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HONOR Band 5 Review

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Compared to regular smartwatches, a smart band normally has limited features and a boring black and white screen. Honor wanted to up the ante with the HONOR Band 5. How was it on a daily grind? Let’s find out.

HONOR Band 5 key specs:

  • 0.95-inch OLED display (240 x 120 pixels)
  • Water resistant for up to 50 meters
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • NFC
  • Huawei TruSleep 2.0
  • Heart Rate Monitor
  • SpO2 sensor
  • 100 mAh battery
  • iOS and Android compatible

HARDWARE

Just like any smart band, the HONOR Band 5 has a rectangular shaped screen and we noticed the width of the device is a bit thicker than the previous model. There is a circular capacitive home button below the 0.95-inch display.

And speaking of the display, its an AMOLED panel. Its pretty bright and very colorful. You can ajdust the brightness of the display to your liking. You can also choose different watch faces as well.

The device is also water resistant. You van submerge it up to 50m under water.

SOFTWARE AND FEATURES

Compared to other snart bands, HONOR included some features normally present on smartphones such as sleep tracker and Sp02 tracker for blood oxygen saturation.

The device is compatible to both Abdroid and iOS devices. Just download the Huawei Health app on Apple App Store and Google Play Store. From the app, you can maange your notifications coming in to your watch and other settings like activity reminder and heart rate monitor settings.

BATTERY

As for the battery, we managed to get up to 2 weeks of battery life when not connected to your phone. If it is constanty connected to your phone, battery would last a week. Overall that is very good since you dont have to charge your device very often.

VERDICT

The HONOR Band 5 offers a pretty good smart band and fitness experience for a low price of Php 1,399. It has a nicd AMOLED display, easy-to-use interface, useful health and fitness features and a long battery life.

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