The wearable business has been on a high-rolling pace. As a result of that, no smartphone brands want to be left out & most of them have their own line of wearables. Among all of them, Xiaomi’s Mi Band needs no introduction. They are dominating the wearable market like a boss. Xiaomi today officially launched the Mi Band 5 globally alongside other gadgets via an online event. It was only available in China earlier.
Mi Band 5 Overview
Mi Band 5 is the successor to the popular Mi Band 4 that was launched a year back. It arrives with major upgrades and impressive features. Now, let’s know more in detail about the specs and features of Mi Band 5 along with its price & availability in Nepal.
The design of Mi Band 5 is similar to that of its predecessor, it retains the pill-shaped design of the Mi Band 4. But it arrives with a massive display than last year’s Mi Band 4. It comes with a large 1.1-inch AMOLED dynamic color display with a resolution of 126 x 294 pixels and it supports 100% of the P3 color gamut. Mi Band 5 gets five levels of brightness adjustment, with the brightness of up to 450 nits compared to 400 nits on its predecessor.
Consumers will also be getting over 100 new watch faces that are based on characters from popular animated series like Neon Genesis Evangelion (EVA), Hatsune Miku, SpongeBob SquarePants, and Case Closed. The band also has water-resistance up to up to 50 meters/5ATM & comes with a 2.5D glass on top of the screen for its protection.
Impressive Health Features
New Sport Modes
Mi Band 5 comes with several sport modes, it comes with a total of 11 sport modes. It comes with 5 new sport modes compared to its predecessor. The 11 tracking modes include Outdoor Running, Treadmill, Cycling, Walking, Freestyle, Pool swimming, Jump rope (New), Elliptical (New), Rowing machine (New), Indoor cycling (New), and yoga (New)
Mi Band 5 arrives with many updated health-tracking features that were lacking on its predecessor Mi Band 4. It arrives with a new 24/7 sleeping monitoring. It has received a major upgrade, so now you will be able to view your REM(Rapid eye movements) sleep cycles and sporadic naps in the Mi Fit app. The accuracy also has increased by 40 percent. The band comes with a 25-hour heart rate monitoring & claims that it arrives with the increase in accuracy of irregular heart rate monitoring by up to 50%.
It brings a new feature dedicated to women’s health. It includes features such as menstruation tracking, ovulation period, etc. For the first time, users will be able to calculate their PAI(Personal Activity Intelligence). If you’ll give you a PAI score of 1-100 based on your daily activity and heart rate.
Magnetic Charging & other Feature
Mi Band 5 has introduced a new charging process magnetic charging which is a big upgrade over its predecessor. Now you will be able to charge the band just by attaching the magnetic charge at the back of the band. It comes with 125 mAH battery which is less than MI Band 4’s 135mAh battery. The brand claims that it has a battery backup of 14 days on a single charge.
It also features a remote camera shutter that helps you to snap beautiful selfies and group pictures just with the touch of a button.
Mi Band 5 Specifications
- Display: 1.1-inch AMOLED dynamic colour display ,126 x 294 pixels, 450 nits brightness
- Weight: 11.9g, 12.1g(NFC)
- Materials: Polycarbonate
- Compatibility: Android, iPhone
- RAM/Storage: 512KB RAM, 16MB storage
- Sensors: PPG Heart rate sensor; IR detection only on NFC variant, 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, barometer, proximity sensor
- Water Resistance: 5ATM
- Battery: 125mAh, magnetic charging
- Colours: Black, Blue, Pink, Orange, Purple, Yellow, Green, Gray
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0
- Price in Nepal: Rs.3,899 [Expected]
Mi Band 5 Price & Availability
Mi band 5 is available in two different variants: NFC and non-NFC. The NFC variant is priced at 229 Yuan & the non-NFC variant is priced at 189 Yuan respectively in China. They are already available for sale in China. The global variant is dubbed as Mi Smart Band 5 and arrives without NFC, SpO2 tracking, etc. It is priced at 39.9 Euros but will initially retail at only 34.99 euros as part of an early-bird offer. The expected price of Mi Band 5 in Nepal is around Rs. 3,899. We expect the wristband to launch very soon in Nepal.