For the most part, smart watches remain an obscure accessory for most people, even those who own smartphones. Yes, and the average price of devices, whose main function is to show time, remains still high. But fitness bracelets managed to occupy the niche of inexpensive devices – it’s not a pity to buy, and they look elegant and stylish on the hand.
♥ BY TOPIC: Xiaomi Air 2 SE review: decent wireless headphones for 2,000 rubles.
Xiaomi’s products have become the trendsetter in this market. Each new generation of branded Mi Band became a hit, today such bracelets are worn not only by geeks, but even pensioners and children. Not surprisingly, the attention of many was riveted to the release of Mi Band 5. And on June 11, 2020, the next model was officially presented. True, the basic information about her was known in advance. Did you get a new hit? It seems that there is no doubt about that.
♥ BY TOPIC: Xiaomi (Huami) Amazfit GTS review: cool, inexpensive smart watches with Apple Watch design and up to 46 days of battery life.
Design Xiaomi Mi Band 5
Fundamental changes in the appearance of the device did not occur. This is the same black capsule that can be inserted into the strap. For him, the manufacturer offers six color options: in addition to black, it is also blue, orange, pink, purple, yellow and green. External differences from the predecessor can only be revealed by the black stroke on the strap in the area of the capsule itself. The dimensions of the device are 47.2 × 18.5 × 12.4 mm, and the weight is 11.9 g (12.1 g with NFC).
♥ BY TOPIC: Xiaomi Amazfit Bip S review: an inexpensive smartwatch with impressive functionality.
Improved display Xiaomi Mi Band 5
One of the main features of the new items is an improved display. Its diagonal increased by 20% to 1.2 inches (Xiaomi Mi Band 4 – 0.95 inches). The resolution of the touch screen, made by AMOLED technology, is 294 × 169 pixels. There is support for 24-bit color. The screen will be perfectly readable in the sun, and its peak brightness is 450 nits. 2.5D glass is good protection against scratches, and the oleophobic coating will save the screen from prints.
The increased size and resolution of the screen will allow the use of more informative displays, in addition, reading notifications will become even more convenient. The manufacturer announced the release of more than a hundred animated dials featuring popular characters. The interface will also change, icons will look different in it and a number of cosmetic improvements will occur.
♥ BY TOPIC: Best Xiaomi: 15 most popular Xiaomi devices released in 2019.
Main features of Xiaomi Mi Band 5
The main functions of the fitness bracelet are counting the number of steps taken and showing the time, of course, in place. In addition, Mi Band 5 can work with 11 types of sports activity (running, cycling, jumping rope, yoga, rowing machine, etc.).
The heart rate tracking sensor has become more accurate by 50% due to improved data processing algorithms. Sleep tracking became 24-hour, while monitoring accuracy improved by 40%.
The bracelet received an updated, more accurate heart rate sensor, as well as remote control functions of the smartphone’s camera shutter and women’s menstrual cycle tracking. Xiaomi Mi Band 5, like its predecessor, is equipped with a barometer, a gyroscope, has moisture protection with an indicator of 5 ATM – with this bracelet you can wash your hands, swim and dive shallow.
In addition, it should be noted that there is full support for NFC payments, with which you can pay in Russia.
One of the main innovations of Xiaomi Mi Band 5 is magnetic charging – the capsule for charging no longer needs to be removed from the strap.
♥ BY TOPIC: How to pronounce Xiaomi in Russian and what this word means.
Autonomy and performance of Xiaomi Mi Band 5
The manufacturer promises to use a new processor in Mi Band 5 that can improve the performance of the device. An important change also affected the charging of the bracelet. If before it had to be taken out of the capsule, now the power adapter is magnetically attached directly to the device. The contacts are located on the back side, next to the heart rate sensor.
The battery capacity was 125 mAh, which will allow you to work autonomously for up to 14 days in normal mode and up to 20 days in energy-saving long-term operation. Communication with the smartphone is via Bluetooth up to 5.0. But the NFC chip, which did not fully work in the fourth model, will be present here optionally.
♥ BY TOPIC: What should be the pulse of a healthy person and how to measure it.
Price Xiaomi Mi Band 5
The version without NFC costs about 1,900 rubles, and with this chip – 2,300 rubles.
Buy Xiaomi Mi Band 5.