Huawei unveiled its Band 2 Pro back in July, but it’s taken this long for the Chinese smartwatch maker to release the fitness band in the US. Well, the time has now come, and US customers can now get their hands on Huawei’s latest fitness band.
The Huawei Band 2 Pro features a 0.91-inch PMOLED (passive matrix organic light-emitting diode; a counterpart to AMOLED) display with touch buttons, a 128 x 32p screen resolution, 50-meter water resistance, built-in GPS, Bluetooth 4.2, and a 100mAh battery that can provide up to 21 days of battery life in standby mode. Huawei says that you can expect about a week “with normal use,” meaning that most users won’t keep the display on much over that time.
We’re glad to see Huawei add 50-meter water resistance to its newest fitness Band. After all, the Watch 2 and Watch 2 Classic, Android Wear-powered smartwatches unveiled this past Spring, didn’t have anything above IP68 certification. IP68 certification translates to 1 meter of water resistance (and only for 30 minutes at that). The Huawei Band 2 Pro is 50-meter water resistant, meaning that you can submerge the fitness band in 50 meters of water (or 164 feet). In other words, the Huawei Band 2 Pro provides 50 times the water resistance of the Huawei Watch 2 and Watch 2 Classic. This makes the fitness band very swimmer-friendly, meaning that swimmers can now use wearables from OEMs to engage their everyday activities. OEMs want to open up their mobile devices for professional use, which could open up the market to more consumers and hence, more adopters.
The Band 2 Pro is available in Black, Blue, and Red colors, and costs $69.99 at Amazon. Head on over to the link below to pick up your new band. Then come back and let us know you did.