As a preamble to this test
Nowadays, there are several hundred watches connected.Some of them are oriented towards monitoring physical condition and even go as far as monitoring calories burned, others are more for office automation with e-mail synchronization.
|Several weak points on this watch :|
|The size of his screen|
|Not enough functionality for good health monitoring|
|Its daily use|
|Few sport-oriented features|
|The impossibility of putting new applications|
In detail, here is what it is according to the use you will have of it.
A watch connected for health
For several years now, Honor has been producing connected watches that allow the analysis of fitness and health.They may or may not be coupled with other devices such as the telephone or computer.
Following our tests, this band 5 has a low score for healthy use.It may be used for simple information purposes only.
Instead of running his watch with a known system, Honor decided to use his own portable operating system.It will be necessary to get used to the interface before taking full advantage of your watch.Menus and features are less easy to find.Count a few days before you know how to use it perfectly.
Unlike many other watches, the manufacturer did not consider it useful to install sleep monitoring on this model.
The accelerometer built into the watch provides accurate information about your fitness and health.This will allow you to interpret your movements during the day.That is to say that the gestures of the hand or arms will be translated into movement, synchronized to your health application and will give rise to health advice.
It also allows you to easily monitor your heartbeat and generate alerts in case there are too many beats.
In case you need to have the heartbeat curve, this watch is not recommended as it does not have an ECG sensor.
Interesting for everyday life?
Do you need a smart watch?It is a product that is sometimes expensive, for limited use.Here are a few examples of what a smart watch like the band 5 could do for you.
Honor has designed a model that is cheap and may not meet the needs.It is one of the worst models available on the market today.
The thing that will be missing is the battery power, which with its 100 mAh could have been better.
Knowing that the autonomy is indicated for 14 hours in standard use.
This model comes standard with GPS.This means it can track data such as distance travelled and your route even without a smartphone connected.Note by account, that in full GPS mode – with GPS tracking enabled, the watch’s autonomy will last less time.
Please note that when it comes to taking your shower, it is not waterproof.
No security glass has been fitted to this watch.
A practical detail on this band 5 is the possibility of wireless charging.You no longer need to plug in a cable to charge it.
In spite of interesting features, the watch does not have a touch screen.It’s a stylish and contemporary watch.Its weight is very low, 22 grams, less than on comparable models.
You will not be able to shop with this watch because it does not have the NFC contactless function.
Finally, we would have appreciated the Honorrtunity to listen to music on this model.The function is not available here.
The watch to improve physical performance?
A connected watch can allow you to keep track of your sporting activity, but not only that.This tool allows you to combine the advantages of conventional products in a small format and can be connected to other devices such as your phone or laptop.Here’s the band 5 detail.
With this product, Fossil is not for sportsmen.Even for the occasional sportsman, this watch won’t do.
As for its weight, it’s rather low down in the rankings; its 22 grams make it one of the heaviest smartwatches.
One of the weak points of this smartwatch is its autonomy; it is one of the lowest at 100 mAh.
It has its own GPS to track location data during a race, or your work day.GPS support is relatively simple and will allow you to track your position even without a paired phone.
The watch does not have a SIM card, and therefore does not have 3G access.However, this will mean a much longer battery life.
Another advantage of Honor watches is the presence of heart rate monitoring.
And even better, with this watch you will be able to know how many calories you burn each day.
On the other hand, if you are used to playing sports with music, this watch will be of no use to you.
The Honor watch: a good choice to be connected?
There are different operating systems installed on smartwatches.This influences the number of applications that can be added, and the practical functionality that will result.There are health applications, other sport-oriented applications, or applications that meet the needs of everyday life.
Due to its configuration, this smartwatch limits the addition of new applications.
Due to its proprietary operating system, you will not be able to add other applications to this connected watch.You will need to make sure that the applications installed by default are suitable for you.
You’ll have to concentrate on reading the information on this 0.95-inch screen, which is one of the smallest.It is one of the very light watches, easy to wear with its 22 grams.
On the battery side, it is one of the worst watches with its 100 mAh of power.
In conclusion, as far as the installation of new applications is concerned, this will not be discussed on this connected watch.However, it remains an interesting product as long as it is easy to use.
What about the band 5?
At the end of our tests, we can only conclude that this watch corresponds to an entry-level product.It’s fast, inexpensive, and easy to replace if you see your need changes.
The weak points of this connected watch are :- The size of his screen
– Its weight/size
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Its daily use
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications