Honor Band 6 to shake up fitness tracker game on 3 November

Huawei spin-off Honor is set to announce the Honor Band 6 as the latest instalment of its budget fitness tracker range.

The company teased an announcement on Chinese social media site Weibo, claiming its arrival would mark a new era for full-screen wearables.

What that seems to indicate is that we are going to get a bigger screen on its next tracker and it could maybe be planning to switch up the display technology too.

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The Honor Band 5, which was announced in July last year, featured a 0.95-inch AMOLED touchscreen display with a 240 x 120 resolution.

So we imagine that screen size and resolution will get a sizeable bump up on the Band 6.

Honor Band 6

We know that the likes of Xiaomi and Amazfit have significantly upped their game in the screen department for their budget trackers and Honor may be looking to follow suit by offering something more high grade this time around.

Aside from pointing to some screen improvements, there’s no mention of the kind of fitness tracking features it’ll be packing. The Band 5 offered activity tracking, exercise monitoring, a heart rate monitor support, notifications and introduced an SpO2 monitor.

The Band 5 is currently priced $36.99 putting it firmly in the same budget tracker bracket as the Xiaomi Mi Band 5. The question will be whether Honor will manage to keep that price down with the teased changes they’re set to make.

In terms of a launch, it’s likely that it’s one that will be made available in China first as has been the case previously. It did though eventually make it out into other territories soon after.

We were fans of the Band 5, praising its display and for offering good value for money. We only have a few days to find out what the Honor Band 6 will be capable of and how much it’ll cost to own one.

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Dynamic Inertia Review – The Shake Weight Fitness Formula

The first time I heard about Dynamic Inertia was after I had watched the Shake Weight infomercial, loaded up their website and read through the details about this curious and fascinating new piece of equipment.

This is what the official website says about this concept:

Based on a completely new workout technology called Dynamic Inertia, which ignites the muscles in your arm, shoulders, and chest.

I searched high and low for more information about this new fitness concept but could find very little. Here is what I do know: Dynamic Inertia works when you use a product like the Shake Weight which has two spring like weights on either side that create resistance when they're shaken to and fro.

This stationary movement is supposed to work your muscles very quickly as the range of motion is close to nothing. The Shake Weight ad says that you can get up to 240 muscle contractions per minute. Naturally this sounds tempting but you should remember that such a high number of contractions is mostly due to the low motion range.

Obviously, dynamic intertia works very differently than regular weight lifting does. This is more of a static workout where tension is applied to the muscles continuously. This can be useful to a point but for optimal results you do need to engage your muscles in more traditional exercises as well.

As the Shake Weight is a highly popular product these days, I have no doubt that we'll continue hearing and reading more about how it works in the near future.

I recommend that even if you choose to use this new fitness technology, that you don't forget that real results take time and come from hard work both in cardio and weight training. In addition, remember that your nutrition also plays a key role so don't depend just on one machine or device.

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