Honor Band 5 Now Lets You Control Music on Your Android Smartphone, Monitor SpO2 Levels

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Honor Band 5 was launched in India in August this year

  • Honor Band 5 users are now receiving a fresh software update
  • The update brings a new remote music control feature
  • Users can also check their SpO2 levels

Honor Band 5, an affordable fitness band, was launched in India earlier this year. Huawei sub-brand Honor is now pushing a fresh software update to the Honor Band 5 which brings a bunch of new features to the affordable fitness band. Some of the highlighted features of the Honor Band 5 include a real-time heart rate monitor, an AMOLED display, and watch faces. The Honor Band 5 costs Rs. 2,599 in India and is available in three different colour options.

According to a post on the company’s official forum, the Honor Band 5 is getting a new remote music control function and SpO2 monitoring in an attempt to make it an ‘all-in-one fitness tracker’. The upgrade involves both the Huawei Health App (version 10.01.011) and the Honor Band 5 firmware (

Once users update their Honor Band 5, they’ll be able to control and see their music apps from the fitness band. Currently, the feature supports Google Play Music, Spotify, YouTube, Shazam, VLC for Android, Tube Go, Blackplayer, Pulsar, and Huawei Music. To use this feature you should have an Android smartphone running Android 5.0 or above