Honor Band 5 tested: What good is a 30 Euro Fitness Tracker?

              Sunday, November 24, 2019

              As an athlete you do not necessarily need an expensive smartwatch, a slim fitness bracelet is not only lighter, but also cheaper. The Honor Band 5 costs only 30 euros. The test shows what it is good for.
              Fitness trackers are popular – not least because they usually can do more than just count steps and reflect the time. One of the latest products from Honor. With the Honor Band 5, the Chinese manufacturer has launched a fitness bracelet that not only scores points with its numerous functions, but also with its appearance. The display is very good for the low price. (Photo: Honor) The nearly 23-gram lightweight device consists of a 0.95-inch AMOLED color display and a size-adjustable silicone wristband that is available in three colors: in classic black, sporty blue and playful pink. Especially appealing is the user interface. On the one hand, the brightness of the display can be adjusted step by step, so that the display of the wearable is fully visible even in darkness or strong sunlight. On the other hand, the display offers a pixel density of 283 ppi, rich colors and a delay-free touch function. The fact that a wide selection of dials is also available, can be seen as another plus point. Extensive menuClear, the use of a fitness tracker makes sense especially if the person who wears it moves regularly. For this, the Honor Band 5 offers an extensive menu of various sports, from which can be selected accordingly: running (indoor / outdoor), walking (indoor / outdoor), swimming, cycling (indoor / outdoor), free practice or the operation on the rowing machine or the crosstrainer. The heart rate monitor is okay, the step measurement somewhat inaccurate, GPS not on board. (Photo: Honor) With the help of an integrated heart rate monitor, the heart rate can be determined during exercise. The number of completed steps is also documented. However, after a two-week test phase, it shows that the measurement does not seem to coincide with the actual number of steps. And the Honor Band 5 does not have a built-in GPS to track the distance covered.Waterproof and durableThe device seems to be suitable for water sports enthusiasts. The housing is protected against dust and water up to 5 ATM. Swimming, bathing and showering is no problem with the bracelet. Another plus: the battery capacity is 100 milliamp hours. Thus, the wearable can be worn for about a week before it has to be recharged via two charging pins on the bottom of the display unit. ADVERTISEMENT Honor Band 5 Fitness Bracelet Heart Rate 0.95 "Full Color AMOLED Display 5ATM Waterproof Sports Wrist Watch * Privacy To connect the Fitness Bracelet to your smartphone via Bluetooth, you need an appropriate Huawei app that can be viewed on Google Play and Among other things, the use of a detailed "TruSleep" sleep monitoring and the display of notifications and incoming calls on the Honor Band 5 opens on the App Store.To answer them, but still has the classic handle on the smartphone The Honor Band 5 is definitely a nice-to-have: Especially for hobby athletes who want to digitally record their training progress, the fitness tracker is an affordable and good option for around 30 euros Device does not expect however.

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