HONOR Band 5 with 0.95-inch AMOLED color display, 50-meter water resistance launched in India for Rs. 2599

HUAWEI’s HONOR brand has launched the Honor Band 5 in India, after a teaser. It has a 0.95-inch AMOLED color 2.5D curved glass touch screen display with different watch faces, in addition to Home button. It comes with TruSeen 3.0  continuous heart rate tracking and is also water resistant up to 50 meters. The band has automatic activity tracking that lets you track 10 fitness activities such as running, cycling, swimming with swim stroke recognition and more.

The band has TruSleep technology that uses cardiopulmonary coupled dynamics spectrum (CPC) to monitor complete sleep structure including deep sleep (REM) to analyse sleep and offer personalized sleep recommendations.  The mobile phone information can be displayed in real time, incoming calls can be rejected or muted. The band is also equipped to find your phone and also, can be used to take photos by just lifting the wrist and using the band. No mention of SpO2 sensor in the Indian version.

HONOR Band 5 specifications

  • 0.95 inch (240×120 pixels) AMOLED touch color display with customizable Clock faces
  • Bluetooth 4.2 LE, Compatible with Android 4.4 (or later) or iOS 9.0 (or later)
  • Pedometer, Sleep tracker, Exercise tracker with 10 fitness modes, Sedentary reminder
  • 6-axis Accelerometer, Gyroscope; infrared wearing detection sensor
  • PPG heart rate sensor for continuous Heart rate tracking
  • SpO2 sensor
  • Music Control for Android 5.0 and above
  • Call and Message notification, Incoming call mute function
  • Water and dust resistant (50 meter / 5 ATM)
  • Dimensions: 43 × 17.2 × 11.5 mm; Weight: ~ 22.7g
  • 100mAh battery with up to 14 days of usage time, 20 days standby

The HONOR Band 5 comes in Midnight Blue, Meteorite Black and Coral Pink colors, is priced at Rs. 2599 and is available from Flipkart.

[Update: HONOR has added SpO2 monitoring and Music Control support for the band with an update]

Commenting on the launch, Suhail Tariq, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at HONOR India said:

We at HONOR are constantly working towards providing the best-in-class technology, meaningful innovations and quality products to enable our consumers to do more. HONOR Band 5 is another demonstration of our commitment towards our customers. It is a unique blend of technology and lifestyle, specially tailored to meet the needs of our consumers, understand and enhance their daily lifestyle.

As per IDC report, HONOR was the fastest growing brand in smart-band category in Q4 ‘18 and Q1 ‘19 both, with 144% growth in Q1 ‘19 as compared with Q4 ‘18. This is a testimony to HONOR’s commitment of providing the best in class product and quality to its customers.

Adarsh Menon, Vice President Electronics, Private Labels and Furniture at Flipkart, said:

We are happy to add the latest offering from HONOR to our growing portfolio of bestselling products in the smart wearable technology category. We believe that HONOR’s Band 5 will address a key market requirement and selection gap for smartwatches in the affordable price range category. Being a competitive product at a customer-friendly price with features like real time heart monitoring and swim stroke recognition, it is sure to bring in a brand-new experience to our consumers. We are confident that the product will elevate the overall experience for fitness enthusiasts.

Author: Srivatsan Sridhar

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