The new Honor Band 4 comes in two versions; Honor band 4 standard edition and Honor band 4 running edition. These two are slightly different in design and the inbuilt hardware components. We compare Honor Band 4 (Standard edition) vs Band 4 (Running edition) to find which is better.
Honor Band 4 Standard vs Band 4 Running Edition Compared
|Honor Band 4 (Standard edition)||Honor Band 4 (Running edition)|
WHERE TO BUY
|Device name||Huawei Honor Band 4 (Standard edition)||Huawei Honor Band 4 (Running edition)|
|Device type||Fitness Smartband||Fitness Smartband|
|Predessesor||Honor Band 3||Honor Band 3|
|Released date||October 2018||October 2018|
|Display size||0.95 inch||0.5 inch|
|Screen resolution||240 * 120 pixel||--|
|Input type||Touchscreen plus Touchkey||Touch-key|
|Dimension||43 x 17.2 x 11.5mm||40.5 x 14.8 x 11.2mm|
|Weight||23 grams||17 grams|
|Strap material||TPU||Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU)|
|Band size||210mm length|
|Water resistant||Yes, 5ATM (swim-proof)||Yes, 5ATM (swim-proof)|
|Color(s)||Black and navy blue||Dual-color mode|
(Black, orange and navy blue)
|Memory card slot||--||--|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth v4.2||Bluetooth v4.2|
|NFC||Yes, special edition||No|
|GPS||No, (connected GPS)||No, (connected GPS)|
|Heart rate monitoring||Yes||None|
|Accelerometer||Yes, 3-axis accelerometer||Yes, 3-axis accelerometer|
|Heart rate monitor (HRM)||Yes||No|
|Gyroscope||Yes, 3-axis Gyrometer||Yes, 3-axis Gyrometer|
|Operating system (OS)||Proprietary OS||Proprietary OS|
|Type of battery||non-removable Lithium polymer||non-removable Lithium polymer|
|Battery life||Standby :10days+ , Mixed usage: 5days+||Standby :20days+ , Mixed usage: 10days+|
|Charging||Charging cradle||Charging cradle|
|Charging time||About 1-2 hours||About 1-2 hours|
|Payment system||Yes, special edition||None|
|Companion app||Huawei wear app||Huawei wear app|
|Customizable watch face||--||--|
|Huawei Honor Band 4|
|Huawei Honor Band 4 (Running edition)|
|Charging Dock and USB cable||Charging Dock and USB cable|
|User manual||User manual|
What are The Differences?
- The major difference between the standard edition of Honor band 4 and the running edition is that the Running edition is smaller, doesn’t have a heart rate monitor inbuilt, it has POLED monochromic display instead of AMOLED used on the Standard edition plus it has a slightly longer battery life than the standard edition.
- Honor Band 4 Standard vs Running: Battery Life Compared
- Fitness Tracking
Honor Band 4 Standard edition has a bigger and better lively display than the Running edition.
Honor Band 4 standard edition with a screen size of 0.95 inch is bigger than the running edition which has a screen size of 0.5 inch. On the other hand, the Standard edition has a full color AMOLED display that is more interactive and rich, while the Running edition uses a POLED display technology which is monochromic (white and black color only). However, the Running edition is more vivid under sunlight compared to the Standard edition.
The 23 grams Standard edition weighs more than the Running edition which weighs just 17 grams. On average, these two still are light weight compared to other fitness trackers. The Standard edition is touchscreen and in addition has a touch key that increasing the ease of accessing it while the Running edition has just a touch sensitive touch key.
Perhaps the price to pay for that AMOLED display on the Standard edition, is that it has a lower battery life compared to the Running edition. On standby the standard edition has a battery life of 10 days or more while the Running edition has up to 20 days long battery life on standby. On continuous usage with the Running edition, you can get up to 40 hours of battery life while the Standard edition it is far less than that, about 15 hours.
The Honor band 4 standard edition has NFC chip built in plus a heart rate monitor(HRM) which are not included in the Running edition.
The Standard edition of Honor Band 4 is a better and more complete fitness tracker than the Running edition. The Standard edition with HRM inbuilt allows you to track heart rate variations using the Huawei TruSeen technology with accuracy exceeding 94%. You can’t track heart rate with the Running edition.
Which Should You Buy
These two are great choices for fitness tracking, however the Standard edition is better. It does everything the Running edition can do plus has HRM inbuilt allowing you monitor heart rate. This makes the Standard edition a better choice offering better value for money.
However, if you are an avid runner who wants a flexible fitness band to track all your activities, then no doubt, the Running edition will serve just fine.
We pick The Honor Band 4 Standard edition which has a better design, great display ,offers the best value for money and a more complete fitness tracker. It cost about $40.