HONOR Band 5 – A fitness tracker with SpO2 Monitor

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Fitness trackers or Health Bands are must-have accessories for fitness enthusiasts. These cool gadgets look stylish on your wrist and keep you motivated to stay active and healthy. There is a wide variety of fitness trackers available in the market now. In this post, we are checking out HONOR Band 5 fitness tracker.

HONOR Band 5 highlights

Specifications & Design:

HONOR Band 5 has 0.95 Inch (2.41 cms) AMOLED Touch Color display with vibrant colors and adjustable screen brightness. The 2.5D display is slightly curved at the edges.  This screen can display up to 45 characters with color-coded text and call icon. It has 384 KB RAM and storage capacity of 1 MB ROM, 8M PSRAM, and 32 MB Flash. The health band has Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity. It is compatible with Android 4.4 or later and iOS 9.0 or later.

It has up to 14 days of battery life. That is, with moderate use, you only need to recharge it about twice a month. The battery can charge from 0 to 100% in about an hour. The fitness band has 2 pin contact charging dock which allows the back of the watch to be completely flat and smooth for wearing comfort.

The band has a circular touch-sensitive button for convenient use.  HONOR Band 5 is available in Coral Pink, Meteorite Black, Midnight Navy, and Olive Green colors with multiple watch faces.

Health tracking features:

Heart Rate Monitoring:

HONOR Band 5 is equipped with TruSeen 3.0 heart rate monitor which uses AI-driven algorithms for more accurate readings. Thanks to its infrared technology, it can deliver 24-hour real-time heart rate monitoring and warnings.

SpO2 Monitor:

This is one of the highlights of HONOR Band 5. The SpO2 Monitor tracks oxygen saturation levels in your bloodstream to help you assess how your body adapts during workouts or at high altitudes.

Sleep Monitoring:

This health tracker with its TruSleep technology can recognize your sleep status and collect and analyze relevant data. It delivers real-time monitoring and analysis of your heart rate and breathing during your sleep. By tracking the quality of your sleep, it can identify six common sleeping problems. It can also give you 200 personalized sleep quality assessments and suggestions for better sleep.

Multiple Sports Modes:

HONOR Band 5 has multiple sports mode for better assessment of your activity. These modes include Indoor and Outdoor Cycling, Outdoor and Indoor Run, Walking, Pool Swim, etc. It is also equipped with a running planner to provide better fitness tracking and tailored recommendations. This health band tracks your heart rate, workout time, distance, speed calories, stride frequency, and aerobic/anaerobic training results.

Swim Stroke Recognition:

HONOR Band 5 has a built-in six-axis sensor that can automatically recognize the four main swim strokes. That is, it can recognize butterfly, freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke. It can also record swimming speed, distance, and calories burnt. Moreover, it can also calculate the SWOLF score.

Convenience features:

Music & Volume Controls:

HONOR Band 5 can help you control the music and volume on your smartphone remotely.

Remote Control Camera:

This fitness tracker can also be used to control the camera of your smartphone. However, this feature is only available on Huawei/Honor devices with EMUI 8.1 or later OS.

Smart Assistant:

It can display your phone’s latest reminders and message received. It can deliver WhatsApp, Instagram, Message, Call, etc Notification alerts. And if you have misplaced your smartphone, you can also use the phone finder function on your wrist band to search out your phone.

Water resistance:

HONOR Band 5 is water-resistant for up to 50 meters. So, you can wear it while swimming, in the shower, while washing hands. A bit of rain won’t do it any harm either.

Review of HONOR Band 5:

If you are looking for good quality and affordable fitness tracker, then HONOR Band 5 is a good option. It is comparable to the similarly priced Mi Smart Band 4 but is slimmer and has an added advantage of SpO2 Monitor. It has a sturdy build with comfortable straps that grip the fitness tracker securely. You might need a screen protector for the glass display. You’ll need to install Huawei Health-App to connect the band with your phone.