Honor Band 4 review: Great value for money and a worthy competitor to Xiaomi Mi Band 3

first_imgHonor Band 4 review: Great value for money and a worthy competitor to Xiaomi Mi Band 3I am using the Honor Band 4 for a while now and can confidently say that it is overall one of the best all-rounder smart fitness bands available under Rs 5,000 in India right now.advertisement Sneha Saha New DelhiJanuary 8, 2019UPDATED: January 8, 2019 15:39 IST 8/10HIGHLIGHTSThe Honor Band 4 is a fitness band with good looks, very low price and some cool features.The Honor Band 4 packs Huawei TruSeen 3.0 heart rate technology that is capable of detecting heart rate in real time.The Honor Band 4 comes with a large 2.5D curved screen which is a 0.95- inch AMOLED 240×120-colour display with full touchscreen.Phones are getting smarter and becoming a part and parcel of our everyday life. Similar is the case with smartwatches and fitness bands nowadays, particularly as the prices of these gadgets come down. If you look at the smart fitness bands under Rs 5,000 there is one name that catches the attention. It is Xiaomi Mi Band 3. Now you can add to it the Honor Band 4, a fitness band with good looks, very low price and some cool features.I am using the Honor Band 4 for a while now and can confidently say that it is overall one of the best all-rounder smart fitness bands available under Rs 5,000 in India right now. There is also Xiaomi’s Mi Band 3 but after using both the Mi Band and the Honor Band I’ll give some extra points to the Honor Band 4 for additional bits that it offers to the users. Before I share the weeks of experience that I gathered with the Honor Band 4, let’s take a quick look at the functionality that the band offers.Honor band 4 key features–The Honor Band 4 packs Huawei TruSeen 3.0 heart rate technology that is capable of detecting heart rate in real time.–The Honor Band 4 acts as a personal sleep advisor to the users. It comes with Huawei’s TruSleep monitoring technology that is capable tracking sleeping activities and automatically recording user periods of REM (Rapid Eye Movement).–The Honor Band 4 comes with a large 2.5D curved screen which is a 0.95- inch AMOLED 240×120-colour display with full touchscreen.advertisement–The Honor Band 4 comes with a 6-axis sensor which automatically recognizes swim strokes, records swimming speed, distance and calories.–The Band 4 is swim-safe and water-resistant up to 50 metres.–The Band 4 comes packed with some handy smart features like online number identification, answering and rejecting calls, message notifications, among others.Good looks, bright display, comfortable to wearGood looks, perfect fit, and bright display are some of the very important factors that one looks for in a fitness band, and Honor Band 4 according to me is great in all these aspects. Overall, I find it slightly better than even the mighty Mi Band 3. The Honor Band 4 looks classy and it offers great functionality.The display of the Honor Band 4 is vivid and bright enough to be clearly visible inside the room as well as under blazing sunlight. The band adjusts the screen brightness automatically depending on the ambient lightning, which means if you’re inside a dark room the screen brightness of the band will automatically tone down so that it doesn’t hurt the eyes. It is great to see such a feature in a smart band so aggressively priced. The Honor Band 4 comes packed with a 0.95- inch AMOLED touchscreen display with screen resolution of 240×120 pixels. The AMOLED display at this price point too is nice. The Band 4 also comes with full-screen touch and home button control which is easy to operate and offers access to switch back to the home screen with one touch.In addition to the vibrant display another, and according to me one of the best bits about the Honor Band 4, feature is the colourful icons it sports. For example, the heart rate monitor appears in red, the number of steps walked is shown in blue, the call and message alerts appear in green, and so on. These colourful icons give that extra vibrant touch to the display of the Honor Band 4, which isn’t the case with the Mi Band 3.The display of the Honor Band 4 is vivid and bright enough to be clearly visible inside the room as well as under blazing sunlightComfortable fit is one of the key aspects for many in a smart band and the Honor Band 4 gets it right. The Honor Band 4 comes with a belt clip design that makes the band firmly attached to the user’s wrist which is great.Performance and batteryThe Honor Band 4 is light and comfortable to be worn throughout the day and night with ease. The Honor Band 4 comes with features that are mostly seen on top-notch smart watches like — heart rate monitoring and heart rate warnings, daily activities tracking and monitoring (which includes — recording fitness data such as step count, calories burned, and distance covered), and then there is notification reminders for caller ID, SMS, email, weather reports, calendar, and social apps.I found the Honor Band 4 slightly inaccurate in reading the heart rate, but overall the band manages to capture spot on data as far as the sleep and activity tracking is concerned. The Honor Band 4 also vibrates and alerts users about alarms, calls, new messages, new emails and so on. I’m also very impressed that the Band 4 lets users not only check the caller ID but also mute or reject the call when busy. The display of the band is pretty vibrant to read the messages clearly.advertisement The Honor Band 4 also comes with some very useful additional features like Find Your Phone (this feature lets users find their misplaced phone), activity reminder (which reminds the user to stand up or move if they are sitting in one place for a long time). The Honor Band 4 also comes with TruSleep feature which helps in sleep status recognition and data collection. This sleep tracking feature measures how good or bad is the user’s sleep pattern, a feature found only in very expensive health trackers or smart watches.The Honor Band 4 can be controlled using the Huawei health app. Interestingly, the band can be connected with any smartphone running Android 4.4 or later versions or iOS 9.0 or later versions. I connect the band to iPhone X and it was fairly easy to connect it with the phone.I’m also very impressed that the Band 4 lets users not only check the caller ID but also mute or reject the call when busy. The display of the band is pretty vibrant to read the messages clearlyOne area where I believe the Honor Band 4 could have been better is the battery life. Ah, those vibrant icons, they probably hurt its battery life. This is also one area where the Mi Band 3 is better. Honor promises to offer 2 weeks of battery backup in a single charge on a regular usage but in real life that isn’t the case. For me, the Band 4 lasted for about 4 – 5 days maximum in a single charge.Should you buy Honor Band 4?I have been using the Honor Band 4 for the past few weeks and love how it looks and fits in my hand. So, if you’re are looking for a smart band that’s good looking and ready to spend close to Rs 3,000, the Honor Band 4 is a good option to consider. But if money is the constraint and you can’t afford to spend more than Rs 2,000 on a fitness band, the Mi Band 3 isn’t a bad choice either but just that it looks slightly boring to me. Besides the inaccurate heart rate tracking, overall, the Band 4 looks great, offers pretty vibrant display, acts as a personal fitness trainer and also monitors user’s health and everyday activities efficiently.Honor launched the Band 4 in India in December with a retail price of Rs 2,599. The interesting bit is that the Honor Band 4 is available in some funky colour options like — Meteorite Black, Midnight Navy, and Dahlia Pink. The smart fitness band can be purchased exclusively from Amazon India store.Honor Band 4 review8/10ProsBright displayComfortable fitAffordableLooks goodConsInaccurate heart rate trackingBattery life not as promisedGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! 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Chandan Prabhakar is back on The Kapil Sharma Show. Shoots a gag with the team

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiMarch 13, 2019UPDATED: March 13, 2019 20:57 IST Chandan Prabhakar with The Kapil Sharma Show team. Picture courtesy: Instagram/kapilsharma_universeChandan Prabhakar who went missing from The Kapil Sharma Show is back. The comedian who plays Chandu in the show recently shot for an episode where he is dressed as an old lady in a yellow salwar suit.Kapil Sharma shared the image and wrote, “Shooting gags is always fun @bharti.laughterqueen @chandanprabhakar @kikusharda @sumonachakravarti @rajivthakur007 #sunnybhaiya #fun #laughter #comedy #madness #tkss #thekapilsharmashow @sonytvofficial.”View this post on InstagramShooting gags is always fun @bharti.laughterqueen @chandanprabhakar @kikusharda @sumonachakravarti @rajivthakur007 #sunnybhaiya #fun #laughter #comedy #madness #tkss #thekapilsharmashow @sonytvofficialA post shared by Kapil Sharma (@kapilsharma) on Mar 13, 2019 at 5:28am PDTIn the picture Chandan in an old lady while Kapil is dressed as an old man in a groom’s clothes. Comedian Rajiv Thakur sports pink and green mohawk. Just a look at it will leave you in splits. According to reports, the episode was shot today.Recently, when Chandan went missing from a few episodes, one of his fans took to social media to ask him if all is well and asked him to come back on the show. Chandan replied to the fan saying: “Hello ekta…thanks for the love…well I m nt missing episodes intentionally…my character n my acting might not be working that’s why they are not putting me in the episodes…well lots of love n best wishes for you also…” (sic)There were rumours that all is not well between Chandan and Kapil Sharma. However, look like everything is sorted between the two.advertisementAlso read | Chandan Prabhakar is missing from The Kapil Sharma Show for this shocking reasonAlso read | The Kapil Sharma Show: Kapil sings romantic number for wife Ginni Chatrath. Watch aww-dorable videoGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byshweta keshri Tags :Follow Chandan PrabhakarFollow Kapil SharmaFollow The Kapil Sharma Show Next Chandan Prabhakar is back on The Kapil Sharma Show. Shoots a gag with the teamChandan Prabhakar who is an integral part of The Kapil Sharma Show had gone missing from the show.advertisementlast_img read more

India suffer first series defeat under captain Virat Kohli at home

first_img scorecard view more view less commentary India suffer first series defeat under captain Virat Kohli at homeAustralia beat India by 35 runs to clinch the five-match series 3-2 after the home side failed to chase down 273 at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi on Wednesday. No data available!center_img Rohan Sen DelhiMarch 14, 2019UPDATED: March 14, 2019 08:59 IST Virat Kohli scored just 20 runs in India’s unsuccessful run chase of 273 (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAustralia (272 for 9) beat India (237) by 35 runs to clinch series 3-2Team India suffered its first ODI series loss at home since 2016The ODI series win was Australia’s first since January 2017Virat Kohli suffered his first defeat at home in any format as captain after India’s 35-run loss against Australia in the fifth and final one-day international in Delhi on Wednesday.Chasing 273 for victory, India were shot out for 237 in 50 overs by the visiting side who then clinched the series 3-2.India, who were leading the series 2-0 after the first two games, suffered its first ODI series loss at home since 2016. It was also the first time India lost three consecutive ODIs under Kohli’s captaincy.The Aussies rode on Usman Khawaja’s 100 and Peter Handscomb’s 52 to post 272 for 9 on the board after electing to bat first.The total looked par at the Feroz Shah Kotla which offered variable bounce and pace for the bowlers while the spinners also got something out of the pitch.Leg-spinner Adam Zampa bagged 3 wickets while Pat Cummins, Jhye Richardson and Marcus Stoinis took two wickets each to derail India’s run chase and win their first ODI series since January 2017.Rohit Sharma top-scored for the hosts with 56 runs while Bhuvneshwar Kumar (46) and Kedar Jadhav made 44 but the rest of batsmen failed to score above 20 as India became the only side to lose an ODI series (of five or more matches) on two occasions after leading 2-0.”…If you look at the overall series Australia played with more passion, hunger and heart and they deserved to win. They were brave in pressure situations compared to our game, especially in the last 3 games, the way they handled the pressure, they really deserved to win,” Kohli said at the post-match presentation ceremony.advertisementKohli though, was not overtly worried with the defeat and said India would look to focus on the good times they have had over the last one year. He said Australia played in India exactly the way India played Down Under where they won a Test and ODI series in Australia before winning an ODI series in New Zealand.”It’s exactly how we played in Australia. We were braver in pressure situations purely because they had a series to lose at home and we went out there and expressed ourselves. You have to give credit to them; they are a younger side and they showed more heart than us. Winning a series like that in India is good for their confidence. We know we didn’t play as well as they did,” Kohli said at the post-match press conference.Also Read | Have never seen a player like Virat Kohli: Australia coach Justin Langer after series winAlso Read | Australia were braver than us in pressure situations: Virat KohliAlso Read | It’s unbelievable: Aaron Finch revels in historic ODI series vs IndiaFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Virat KohliFollow India vs AustraliaFollow Delhi ODI advertisement graphslast_img read more

AITA to press for neutral Davis Cup venue

first_img S Kannan New DelhiAugust 19, 2019UPDATED: August 19, 2019 10:24 IST The worst case is if the ITF acts tough, India will get relegated to the Asia Ocenia Group 2The All India Tennis Association will on Monday be speaking to representatives of the International Tennis Federation in London via Skype to decide on the forthcoming Davis Cup tie against Pakistan.Since the time India were drawn to meet Pakistan in an away tie in the Asia-Oceania group, doubts have persisted over it happening. Yet, last month, the ITF had told the AITA their security agency was satisfied with the arrangements in Islamabad for the mid-September tie.Over the last fortnight, relations between India and Pakistan have deteriorated. Even Pakistan’s star player Aisam Qureshi has now spoken out against the Indians unwillingness to travel and said harsh things.With members of the Indian team and captain Mahesh Bhupathi not willing to risk travelling to Pakistan, Monday’s Skype call assumes importance.Bhupathi and AITA secretary general Hironmoy Chatterjee will be on the call and are hopeful of convincing the ITF that a neutral venue would be the best option as travel to Islamabad is virtually ruled out.The AITA had also written to the ITF last week that the tie be postponed. With no positive reply coming, the AITA has decided to press for a neutral venue. “We will request the ITF to have the tie on a neutral venue so that both the teams are comfortable,” said Chatterjee. “There is a Davis Cup rule that if there is political unrest, the tie be postponed or played in a neutral place,” added Chatterjee.”The ground situation in Pakistan is such that no sporting team would want to travel at this point of time,” said a leading Indian player.advertisementA scare has been created that if the ITF does not accede to India’s request, then it could result in a forfeiture. On Sunday night, the mood in the AITA and Davis Cup team was one of confidence.The worst case is if the ITF acts tough, India will get relegated to the Asia Ocenia Group 2.Also See;Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Davis CupFollow India vs PakistanFollow AITAFollow ITF AITA to press for neutral Davis Cup venueThe AITA had also written to the ITF last week that the tie be postponed. With no positive reply coming, the AITA has decided to press for a neutral venue.advertisement Nextlast_img read more