If you are in the market to get a new smart band for everyday use, you are going to have to choose from quite a few options. Each of them with their own set of features and advantages that can incline your purchase decision. We rallied up some of the best smart bands that you can get today and checked out what exactly they have to offer. At the end of our tests, we came to these four smart bands that easily make the top of our lists for 2021. 


Huawei’s new wearable really alters the overall perception of a smart band. Stepping aside from traditional design and features, Huawei built the HUAWEI Band 6 keeping in mind a solution to have smartwatch like features at the price of a smart band. This has resulted in a new look and powerful features that easily propel the HUAWEI Band 6 to the top of this list.


For instance, take blood oxygen monitoring (SpO2), a vital health indicator that has become staple across most popular smart bands. While this is a feature that usually has to be turned on when needed, on the HUAWEI band 6, it runs constantly all-day long.In addition to this, the HUAWEI Band 6 also keeps track of the heart rate with HUAWEI TruSeen 4.0, HUAWEI TruSleep for accurate sleep tracking and HUAWEI TruRelax for stress measurement and management.

Another feature seen on the HUAWEI Band 6 inspired by smartwatches, is in fact the display. Stepping aside from the general design ethos of minimal to no displays for smart bands, the HUAWEI Band 6 opted for a full-fledged 1.47 inch AMOLED display. This, with a FullView Display allows for more information to be shown on screen and for immersive viewing overall. It also enables better interactivity while using the smart band.

Another major factor to consider with smart bands is battery life and the HUAWEI Band 6 does not disappoint. Packing enough power to last two whole weeks on a single charge, even with the major functions running, the HUAWEI Band 6 is easily one of the more convenient options without the hassle of everyday charging. 

On the health and fitness front, the HUAWEI Band 6 tracks up to 96 workout modes and uses a HUAWEI TruSport algorithm to analyze the user’s data to provide detailed assessments during workouts, allowing for better progress. All of this is also paired with smart features such as notification alerts, music playback and remote shutters, making the HUAWEI Band 6 a great choice for all-round use and a friendly price.

Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 5

Another top contender is the Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 5 from Xiaomi. A top-notch smart band in its own regard, this smart band is capable of monitoring various health indicators such as 24 hour heart monitoring, sleep quality tracking and stress levels as well. However, it does lack any kind of SpO2 tracking features. In terms of display, it comes with a 1.1 inch AMOLED display which is quite vibrant, but the small size limits the information being displayed. 

However, the Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 5 makes up for this with a long lasting battery life, which can go up to 15 days of use on a single charge with NFC features turned on. It can also track up to 6 different workout modes including swimming, running and more to give users all the data needed for improving performance.

FitBit Charge 4

Another option to look at is the FitBit Charge 4. It is no surprise to expect the FitBit Charge 4 to come with SpO2 monitoring, however, it does this while the user is actually sleeping and giving a report in the morning, which means you will have to wear it through the night. On the other hand, it does support 24 hour heart monitoring and a range of other indicators, such as sleep quality and stress levels.
However, FitBits do not always come with the best displays and the Charge 4 comes with a small 1 inch OLED monochrome display which can only show important details. Even with the minimal battery demands, the FitBit Charge 4 can still only give up to 7-8 days of use on a single charge, but if you turn on the GPS features, the battery life drops down to a shocking 5 hours! In terms of fitness tracking however, the FitBit Charge 4 aces it with 20 workout modes along with goal based workouts and automatic detection. This allows for variety while working out and more details for better progress.

Samsung Galaxy Fit

Users who opt for this option can get top notch health monitoring, such as 24 hour heart rates, sleep quality and stress levels, however, they will miss out on the SpO2 monitoring, which is not included. It also has the smallest display out of the lot, with just 0.95 inch AMOLED, which while being bright and interactive, can show very little information. In terms of battery life, the Galaxy Fit can last up to 7-8 days on a single charge, but it makes for these setbacks by stepping up the fitness tracking capabilities. The Samsung Galaxy Fit can track up to 90 different workout modes and also includes the automatic detection for 6 of them.

Making the final choice boils down to you but if what you need is a full-fledged smart band that boasts smartwatch like features at a more affordable cost, then the HUAWEI Band 6 is the way to go.