Chinese manufacturing giant, Xiaomi, released its latest smart band, Xiaomi Mi Band 5 in China on June 11. This smart band is already in the Chinese market and it quickly sold out in its first sales. A few days ago, the second round of sales in China also sold out. Now, we have confirmation that this device is now n pre-sale in Europe. Online store, Honorbuy, is currently taking pre-orders and this device will ship from July 15. Officially, Xiaomi has a banner on its website which shows that this device will be arriving in Europe alongside three other products. Honorbuy lists this device for $41.99.
In China, the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 wristbands come in a variety of colors. Users have a wide range of options to chose from. However, the band that comes with the device is black and you have the option of purchasing more color options for your smart band. There are six different band colors. They include yellow, orange, deep blue, light green, pink, and dark cyan. The wristband cost 19.9 yuan ($3) in China. There is also a bronze purple colour but it is not available for now. Unfortunately, there is no information on the availability of other wristbands colours in Europe.
As we all know, the Mi Band 5 has two versions – standard version and NFC version. However, only the standard version is listed in Europe for now. Relative to the Xiaomi Mi Band 4, the Mi Band 5 comes with seven (7) upgrades. The features include
- Extra-large dynamic color screen
- Magnetic charging
- Remotely take picture
- Professional sensor upgrade
- 11 Professional sports mode
- New women health mode (eg menstrual cycle tracking)
Xiaomi Mi Band 5 – a top-notch smart band
The Xiaomi Mi Band 5 comes with a 1.1-inch AMOLED screen with a resolution of 126 x 294. This band uses a built-in high-precision six-axis sensor + PPG heart rate sensor. It also comes with 14 days of long battery life and supports magnetic charging.
The 11 professional exercise modes put the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 on the top cadre of smart bands. Also, the 24-hour heart rate sleep monitoring + female health (physical period, ovulation period recording, reminder) is quite interesting. Furthermore, this band also supports stress monitoring, sedentary reminder, step recording, and PAI vitality index evaluation.
The PAI function is another health tracker on the Mi Band. A PAI value of below 100 shows that the user is at higher risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes. There are reports that the Xiaomi Mi Band 4 will get this feature via an update. Also, this device support SPO2 (Blood Oxygen Saturation) measurements. This means that the Band 5 greatly improves its health tracking function.
The Xiaomi Band 5 NFC version can access a car and act as an access control card to make payments. It supports bank card binding, debit card and credit card can be bound. This makes some payments seamless. The NFC version also incorporates Xiaoai classmates (Chinese only). It can be your personal AI assistant. You can ask Xiaoai classmates if you have any questions. Information on weather, directions, cities, etc are all available.