wearables

Xiaomi Mi Band 5 with larger screen, magnetic charging dock launched in China

There’s a 1.2-inch screen, which is 20% larger than Band 4’s 0.95-inch.

Xiaomi Mi band 5
Xiaomi Mi band 5 (Xiaomi)

While Xiaomi launched its first ever laptop for the Indian market, at the same time it also introduced the next-gen Mi Band in its hometown China. The Xiaomi Mi band 5 is priced at CNY (roughly 2,455) for the NFC versions and CNY 189 (roughly 2,025) for the non-NFC variant, as first reported by XDA Developers. The sales of this device will begin from June 18. And looking at the launch pattern, the Mi Band 5 will probably reach India as well at some point.

The band now has a larger screen as compared to Mi Band 4. There’s a 1.2-inch display, which is 20% larger than Band 4’s 0.95-inch. Adding to it are more than 100 new watch faces including characters from different series such as SpongeBob SquarePants, Case Closed, Hatsune Miku and more.

One of the highlights in the Mi Band 5 is the magnetic charging dock that hooks to the device automatically. This eliminates the task of taking out the tracker from the strap and separately placing it on the charging cradle.

Adding to all these are the dual tone Mi Band 5 straps that wrap the tracker, giving an illusion that the entire device is a single unit and nothing is detachable. Furthermore, you get an improved processor for better tracking and processing, 11 fitness tracking modes, menstrual cycle tracking, PAI (Personal Activity Intelligence) score and REM sleep tracking besides light and deep sleep.

Lastly, the Mi band 5 includes a barometer to measure the atmospheric pressure. One can even use the device as a shutter button for clicking images through the connected smartphone.