26 August 2019
The Honor Band 5 is now official as the latest wearable from the company. It was unveiled in China at the same event where Honor 9X lineup and Honor MagicBook Pro notebook was also launched. The fitness tracker succeeds last year's Honor Band 4 and brings good enough improvements.
To start off, the Honor Band 5 sports a 0.95-inch AMOLED color display with 240 x 120 pixels resolution. It not only shows information like time, date, and workout insights but is also capable of showing text messages and call notification. The fitness tracker supports continuous heart rate monitoring but with the help of updated TruSeen 3.5 technology.
It further comes with TruSleep 3.5 which is basically an improved version of the sleep tracking tech that Honor uses in its wearables. It is capable of tracking different sleeping phases including deep sleep to offer relevant suggestions. The newest addition to the wearable is the SpO2 sensor for tracking blood oxygen saturation level.
The new fitness tracker is water-resistant up to 50 meters. It has sports mode tracking for 10 sports including swimming which makes it a good fit for those who engage in those activities. Other features include Bluetooth connectivity, pedometer, sedentary reminder, and exercise tracking. It also a dedicated model with NFC connectivity for those interested in using it. The whole package is powered by a 100mAh battery claimed to last for about 14 days on a single charge.
The Honor Band 5 has been priced at CNY 189 (about $27) for the standard variant and CNY 219 (about $31) for the NFC model. It is already up for preorders in China with sales starting July 29th.