Honor Watch 4 arrives as new smartwatch with large AMOLED display and eSIM support
Honor has presented the Watch 4, the cheapest device launched today after the MagicPad 13 and Magic V2. At first glance, the Honor Watch 4 resembles an Apple Watch thanks to its squircle display. According to the company, the AMOLED panel measures 1.75-inches diagonally and outputs natively at 390 x 450 pixels with a 340 PPI pixel density.
Additionally, Honor quotes up to 10 days of battery life from the Watch 4, although this will vary depending on how hard you push the smartwatch. For example, its five satellite positioning systems will eat into battery life when enabled, as will its eSIM. Incidentally, the Watch 4 is the first Honor smartwatch to support cellular connectivity of any kind. Thus, the Watch 4 can make and receive calls or messages without having a paired smartphone in range.
Honor also advertises the Watch 4 as featuring 85 sports modes and 12 professional workout modes. Predictably, the Watch 4 can monitor blood oxygen, heart rate, sleep and stress levels. However, the smartwatch lacks any advanced health monitoring functionality like a blood pressure monitor or the ability to take an ECG.
The Watch 4 is only available in China for now, where it sells for CNY 999 (~US$139) in Obsidian Black, Cloud Water Blue and Morning Glory Gold colour options. For reference, Honor pre-loads MagicOS on the Watch 4, which includes its Yoyo digital assistant. While Honor has outlined that it plans to release the Watch 4 globally at some point, it has not revealed a date by which this will occur nor in which markets.