The Xiaomi Mi SmartBand 4 has just come out a tough rival. Together with the new Honor 9X and Honor 9X Pro, the subsidiary has taken advantage of its event held in China to introduce the Honor Band bracelet 5, which reaches its new edition to try to steal prominence from Xiaomi’s best-selling wearable. The Honor Band 5 has 0.95″ AMOLED color screen, Water-resistant, Heart rate sensor, Step, Distance, Lost Calorie, and Blood oxygen meter with 14 days autonomy. Its basic colors of the bracelet strap are blue, green, black and pink.
Fortunately, Aliexpress is offering it with a $21 discount, so the final price is only $28.99. Remember, it has a time limit, so we suggest you hurry.
Outwardly, it is impossible to distinguish Honor Band 5 from Honor Band 4 – the design of bracelets is similar. But this continuity has its advantages – the straps and docking stations are also suitable for the new model (there is a lot to learn from Xiaomi, which is a cradle for charging each generation of its smart bracelets). Honor Band 5 has a sealed case, which is not afraid of diving underwater to a depth of 50 meters.
The display in the 5th generation has not undergone any changes in comparison with last year’s Quartet. That’s because Honor was already one step ahead of the competition from Xiaomi, installing a color AMOLED screen with a diagonal of 0.95 inches and a resolution of 240 x 120 pixels. The density of pixels in it reaches 282 PPI. The matrix is ?? covered with curved glass, but it is unlikely to save from scratches.
Fitness bracelet still works on proprietary firmware from Huawei / Honor. By the way, the fact that the NFC version cannot work as a tool for contactless payment is connected with this. Yes, this bracelet is suitable only for paying for public transport in China.
The firmware allows you to change the dials and flexible enough to customize the design of the bracelet “by itself”. The standard version of Honor Band 5 supports from the wireless communication only Bluetooth is not the latest version 4.2.
There is also a version with NFC, but the bracelet, alas, cannot be the replacement of a smartphone or a contactless card. In both cases, Bluetooth 4.2 is included to connect to Android devices as of version 4.4, and iOS as of version 9.0.
Honor Band 5 has an optical heart rate sensor. Make Remove the ECG device has not learned. TruSleep 2.0 technology is responsible for monitoring sleep and determining its quality. Compared with competitors, the new bracelet from Honor can track the level of oxygen in the blood.
According to the manufacturer, the norm is a value from 90 to 100%. If this figure ranges from 70% to 89%, then it is worth to stop active exercises and relax. With a decrease in the level of oxygen in the blood below 70%, you need to contact the doctors.
The accelerometer in the device works in 6 axes. With it, implemented many sports modes, including swimming.
The battery capacity of a smart bracelet is 195 mAh, which means the battery has almost doubled compared to its predecessor. According to the manufacturer, it provides up to 14 days of battery life during normal use. However, users of Honor Band 4 “squeezed” out of it and for 20 days working on one charge.
The Honor Band 5 would in most cases set you again $49.99, however, now you can buy it at Aliexpress for simply $28.99 in a flash sale which has a time limit, so we suggest you hurry.