Honor today held an official event in China, announcing a new series of Honor 9X. In addition to new models, the company also unveiled a new Wearable Honor Band 5, which directly competes with Xiaomi’s Mi Band 4 Edge thanks to a blood oxygen level sensor.
The Honor Band 5 comes with a 0.95-inch AMOLED color display with 282 PPI and 2.5-D glass. The group offers a number of new dials to meet the various needs of the user. What really is the highlight of the new Smart Group is the blood oxygen sensor.
It can measure the level of SpO2 in your blood and show the level of oxygen in your blood. This is a breakthrough feature for a smart band that costs less than $ 30, significantly different from the Mi-Band 4 from Xiaomi.
Other standard features include a heart rate monitor (24 x 7), a sleep monitor with the ability to detect six different types of sleep disorders and 10 different sports modes, including indoor and outdoor running, cycling, swimming, and some other cardiovascular activities, Just like Mi Band 4, the Honor Band has a water resistance of up to 50 meters, so you can wear it while swimming to keep track of your calories.
Honor Band 5 has two versions: the standard version and the version with NFC support. Functions that are commonly found in other smartphones, such as Remote camera capture, intelligent reminders, phone search, etc., are also available on the wearable. Smart Band can use these features for 14 days. This is less than the Mi Band 4, but with the built-in SpO2 sensor it feels like decent battery life.
Honor Band 5 costs from 189 yuan ($ 28) for the standard version and up to 219 yuan ($ 31) for the NFC version. The standard version will go on sale today in China, and the NFC version will be available July 29 at Vmall and other online stores. The group will be available in three colors: black, blue and light pink.