Top 5 Best Fitness Bands with Full Colour AMOLED Display

Want a fitness band with a full colour display, check out our list of five of the best smart bands that will not only track your fitness activity, sleep, heart rate and more but displays this in clear vivid colour.

You can expect new fitness bands to be lightweight, compact and jammed packed with features. Some even comes with sensors that you find on bigger smart wearables such as GPS, heart rate sensor and more.

The battery life tends to last longer too given its’ small displays. Expect onwards of 7 or more days of continuous use. To track your fitness data, pair it with a smartphone and use its companion app to access a wealth of information including tips and fitness instructions.

1. Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 4

Xiaomi Mi Band 4 is our favourite budget smart fitness band tracker. It features a full colour AMOLED touch display like that on the Samsung Galaxy Fit. This means you can view call, text, and app notifications easily apart from the usual fitness data and being able to control music playback. Plus, like the Galaxy Fit, it is water resistant up to 50 meters so you can take it for a swim or to the shower.

Some of the fitness tracking features includes being able to recognise up to 5 swimming styles. It will record 12 data sets while you swim. This includes the pace and stroke used. Other common fitness activities trackable include power walking, running and cycling. Runners will be able to track their pace and step. New fitness activities such as battle ropes, tracking heart rate, calories burned and more.

Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 4
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Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 4 on Amazon

While you sleep, the tracker monitors your sleep, giving you information such as light or deep sleep as well as heart rate so you can adjust your sleep pattern to rest properly. Use the fitness band to send an alarm, sending a gentle vibration to let you know it is time to wake up in the morning.

Round the clock heart rate monitor with the onboard sensor, notifies you when your heart rate is too high. Use the Mi Fit app to track your activities, sleep and heart rate, all in one place. Other features include idle alert, reminding you to get up and move when it detects that you have been sitting down for too long.

However, the biggest advantage of the Mi Smart Band 4 is its battery life. On a single charge, it will last up to 20 days. That’s nearly 3 weeks without returning to the charger. Truly impressive for a device with small battery. And, when you run flat, it only takes 20 minutes to fully charge up the battery again.

The ‘caveat’ is of course, the watch is only set to automatically monitor heart rate for 30 minutes, receiving 100 notifications per day, two alarms per day, vibrating for five minutes, touching the touch button 10 times per day, and syncing with the app once per day.

  • Display: 0.95-inch Full colour AMOLED 120 x 240 pixel resolution
  • 6 workout modes: Treadmill, exercise, outdoor running, cycling, walking, pool swimming; traking steps, distance, and calories burned
  • Heart rate tracker with notifications
  • Water resistance up to 5ATM (up to 50 meters)
  • Battery Life: 135 mAh up to 20 days (nearly three week)
  • Bluetooth V5.0
  • Wrist Strap Length and Weight: 155-216mm, 22.1 grams

2. Honor Band 4

The Honor Band 4 has everything you would want from a fitness band, including that all important colour display. A 0.95-inch AMOLED touchscreen wrapped in 2.5D protective glass, it offers real time heart rate reading, works as a sleep monitor and is waterproof up to 50 meters with IP68 rating. The last one means it goes from tracking sleep to activities to swim without breaking as much as a sweat, figuratively speaking.

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HONOR BAND 4 on Amazon

When used to track swims, the intelligent band can detect swim moves, track swim speed, distance, calories and determine your average swolf.

Using the same Huawei TruSleep Sleep Monitoring tech, a program certified by the Center for Dynamic Biomarkers (DBIOM) at Harvard Medical School it can detect sleep issues. It will alert you to sleep problems such as insomnia, light and deep sleep, easy awakening, excessive dreams and irregular sleep disorders and analyze your sleep habits. It even recommends solutions for better sleep.

Pair it with a smartphone and you get online number identification on incoming calls so you decide to accept or reject calls. Then there is message notifications, phone finger and remote shutter for taking photos.

  • 0.95 inch AMOLED 2.5D display
  • Real-time heart rate sensor Huawei TruSleep Sleep monitor, Waterproof level: IP68, 50M, Track swims
  • Battery: 100 mAh 6 days (sleep monitor on, heart rate monitor on), 9 days (sleep monitor on, heart rate monitor off), 14 days (sleep monitor off, heart rate monitor off) Standby time: 20 days. Charging time 1.5 hours
  • Dimensions: 221 mm
  • Bluetooth 4.2

3. Samsung Galaxy Fit

The Samsung Galaxy Fit is one of the few rare fitness band with full colour display. It is designed to help you achieve an active and well-balanced lifestyle without getting in the way. More functional than your conventional timepiece, the Galaxy Fit is affordable and small yet it is packed with plenty of cool features. It tracks your activities like biking, hiking and running with up to my 6 activities automatically.

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Samsung Galaxy Fit on Amazon

You can also manually select from one of the many different fitness activities to track. There are over 90 of them to choose from. The fitness band has a full colour AMOLED display, visible even in broad daylight. Given how small and lightweight the band is, you will hardly notice it even if you wear it all week long. The only time you need to take it off is when the battery runs low. It has up to days battery life before needing to be charged.

Given its lightweight and unobtrusive design it works well as a sleep monitor, automatically analyses sleep pattern through all stages of sleep. You can then check a detailed readout to find out how well you rested. Use the Samsung Health app for even more information such as total elapsed sleep time.

One more thing, it even tracks your stress levels and suggest breathing exercise to help you calm down. It also supports notifications and quick reply

  • Display: 0.95-inch Full colour AMOLED 120 x 240 pixel resolution
  • Auto workout tracking up to 6 activities, manually choose from over 90 activities
  • Heart rate tracker with notifications
  • Water resistance up to 5ATM (up to 50 meters)
  • Battery Life: 120 mAh up to 7 days (one week)
  • Bluetooth V5.0

4. Huawei Band 3 Pro

Spotting a more rectangular flat look, the Huawei Band 3 Pro’s uninspiring and understated design is just that. But don’t let the looks fool you. The fitness tracker is kitted up with a 0.95-inch AMOLED touchscreen and is water resistant up to 5 ATM to track your swim of course just like the rest here. It is ready to track all your activities, monitor your heart rate 24/7 and is a scientific sleep monitor.

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Huawei Band 3 Pro on Amazon

It is also one of the rare fitness band that comes with GPS onboard. However, enabling the GPS tracker will severely cut short the battery life. Typically, you will get up to 12 days use on a full charge. With the GPS turned on, expect no more than 7 hours. Our advice would be to turn on the GPS tracker only when you are running, hiking or cycling.

Huawei Band 3 Pro comes with HUAWEI TruSeen 3.0 precision heart rate monitoring system with innovative IR light. This lets you access realtime heart rate better all day, around the clock. It will also automatically track your sleep. With Trusleep 2.0, it monitors and present data with help from Harvard Medical School’s CDB centre. This will help you identify 6 of the common sleep related issues and offering over 200 ways to overcome it.

  • Display: 0.95-inch AMOLED Touchscreen 240 x 120HD
  • Smart sports tracking, track average SWOLF of swim, Monitor sleep
  • Smartphone companion with phone finder, remote shutter and notifications
  • Water resistant up to 50 m (5ATM)
  • Battery Life: 100mAh, 5 days with TruSleep and automatic heart rate monitor (HRM) enabled. 7 days with TruSleep enabled & HRM disabled. up to 12 days with TruSleep & HRM disabled. Charging time approximately 100 minutes.
  • 45 mm (span of main body) x 19 mm (width) x 11 mm (maximum thickness of the main body), 24 grams incl. strap

A cheaper alternative, albeit with a PMOLED touch key display is the Huawei Band 3e.

5. Huawei TalkBand B5

Here is a versatile fitness band that you can adapt to accessories with your preferred style. With swappable bands, choose one to suit your evening wear, work clothes, meetings or simply to hit the gym. The main unit pops out of its metal case so you can change strap without fiddling with catches and latches.

Not one for silicone bands, choose metal or leather strap in different colours to match your style.

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Huawei-TalkBand-B5 on Amazon

It has the biggest AMOLED display measuring 1.13-inch but it also means that the small battery takes a hit offering around 3 to 3.5 days of use per charge.  While it tracks heart rate, monitor sleep and all your fitness activities. The unit is only IP57 certified so cannot take it for a swim. It will hold up against dust, splashes and submersion in water up to 1 meter only.

But, it does come with a nifty ear piece to turn the band into a Bluetooth headset to take calls. Simply press the two quick release buttons and attached the ear piece. The powerful triple-core audio chipset and HD Audio services including dual microphone driven noise cancelling system lets you make good quality calls.

  • Display: 1.13 inch AMOLED 300 x 160 Full arc 2.5D glass Touchscreen
  • Device (including the base, excluding the strap): 58.2 mm x 23.3 mm x 12.9 mm
  • Headset: 44.1 mm x 20.0 mm x 11.9 mm
  • Battery: 108mAh About 3.5 days (when HUAWEI TruSleep is disabled) About 3 days (when HUAWEI TruSleep is enabled)

BONUS: Honor Band 5

The latest Honor Band is not radically different from the last but is still a step up nonetheless. It has a large full colour AMOLED display that can accommodate up to 45 characters. This allows for things like colour coded text, icons and instantly identifiable communications. The 0.95-inch display is wrapped in 2.5D glass, is touch enabled and comes with an integrated home button.

Honor Band 5
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Honor Band 5 on Amazon

The five key features of the successor to Honor Band 4 apart from the AMOLED display are the stylish watch faces, the intelligent sleep monitor, the real time heart rate monitor, water resistant case up to 50 meters and swim stroke recognition. The latter uses the built-in six-axis sensor to automatically recognise the four main swim strokes (freestyle, butterfly, breaststroke, and backstroke), records swimming speed, distance, calories, and calculates the SWOLF score.

The round the clock heart rate monitor uses AI driven algorithm for high-precision readings. Using advanced infrared sensors, it scans continuous, even at night with no disruptions. Like the previous fitness band, it monitors sleep in real time and analysis this against breathing and heart rate to track sleep quality. With the collected data, it can identify 6 common sleep problems and offer 200 personalised sleep quality assessments and suggestions to get you back on track.

Lastly, for fitness tracking it is equipped with advanced running planner that not only tracks for offer tailored recommendations., The comprehensively data track includes heart rate, workout time, distance, stride frequency, speed, calories, and aerobic/anaerobic training results. Together, it offers a deeper look at your fitness regimen be it outdoor, indoor or at the gym.

  • Display: 0.95-inch AMOLED Touchscreen 240 x 120HD
  • Smart sports tracking, track average SWOLF of swim score, Monitor sleep
  • Smartphone companion with phone finder, remote shutter and notifications
  • Water resistant up to 50 m (5ATM)
  • Battery Life: 100mAh up to 14 days (with HUAWEI TruSleep and TruSeenTM 3.0 and Raise wrist to wake screen disabled).