A week ago, we considered all of the fitness bands less than $175:
|Amazfit Band 5||Google Fitbit Charge 4||Google Fitbit Inspire 2||Google Fitbit Inspire HR|
|Honor Band 5||Honor Band 5i||Samsung Watch Active2||Samsung Galaxy Fit|
|Samsung Galaxy Fite||Samsung Galaxy Fit2||Xiaomi Mi Band 5|
and built a complete feature grid on HERE. We then settled on the AmazFit Band 5 which just went on sale for just USD$35 at B&H . B&H shipped a dozen of these to us in Canada for with only a $30 customs fee (i.e. free shipping). That brings the Canadian dollar price to just under $50 each.
Below we unbox, setup and provide complete review of the AmazFit Band 5. We discuss everything from Alexa, to AI used for heart heath monitoring, to the parent company (Huami) privacy risks:
In the end we love this device and at just USD $35 it is well below the USD $100 corporate present limit that most companies have.
We are going to give the AmazFit Band 5’s away as Christmas presents to our customers this year.
In normal years, we buy Christmas themed mugs and stuff them full of individually wrapped Lindt chocolate balls, biscotti other other seasonal treats. We then go into our clients offices on off hours and drop off these presents like Santa Clause, which is really a tonne of fun for us. The cost for that traditional mug full of chocolate comes in somewhere near $20 per unit. In 2020 however we have fewer customers and it seems fitting (pun intended) to help people with their health.
We feel this device is a good deal at double the price.
I am wearing the one that is shown in the video now and while I have found a few items I am concerned about (i.e. I can’t find where the elevation & stair climbing information is), I am very happy with the AmazFit Band 5.
If you want to know how to setup the advanced features on a Band 5, we have the top 10 changes you likely want to make explained HERE.