Xiaomi Mi Band 5 is officially among us. Xiaomi has just unveiled it in China. As per tradition, the initial availability is only for the Chinese market with the arrival in the international markets which will presumably take place in the following months. Given the success that Xiaomi’s smart band continues to have, there should be no doubt about the availability in several markets.
Xiaomi Mi Band 5 is finally official – here’s everything you need to know
Most of the technical features are not a mystery thanks to the many rumors leaked in recent months. Now, it has been confirmed that the band has a larger colored AMOLED display which now has a diagonal of 1.1 inches. In addition, several animated watch faces have been introduced with well-known cartoon characters, at least as far as China is concerned.
Another great novelty is the magnetic charger. Now it will no longer be necessary to separate the Mi Band 5 from the strap to recharge it. The NFC chip is available for mobile payments. We do not know if this time the function will also arrive in global markets or if it will still remain exclusive to the Chinese market. It will also be possible to control the camera of compatible smartphones directly from the smart band.
Finally, the tracing of the menstrual cycle is confirmed. For the rest, the functions should always be the same: pedometer, heart rate tracking, sleep monitoring with REM deep sleep, receiving notifications and tracking of 11 sports activities with support for the PAI (Personal Activity Intelligence) score. In addition, water resistance up to 5 ATM is not missing. Also, the barometer has been added.
Mi Band 5 will be available in China at a price of CNY 189 (about $27) for the model without NFC and CNY 229 (about $32) for the NFC version. However, we look forward to having details on the launch date for the global markets.
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Xiaomi Mi Band 5 specifications
- 1.1-inch (126 x 294 pixels) AMOLED 24bit color touch screen display with up to ≥450 nits brightness, 2.5D scratch-resistant glass, AF coating
- Shows time, steps, heart rate, activities, weather, notifications from apps, calls and more
- Photoplethysmography (PPG) / Heart rate sensor
- 24-hour sleep tracking, fitness tracking, Sedentary reminder
- 11 sports modes (outdoor running, walking, cycling, indoor running, swimming, exercise, indoor cycling, elliptical machine, skipping rope, yoga, rowing machine)
- PAI health analysis, Women’s health tracking: Menstrual cycle, ovulation record
- Tri-axis Accelerometer + Tri-axis Gyro, Capacitive Wear Monitoring Sensor, Pressure monitor
- Xiao Ai’s voice assistant (NFC model)
- 5ATM (50 meters) water resistant
- Bluetooth 5.0 LE, NFC (Optional)
- Dimensions: 47.2 x 18.5 x 12.4mm; Weight: 11.9g / 12.1g (NFC)
- 125mAh battery with up to 14 days of battery life in typical mode, 20 days in long battery mode