Huawei Free Buds 3 and Band 4:Have we reached peak wearable tech?

  • 15/11/2019
  • Sponsored by - Huawei
Huawei Free Buds 3 and Band 4:Have we reached peak wearable tech?

It's a crowded market in wearable tech, particularly when it comes to headphones. Luckily Huawei have made it easy by bringing price and performance together in one product - the Free Buds 3. 

The sleek, palm-sized buds quickly reveal themselves after a cursory peek under the hood.

First and foremost, the sound quality is exceptional. This is partly because the Freebuds bluetooth connect to both earbuds simultaneously, yet independently, enabling true stereo sound.

But the real strength of the Free Buds 3, however, stems from its Kirin A1 processor chip, specifically designed for the wearable tech market and manages an impressive level of complexity despite measuring a miniscule 4.3 x 4.4mm.

The headphones boast an exceptionally low latency rate of down to 190ms2. For anyone confused about the jargon, latency is basically how quickly sound travels from device to headphones. This makes ultra-low latency headphones like the Freebuds a perfect fit for gamers who depend on frame perfect response times both visually and audibly.

Where the Free Buds 3 really shine, however, is in noise cancelling.

While 'noise cancelling’ can seem like just another buzz word in 2019, Free Buds 3 take a unique approach that truly delivers on that promise. Free Buds 3 feature active noise cancellation, meaning the noise cancelling and be adjusted for different environments manually.

Free Buds 3 Photo credit: Huawei

If you're stepping from a busy train onto a relatively quiet street, the noise cancelling can adjust to suit both environments.Turning the noise cancellation off and on is as easy as tapping the left earbud.

For anyone still sceptical about the merits of noise cancelling headphones, get a pair for your next long haul flight and experience what it’s like to have all the stress-inducing background noise of the aircraft disappear.

One of the most common trade offs with wireless headphones is sacrificing decent bass for portability, luckily with the Free Buds 3, a bass tube is cleverly tucked in each earpiece powers allowing for punchy bass delivered from a tiny frame.

While any wearable tech is only as good as its battery life, thankfully the Free Buds 3 come equipped with a charging case, complete with wireless charging capabilities. The Kirin chip allows for ultra efficient power consumption, meaning the buds provide around four hours of playback from a single charge, and up to 20 hours if you're using them alongside the charging case.

Huawei Band 4 Photo credit: Huawei

Also, in case you missed it, keep an eye out for Hauwei's Band 4. The personalisable, vibrant 0.96 inch touch screen display provides the health tracking functionality you've come to expect from smart watches in 2019 but delivered in a much more comfortable form.

The Band 4 is specifically designed to not place pressure on the wrist while gathering health information, allowing it to be worn over long periods without discomfort. The heart-rate tracking technology is accompanied by nine separate sports modes including: Outdoor / indoor run, elliptical, rower, free training and offers detailed readouts of heart rate, heart rate zone, steps, distance, speed, calories and more.

And luckily, the Band 4 will charge essentially off any general USB charger and hold its charge up to 6 days, meaning those of us that need a reminder to go to the gym, will never be without it.

Click here to find out about Free Buds 3, and here for Band 4. 

This article is created for Huawei. 

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