Honor Band 4 Running Edition Review

Honor Band 4 Running Edition Review

Honor Band 4 Running Edition Review
Honor Band 4 Running Edition price in India is Rs. 1,599

The Honor Band 4 Running Edition is an activity tracker that has moved towards the runners, but this is not your standard wristband. 

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In fact, this product does not have GPS or heart rate sensor, and when you wear it on your wrist, it can not be tracked.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Honor Band 4 Running Edition is priced at Rs. 1,599
  • This fitness tracker can be worn on a wrist or a shoe
  • It is designed to be waterproof (up to 50m)

Instead, the ship with the Honor Band 4 Running Edition has an accessory that lets you add it to your shoes. Once you do this, the Honor Band 4 Running Edition allows you to track your runs and provides information that most other products can not do, such as your foot's strike pattern, ground contact time And landing effect

The Honor Band 4 Running Edition is a strip-down version of Honor Band 4. Is a fitness fit without GPS and a heart rate sensor is useful for runners? We used the product for about 10 days to find out.


Honor Band 4 Running Edition build quality and design

Honor Band 4 Running Edition can be used in two modes - wrists and feet. There is a 0.5 inch OLED display on the capsule. The capsule has a capacitive button that you can tap to scroll through different data points (distance, sleep, calories, etc.).
 
Honor Band 4 Running Edition Review
You can't track your runs in wrist mode on the Honor Band 4 Running Edition

 
You can keep pressing buttons to launch some actions like starting a device again or starting running workout logging. Honor Band 4 Running Edition ships are placed with an adapter which can be used to charge the device.

The adapter connects to the band using a proprietary port, but the other end is a regular USB, so you can easily charge the device on any standard USB charger or PC.

To use the Honor Band 4 Running Edge in Wrist Mode, you just need to slip it in your strap. We found that it is very loose, and certainly enough, the capsule of Honor Band 4 Running Edition slipped out of the strap once or twice.


Otherwise, we had to turn the strap just a few times to move the capsule. This can be a problem for those who lack a safe fit, those who use it while exercising.

Apart from this, the strap is very comfortable. There is a bunch of holes on either side for ventilation, which prevents it from being uncomfortable during the long workout session. The strap has a standard clock buckle, and ensures that the strap will never fall from your wrist.

Honor Band is a supporting device with 4 running editions ships that allows you to attach the capsule to your shoes. You just need to move it under your lens and attach the capsule to it. The capsule easily smells and imposes.
 
Honor Band 4 Running Edition Review
This tracker ships with a charging adapter and an accessory for foot mode

 
There are two metal connections on the top of the capsule and two on the secondary. You need to ensure that these two contacts are available to add pieces together for the Honor Band 4 Running Edition, to automatically switch to foot mode. It will vibration to tell you that it has happened.

It is important to note that it is possible to engage the capsule incorrectly. We would have liked a mechanism designed to fit just one way, but if you accidentally prepare the capsule wrongly, at least you will know it due to the lack of vibration.

Honor Band 4 Running Edition performance

In order to test the accuracy of the Honor Band 4 Running Edition, we put our standard tests on our wrist and wear it. The first test is 1,000 steps to count when manually counting, to see if the step tracker is accurate on the device.
 
Honor Band 4 Running Edition Review
Honor Band 4 Running Edition can be charged via USB using its proprietary charging adapter

 
The Honor Band 4 Running Edition took 986 steps when 1,000 steps were taken. We have tested many other products with the same process, and the best five of them do not show deviation more than the steps.

A deviation of 14 steps out of 1,000 can not seem much, but when compared to other products, the Honor Band 4 running version is definitely behind the competition.

It is complicated by the fact that if you wear this device on your wrist, you can not actually track running workouts; You can use it only to measure the steps.

Once you switch to Foot mode, it allows you to start or stop running workout tracks. When you do this, you can only see the distance covered and the time taken. We feel that the Honor Band 4 Running Edition should allow people to see the number of steps taken while logging the run.

It records this data, but you can not see it until you return to wrist mode or check the app on your coupled smartphone.

If you are looking for an economical running tracker, the Honor Band 4 Running Edition will not disappoint you. We went to run 1 km near our office, the tracker attacked one of our shoes so that it can be tested to see how accurate this distance is.

We have measured this route through a odometer on a car and know that it is 1 km long. Even if there is no GPS in it, but Honor Band 4 Running Edition has seen a distance of 1.04 km at the end of our route.

This is more accurate than most of our tested GPS-enabled devices, and is slightly worse than the best ones, which show this distance 1.02 km or 1.03 km.
 
Honor Band 4 Running Edition Review
Honor Band 4 Running Edition Review

 
It is good to see that this product is claimed to be waterproof (50 meters) because if you accidentally walk in a puddle or want to run during monsoon, then there should be no concern to worry.

Honor advises that you avoid exposing this product to sea water to avoid reducing metal contact. During our review period, we used to wear Honor Band 4 Running Edition on our wrist while bathing many times, and dipped it in a bucket of water. The tracker was saved.

Honor claims that the battery life of this product is up to 21 days, but with the notification being enabled, we found that the battery ended in eight days. It will not bother most people, but we feel that this is at the lower end given the limited functionality of the Honor Band 4 Running Edition.


Honor Band 4 Running Edition companion app

Huawei Health App - Partner App of Honor Band 4 Running Edition - shows data that you will not find with most other fitness trackers.
 
Honor Band 4 Running Edition Review
Honor Band 4 Running Edition Review

 
For example, on the basis of our run, the app suggested that we can reduce ground contact time and avoid running formula to improve the running form and reduce the injury. Analysis began to appear, because we descend on the heels.

Originally high ground contact time means that we were doing heavy landing while testing the foot mode of the Honor Band 4 Running Edition. That's right, because this test was conducted immediately after the relatively fast 1 km running in the heat, which means that we were tired and almost pulled our feet.

The app shows data from the previous workout in the clean bar graph, and we think it is very well designed. If you wish, you can use the Huawei Health app (using your phone's GPS) to track the location during workouts, but there are also many other apps that make it better than Huawei Health.

Once you add Honor Band 4 Running Edition to your smartphone, you will be alerted with a vibration and an icon on the device's screen when you receive a phone call or SMS.

You can also set an alarm through the app. These functions work fine, but the small screen of the Honor Band 4 Running Edition is a huge limitation. We have liked to see who is calling us or sending us messages, and a lesson of a message, to see if obstacles are important.


Verdict

The Honor Band 4 Running Edition is one of the few activity trackers in the market that can be related to your shoes for accurate running data. It really does it well.
 
Honor Band 4 Running Edition Review
Honor Band 4 Running Edition Review

 
And if you only stick to your shoes as a running tracker, then this is a good choice. However, if you want a more general-purpose fitness tracker, its boundaries may seem striking.

There is no safe fit in the wrist mode, its notifications are practically unusable, phase tracking is not the best, battery life is simply average, and basic features such as heart rate sensor or even the GPS of your phone The ability to use is desired. It also does not track any other form of exercise.

The price of Rs 1,599, we think the Honor Band 4 running version does not provide the best value for money based on its feature set. It is best used in foot mode, and even if it specializes in it.

We feel that it is very basic for the company to charge it as a whole. Unless you really need a running tracker that you can add to your shoes, we think you will be better served by Xiaomi Mi Band 3.



Pros

  • Foot mode works well
  • Accurate distance tracking (in foot mode)
  • Actionable data in the app
  • Waterproof
 
Cons
  • Poor fit in wrist mode
  • Average battery life
  • No caller ID in notifications
  • Proprietary charging cable

Ratings (out of five)
  • Design: 3
  • Tracking: 3.5
  • Companion app: 3.5
  • Battery life: 3
  • Overall: 3

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