New Honor Band 5 software update optimizes remote music playback controls

The Honor Band 5, like its predecessor, the Honor Band 4, is a rather solid and inexpensive fitness tracker from Huawei. The wearable has a display unit and a silicone wristband. The strap is well made, which makes it feel comfortable on your wrist.

Lately, Huawei has been doing really well when it comes to pushing out software updates and security patches to its devices. This is not just limited to its smartphones and tablets. Its wearable devices have also been seeing a good number of updates with bug fixes and new features.

Honor Band 5

We recently saw Honor Band 4 and Huawei Watch GT getting new updates. And now, Honor Band 5 is also receiving some improvements from the OEM.

Honor Band 5 update
OTA notification (Source)

The update that bears software version number brings with it a bunch of improvements centered around enhancing music playback control.

This update allows you to get better control of music playback on your phone.

1. Optimizes the remote music playback controls.
2. Fixes some known issues

Honor Band 5 received media playback controls back in September. This function arrived for the Band 5 along with the SpO2 monitoring capability. This made the Band 5 a more indispensable accessory for those looking for an all-in-one fitness tracker.

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Music playback via Honor Band 5 (Source)

This playback function allows remote playback control. This means that Honor Band 5 users can use the fitness tracker to instantly view and control their favorite music apps right from their wrist. Apps supported include Google Play Music, Spotify, YouTube, Shazam, Huawei music and many more.

Music control widget on Honor Band 5

Software version enhances this even further. If you don’t realize any of these benefits immediately or if you run into issues after the update on your Honor Band 5, it is recommended that you reset the band via Menu -> More -> Settings -> Reset for fix.

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