The Mi Band series needs no introduction. Like its smartphones, Xiaomi’s Mi Band lineup is known for being feature-packed yet affordable. Xiaomi adds a new band every year to the lineup. This time it has launched the Mi Band 5. Let’s check out the specs, features, expected price, and availability of Mi Band 5 in Nepal.
Mi Band 5 Overview
Compared to last year’s Mi Band 4, the Mi Band 5 has a bigger screen. Xiaomi has included a 1.1-inch AMOLED display. The new fitness band has five different brightness levels. Its brightness can reach up to 450 nits. There is a 2.5D glass on top of the screen for its protection.
Users can choose from over a hundred watch faces. Some of these watch faces are inspired by famous cartoons such as SpongeBob, Hatsune Miku, Case Closed, and Neon Genesis Evangelion. Users can also choose between a wide range of colored wristbands, all of which are made up of TPU.
Also Read: Mi Band 4 Review
Xiaomi has added five new fitness activities – yoga, elliptical machine, indoor cycling, rope jumping, and a row machine. Mi Band 5 supports a total of 11 different activities.
Xiaomi also claims that the PPG sensor used on the new Mi Band 5 will result in 50% more accurate heart-rate monitoring. However, the new infrared detection is only supported in the NFC variant. Similarly, the Sleep Tracking feature has also been improved with added features such as REM eye movement detection. The new Band is also capable of evaluating PAI (Personal Activity Intelligence). With this, you can reflect on your lifestyle and make the necessary changes to make it more active. It also has female health monitoring features.
NFC and Remote Shutter and other feature
Mi Band has two variants – one that supports NFC and one that doesn’t. Up until now, global versions of Mi Band lacked NFC support, making the feature exclusive to the Chinese audience. However, recent rumors suggested that this could change with Mi Band 5. We will have to wait to confirm that rumor.
Mi Band 5 can also be used as a remote shutter. Now you can click photos from your phone with a click on the band. The NFC variant can also be used to control other Mi AIoT products.
Charge at your convenience
Xiaomi has changed the way you would charge the band. Up until now, you needed to detach the band from the strap to charge the band. But now you can dock the new magnetic charger directly onto the back of the band.
The Mi Band 5 comes with a 125mAh battery that the company claims can last up to 14 days of normal usage.
Xiaomi Mi Band 5 Specifications:
- Weight: 11.9g (Standard) / 12.1g (NFC)
- Display: 1.1″ AMOLED display, touchscreen, 126 x 294 resolution, 450 nit
- Wrist Band: TPU
- Wrist Buckle: Aluminium
- Sensors: PPG Optical Heart-rate monitors, 6-axis-motion-control-sensor (3-axis accelerometer + 3-axis gyroscope motion sensor)
- Features: Sleep tracker, 24/7 activity tracker, music playback controls, notifications, alarms, reminders, etc.
- Water Resistance: 5ATM (50m/164ft for 10 minutes)
- Compatibility: Android 5.0+ or iOS 10.0+
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0
- Battery: 125 mAh
- Charger: Magnetic
Mi Band 5 Price in Nepal and Availability
Xiaomi has launched the Mi Band 5 in China, where its price is 189 Yuan for the standard variant and 229 Yuan for the NFC variant. We expect the price of Mi Band (standard variant) in Nepal to be around Rs. 4000.
|Fitness Band||Expected Price in Nepal|
|Mi Band 5 (Standard)||NPR. 4,000|