Honor Band 5: the most complete review, user reviews

It's time to explore in more detail the features and characteristics of the new bracelet Honor Band 5, which was announced

a few days ago and immediately sold out afterits impressive appearance. And, of course, find out the first reviews, what its owners think about it, whether it is worth buying it, etc. These and other questions will be answered in our full review further ...

Honor Band 5 Review

New Honor Band 5 is called "the killer"fitness tracker Xiaomi Mi Band 4. Yes, indeed, these are the two main competitors, but a comparison of them later. So far, we will examine in detail all the characteristics and capabilities of Honor Band 5, which are already known.

Main characteristics

  • Size 43 x 17.2 x 11.5 mm
  • Weight 22.7 g
  • AMOLED 0.95 inch display, 120 x 240 dots, 282 ppi
  • Bluetooth 4.2, NFC
  • 195 mAh battery
  • Protection against water 5ATM (up to 50 m)
  • 6-axis accelerometer, heart rate sensor, IR sensor


The overall appearance of the fifth version of the bracelet as a wholesimilar to the fourth generation. This is a case with a rectangular dial, under which there is a so-called HOME button. It is securely integrated into the strap itself, which is represented by several color options: blue, green, black and pink. Since the design of Band 4 and Band 5 is similar, respectively, you will be able to use the straps from the previous version from the current version, if suddenly it is necessary. Same thing with the charging station.

The strap uses the classic look of a buckle, which is a bit frustrating. For me personally, this is not the most convenient option, the implementation from Xiaomi is much more comfortable to wear.


Honor Band 5 is equipped with 0.95-inch colorAMOLED screen with a resolution of 240x120 and a pixel density of 282 ppi. The screen is covered with a curved 2.5D glass to ensure the greatest scratch resistance. In the user's capabilities there is an installation and change of dials at will. Also supported by third-party dials. I note that I like the façades on Honor Band 5 much more due to its minimalism and informativeness. It is worth noting that in Band 4 the display was the same in its characteristics, so there are no serious differences between the previous version and the current one.

Oxygen analysis in the blood

The most important feature of the novelty is a function.detection of oxygen in the blood, which allows you to determine the level of blood saturation with oxygen. Is it necessary for the average user? I think that is not necessary. But there will be those users for whom this opportunity will become fundamental when choosing a bracelet. This applies to older people, workers with high-intensity mental load, etc.

It is reported that with indicators:

● 100% - 90% blood oxygen level is normal.

● 89% - 70% need to reduce activity, pay attention to rest; If there is any discomfort, it is recommended to consult a doctor.

● Less than 70% need to consult a doctor in time.

Other features

Honor Band 5 also supports 24-hourheart rate monitoring, built-in high-precision algorithm of artificial intelligence, full accuracy reaches 97.8%. It also uses Huawei TruSleep 2.0 technology, which provides complete control and analysis of your sleep. The accelerometer sensor is responsible for the presence of several sport modes. By the way, swimming here too. There are 10 kinds of sports modes.

In addition, the fitness tracker has manyuseful functions in everyday life: notifications and alerts, viewing unread messages in real time, phone search, remote camera and others. The operation of individual functions depends on the firmware version.

What's up with NFC?

The version of Honor Band 5 with NFC is, and it is sold,but for Russian users it does not matter. Read more about it here. Mobile payments and contactless payment in Russia are not implemented here. Only payment for public transport in 252 cities of China, which is not relevant for us at all. There is support for intelligent home control HiLink, but for us, too, it is of little interest.


On one charge Honor Band 5 can hold outup to 14 days. If its use is too active, then a little less. The battery capacity has increased almost 2 times - 195 mAh, which made it possible to increase the time of atomic work. If you do not use functions that use sensors, then the time of the bracelet from one charge will increase even more and moreover.


The manufacturer did not bend the bar andoffered a fairly reasonable price tag. The standard version sells for about $ 27. The version with NFC, sales of which start only on July 29, will cost a bit more expensive - $ 32. Thus, you can buy yourself an excellent fitness tracker with monitoring your performance in less than 2000 rubles. In Russia, sales have not yet started, but there is AliExpress, from which they are already actively ordering a new product.