Xiaomi introduces the Mi Smart Band 5

Xiaomi Mi Band 5

Xiaomi is adding new products to its wearables portfolio with the introduction of the Mi Smart Band 5 today.

The new unit has increased size and a list of other hot upgrades for users who owned the Band 4. It’s not just the display that has been changed, but the company has also made upgrades to the processor and the sensor features.

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All the details about Xiaomi’s Mi Smart Band 5

Xiaomi says that the AMOLED display on the Smart Band 5 has a maximum brightness of 450 nits and has been outfitted with a 2.5D tempered glass panel to keep it safe.

Xiaomi Mi Band 5

The Mi Band 5 now provides over 100 new themed dials to choose from, including 54 IP featured themes such as Spongebob Squarepants, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Hatsune Miku, and Detective Conan.

You can also customize the band interface by adding function modules based on your preference, everyday mood, and personal style.

The company has also re-engineered the charging specs and made it more user friendly. The new unit sports magnetic charging.

The band has a 100mAh battery which, Xiaomi claims, can keep the lights on for up to 14 days on a full charge.

Mi Band 5 Sports and Activity Modes

Instead of the half a dozen popular sports modes that the Band 4 supported, the Xiaomi Band 5 now supports many more modes for a variety of fitness activities to fit everyone’s lifestyle.

The Xiaomi Mi Band 5 Smart Wristband modes include exercises such as:

    • Treadmill
    • Cycling
    • Outdoor Running
    • Walking
    • Freestyle
    • Pool swimming
    • Elliptical (New)
    • Rowing machine (New)
    • Jump rope (New)
    • Indoor cycling (New)
    • Yoga (New)
    • Sleep
    • PAI Health Suite
    • Blood Oxygen
    • Heart rate
    • Women’s health

And there’s a built-in blood oxygen sensor (SpO2) as well

Among the feature additions, the Mi Band 5 gets a built-in SpO2 sensor in order to track blood oxygen levels.

The continuous SpO2 monitoring is a step in the right direction as it can work hand in hand with the new sleep tracking features. This new sleep tracking mechanism also tracks your resting heart-rate with continuous heart monitoring.

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  • More Convenient Magnetic Charging: The Charging Interface Has Been Changed To The Below Of Heart...

Mi Band 5 Availability and Pricing

The Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 5 launched in mainland China, with the standard version running RMB 189 (USD $27) and the NFC version priced at RMB 229 (USD $32).

The Mi band is now available internationally with a current price of about $35 USD!

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I am a technologist with years of experience with Apple and wearOS products and have a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. In my day job, I advise fortune 500 companies with their digital transformation strategies and also consult with numerous digital health startups in an advisory capacity. I'm VERY interested in exploring the digital health&fitness-tech evolution and keep a close eye on patents, FDA approvals, strategic partnerships and developments happening in the wearables and digital health sector. When I'm not writing or presenting, I run with my Apple Watch or Fossil Gen 5 LTE and keep a close eye on my HRV and other recovery metrics.


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