There has been a flurry of wearable tech in recent days. Fitness bands and smartwatches have grown manifolds in popularity and have reached near-ubiquity. Also, the competition in the INR 3000 range market intensifying with so many options available. However, it is beneficial for the customer as they get a large variety of options to choose from. Also, companies are now putting extra features in their devices so that it is differentiated from the other products in the market.
Honor, a sub-brand of Huawei launched Honor Band 5 that features an AMOLED display and an HR monitor. Wearable devices with real-time heart rate monitors are a huge hit as they can be potentially life-saving. Apple Watch 4 has a real-time heart rate monitor which can also take ECG on command. Google is also working on a fitness band cum smartwatch with such capabilities. Samsung already has fitness bands and smartwatches integrated with HR monitoring capabilities. Therefore, it can be said that Honor has taken a step in the right direction.
Honor Band 5 is launched in India at an affordable price point of INR 2,500. The main objective of this fitness band is to give the users more accurate health data at a decent price. Some notable changes in Honor Band 5 from the previous version include the addition of a full-color AMOLED display, HR monitor, and interchangeable watch faces.
Honor Band 5 will be available in 3 colors; Meteorite Black, Midnight Navy, and Coral Pink. The device is sold via Flipkart in India. The fitness band is available for purchase in the Chinese markets since the last month. The fitness band comes with an app that can be installed on both Android and IOS devices. Honor Band 5 connects to your mobile device via Bluetooth and shows notifications such as messages, calls, alarms, etc. on the watch screen. Also, Honor Band 5 lets you end and mute calls as well.
MODERN TECHNOLOGIES USED IN HONOR BAND 5
- For the first time, Honor Band 5 sports a full-color AMOLED display.
- You can change watch faces after connecting the fitness band to your mobile device.
- TruSeen 3.0 continuously monitors heart rate at night.
- It has a sleep monitor built-in.
- Honor Band 5 comes with 10 different fitness modes.
- The fitness band can recognize 4 swim strokes (breaststroke, backstroke, butterfly, and freestyle).
- The fitness band is 50m water-resistant.