Whether it be the old or the young, fitness trackers are slowly appearing on everybody’s wrists, in sizes large or small. With careful research, though, you can avoid spending a fortune and still avail of all the basic amenities you need to lead a healthier, more aware life. For those who are interested in these low-budget yet extremely packed trackers, take a look at this battle between the bosses: Xiaomi Mi Band 4 vs Honor Band 5 vs Honor Band 4. Let’s see which budget-friendly fitness tracker is worth your money.
From the day when I first set my eyes on the first smartwatch to the day when I convinced my mom to buy her first fitness tracker, I still remember the same person who once told me that technology is a spoiler, became so much obsessive over her fitness tracker. I believe that a smartwatch is a massive trend of tech as it has become the sole reason why we don’t have to whip out our phone every single time. Today we’re about to compare, three of the Best Fitness Trackers in this industry – Mi Band 4 vs Honor Band 5 vs Honor Band 4. Let’s see which budget-friendly fitness tracker is worthy of you!
Comparison of Xiaomi Mi Band 4 vs Honor Band 5 vs Honor Band 4
First round: The Design War!
The designs of the Mi Band 4 vs Honor Band 4 vs Honor Band 5 are quite similar in the way that they all have thin straps with a long dial in the center that makes the trackers look more like a band than a watch. Especially when it comes to the Honor Band 4 vs the Honor Band 5, they have the same design. However, the Mi Band 4 differs (like all other previous Mi Bands) because it has an elliptical dial instead of a rectangular one like the other two.
All three watches are thin and light, and extremely comfortable to wear throughout the day. The design of the Honor Band 4 and the Honor Band 5, however, do appear to be a little more rugged-looking and Fitbit-inspired due to their rectangular designs. So I guess it’s a tie in the battle of Mi Band 4 vs Honor Band 5 vs Honor Band 4 when it comes to design.
Second battle: Display
Xiaomi’s Mi Band 4 features a 0.95 inch AMOLED colored screen, just enough to view the readings and your notifications from your phone. The screen is touch responsive, and quite comfortable to use daily. The Honor Band 4 also features a similar 0.95 inch AMOLED screen that is touch-sensitive. Just like the Mi Band 4, this screen is comfortable enough without being too bulky.
On the Honor Band 5, you get the same 0.95 inch AMOLED touch screen again. However, this is a true-color screen, and the UI Dynamic Effect on this watch is better versus the Mi Band 4 or the Honor Band 4. The Display on the Honor Band 5 is extremely vibrant. The AMOLED Display on the Honor Band 5 is good news for people who would love to visualize highly intense black content. This also indirectly helps for better viewing under sunlight. Now putting the Honor Band 4 on the side, you will find the jump from OLED to an AMOLED as a selling point.
Advantage: Honor Band 5
Round Three: Performance
The Mi Band 4 features the latest Bluetooth 5.0, and a 6-axis sensor. The NFC version of the watch also supports the Xiaoai AI voice assistant, which can come in very handy. The watch also comes equipped with 6 sports modes, plenty for a fitness tracker of its size and price. The Honor Band 4 features the Bluetooth 4.0, and a 6-axis sensor. It comes equipped with 7 sports modes, all of which are essential for a sports professional. The NFC version of the watch also supports 165 cities’ bus cards.
The Honor Band 5 also features the latest Bluetooth 5.0, and a 6-axis sensor. But, it’s most interesting feature is the SpO2 sensor, which is used for estimating oxygen levels in the user’s blood. Its NFC version supports the bus cards of over 252 cities, the quantity of which is going to be foreseeably increased in the future. It also has 11 sports modes, which is significantly more than any of the other 2. Both of which are extremely handy features for an outdoor person. It also supports non-visible light heart rate detection, to provide personalized sleep advice to its users, without interrupting their life schedule.
Advantage: Honor Band 5
Round Four: Battery
The Xiaomi Mi Band 4 features a 135 mAh battery, the company claims that the battery can last up to 20 days on a single charge but it came more than 17 days for me so its a fairly good thing. The only drawback is that the band takes around 2 hours to fully charge from 0-100%. On the other hand, both the Honor Band 4 and Honor Band 5 packs a 100mAh battery. Which the company claims that it can last for 17 days on normal use and 6 days when a continuous heart rate is monitored. Overall the Xiaomi Mi Band 4 takes the ultimate win in-terms of battery performance.
Advantage: Xiaomi Mi Band 4
Final Winner – Mi Band 4 vs Honor Band 5 vs Honor Band 4
In the conclusion of the Mi Band 4 vs Honor Band 4 vs Honor Band 5 challenge, though the Mi band has stunning design and looks elegantly stylish, the Honor Band 5 reigns supreme with a large margin. It’s combination of the sleek and, yet rugged design, much more engaging screen, and the SpO2 sensor, all together makes the Honor Band 5 stand out tall over the other fitness trackers. The Honor Band 5 is not only is the watch better looking, but it is also functionally superior to the other bands.
Winner: Honor Band 5