When it comes to the fitness band, Honor smartbands might not be the first ones that pop-ups on the mind. Because of the Xiaomi’s more influence over the fitness-band market. But in fact, Honor makes better and competitive smartbands, and recently they had released Honor Band 5 alongside Honor Watch Magic. The Honor Band 5 price in Nepal is Rs. 4,350 and with this competitive price and specs, it goes head-to-head with Xiaomi Mi Band 4.
Readout yourself to explore the Honor Band 5’s new features and what’s different from the Band 4. Also, to discover if you really should consider buying/upgrading to Honor Band 5.
- Measures: 40.2 x 16.0 mm
- Weighs: 22.7g
- Display: 0.95-inch colorful AMOLED display, 240 x 120 pixels
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.2
- Battery: 100mAh, standby 14 days
- Water-resistant up to 50m
|The Good||The Bad|
|Vibrant display||Similar design as Honor Band 4|
|New watch faces||GPS missing|
|Three new fitness modes||Proprietary charging port|
|Phone Finder and Remote Picture Taking|
Honor Band 5: Design and Display
The latest Honor Band 5 looks identical in the flesh when compared to the predecessor Honor Band 4. No significant difference at all. However, for good, the Band 5 strap has now more perforations than any regular watch to help fit your wrist nicely.
The Band 5 sports a 0.95-inch AMOLED full-color touchscreen display with a resolution of 240 x 120 pixels and 282 pixels-per-inch. Comparing it to the Band 4 again, the display on the Band 5 is of higher quality and the colors displayed is more vivid and crispier. And for the resisting the band from the scratches, the Band 5 is covered with 2.5D glass.
The underside of the band, you will find a heart-rate sensor and pogo pins side by it for charging. And the Band 5 comes in three colors options; Blue, Black, and Pink.
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Fitness Features and More
Besides the usual sets of fitness features such as steps tracking, sleep monitoring, basic workouts detection, the Honor Band 5 sees three new fitness modes like Indoor Walking, Rowing Machine and Elliptical Machine. In total, there are seven fitness modes that are found on the older Honor Band 4 and three new modes as aforementioned.
The new Band 5 is still the same 50-meters water-resistant and can track and recognize swim strokes. However, to the downside, the band still lacks the GPS.
Other than the fitness features, the Band 5 does have some traits of smartwatch, meaning the band will let you set alarms, display notifications, respond to phone calls via Bluetooth connection with the phone. Also, the band has introduced new watch faces to allow the users to choose and customize their bands.
Furthermore, you will find two new features — Phone Finder and Remote Picture Taking. With the Phone Finder, you can find your misplaced phone with a single tap on your band, and with the Remote Picture Taking, you can take selfie and group photos remotely with the band. However, this remote picture taking feature is only supported on phones running EMUI 8.1 or later. The company claims the band can last up to 14 days with a single charge with 100mAh battery inside.
Verdict: Should you buy the Honor Band 5?
Speaking honestly, there are no significant updates over the last year’s Honor Band 4. However, if you are using Honor Band 3 or lower, or any other monochromatic display and looking for an upgrade, the Band 5 can be the one. And of course, if you are a regular gym-goer and want an affordable high-quality smartband, the new additional fitness-tracking modes Honor Band 5 has added makes it a perfect choice compared to the newest Xiaomi Mi Band 4.
Honor Band 5 Price in Nepal
The Honor Band 5 price in Nepal is set for Rs. 4,350 and available to buy via offline stores and online stores like Daraz. In Nepal, the Band 5 will be available in only two colors; Midnight Navy and Meteorite Black.
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