Honor Band 5 launched in China

Honor Band 5 is the new wearable from the Huawei sub-brand. It was launched alongside the Honor 9X series in China. It looks similar to the Honor Band 4. But the company has added new features like Blood Oxygen tracker and Bluetooth 5.0 support to this health and fitness wear. Let’s see what else it has to offer.

Honor Band 5 features

Honor Band 5 launched in China

Honor Band 5 sports a 0.95-inch color AMOLED display with 120 x 240-pixels resolution. The dial is rectangle-shaped with 8 dial themes. You can view SMS messages, WeChat, and QQ chat notifs, etc. Further, you also get Stranger number identification and intelligent scene reminder.

As a health cum fitness tracker, you get an optical heart rate monitor with TruSeen 3.5 heart rate tracking technology. Honor has included a SpO2 sensor for tracking blood oxygen saturation.

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Well if you’re wondering, yes the band is 5ATM water-resistant up to 50m. You get stroke recognition while swimming, which is one of the 10 sport modes.

There is an NFC variant with which you can make payments. It boasts payments at buses across 252 cities. It also claims to support analog bus cards which lets you remove, recover and relocate traffic cards.

Honor Band 5 packs a 100mAh battery cell.

Honor Band 5 Price and Availability

Honor Band 5 launched in China

Honor Band 5 Standard Edition retails in China via JD.com at CNY 190 or roughly Rs. 1,907.09 while the NFC edition will arrive on July 29 at CNY 220 or roughly Rs. 2,208.16. Honor is yet to unveil the global (including India) launch details.

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Honor Band 5 vs Honor Band 4 specs comparison

Model Honor Band 4 Honor Band 5
Display 0.95 inch AMOLED 240×120  color screen 0.95 inch AMOLED 240×120 true-color screen the UI Dynamic effect is better
Dial Shape Rectangle Rectangle
Watch Face 1 preset dial theme 8 preset dial themes
Band Material Plastic Plastic
Waterproof 50m/ 5ATM 50m/ 5ATM
Bluetooth V4.0 V5.0
Sports Mode 7 11
  • Message push
  • Call activities
  • Daily activities record
  • Sleep monitoring
  • Heart rate monitoring
  • Smart alarms/Event alarms
  • Remote photo shooting
  • The ones on the left plus
  • Stranger number identification
  • Intelligent scene reminder
Bus Card NFC version support 165 cities bus card NFC version support 252 cities bus card, analog access control card
Blood Oxygen detection Not supported Supported
Battery 4000mAh 4000mAh
Standby Time 15 days 14 days
Charging duration Around 2 hours Around 2 hours


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