Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 5 introduced globally but with missing NFC sensor
Xiaomi today introduced its wearable device, the Mi Smart Band 5 globally during its 2020 ecosystem launch event. The band starts at EUR 40, which is roughly ₹3,400 and there's no confirmation on when this will be coming to India. Interestingly, the firm has introduced the non-NFC version globally. The model with NFC sensor stays limited to China for now. In case you don't know, the wearable launched in hometown China early last month.
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 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.
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.
The Mi band was launched along side the TWS earbuds, Mi TV Stick and a 34-inch 144hz gaming monitor along side two electric scooters.