The newest member of the world’s most popular smart band family – Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 5 (also called Mi Band 5 in some markets), has arrived in Nepal. The Mi Band 5 is a major upgrade over its predecessor Mi Band 4. Xiaomi added “smart” to the band’s name, but it still did not add NFC to the global version. That remains exclusive to China.
Xiaomi is one of the wearable industry leaders, and it built that reputation on capable but affordable gadgets like the Mi Bands and Bluetooth headsets.
Mi Smart Band 5 Specifications and Features
The first major upgrade on Mi Band 5 is the display. Compared to the Mi Band 4, it boasts a larger 1.1-inch OLED display and a more convenient magnetic charger.
The screen can be customized with over 65 readily available watch faces that can provide up to three different information pieces from a wide range. Still, the more important feature is Photo Watch Face – Xiaomi finally gives its users the ability to customize the band’s looks and put a custom photo as a background.
The Mi Smart Band 5 tracks sleep more intelligently, records more sports, and brings PAI – Personal Activity Intelligence mode. There are also stress monitoring, a camera shutter, breathing exercises, and women can track their monthly biological processes.
The Band 4 brought 7 sports modes, but the Mi Smart Band 5 extended the list to 11 “professional modes,” as Xiaomi calls them.
Aside from the running and cycling modes, there is now Rowing Machine where the band counts the strokes, the drive time and suggests a time for recovery; also counts the performance during jumping rope or being on the elliptical.
The heart monitoring on Mi Band 5 has been improved and it can now detect abnormalities and notify you – just like Apple Watch. Furthermore, the new PPG sensor is 50% more accurate than its predecessor, but it lacks a SpO2 sensor.
The Mi Smart Band 5 can also recognize five of the main swimming styles automatically. The fitness band itself can be submerged in up to 50 meters of water.
When it comes to sleep tracking, the Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 5 can now extract data related to your REM sleep.
Xiaomi guarantees 14 days of battery life. The charger has been improved and hooks up to the back of the Mi Band 5 via magnets.
Key Specs of Mi Smart Band 5
Model Number: XMSH11HM
Display: 1.1″ OLED, 126 x 294 pixels resolution
Bluetooth Version: Bluetooth 5.0
Waterproof / Water-Resistant: Yes
Waterproof Rating: 5ATM
Compatible OS: Android 5.0+, iOS 10.0+
Language: English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
|Battery||Battery Type: Lithium-ion polymer battery
Battery Capacity: 125mAh
Standby Time: > = 14 day
Charging Method: Magnetic
|Dial and Band||Case Material: PC
Band Material: TPU
Wearable Length: 155-219mm
|Alerts and Controls||
|Dimensions and Weight||Product Weight: 0.0119 kg
Package Weight: 0.1500 kg
Product Size (L x W x H): 4.97 x 1.82 x 1.25 cm / 1.96 x 0.72 x 0.49 inches
Package Size (L x W x H): 10.00 x 10.00 x 5.00 cm / 3.94 x 3.94 x 1.97 inches
|Sensors||PPG Optical Heart-rate Sensor
3-axis Gyroscope Motion sensor
|Package Contents||1 x Mi Band, 1 x Band Strap, 1 x Charging Cable, 1 x User Manual|
Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 5 Price in Nepal and Availability
The Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 5 will start selling soon in the country with an NPR 4,499 price tag. The fitness tracker band will be available across Mi stores and the company’s online partners starting September 10.
|Mi Fitness Band||Price in Nepal|
|Mi Smart Band 5 (Standard)||NPR. 4,499|
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