The Xiaomi Mall WeChat public account today announced the exact release time of the Xiaomi Mi Band 5. And it turns out, we will meet the new-gen smartband as soon as on June 11.
In terms of key features (it’s better to say key changes), the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 will get a larger display of 1.2 inches. Interestingly enough, the live photos reveal a new charger. Apparently, the new Mi Band 5 will feature a “plug-in” type of design. Despite this change, the design seems to remain intact, besides a new flatter finish. Of course, this may be a matter of perspective, but it seems slightly flatter than its predecessor. The Mi Band 4 has more pronounced curves.
This is a rendering of the Mi Band 5. As we can see, there are no holes, as said above.
But the biggest change is that the company removed the hole on the screen. Moreover, the international version will also add an NFC function.
Another amazing feature we have heard the Mi Band 5 will support is the SpO2 (blood oxygen saturation) measurement option. It will enhance heart rate tracking. And among other health functions, we should also mention menstrual cycle tracking.
What we learned about Xiaomi Mi Band 5 today
Apart from this, previously, we learned about a new feature added to the Xiaomi Mi Band 5. It will support photo capture function via smartphone. And while in many smartwatches or even smartbands, this feature is now new, the Xiaomi Mi Band series gets it for the first time. In addition, there will be 5 new sports modes: yoga, elliptical machine, rowing machine, skipping rope, and indoor bicycle. This also increases the total number of sports modes to 11.
Today, another news concerning this smartband came our way from Xiaomi Wearable App. From the code, we can learn the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 NFC version is currently code-named ‘Kong Ming H’. And it also reveals some interesting functions our protagonist will come with. According to the App code translation, there are: NFC, Xiaoai voice assistant, dial, event reminder, target reminder, wrist lock, night mode, launcher, camera, unlock phone, etc. But we have heard it will feature AI assistant support, with deep integration of Amazon’s Alexa. Maybe the Chinese version will support XiaoAi, while the international variant will come with Amazon Alexa support.