A fine was issued to Xiaomi because of an erroneous description of the sleep feature of the Mi Band 5 NFC

The Chinese regulatory authorities issued a fine to the international technology company Xiaomi this month for the marketing description of the sleep feature of the Mi Band 5 NFC. It was decided that it was not correct.

According to the Beijing Haidian District Market Supervision and Administration Bureau (via Gizmochina/ItHome), doing so is a breach of the Advertising Law. They punished the corporation with a punishment of 80,000 yuan, which is equivalent to more than $12,000. Given the size of Xiaomi and the breadth of its product offering, that sum probably won’t be enough to make much of a dent in the company’s finances. It’s more like a warning than anything else.

The problem started when the sleep tracking capability of the Mi Band 5 NFC version was described in too much detail. In promotional materials for the fitness band, Xiaomi referred to a “24-hour sleep monitoring” capability as one of its features. It appears that is not the situation at all.

The device only monitors sleep patterns during the night, supplementing this information with records of random naps taken during the day. The naps are taken into account as part of the computation as long as they persist for a minimum of twenty minutes. In terms of tracking your nightly sleep, the night sleep function will not record your primary sleep session if it is shorter than sixty minutes if you use it. As a result, labeling this as “24-hour sleep monitoring” is a false description of what actually occurs.

The Mi Band 5 is an excellent low-cost alternative to more expensive fitness trackers if you can get beyond this one minor flaw. It comes with a display of 1.1 inches and most of the necessary components for monitoring your health and activity levels. In addition to that, the battery life is fantastic. The Xiaomi Mi Band is very likely the most widely used low-cost fitness band in the entire globe.

Its successor, the Mi Band 6, features a 1.56-inch AMOLED display that is considerably larger and takes up virtually the entire front area of the device. A bunch of new sports modes and a SpO2 sensor that monitors blood oxygen levels are also among the new improvements.

Since we are now in the year 2022, we can also anticipate the arrival of the following installment in the series. As of right now, there has only been one credible leak regarding what to anticipate happening. This suggests that we may be able to have a screen that is even larger this time around, one that goes further than the width of the strap. As far as a possible release date goes, you may anticipate the Xiaomi Mi Band 7 to arrive anytime between the late spring and the month of June.

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