Global smartphone brand HONOR today announced that Pulse Oxygen Saturation (SpO2) monitoring and remote music control is coming to the HONOR Band 5 on 30 September, making it an even more indispensable accessory for those looking for an all-in-one fitness tracker, heart rate monitor and sleep tracker. Band 5 is now available for £29.99 at Argos, with O2 and Asda coming soon.
HONOR Band 5 is available in Classic Navy blue, Meteorite Black and Dahlia Pink
SpO2 tracking available from 30 September
Blood oxygen saturation measurement is a key indicator of the oxygen supply to cells and tissues. Good blood oxygenation is necessary to supply energy to your muscles in order to function well. Blood oxygen levels between 90% and 100% are normal, while a SpO2 value below 89% could be a signal to stop exercising or seek medical attention.
SpO2 tracking will be added to all HONOR Band 5’s via an over the air software update on 30 September. Once the Band 5 and Huawei Health apps have received their free update, users can choose the ‘blood oxygen monitoring’ section on their Band 5 and click to start measuring, then see the results in their Huawei Health app. This data is for reference only and Band 5 is not intended to be used as a medical device.
Remote music control
HONOR is also adding remote music controls to Band 5 via the 30 September update. Once Band 5 is updated and Music Control is switched on via the Huawei Health app, customers can use Band 5 to instantly view and control their favourite music apps right from their wrist. Apps supported include Google Play Music, Spotify, YouTube, Shazam and many more.
Fully featured smart tracking for £29.99
HONOR Band 5’s new SpO2 tracking joins its existing suite of features, including a 0.95” AMOLED Full Colour touchscreen, multiple sports and fitness modes and up to 14 days of normal usage from a single battery charge.
HONOR Band 5 also uses the latest HUAWEI TruSeen™ 3.0 heart rate technology to provide accurate 24-hour real-time continuous heart rate monitoring to help users keep track of their health and fitness, as well as TruSleep™ technology to track and monitor sleep quality and provide more than 200 customised suggestions to improve sleep quality.