Mi Band 5 Global Version: Overview
Xiaomi Mi Band 5 Global Version or simply the Mi Band 5 is the best fitness tracker and a watch that has a low price. It will cost you only AED179.00 in Dubai, UAE. This band is the successor of the Mi Band 4 and offers us a range of features that you may not find in other smartwatches of such a low price tag.
The Mi Band 5 has most of the same core features of Mi Band 4, but with upgrades in several key elements.
The mi Band 5 has a dimension of 18.15×46.95×12.45 mm and weighs only 11.9 grams. It comes with a 1.1-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 126×294 pixels. The display boasts a 16-bit color range with 450 NITs of brightness. The display on the Mi band 5 is slightly bigger than that of Mi Band 4. Even though it is about 20% larger, it doesn’t look like much. The display is brighter too, although the bit-depth, went down.
On the front, below the display, it has a single touch input button, which is pretty much the same as in Mi Band 4. On the inside, it has a 125 mAh battery, which gives you about 14 days of battery life in a normal mode. The battery lasts for 20 days in the battery-friendly mode. The magnetic charger will charge the band to 200% in 2 hours. You no longer have to get the band out of the strap to charge it.
It has a Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity that connects your Mi Band 5 to your phone. The band also has high-precision 6 axis accelerometer sensors that detect the movements and footstep counts. It has a PPG heart rate sensor with a lot of improvements from the Mi Band 4. There is a vibration motor to alert you of incoming notifications in your wrist.
The Mi Band 5 goes with a 512KB of RAM and 16MB of storage, which is the same as in the Mi Band 4. There is a 5 ATM waterproof rating, so you can use it as a swimming accessory.
The installation is easy and the same as in the Mi Band 4. You can use the Mi Fit App over the Bluetooth to connect and change the band setting as per your needs and likings. You can set heart rate monitoring, set alarms, and reminders, set push notifications from the app, set incoming calls, and SMS reminders, download watch faces, and more.
You can track fitness, sleep, and heart rate data, and synchronize the band with the mobile to keep track of the progress. You get to choose the application shortcuts to display on the band along with the reminders.
The Mi Band 5 is similar to previous versions in functionality, but it does have some new features. When raising your wrist, you can wake up the screen. You can swipe the screen left to right and vice-versa to browse through the shortcuts. This is a new feature on the Mi Band 5 and customizable from the Mi Fit App.
Swiping up and down allows you to access all the same apps that include the step counter, heart rate monitor, controlling the music on your phone, and more. The Mi Band 5 also includes new features like stress level monitor, menstruation cycle tracker, psychological activity indicator, breathing exercise to help you relax, and more.
You can use the Mi Band 5 as a wireless shutter control for your camera on the phone. It works on both Android and iOS. You can set your Xiaomi phone on a stand and control the shutter from the band.
The new feature includes the 12 fitness modes like running, cycling, inside cycling, treadmill, yoga, rowing machine, jump rope, pool swimming, and more. You can now keep track of all kinds of exercise you do. You can manually set the size of the pool. length for the laps counts, and track the calories burnt, and more.
Last but not the least cool feature of the Mi Band 5 is the 4 different colors of straps you can choose from. Black, Grey, Red, and Yellow are the vibrant color variations, which all seem super-cool.
P.S. The Xiaomi Mi Band 5 has also the NFC version that comes with the multifunctional NFC. The NFC is usable in the metro, buses, and payment options. It has a built-in speaker and mic in the Chinese Version of the NCF version.