The Mi Band series of smart bracelets is still gaining in popularity. The unrivaled price-performance ratio has been clearly confirmed in the latest generation as well - Xiaomi Mi Band 5.
Mi Band 5 It was officially unveiled in China a while ago and offers a number of improvements that greatly attract new users or put a bug in the head of older generations for upgrades. We will introduce all the detailed parameters.
Larger display, more dials
One of the first differences that strikes the eye at first glance is the noticeable magnification of the display. From the original 0,95" for Mi Band 4, the display has been improved from another 0,15 ″ at 1,1 ″. This makes the overall use and control of the user much easier.
Even in the fifth generation it is a quality and very bright AMOLED display, the maximum brightness of which the manufacturer states at a decent level 450 rivets.
In direct sunlight, it should achieve even better results than its predecessor. The display resolution is 126 x 294 pixels, which on a 1,1 ″ diagonal creates a decent fineness 290 PPI.
Below the display is then an iconic touch key, which is used to return to the home screen, or to wake up the bracelet.
The dimensions of the new smart bracelet are 47,2 x 18,5 x 12,4 mm, while the standard version weighs 11,9 grams and the version with NFC weighs 12,1 g.
Thanks to the fact that the display has been enlarged, it will be possible to do many more interesting things on the Mi Band 5 after the new one. It will be more comfortable reading messages, viewing history actions or just the usual time display will be much easier thanks to the modified built-in dials.
There is another novelty connected with this. The user will have more than 100 different dial designs. For comparison, the previous generation offered 77 dial designs.
New sports activities and water resistance
News like has been added to the list of sports activities plays, elliptical trainer, rowing machine, skipping rope a stationary bicycle. Together, monitoring will be available 11 activities and sports.
Water resistant 50 ATM remained unchanged, but is still maximally sufficient. There is also a voice assistant XiaoAI whether NFC for contactless payments via UnionPay. As this is the Chinese version, NFC is currently only available for domestic ones. It uses the newer Bluetooth 5.0 to connect to a smartphone.
As for monitoring, in addition to monitoring the quality of sleep, which was already in the previous Mi Band 4, other interesting industries were added to it.
The fifth generation Mi Band can track and monitor pressure, intensity and regular breathing whether menstrual a ovulatory cycle. In addition, after the new bracelet, it recognizes the activity itself and turns on the monitoring of the respective sport.
Next, a modified do not disturb mode is added to stop any incoming notifications. The charging method has also changed from the original charging cradle to a more convenient one magnetic connector.
In terms of battery life, the new Mi Band 5 should handle 14 days on a single charge. Powered by a decent 125 mAh battery.
It keeps the price very low
Xiaomi Mi Band 5 was introduced using live stream for the Chinese market and we will have to wait for the global version. The prices of the Chinese versions are as follows:
- Xiaomi Mi Band 5 without NFC 189 yuan = € 23,5 / $ 26,67
- Xiaomi Mi Band 5 with NFC 229 yuan = € 28,5 / $ 32
As you can see for yourself, the price is still at a famous level.
Global version with first coupon
If you want to have Xiaomi Mi Band 5 among the first, you can pre-order it now, even in the official global version. The Banggood retailer has launched pre-orders, while the price of the global version is still very interesting.
The global version contains full support for Europe, has English language, as well as packaging and instructions in English. It is not yet known whether the global version will finally receive support for NFC payments. We will have to wait until the global performance to confirm this information.