During the launch of the Honor 9X, Honor has also revealed a line of wireless headphones and fitness trackers as part of their IoT strategy dubbed "1+8+N" which implies one Honor smartphone, eight categories of in-house devices and indefinite accompanying products from its partners. Specifically, they launched the Honor Band 5, Honor Band 5 Sport and the Honor Sport Pro and teased the Honor Watch Magic and the Honor MagicBook.
Here's a quick breakdown of each product:
Honor Band 5 - RM129
Packed with an AMOLED screen and stylish watch faces you can choose from, the Honor Band 5 is the ultimate affordable fitness tracker in today's market. It also has one of the best sleep trackers around. You can find out more on our review.
Honor Band 5 Sport - RM79
The Honor Band 5 Sport is different from the Honor Band 5; it functions more as a tracker that is embedded with a 6-Axis Motion Tracking Sensor that you can put on your shoes, ankles and even on your wrist. According to Honor, it can last up to 14 days of standby usage, or up to 40 hours of continuous performance tracking on a single charge.
You can use it to view notifications, messages, and calls, as well as your step count, distance traveled, calories burnt, and other workout options as it comes with exercise-centric features including Basketball Mode, Workout Form Guidance, and a Professional Running Guide. Heck, take it swimming too as it has a 50m water resistance rating.
Honor Sport Pro - RM299
These flex-form Bluetooth earphones comes with an ergonomic neckband that provides all-day comfort and listening. With a music playback duration of 18+ hours and voice call od 12+ hours, the best feature comes from its charging time where when the battery level is low, you can get 4 hours of music playback (in AAC encoding format with medium volume) with just a 5-minute fast charge. For a full charge, you will need about 70 minutes.
There are three colours to look out for: Phantom Gray, Phantom Purple and Phantom Red. The buds are also magnetic, and promises great sound quality with an effective frequency range of 20Hz to 20,000Hz.
Honor Watch Magic 2 (Teased)
The Honor Watch Magic 2 hasn't even been launched in China yet, but Honor has already teased that it will make its way to Malaysia as well. As such, there isn't a lot revealed on this other than some images which shows a more modern-looking device as it aims to look more like a smartwatch. There's also a rumour that there will be two versions, with the other being a women's version. We will just have to wait for confirmation on November 26 when it will be announced in Beijing.
Honor MagicBook (Teased)
We're finally getting an Honor ultrabook with the Honor MagicBook. Just like the Honor Watch Magic 2, it hasn't been officially launched in China yet and as such we don't have a lot of information on it. But the device was at the event today, albeit with plenty of restrictions so there's no information in terms of specs yet, other than it's running on the AMD Ryzen 5 mobile CPU. In terms of looks, it definitely looks similar to Huawei's own notebooks.
Lowyat has pointed out that the unit also comes with a pop-up camera on the keyboard; something that is definitely interesting to see.
As of now, there's no word yet on the launch of the teased items, but you can get the fitness trackers and the earbuds by tomorrow, 22 November 2019.