Honor Band 4 is a complete high-end fitness smart band, it is the latest addition to the Honor band series and an upgrade from Honor band 3. In this post we compare Honor Band 4 vs Band 3 specs and features head-to-head to find out what the differences are that sets these two apart.
Honor Band 4 vs Honor Band 3 Specifications Compared
|Honor Band 4 (Standard edition)||Honor Band 3|
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|Device name||Honor Band 4 (Standard edition)||Honor Band 3|
|Device type||Fitness smartband||Fitness smartband|
|Predessesor||Honor Band 3||__|
|Successor||Honor Band 5 (Special edition)||Honor Band 4|
|Released date||October, 2018||July, 2017|
|Display size||0.95 inch||0.9 inch|
|Display resolution||240 x 120 pixel||128 x 32 pixel|
|Pixel density||282 ppi||__|
|Input type||Touchscreen Touchkey||Touchkey|
|Dimension||43 x 17.2 x 11.5 mm||43 x 16.5 x 10.3 mm|
|Strap size||210mm length|
|Screen protection||2.5D Glass||2.5D Glass|
|Water resistant/Protection||Yes, 5ATM||Yes, 5ATM|
|Swim-proof||Yes, recommended||Yes, recommended|
|Memory card slot||No||No|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth v4.2 LE||Bluetooth v4.2 LE|
|NFC||Yes (special edition)||No|
|GPS||No (connected GPS)||No (connected GPS)|
|Heart rate monitoring||Yes||No|
|Menstrual cycle tracking||No||No|
|Under-water heart rate tracking||No||No|
|On-screen workout modes||No||No|
|Preloaded sport modes||Yes||Yes|
|Heart rate monitor (HRM)||Yes||Yes|
|Operating system (OS)||Proprietary OS||Proprietary OS|
|Type of battery||Non-removable Li-polymer battery||Non-removable Li-polymer battery|
|Battery life||Standby:14 days+|
Mixed usage: 10 days+
|Standby :35 days+
Mixed usage: 25 days+
|Charging type||Charging dock||Charging dock|
|Charging time||About 1-2 hours||About 1-2 hours|
|Battery saver mode||No||No|
|Companion app||Huawei wear app||Huawei wear app|
|Customizable watch face||Yes||Yes|
|Interchangeable band||210mm length|
|Honor Band 4 (Standard edition)||Honor Band 3|
|Charging dock||Charging dock|
|Quick start guide||Quick start guide|
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|Official Site||Official Site|
- Fitness Tracking Accuracy
- Battery life
The major difference between these two fitness smart bands is that the Band 4 has a better display, more stylish design and an inbuilt NFC which the Band 3 lacks
The new Honor band 4 has a slightly bigger screen size of 0.95 inch compared to Band 3 which has a screen size of 0.9. In addition the Band 4 has a wider case size of 17.2mm while Band 3 has a smaller case size of 16.5mm. All these collectively gives the Band 4 a bigger display that allows you to see more at a glance. However, the Band 3 is slightly slimmer with thickness size of 10.3mm than Band 4 which has a thickness of 11.3mm.
Honor band 4 has a better display than Band 3, it uses AMOLED which gives it a more interactive and lively display while Band 3 Uses PMOLED which is monochromic , not that rich , but is more vivid under sunlight compared to the Band 4.
Honor Band 4 is better fitness tracker in terms of accuracy compared to Band 3. Honor Band 4 takes it further by using a TruSeen 3.0 AI enhanced heart rate monitoring technology that measure heart rate in real time with 94.3% accuracy. In addition, Honor Band 4 uses TruSleep technology certified by the Center for Dynamical Biomarkers (DBIOM) and developed together with Harvard Medical School which accurately records sleep data and is capable of indentifying common sleep issues. However, the Band 3 still houses same TruSeen and TruSleep technologies but lower versions. This gives the Band 4 a slight edge over the Band 3 in terms of fitness tracking accuracy.
The AMOLED display on Honor Band 4 comes with a price which is a lower battery life compared to the Band 3. The Band 3 with same battery capacity with the Band 4 has a higher battery life which on standby is over 20 days while Band 4 has about 10-14 days of battery life on standby. On mixed usage, the band 3 has over 10 days of battery while Band 4 has just about 4-7 days battery life. However, overall these two have impressive battery life which exceeds industry average of 1-2 days.
Honor Band 4 cost about $40 on Gearbest, however the Band 3 cost a little less, about $25. That is about same price with Mi band 3.
Which Is Better?
There is no much difference between these two when it comes to overall general performance as they are both great choices for comprehensive fitness tracking and are among the best fitness bands available today.
However, Honor Band 4 is a little more sophisticated and advanced compared to Honor Band 3. It has a better stylish design, increased Heart rate tracking accuracy and more advanced sleep monitoring features and in addition, it has NFC chip inbuilt in the special edition which activates mobile payment.
However, Honor Band 3 still a good choice, lets you go longer on a single charge, but lacks NFC.
No doubt, the Band 3 is a great choice for fitness tracking, however, the Honor Band 4 being more stylish and more sophisticated with advanced trackers is a better choice. We pick the Band 4.