Huawei Honor Band Zero is not the smartwatch we've been waiting for

Activity tracking and smartphone notifications on offer from new wearable
Huawei Honor Band Zero now live

We're still waiting for official launch details of a much anticipated Huawei wearable - the Android Wear powered Huawei Watch that was unveiled at MWC in February.

But that hasn't stopped the Chinese company from going full steam ahead with its wearable assault, with the Huawei Honor Band Zero being officially announced on Twitter.

The Band Zero, which was revealed alongside Huawei's new Honor 7 smartphone (and a nifty looking Bluetooth headset called the Honor Whistle), isn't so much a smartwatch, but an activity tracker with extras.

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Like the Huawei TalkBand B2, the new wearable offers basic activity tracking - step counting and sleep monitoring - along with smartphone notifications. What these notifications include is a mystery for now, but we'd hazard a guess that it's limited to incoming calls and text alerts.

The brushed metallic Honor Band Zero comes with a choice of three colour straps - white, black and beige - and boasts an IP68 dust and waterproof rating. The circular display is a touchscreen but the dimensions haven't yet been revealed.

And, this being Huawei, neither has an release date or price - although there are whispers that it will go on sale in its home land in August.

As ever, we'll keep you posted. In the meantime, why not check out our guide to the best budget fitness trackers to see what the Band Zero will be up against when it does go on sale.


  • Mirjam48 says:

    Recently I have bought this watch, and iT fits my needs exactly. IT is much much cheaper and smaller  than à smartwatch. IT is à beautiful watch, wich Will show THE time after à simple wrist movement. IT wil give à buzz when à phonecall is recieved at THE phone. And after hooking iT up with Up for Jawbone app iT is very functional. Steps and sleep is monitord and training too.

  • Sparkster says:

    I bought this watch 3 days ago. It arrived impressively quickly and was well packaged and presented. Frankly I love nearly everything about my watch! It suits me perfectly - except the sleep tracker which is massively disappointing as that was one of the main reasons I got this item. It doesn't track my steps when I get up in the night to go to the loo! In fact it thinks I'm still asleep even though I'm clearly wide awake. The only way for the watch to recognise I'm awake is by my syncing the watch to my phone via the app. Which means I'm awake longer -a fact which is not recognised by the watch.  Come on Huawei - sort out the sleep tracker then you'll have a fab product. 

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