Honor Band 7 brings improved connectivity to a very familiar design

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Honor has announced the arrival of its latest budget fitness tracker, the Band 7. 

Following on from 2021's Honor Band 6, which delivered a bigger display and richer fitness tracking, the latest iteration instead changes very little. 

The same 1.47-inch AMOLED display and case design are present, meaning it shares an identical design make-up to the Huawei Band 7, too, despite the two companies now being separate. 

What has changed with the design could turn out to be relatively crucial for some users, though.

Honor has upped the connectivity for the Band 7, with Bluetooth 5.2 allowing for more extensive music playback control, as well as the ability to use the tracker for contactless payments.

As before, support for phone notifications, calendar reminders and forecast alerts are all still present.

Aside from this, however, it's very difficult to discern any real differences between the Honor Band 7 and its predecessor.

There are still 11 sports modes to track exercise from, which also includes the ability to spread this out with 86 additional custom settings, while the health features still comprise SpO2 readings, heart rate monitoring and sleep tracking.

The battery life estimates also appear to be unchanged, with Honor indicating that the Band 7, like the Band 6, is capable of around sticking around for roughly 14 days with moderate use.

It's currently only available to pre-order in China ahead of its 6 January release date, with the 249 CNY price tag translating to around $35 / £30. It's also available in three different band options - black, green and pink. 

As ever, no details have been shared just yet regarding a release date in other regions, though we'd suggest it's likely the tracker lands in the first half of 2023.

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Conor moved to Wareable Media Group in 2017, initially covering all the latest developments in smartwatches, fitness trackers, and VR. He made a name for himself writing about trying out translation earbuds on a first date and cycling with a wearable airbag, as well as covering the industry’s latest releases.

Following a stint as Reviews Editor at Pocket-lint, Conor returned to Wareable Media Group in 2022 as Editor-at-Large. Conor has become a wearables expert, and helps people get more from their wearable tech, via Wareable's considerable how-to-based guides. 

He has also contributed to British GQ, Wired, Metro, The Independent, and The Mirror. 

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