Over the last few months we have been learning enough details about the Xiaomi Mi Band 5, the new smart bracelet of the Asian giant. A few hours ago its official presentation took place in China and, finally, we know everything it has to offer us.
The design of the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 it is very similar to that of the previous generation, following the maxim of “if it works, don’t change it”. Yes it is remarkable the increase in the screen, which is now a 20% bigger and it is still based on AMOLED technology.
Xiaomi Mi Band 5, technical characteristics
1.1-inch color AMOLED display
125 mAh battery (up to 14 days of autonomy)
Accelerometer, gyroscope, heart sensor, proximity and tension.
IP68 resistance and submersible 5ATM (50 meters)
Bluetooth 5.0 and NFC connectivity
Price: from 189 yuan (23 euros)
The most relevant change in this generation is the new, magnetic and inspired charging system that the Apple Watch solution. The fundamental advantage is that no need to disassemble the monitor to charge the bracelet and it will be more comfortable to use on a daily basis.
Xiaomi is aware that the main concern of users of this type of device is the battery. Therefore, it has integrated a higher capacity that promises up to 14 days of normal use without having to recharge it.
In addition, now the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 is capable of detecting up to 11 different sports (elliptical machine, yoga, rowing machine, exercise bike, jump rope, treadmill, running, cycling, swimming, walking, and free training), clearly improving on the previous iteration that only had 6 sports.
Among other innovations, it is worth highlighting the improved sleep monitoring functions, the new dynamic spheres or the menstrual cycle monitoring system. The chip Integrated NFC It will allow paying in China, but we will see if Xiaomi gets agreements with European banks to make it work here too.
Xiaomi Mi Band 5, release date and price
The new Xiaomi Mi Band 5 goes on sale in China next June 18. The basic version, without NFC connectivity, is priced at 189 yuan (about 23 euros), while the one that includes it goes up to 229 yuan (28 euros at the exchange rate).
At the moment there are no official data on its availability and final price in Europe, although surely we will see it soon in import stores (we have seen it in Gearbest for $ 40). For the official landing, we will surely have to wait for after the summer.
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