Overview fitness tracker Honor Band 5 - the main competitor Mi Band 4
Devices / / December 19, 2019
Laconic design in three colors
Honor Band 5 is sold with different straps: black, dark blue and pink. Color of housing in any case is still black. The straps are removable.
On the bracelet suffered embossing pattern, and is fixed with the help of gadget classic buckle.
Owners of previous versions of the Honor Band 3 and 4 are unlikely to notice the change. It is the same sleek design, rectangular shape, the button under the small screen and a thin strap. Bracelet looks like a sports gadget, but it can also be worn with a jacket.
8 dials and touch screen
In Honor Band 5 is AMOLED-color screen with 0.95 inch diagonal and a resolution of 120 × 240 pixels. All icons are carefully and nicely drawn. On some dials pretends to be not very high pixel density, but it is not the most important characteristic for a fitness trackers. The main thing is that the information to be seen, and it can be seen even in bright sunlight.
A choice of eight available dials. Arrow and without bright and restrained, with different additional information. There is an option for the Nike fans: the dial is not branded, but the colors and corporate italics recognizable from afar.
Not enough of a strict monochrome variant - it seems that the manufacturer of all the forces trying to emphasize the richness of the screen colors. All dials are static, though some of them would certainly came the animation.
Controlled by the tracker using the touch screen. Mechanical buttons on the case are missing. By display can Tapan svaypat or up or down. It is activated by rotating the wrist. Tracker susceptible to being accidentally pressed, the screen lock for some reason do not.
By tap on the dial screen opens with information about the notifications, the charge level and the weather. Swipe can browse sections: Activity, pulse, Blood oxygen saturation, sleep, exercise routine, notification and advanced settings.
Most of the settings and deployed data on activity can be found in Appendix Huawei Health.
Measurement of oxygen in the blood and sleep monitoring
The main function of any fitness tracker - this monitoring activity. The relevant section of the gadget displays the steps passed and meters, the approximate number of calories burned, time in training and in motion. Deployed more data available in the application.
Honor Band 5 can measure HR either continuously or in smart mode, when the sensor starts to work when changing the level of activity. Uninterrupted reading spends much battery power - to him the gadget is about five days.
The tracker can measure the blood oxygen saturation. An unusual feature, without which we could have done. If you are healthy, determine the level of SpO2 is not necessary in everyday life. And people with diseases is better to use a certified pulse oximeter.
The gadget not only shows on the screen as you slept, but also gives the unfolded data application. For example, there can be found an index of sleep quality and time in different phases.
In addition, Honor Band 5 is a function of a smart alarm clock. You put the time in which you need to wake up, and the Tracker wakes you up by vibration in REM sleep shortly before the selected mark. In theory, it's easier to get out of bed. In fact, all individually, when one feels the ease of awakening, others can not see the difference, and are angry because of a few minutes of lost sleep.
One of the most useful features of any smart wrist device - featuring notifications. There is a required minimum: cut text shoving with strange indentation and without reference to the application. Find out in what the messenger has come to you a message or you can not answer it.
Slightly more opportunities offer interaction with Android-smartphone, such as Huawei and Honor. For example, you can take photos with the phone camera by pressing the button on the tracker or control music playback.
Verdict. The main functions Honor Band 5 - a vibrating alarm, display notifications and basic information about the activity. Those who follow the regime useful sleep monitoring, and sports fans - tracker workout and heart rate readings during exercise. Smartphone We have to get nearly as often as without tracker gadget handles only showing circumcision alerts. Rare for smart wristbands determining oxygen function in the blood is not needed.
5 in Honor Band training
Hours support 10 training modes, which include all popular jogging, swimming, velozaezdy, as well as training on a treadmill or exercise bike. If you are a fan of unusual sport, you can choose the free exercise routine.
The tracker can notify you of a new stage of training with the help of vibration. It is able to operate, for example, through every kilometer or every 5 minutes.
Honor bleed the navigation mode. Tracker understand what style you floats (Freestyle, butterfly, breaststroke or back), and counts SWOLF index - an indicator of the efficiency of a swimmer, based on the number of strokes and the time on the track.
Differences Honor Band 5 and Mi Band 4
They have the same price and a similar set of features, but the difference is still there.
- Design. Capsule housing Mi Band 4 has a rounded shape.
- Strap. At Mi Band 4 he latched button at the Honor Band 5 - a classic buckle. A matter of taste.
- Autonomy. Capacitance Honor Band 5 accumulator 35 mAh less. This affects the operating time without outlet. Xiaomi announces 20 days if you disable sleep monitoring and continuous heart rate measurement and Honor record time on a single charge - about two weeks.
- Play music. Honor Band 5 can control the player only on Android. For Mi Band 4 smartphone platform is not important. For example, with the Xiaomi gadget you can switch tracks from "Yandex. Music "on the iPhone.
- Dials. At Mi Band 4 is much more.
- Screen lock. You can enable it on the gadget from Xiaomi, and Honor Band 5 is not protected from accidental key presses.
- Charging. To recharge the Mi Band 4, the case need to be removed from the strap and put it in the charging station. To Honor Band 5 simply fasten the clip.
- Oxygen saturation sensor. At Mi Band 4 is not.
Mi Band 4 slightly better Honor Band 5 in some detail. Most of them are not critical, so that you can want to choose.
- modifications: with black, dark blue and pink thong.
- Dimensions: 17,2 × 43 × 11,5 mm.
- Weight: 22.7 g
- Display: 0.95 inch, 120 × 240 pixels, AMOLED.
- Battery: 190 mAh. Autonomy up to six days using up to 14 days of standby time.
- Built-in memory: 1 MB.
- RAM: 384 KB.
- connection: Bluetooth 4.2.
- sensors: an accelerometer, a heart rate monitor.
- Contactless payment feature: not.
- Protection class: IP68. Permit immersion to a depth of 50 m.
- Compatibility: Android 4.4 or higher, iOS 9 and above.
Honor Band 5 does not give new sensations. It is very similar as in Honor Band fourth generationAnd a competitor Mi Band 4. This is not to say that to him that something was wrong: the sensors correctly read information, manage user-friendly gadget, it looks good with almost any clothing, and his band are not pinched by hand.
If you need a simple and budget bracelet for training and tracking activity, Honor Band 5 is perfect.
The official unit price in Russia - 2990 rubles. On AliExpress and stocks in stores, you can find cheaper.
The author expresses his gratitude to the company Honor for providing the test device.
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