Honor Band 5 review

An affordable fitness tracker

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The Honor Band 5 isn’t exactly a fitness-tracking powerhouse – in the grand scheme of all things wearable, it has relatively few features, and its exercise monitoring in particular is rather lightweight. But look at that price tag – what did you expect?

It will, however, cover all the bases if you want a decent low-end fitness tracker, with enough features and versatility to satisfy anyone who wants a basic wearable and doesn’t need advanced options.

With a couple of notable improvements over previous Honor Band devices in the shape of the higher-quality display and sleep advice, it’s certainly the best fitness tracker from the company so far, and it gives similarly specced devices a run for their money thanks to that hugely competitive price tag.

In short, if you’re looking for a way to track your essential health and fitness stats, but don’t want to break the bank, this could be the fitness tracker for you.

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Interested in the Honor Band 5? These are some other great fitness trackers you should check out first.

Xiaomi Mi Band 4

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The Xiaomi Mi Band 4 is another low-end fitness tracker from a Chinese brand. The Mi Band 4 is a touch more expensive, and is similar in a lot of ways, but it has a more playful design and arguably better fitness functionality.

Read our full Xiaomi Mi Band 4 review

Fitbit Inspire

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Fitbit has a low-end fitness tracker too – although it’s low-end by Fitbit standards, and it’s almost three times the price of the Honor Band 5. Buying one gets you access to the Fitbit ecosystem though, with its industry-leading fitness features, app support and compatibility with a range of different designer bands.

Read our full Fitbit Inspire review

First reviewed September 2019

Tom Bedford

Tom Bedford was deputy phones editor on TechRadar until late 2022, having worked his way up from staff writer. Though he specialized in phones and tablets, he also took on other tech like electric scooters, smartwatches, fitness, mobile gaming and more. He is based in London, UK and now works for the entertainment site What To Watch.

He graduated in American Literature and Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia. Prior to working on TechRadar, he freelanced in tech, gaming and entertainment, and also spent many years working as a mixologist.