Xiaomi Announces Mi Band 5 With A Larger Screen, Improved Fitness Tracking, And $32 Price Tag

Xiaomi Mi Band 5
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Xiaomi his given its budget-friendly Mi Band an upgrade. Offering a host of upgrades from its predecessor, Mi Smart Band 5 boasts a larger 1.1-inch AMOLED dynamic display, improved fitness tracking accuracy, women’s health tracking, stress assessment, remote shutter control, and more. With 8 colorful straps and hundreds of themes, everyone can express a unique personality with Mi Smart Band 5. It’s priced at about US $32. A non-NFC variant is also available for an even lower $27.

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Powering these newly added features is the battery on Mi Smart Band 5 that supports up to 14 days of continuous usage. Mi Smart Band 5 is also perfectly compatible with both Android and iOS platforms, providing wearers with a seamless user experience, reports Xiaomi.

Mi Smart Band 5 is Xiaomi’s first smart wearable that supports dynamic home screen feature. A stunning 1.1-inch large AMOLED display makes it 20% bigger than its predecessor.

With a maximum brightness of 450 nit and five adjustable brightness levels, Mi Smart Band 5 ensures crystal clear viewing experience, even in backlit situations. It also comes with a 2.5D tempered glass panel that protects the screen from scratches and abrasions.

A woman using a contactless payment system
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The 11 activity modes are:

  • Outdoor running
  • Pool swimming
  • Cycling
  • Walking
  • Treadmill
  • Freestyle
  • Indoor cycling (New)
  • Jump rope (New)
  • Yoga (New)
  • Elliptical (New)
  • Rowing machine (New)

In addition to the activity modes, the upgraded Mi Band 5 comes with Blood oxygen tracking; Improved sleep tracking; and Women’s health and PAI scoring system.

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In China, the Mi Band 5 supports NFC and the XiaoAI voice assistant. However, it’s not clear whether these will be available in other countries.

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