The Huawei Band is the undisputed budget fitness tracker champion, and the new Huawei Band 5 is here to keep the trend going. Huawei Band gadgets have topped the global sales rankings for years, owing to their enormous popularity in China and India and their meager prices in the West. Even bands like the Fitbit Inspire HR and Samsung Galaxy Fit fail to compete with the Huawei Band series regarding price and features.
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The Huawei Band 5 is expected to go on sale globally in July, but until then, we’ve reviewed the specs sheet to see how the new tracker stacks up against the Huawei Band 4 and whether you should wait to update.
Those hoping for a significantly different-looking Huawei Band will be disappointed with the Huawei Band 5. That’s not surprising, given Huawei’s significant upgrades for the 4, most notably the inclusion of a color touchscreen display. It’s not entirely a negative thing that Huawei has mainly kept the same design as the 4, given the 4 was perhaps the company’s most refined fitness tracker.
The polycarbonate tracker and silicone band are still included. While the Huawei Band 4 required you to remove the tracker to charge it or even change the band, this is not the case with the Huawei Band 5. You’ll only need to attach the charging cord to the back of the tracker, thanks to a new magnetic charging configuration.
The Huawei Band still has a touchscreen for navigating features and viewing statistics, but the quality has improved. The Huawei Band 5 has a 1.1-inch AMOLED touchscreen display with a resolution of 126 × 294 pixels. That’s a significant increase in size and resolution over the Huawei Band 4’s 0.95-inch, 120 x 240 resolution color AMOLED display.
With each new Huawei Band, Huawei has increased the screen size, and this trend has continued. There are additional improvements in the area of brightness. The Huawei Band 5 now has a brightness of 450 nits, up from 400 nits on the Huawei Band 4.
Cheap with good quality
The Huawei Band 4 screen was a fantastic performer, especially considering the price. In almost every regard, it appears that things are only going to get better for the 5.The Huawei Band 4 comes in various colors, including black, orange, blue, wine red, and pink.
The new Band comes in eight color options, including some of the pastel numerals pictured above. So, if flexibility is vital to you, the new Band provides more. It’s unclear if the bands will be replaceable like they were on the Huawei Band 4 since you don’t have to remove the tracker to charge it.
Both trackers have the same water-resistant certification, with protection up to 50 meters depth, allowing you to use it in the shower as well as swimming. Pool swim tracking is also enabled. However, we think performance has improved since we used the Huawei Band 4 in the pool.
Like the Huawei Band 4, the Huawei Band 5 will be available in two versions: regular and NFC. That NFC model also has a microphone for using Huawei’s Xiao AIl for voice requests and intelligent home control. This device, like the Huawei Band 4 NFC edition, appears to be exclusive to China. There have been speculations that Huawei is working on Pro and Lite variants, but this is still just speculation
So, what exactly can these trackers track? Both employ accelerometer and gyroscope sensors to measure movement and a proximity sensor to provide the ability to raise to wake the display in terms of sensors you can rely on.A barometer is an extra sensor on the Huawei Band 5 that is used to calculate elevation changes. So, if you find yourself ascending many stairs, that’s an excellent sensor to have.