keeping it’s promises and objective, and that is bringing in affordable value smart devices to the market with just the needed features for everyday use that it seems that HONOR once again hits the objective with the HONOR WATCH 4. It is close to no compromises and with a price tag of just RM499, along with on par battery life, lots of watch faces and sports mode, it pretty much covers over the essential and pretty much you can justify it should you need this as part of your wrist companion with all of the bells and whistles inside including considering the price, this is another top contending smartwatch within the same segment offering.
For more information about the HONOR WATCH 4, click HERE to find out.