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Xiaomi Mi Band 5 Specs and Price

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The Xiaomi Mi Band 5 improves on the Xiaomi Mi Band 4, making provisions for the few shortcomings and also adding a ton of new features for fitness and health tracking. It does all these while retaining the legacy of being one of the cheapest of its kind, which has been evident  This article covers the specs ad price of this fitness band, which will help in making your purchase decision.

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Xiaomi Mi Band 5 Key Specs & Features

  • 1.2-inch AMOLED 2.5D Color Touchscreen, 126 x 294 Resolution
  • Dialog SOC
  • 5ATM Water Resistance Rating (40 meters for 30 Minutes)
  • XiaoAI voice assistant
  • Heart Rate Monitor
  • NFC
  • Blood Oxygen Tracking
  • Sleep Tracking
  • Women’s health and PAI scoring system
  • Personal Activity Intelligence
  • Magnetic Charging
  • Compatible with iOS and Android
  • 125mAh Lithium Polymer Battery

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Design and Display

The design language totally didn’t change. It comes in the same form factor we have become accustomed to seeing on products from the Xiaomi Mi band series. Basically, its a pill encased in a strap that allows us to strap it to our wrist.

Speaking of straps, the Mi Band 5 offers three-strap color options. The options include Red, Blue, Green, Black.

The display is an upgrade to what we saw last year. It moved from 0.95-inch to 1.1-inch on the Mi Band 5. Bezels also shrank a bit. This display maintains an AMOLED panel with a screen resolution of 126 x 294.

This display is protected by a 2.5D tempered glass panel.  that protects the screen from scratches and abrasions.

Hardware

On the performance side of things, we have got a setup that favors less power-intensive tasks. The Mi Band 5 wasn’t designed to do carry out complex tasks like the likes of the Apple Watch Series 5 and Samsung watch active 2. So it won’t make sense to go overboard.

Powering the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 is a Dialog SOC (System on chip). It also features 512KB RAM, 16MB RAM, and a 125mAh polymer battery.

Xiaomi made claims that this battery will serve the NFC variant of the Mi Band 5 14 days, while the non-NFC variant will go 20 days on a single charge.

Magnetic Charging

Speaking on charging, Xiaomi took a giant step to improving how the Mi Band is charged.

Gone are the days when you would have to remove the watch from the strap the charge. That hassle as been eliminated. Thanks to the all-new magnetic charging feature, all you have to do is place the magnetic charger on the watch to give it juice.

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Software

The big news on the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 software is the inclusion of new sports modes, which makes it a more capable wearable tech for fitness tracking.

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The new sport modes make increases the number of available sports mode to 10 as opposed to the six modes we had on the Xiaomi Mi Band 4. Below is an outline of all the available sports modes:

  1. Outdoor running
  2. Treadmill
  3. Cycling
  4. Walking
  5. Freestyle
  6. Pool swimming
  7. Elliptical (New)
  8. Rowing machine (New)
  9. Jump rope (New)
  10. Indoor cycling (New)
  11. Yoga (New)

The added sports modes aren’t the only new feature added to the software. The Mi band 5 offers Blood oxygen tracking which works via a SpO2 sensor which measures blood oxygen saturation every second for 8hours at a stretch, mensural cycle tracking, breath training, remote smartphone camera control.

Still one new features, the Mi Band 5 also features a personal activity intelligence system, which helps keep enthusiasts conscious about their health. It overs a daily score scaled between 1-100, which measures daily health activities and heart rate.

Connectivity

The Xiaomi Mi band 5 comes in NFC and non-NFC variants. It features also features Bluetooth 5.0 on all models.

Xiaomi Mi Band 5 Price and Availability

The Price of the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 starts around $26 for the entry-level variant without NFC. This price amounts to 10,100 Naira in Nigeria, 2,792 KSH in Kenya, and 150 GHC in Ghana.

The maxed-out NFC variant is on sale for the price of $33, This price amounts to 12,788 Naira in Nigeria, 3,544 KSH in Kenya, and 191 GHC in Ghana.

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The Xiaomi Mi Band 5 is currently available for purchase and can be purchased from leading online retails stores.

Xiaomi Mi Band 5 Specs

Here are a few specs of the Xiaomi Mi Band 5:

General Features

  • Platform:
  • Processor:Dialog SOC
  • Memory: 512KB
  • Colors: Black, Blue, Pink, Orange, Purple, Yellow, Green, Gray
  • Dimension: 46.95 x 18.15 x 12.45 mm
  • Weight: 11.9 g, 12.1 g (NFC model)
  • SIM Slot:
  • Water Resistant: 5 ATM, (40 meters for 30 Minutes)
  • Dustproof:
  • Standalone Calls & SMS:
  • Sync with Phone: iOS, Android

Display & Camera

  • Display:
  • 1.1-inch AMOLED 2.5D Color Touchscreen, 126 x 294 Resolution
  • Display Protection:
  • Camera: No

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 16MB
  • Memory Card Support:
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM:
  • 2G CDMA 1X:
  • 3G WCDMA:
  • 3G CDMA EVDO:
  • 4G LTE:
  • 5G:

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS:
  • EDGE:
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA:
  • HSPA+:
  • CDMA EVDO:
  • 4G LTE:
  • 5G:
  • WLAN:
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot:
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 5.0 BLE
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared Blaster:
  • USB Port:

Messaging

  • SMS/MMS:
  • Instant Messaging:
  • Push Emails:
  • Email Protocol:

Entertainment

  • Music Player:
  • Video Player:
  • FM Radio:
  • Loudspeaker:
  • 3.5mm Jack:

Navigation

  • Navigation:
  • Maps:

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass:
  • Accelerometer:
  • Proximity Sensor:
  • SPO2: Yes
  • Barometer:
  • Pedometer: Yes
  • Gyroscope:
  • Heart Rate Monitor: Yes
  • Galvanic Skin Response:
  • Skin Temperature Sensor:
  • Capacitive Sensor:
  • UV Sensor:
  • Microphone:
  • Hepatic Vibration Motor: Yes

Other Features

  • Fitness Apps: Yes
  • Image Editor:
  • Video Editor:
  • Image Viewer:
  • Video Viewer:
  • Maximum Operating Altitude:

Power

  • Battery: 125mAh Lithium Polymer
  • Battery Life: 14 days of battery life (NFC), 20 Days (non-NFC)
  • Wireless Charging: No (Magnetic Charging)
  • Average Charge Time: 2 hours
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Xiaomi Mi Band 5 Specs and Price was written by Alexis Daudu. The article was last modified: July 20th, 2020
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