Xiaomi had recently announced the arrival of the Mi Band 5 in the global market. While, the Chinese version had already received an update rollout previously which enabled camera shutter button via the band, the global version of the Mi Band 5 did already have that functionality from the beginning. Now, the Mi Band 5 and its previous generation smart band: the Mi Band 4 have now started to receive a new update with the arrival of Mi Fit v4.4.0. Here’s all about the latest update on these new Mi Bands:
Mi Fit v4.4.0 Update Changes:
The latest version of the Mi Fit application is already now out on the Google Play Store; meaning Android users can now straightaway update their applications; whereas iOS users will still need to wait for some time for the update to show up. With the latest update, v188.8.131.52 has started to roll out for the Mi Band 5; which brings two major new features to the previously smart fitness tracker. The band can now automatically detect exercise and toggle on the exercise mode. Xiaomi has packed in a new automatic motion detection feature, which can detect your current exercise mode and toggle it on, in the smart band. This new feature could come in handy for people who forget to turn on the exercise mode during workouts. Smartwatches and smart bands such as the Honor Magic Watch 2 have already seen an similar feature.
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Additionally, The watch faces menu can now be pulled up by holding the screen pressed. This is where from where the watch faces could be changed easily. All these new features could be activated by navigating to Settings –> More options. Moreover, there is a new battery percentage indicator for the watch faces on both the Mi Band 4 and Band 5 trackers with the latest update. The update has now started to roll out in all the major countries for both the smart bands. With the Mi Fit v4.4.0 application the Mi Band 4, Band 5 can now be updated using the paired smartphone.
To recall, the Mi Band 5 was previously launched with a 1.1-inch AMOLED screen, with 2.5D scratch-resistant glass, 11 sports modes including outdoor running, walking, cycling, indoor running, swimming, exercise, indoor cycling, elliptical machine, skipping rope, yoga, rowing machine; Bluetooth 5.0, 125mAh battery, 5atm water resistance and more; for CNY 189 (about $27) for the model without NFC and CNY 229 (about $32) for the NFC version.