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SpO2 and Smart Music Control feature update rolling out for Honor Band 5i



Honor has started to rollout SpO2 and Smart Music Control features firmware update for Honor Band 5i users in India.

SpO2 feature enables users to measure blood oxygen levels and Remote Music Control lets users perform tasks such as music volume adjustment, changing songs, pause and playback options directly on your wrist.

A few things to know before upgrade:

  • Upgrade time is about 20 minutes.
  • Please make sure your battery is above 20% before starting the update.
  • Make sure that the Bluetooth connection is maintained during the upgrade process.

How to update:

You can check for the update after connecting your Honor Band to the Huawei Health app, go to Me > My devices. Access the device details screen, touch Firmware update, and then follow the on-screen instructions to update your band.

Version and Changelog:

The update version with 4.54 MB package size brings SpO2 detection function (non-medical use).

Adds music control by the band (Phones running Android 5.0 or above, specifically for Huawei Health App or later).

Adds support for Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish (Latin America), Vietnamese, Filipino, Arabic, and Malay.


  • Optimizes stopwatch function.
  • Fixes some known bugs.

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