Xiaomi Mi Band 5 to feature SpO2 sensor, Amazon Alexa

Xiaomi's upcoming fitness band could be capable of measuring blood oxygen saturation and tracking menstrual cycle.

Xiaomi Mi Band 5 is expected to feature a bigger display than the Mi Band 4.
Xiaomi Mi Band 5 is expected to feature a bigger display than the Mi Band 4. (Xiaomi)

Xiaomi Mi Band 5 is reportedly in the works and the fitness band could launch as early as next month. A new leak on the Mi Band 5 suggests it will come with Amazon Alexa support and house an SpO2 sensor.

An SpO2 sensor on the Mi Band 5 will make the fitness band capable of measuring blood oxygen saturation and menstrual cycle tracking. These features will be a major add on to the Mi Band 5. Amazon Alexa support on the Mi Band 5 will be another major upgrade for the fitness band.

This leak which comes from a report by TizenHelp also suggests that the Mi Band 5 will have a “Personal Activity Intelligence (PAI)”. This feature will essentially show users how much activity is required to stay healthy. The fitness band will make such suggestions based on the user’s heart rate data.

The report also adds that this time too Xiaomi will restrict the NFC variant of Mi Band 5 to China. The Mi Band 4 also has a NFC variant but it isn’t available outside China. It also comes with support for Xiaomi’s virtual assistant. But with Amazon Alexa on the Mi Band 5 a global availability makes sense.

Mi Band 5 is so far rumoured to feature a 1.2-inch OLED display which is bigger than the one on the Mi Band 4. It is also expected to come with a bigger battery. There’s no official word on the Mi Band 5 as yet but the fitness band could make its debut next month in China, of course.