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The Watch 4 from Honor is the third and least expensive device unveiled today, behind the MagicPad 13 and Magic V2. Due to its squircle display, the Honor Watch 4 first has an Apple Watch-like appearance. The AMOLED screen has a 1.75-inch diagonal and produces natively at 390 x 450 pixels with a pixel density of 340, claims the manufacturer.
Additionally, Honor claims that the Watch 4’s battery life can last up to 10 days, though actual battery life will vary depending on how hard you use the smartwatch. For instance, when enabled, both its e-SIM and five satellite location systems will drain the battery. It should be noted that the Watch 4 is the first Honor wristwatch to offer any form of cellular connectivity. So long as a paired smartphone is within range, the Watch 4 can place and receive calls or send and receive texts.
Additionally, Honor touts the Watch 4’s inclusion of 12 expert fitness modes in addition to 85 sports options. The Watch 4 can, as expected, track blood oxygen levels, heart rate, sleep quality, and stress levels. The wristwatch does not, however, have any sophisticated health monitoring features, such as a blood pressure sensor or the capacity to record an ECG.
The Watch 4 is currently only available in China, where it costs CNY 999 (about US$139) and comes in the colors Obsidian Black, Cloud Water Blue, and Morning Glory Gold. For comparison, Honor pre-loads MagicOS, which has its Yoyo digital assistant, into the Watch 4. Honor has stated that it intends to release the Watch 4 globally at some time, although it has not specified a date or the markets in which this will happen.