HONOR Band 5 Review — Hey, ever heard of SpO2?

Vyncent Chan
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HONOR Band 5 Review — Hey, ever heard of SpO2?
  • Appearance - 8.9/10
  • Efficiency - 8/10
  • Features - 7.8/10
  • Materials - 8.8/10
  • Performance - 7.5/10
  • User Experience - 8.2/10
  • Value - 8.5/10


The HONOR Band 5 offer small upgrades over the already great HONOR Band 4 at the same affordable price.



+ Charges without having to detach the band!
+ Vibrant and bright AMOLED display
+ Traditional yet reliable band design
+ SpO2 measurement is fresh
+ Can read full notifications at a glance
+ Complete set of fitness tracking
+ Affordable


– Battery life could have been better
– No support for third-party watch faces
– Notifications are shown in too much detail without any way to customize that
– SpO2 is too slow to be practical, also there’s no record of recent SpO2 readings in the app

While fitness may not be one of my strong suits, much less with me being sedentary most of the day, it seems like I am the one assigned to review most of them. Not like I am complaining, because it does trigger me to see such a low numbers of steps taken at the end of the day. The kiasu is real. So with that said, we will be taking a look at the HONOR Band 5, the latest smartband from HONOR offering almost every feature you would need from a smartband/fitness band.

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