Honor Band 5 pre-empts Mi Band 4 on the Indian market
The fifth-generation Honor Band has beaten its opposing Xiaomi number to the highly competitive wearables market in India. This device has a full-color 240x120 AMOLED display, although this could also have been said of its predecessor - and also of the Mi Band 4. Besides this, the OEM boasts a heart-rate sensor and advanced water resistance for its new fitness tracker.
The Honor Band 5 also has the 6-axis accelerometer, infrared sensor and gyroscope necessary to monitor and store progress in pursuits such as swimming and running. Its battery is rated to last as long as 14 days on a charge, each one of which is estimated to take 1.6 hours.
The Mi Band 4, on the other hand, is not associated with specific settings for swimming. However, it does have Bluetooth 5, whereas the new Honor Band makes do with 4.2. Nevertheless, Honor has made it onto Flipkart first, which may give it the edge in terms of sales in the regions this site serves. The Band is currently priced at INR 2599 (~US$37) here, wheras the Mi alternative starts at about $25 through its existing Chinese retailers.
The Xiaomi tracker also has the advantage of more color options compared to the Honor product, which are also interchangeable where those of the Band 5 are not. The Mi Band 4 is also associated with a Marvel Studio's Avengers-themed variant, although whether this special edition will make it to India or not is unknown at present.