There is a new member in the family of Xiaomi smart bands and it is the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 that was recently launched in China.

The Mi Band 5 is an upgrade of the Mi Band 4 and it comes with exciting new features and specifications.

Prominent among these new features include 14-day battery life, bigger display, and magnetic charger.

It is a perfect fitness tracker that you would love to have on your wrist as the non-NFC version cost around $26 while the NFC version starts from $30. You have 11 different colours to choose from.

Xiaomi Mi Band 5 features and specs

1.) AMOLED Display

The AMOLED display of the Xiaomi Mi Band 5  stands at 1.1-inches compared to its predecessor the Mi Band 4 whose display is 0.95-inches. The resolution is 126 x 294 pixels. It also has a 2.5D tempered glass panel that shields the screen from any kind of marks or accidental falls.

2.) Better sleep monitoring

The Mi Band 5 helps you identify your sleeping problems and from improved data tracking can help give suggestions on how to sleep soundly.

3.) Magnetic charging

The Mi Band 5 brings magnetic charging which is one of the latest features of the smartwatch. When charged, Xiaomi claims it can last for 14-days. So, you do not need to detach the band to charge.

Mi Band 5

4.) Blood oxygen tracking

The blood oxygen tracking is important because it helps determine the amount of oxygen in your blood. This feature is available on the Band 5 and absent in the version 4.

5.) Alerts and controls: Calls, Message, App notifications, Alarms, Calendar, Music controls, Remote camera control and Find my phone.

6.) Sports modes and tracking: Outdoor running, Treadmill, Cycling, Walking, Freestyle, Pool swimming, Elliptical (New), Rowing machine (New), Jump rope (New), Indoor cycling (New), Yoga (New), Sleep, PAI Health Suite, Blood Oxygen, Heart rate, and Women’s health.

Other features include NFC, voice assistant, menstruation cycle tracking, breath training, remote control for your smartphone camera, and a new PAI Vitality Index

The Xiaomi Mi Band will be available in China from June 18 while the global launch and availability details of the fitness tracker are yet to be disclosed.

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