Honor Band 5 Waterproof Or Not

Box and equipment.

The design of the boxes, if my memory serves me, has not changed for the last few years. I mean these bracelets. But it does not change the essence: the packaging is not bad, pleasant and will go well for a gift. It shows the bracelet itself and there are several lines about the model, incl. characteristics.

Honor Band 5 Waterproof Or Not

Inside everything you need: the bracelet itself (of course), a charging dock, for some reason not clear to me, a white USB cable and documentation.
In special cases, one could wish for something more, but we still have not a fancy 100 bracelet from some pretentious brand. In other words, the kit is common, as is the case with other bracelets in this price range. And only the cable looks like an attempt to save money. The docking station, on the other hand, is quite convenient, with normal clamps:
Connects with MicroUSB.
There is nothing very interesting in the instructions. A few words about the functionality, and a link to the application. It uses the proprietary Huawei Health assistant program, which we will talk about later.

Appearance and photo on the hand.

As in the case of packaging, so in this one. everything is very similar to past generations. And if the box is still different from different manufacturers, then the bracelets are very similar. They are often as faceless as most bezel-less smartphones today. So there is nothing to be surprised at:
This is how the bracelet looks on the hand:
Let’s look a little closer, this still cannot be omitted, otherwise it will become completely sad. Full-length perforated strap to fit any wrist.
There is a plastic buckle with the Honor logo and additional. a clip that can be hooked into any desired hole along the entire length of the strap.
Normal universal solution, which is unlikely to give the strap a lot of dangling or uncomfortable sitting.
The strap is removable here, but the process, as for me, is not the most convenient and is not implemented so conveniently as to perform some kind of replacement operations on an ongoing basis. On the back of the main capsule there is a heart rate monitor and charging contacts with the necessary holes to secure the docking station.
It looks like this:
On the front side of the bracelet flaunts a glossy almost inch color touch screen and a round control button.

Operating experience.

For a long time I walked with a mechanical Seiko 5 watch, for which I not only have two reviews, but for which I had the very first review on this site. After a while, I wanted a smarter device, and I got the Pebble 2, with which I went no less. I liked them in everything, but then they just got bored and boring. Then I didn’t wear anything. I had the opportunity to try fitness bracelets and some passed through my hands, some were delayed, some not very much. It all depended on whether I liked it, needed it or not.

This I smoothly bring to the fact that I wore Huawei Honor Band 5 for one week in August, while on vacation. And I liked the process: I didn’t want to forget the bracelet, it was comfortable, it sat well on my hand and sent notifications very regularly. By the word “very” I mean that the Band 5 can send notifications without any problems from everything that is on the smartphone, and not only from the programs chosen by the Chinese, as is often the case with third-tier devices.

This is how I accumulated statistics for a week of active use. The screenshots below show the data for the day / week / month:
During this time, the bracelet was discharged. It took him exactly a week to get to zero with constant heart rate monitoring. I think the result is normal and maybe even good. My Pebble with e-ink display with the same usage lived for 5 to 10 days, depending on the frequency of listening to music. Here the situation is about the same, due to the small display, normal battery and Amoled.

You know, there isn’t much to add to that, especially in terms of screenshots. I mean, yes, there are more detailed statistics for the steps. There are sleep statistics (but I don’t sleep with bracelets and watches, I don’t like it). There is heart rate data, you can compare the readings and, in principle, rely on them. But, in the end, what of this does not some other bracelet do? That’s the same and it is.
So it remains to write only about whether it was convenient and liked it or not. And this smoothly flows into conclusions.

Review of the fitness bracelet Huawei Honor Band 5 (Amoled, heart rate monitor). One week from a past summer.

Today’s review is devoted to a not-so-new product. the Huawei Honor Band 5 fitness bracelet. The history of my bracelet is long, but not in words: it was sent in March 2020, arrived (no one was expecting it) in August. Then I tested it. Today is the beginning of November. And only now I have free enough time and, most importantly, there was a desire to write a small but informative review of the bracelet. Personally, I am already familiar with Huawei bracelets. one or two models from the same series passed through my hands. I remember that I liked them more than Xiaomi, because the application was more informative and more convenient. How things are today, how successful the model is and is it worth looking at this bracelet at all. everything will be in the review. As well as several dozen photos. There will not be much text, because almost everyone, in one way or another, has read reviews of such devices and we all know what it is and how it works. Differences appear only in some, often small, aspects. So we will look at them. Anyone interested. I invite.

Structure of the standard overview. packaging box, kit, appearance, display, application and operating experience, we end with conclusions.

But before all this, it is necessary to show the characteristics.
– Matrix type: AMOLED
– Display material: Tempered glass
– Display size: 0.95 ”
– Display Resolution: 240×120
– Touch screen: Yes
– Pixel density: 282ppi
– Compatibility: iOS, Android
– Operating system: Proprietary
– Wi-Fi: No
– Bluetooth: 4.2
– GPS: No
– Battery capacity: 195 mAh
– Working time (normal mode): 14 days
– Protection standard: 5 ATM
– Weight: 22.7g.
– Dimensions: 43 x 17.2 x 11.5mm.

A picture with a comparison of versions of the bracelet, incl. with Band 4. Although now it would be relevant to show a comparison with Band 6, which will be released very soon.

On my review Global Version.

An important clarification: the review will not touch upon health aspects of the bracelet. I’m not special. in this, and I cannot and will not recommend a bracelet for tracking vital signs. For this there are other reviews and, in the end, other devices.

Install software.

You can do it without a QR code, because all Huawei bracelets work with Huawei Health, and this app is easy to find.

After that we carry out the installation, registration. We are traditionally asked for our basic data and given access to the main screen of the program.
Next, we go to the appropriate point in order to connect our bracelet. Screenshots:

Main screens (the order of which can be changed, including removing something):
In the program settings:
Basic setting:
And here is the main functionality:
Setting up the heart rate monitor:
There is a setting for notifications, all kinds of modes of use:
And, in general, everything. Maybe now we didn’t look directly at everything, but we didn’t bring anything radically new either. The program works quickly, through it you can see the charge of the bracelet (as well as through the bracelet itself), and synchronization takes place without a single problem and within just a couple of seconds.

Display and what it displays.

Let’s take a closer look at the display. To be precise, its diagonal is 0.95 “at a resolution of 240×120 (yes, the aspect ratio here is 2 to 1 or, as is customary, 20×10, which is no different from our modern smartphones). The display is color, bright enough and, in principle, with good I am personally pleased that this is Amoled, which means that the bracelet should live longer than usual, and it should look (which is already visible). better.
But his size clearly could have been larger and this is what should be improved in the sixth version of the bracelet. Just look at these frames:
Otherwise, there is no point in looking at its pixels. And you can’t really see them, here the density is 282ppi, which is sometimes more than on budget smartphones with HD at a diagonal of 6. Keep in mind. Therefore, the display of the Huawei Band 5 is of very good quality, if only not for these large and useless bezels. But nothing, progress is going on and.

And let’s take a look at all these three available home screens:
Why only three? Why can’t you put custom ones? I understand that a fitness bracelet is not the main thing, but this is a wrist accessory that can have an interesting appearance and make several dozen “watchfaces” for the joy and soul of the user. it would be cool. But here the matter was limited to three and not the most interesting ones. As far as I know, in some places I have come across the opportunity to choose from 8 options, but this is still very, very little. What can I say? Well, it probably makes no sense to pay attention to this anymore, because the Band 5 does not offer anything interesting in this regard. It would not be like the same prehistoric Pebble. people themselves could make these “watchface”, and not choose from lazily invented. Well, okay, let’s continue.

Let’s take a look at the available setup menus. Everything is controlled, by the way, with a touch screen. the button is here only to immediately go to the main screen. Available items (scrolled up and down with swipes):
Well, there’s almost nothing here that isn’t on a smartphone. So I will not focus on each point, especially since they are all in Russian, simple and understandable.

Therefore, there will not be a ton of photos, we will manage with leisurely gifs, with some displays, including subproducts in the “System” tab.
In general, here you can change the brightness, change the dial, set an alarm or timer, as well as turn off or overload the bracelet.

For items such as step counting, you can turn on jogging mode with many preset profiles, although it is most convenient to do this via a smartphone. As well as many other actions besides checking the pulse and controlling the music. And here there is such an opportunity and it’s cool, you can write down as pluses.


As promised, there is not very much text, but there was no particular need for it.

The rest of the add. functionality depends on the version of the bracelet. This is me about the counter for measuring blood pressure, which, as I mentioned, I have no right to talk about. I evaluate the device from the point of view of the average user, layman, who will use other devices and other methods for similar topics related to health. I think we figured it out and, I hope, there will be no unnecessary comments.

What have we not figured out yet? Probably with the expediency of buying Huawei. But here, to be honest, to say something concrete is difficult. The bracelet suited me, it costs, especially in retail (surprisingly) not very expensive and, in principle, is comparable to competitors. If you like it or are interested in it. why not? If in doubt, there are many analogs. Xiaomi is hardly worse, it’s just from a slightly different ecosystem. Nowadays, it is more likely to play a greater role than something else: there are people who are most comfortable with having devices from the same brand, because each brand offers its own benefit in such a solution. But this is not the point to talk about.

Thank you for your attention and I hope it was interesting.