The Honor Band 5 made its official debut in India just last month and has already managed to conquer an impressive milestone. At Flipkart’s ongoing Big Billion Days Sale event, the Chinese electronics maker managed to reach the top of the wearables space by having its Honor Band 5 come out as the No. 1 bestselling fitness band.
If you are in the market for a sleek, feature-rich, and affordable fitness band, the Honor Band 5 might just be the perfect option. Here is a list of the top 5 reasons why we recommend this product to potential buyers.
Top 5 Reasons To Buy The Honor Band 5
The Honor Band 5 is incredibly affordable. The fitness band initially launched at INR 2,599, but it now retails at just INR 2,299 over on Flipkart. While there are other smart bands that are even cheaper than Honor’s offering, not many are as well-balanced and feature-rich.
Color AMOLED Display
One of the most prominent features that sets the Honor Band 5 apart from its competition is its 0.95-inch AMOLED color touchscreen. Other than the interface offering various colored elements such as icons and text, you also get a plethora of stylish watch faces to choose from. The Huawei sub-brand offers the new Honor Clock Face Store from where you can select and download your favorite wallpapers.
Stylish And Functional With 50M Water Resistance
The Honor Band 5 lets you customize your look by offering interchangeable wrist bands in various color options. To offer just as much resilience, the fitness tracker is rated for up to 50 meters of submersion underwater. This has further allowed Honor to implement motion tracking underwater. The watch can monitor and track freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly swim strokes, and offers a comprehensive report of your workout via its accompanying Huawei Health app. All of this is in addition to the 11 different sports tracking modes this band is capable of.
SpO2 and Remote Music Control
Other than the ability to read your heart rate and monitor your sleep patterns, Honor has rolled out two new features to the Honor Band 5. The first is the ability to monitor SpO2 levels (oxygen saturation levels in your bloodstream). This comes in handy for both workouts and other outdoor activities such as trekking at higher altitudes. The second is the ability to control music remotely on paired smartphones running Android version 5 or above. With this mode, you can use the smart band to control various music apps including Shazam, Google Play Music, YouTube, VLC, Spotify, Huawei Music, and more.
Remote Picture Taking and Phone Finder
Other than the ability to show your text messages and notifications, two standout features the Honor Band 5 offers are remote picture taking and phone finder. Both these modes are pretty self-explanatory. If you are using a Huawei/Honor smartphone that runs Magic UI, you will be able to capture selfies via the smartphone by simply raising your wrist. On the other hand, any smartphone that is paired with this watch can be quickly located in case it has been misplaced.