Huawei has become the world’s third-largest manufacturer, supplanting Microsoft a few months ago and gunning for Apple in terms of world market share. The company is known for creating stunning designs in its devices, and seems to be all the rage worldwide – having sold 100 million smartphones in 2015. The company has been in the press a lot lately because of its Nexus 6P partnership with Google to put its stamp on Google’s Nexus devices and Nexus history, along with its Android Wear-powered, $400 Huawei Watch, but the Chinese manufacturer isn’t done. Having accomplished these introductions to its devices within the US, the Chinese manufacturer now wants to bring yet another wearable to the US – its Honor Band Z1 fitness band.
The Honor Z1 was announced as the Honor Band Zero in August for international customers, and was released in India two months later, but this band will come to the States.
The Honor Band Z1 features a 1.06-inch circular OLED display with a 128 x 128 screen resolution, feature a 70mAh battery that Huawei says will last three days with normal use, IP68 water and dust resistance protection, and work as a Bluetooth-connected device with iPhones running iOS 7 and higher or Android smartphones running Android 4.4 KitKat or higher (5.0 Lollipop, 5.1, 5.1.1 Lollipop, and Android 6.0 or 6.0.1 Marshmallow).
The Honor Band Z1 will touch down in the US later this month (no specific date has been specified), with Huawei announcing the Band Z1 will sell for just $79 USD.