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Home > New Gear > Huawei Honor Band 5i Hands On Review: 6 Reasons to Tell you Why it's Worth Buying!
Huawei Honor Band 5i Hands On Review: 6 Reasons to Tell you Why it's Worth Buying!

Huawei Honor Band 5i Hands On Review: 6 Reasons to Tell you Why it's Worth Buying!

By  Joe Horner 2019-11-18 5483 0

Except the popular Honor Band 5, there also have a Honor Band 5i available. As a hot sports fitness tracker, Honor Band 5i with its fashionable and concise appearance, powerful health monitoring function and sports function, since its released, it has captured the hearts of a number of sports parties. Today, I would like to share with you the hands on experience of the new Honor Band 5i sports band.

Honor Band 5i 

Honor Band 5i Hands On: Simple but Fashion Packaging Design

The packaging of the Honor Band 5i is quite simple, the overall use of white, and with a more lively blue on both sides, more fashionable and vitality. In addition, the front of the box painted with a smart bracelet pattern and the back of the box is product LOGO, briefly introduces some of features of the Honor Band 5i. At the bottom are some basic parameters, including model, color, wristband type, etc., mainly to give people a simple understanding of the smart band through the outer packaging.

Honor Band 5i 

Honor Band 5i Hands On: A stylish and changeable appearance

Honor Band 5i uses black, coral powder and olive green in color matching, while this time I experience a stylish black smart bracelet that looks very calm. In terms of design, the Honor Band 5i uses square and round line elements, which looks more fashionable, but also pays attention to the sense of integration, and uses a round turning design on the connection between the fuselage and the watch strap, thus weakening the sense of connection between the watch strap and the fuselage. Make the whole bracelet feel stronger, but also gather the user visual center on the center color screen.

The Honor Band 5i is equipped with a 0.96-inch color screen that can display 30 characters, icons and text can be clearly displayed, giving users a clear visual enjoyment. A round touch keys directly below the screen, combined with full touch operation. After touching, you can return directly to the home page, which is more convenient and faster. The icons in the main interface of the bracelet are also very comfortable in operation and vision, and the screen brightness of the bracelet is just right, even if it is used outside in strong light. And you can still see the numbers on the screen.

Honor Band 5i 

At the same time, in order to meet the personalized needs of users, Honor Band 5i also supports a rich watch face market, built-in more than 50 different theme styles of exquisite dial, in order to meet the personality needs of different scenarios.

Honor Band 5i Hands On: APP is simple and easy to operate

After the Honor Band 5i is enabled, you need to download the corresponding Huawei Sports Health APP on your mobile phone to pairing your Honor Band 5i. When downloading the APP, you can directly scan the side of the box or use the QR code of the manual content page to download. You can also search and download directly in the mobile app mall.


After downloading and installing APP, you need to register your Huawei account to log in before you can enter the APP interface, and then click the device addition option in the device list to add the Honor Band 5i, and then complete the pairing connection according to the App prompt.

Honor Band 5i APP pairing 


After the connection is successful, you can set the message notification, watch face download and so on. There are many personality dials that can be replaced to meet different usage scenarios. (after downloading the dial theme on APP, it will be synchronized to the Honor bracelet 5i immediately, and you can switch as long as you press the bracelet dial. )


Next, you can go back to the APP interface to see more wonderful content, such as the app main interface-Health options interface, you can see the commonly used data, including the number of steps per day, exercise, weight, heart rate, sleep quality, and so on. These data are very helpful for people with strict needs and make it easier for them to keep abreast of their exercise health.


Then there is the sports interface. Click to see 5 common options: outdoor running, indoor running, walking, cycling and training. Outdoor running, indoor running, walking and cycling are all popular sports at present. During exercise, we rely on mobile phone GPS positioning to record position, distance information, cumulative running, cycling number and so on, and in the exercise settings can also set the movement target and rate alarm range to help users more scientific and safe fitness.

Honor Band 5i sports interface 

Honor Band 5i Hands On: professional exercise monitoring

As a smart bracelet, rich performance is certainly essential, based on this, Honor Band 5i in addition to basic motion detection, but also comes with rich health monitoring functions and other unique functions.

Honor Band 5i health monitoring functions 

In terms of sports monitoring, Honor Band 5i supports 9 major exercise modes, including outdoor running, indoor running, walking, outdoor, fitness equipment free training and indoor walking, indoor cycling, rowing machines, elliptical machines and other current mainstream exercise modes. It also supports omni-directional data tracking to help users analyze the motion state and further adjust the motion process.

Of course, we can also cooperate with Huawei Sports Health APP, to view exercise data, such as exercise details table, speed per kilometer, track, heart rate curve, and so on. Not only is it convenient for us to accurately control our fitness situation. At the same time, it can also make a more reasonable adjustment to its own motion state. In addition, you can also make a tailor-made training plan on APP and enjoy professional sports guidance.

Honor Band 5i Hands On: rich health function

In addition, the Honor Band 5i also supports 50 meters of waterproof, even in the course of accidental splash, rain. Health monitoring has always been the highlight of Honor wearing intelligent products, Honor Band 5i of course, wearing intelligent heart rate monitoring, blood oxygen detection, scientific sleep monitoring three core health monitoring, to facilitate users to further control their health status.

Nowadays, young people often work overtime to stay up late, coupled with the irregular diet, resulting in a variety of heart problems, so whether in exercise or in daily life, heart rate monitoring is very necessary. The Honor Band 5i is equipped with Huawei heart rate technology, top-level customized components, and intelligent heart rate algorithms to improve the quality of heart rate signals and accurately measure your heart rate in a variety of states. When you reach the upper limit of the center rate in the process of exercise, the, Honor Band 5i will also give an early warning, which is very thoughtful.

Honor Band 5i Huawei heart rate technology 

In addition to heart rate monitoring, Honor Band 5i also supports blood oxygen saturation monitoring. When it comes to blood oxygen saturation, many people may not know much about this. As the name implies, it is the concentration of oxygen in the blood, which is an important physiological parameter of respiration and circulation. Give a simple example. When you move on a plateau with thin air, or when you stay up late for a long time, if you suddenly feel dizzy and weak, your blood oxygen saturation is too low (usually less than 90% you feel dizzy). At this point, it is necessary to rest or replenish oxygen in time.

Honor Band 5i Hands On: easy charging

Unlike other smart bands on the market, which require a dedicated charging base, the Honor Band 5i innovates with USB plug-in charging, and hides the charging plug in the bracelet wristband, when you want to charge the bracelet. Only need to remove the strap without buckle, you can connect the USB interface charging, it is worth mentioning that when charging can also be directly plugged in the computer, car or portable battery USB port to charge, charging experience is very good.

Honor Band 5i charging 

There is no doubt that the Honor Band 5i can be used for a week with scientific sleep and continuous heart rate measurement turned on, while only scientific sleep can be turned on and continuous heart rate measurement can be turned off for 8 days, If you turn off scientific sleep, turn off continuous heart rate measurement, and turn off the gesture screen, you can standby for 9 days.


Honor Band 5i charging​ 


The most intuitive feeling of wearing Honor Band 5i is very comfortable, light weight, easy to wear on the hand, no pressure, easy to operate APP interface is commendable, every day exercise data can be accurately recorded in detail, so that I have a more intuitive understanding of the state of physical movement. In addition to making a more reasonable fitness plan for yourself, the, Honor Band 5i has excellent endurance, with nearly a week on when it is fully functional. In short, Honor Band 5i is the most worthy of the current students, white-collar workers, young people to start with an intelligent sports, healthy and fashionable smart bracelet.

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