The Honor Band 5 is better value than the Xiaomi Mi Band 4 despite its faux pas
The Honor Band 5 is a good companion for use on the go. It also probably offers the best combination of hardware and software of any fitness tracker we have tested so far. Despite this, it does not always do what it is supposed to do. Frustratingly, the device does not record steps accurately, with our review unit wildly over-estimating the volume of steps we had done throughout our tests.
If you can get over these issues, then the Band 5 is well-made, has excellent battery life and can also measure blood oxygen levels. You can also use the device as a remote control with an Honor or Huawei smartphone, allowing you to take photos without touching your handset. The Xiaomi Mi Band 4 cannot do this, for example, which gives the Band 5 the edge in that regard. The integration of the Huawei Health app is also better than the Xiaomi Mi Fit App, primarily because of its layout and UI.