The most recent iteration of Xiaomi’s wearable fitness tracker, the Mi Smart Band 5, is now available for purchase on Amazon in the United States and some other countries. The only difference between this model and its Chinese equivalent is that this one does not include an NFC chip.
About a month ago, the accessory was introduced on the market for the first time in Asia. Along with a variety of extra enhancements, the most noticeable difference between this model and its predecessor is the bigger OLED display, which measures 1.1 inches. Additionally, support for NFC is included in the Chinese version.
Do not be misled by the fact that the foreign version is referred to as Mi Smart Band 5; this is still the same product. The tracker is, in all practical respects, equivalent to its Chinese counterpart.
Some people had high hopes that the international edition would also come with NFC functionality, however, it did not pan out to be the case that this would be the case. Both the capacity to collect readings of blood oxygen saturation (SpO2) and support for Amazon’s voice assistant Alexa are absent from this product. However, there is speculation about a more costly Pro edition that will provide these capabilities that are now unavailable. When is it exactly? That is not obvious at all.
The conclusion that can be drawn from all of this is that the Mi Smart Band 5 is a variant that is somewhat more compact than its Asian equivalent. You do receive the other changes such as more sports modes, improved cardiac rate measurement, barometer, 11 sports modes (vs 6 on the previous generation), more extensive sleep tracking, female health-tracking, and more in addition to the bigger screen with a higher resolution. You also get an incredible battery life of twenty days.
When and where may you make your purchase?
The Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 5 is now available for purchase in the European Union through the company’s website. It will cost you 39.99 Euros, which is equivalent to roughly 45 dollars. This comes in at a price point that is $5 more than its predecessor, which was priced at $35. Amazon also sells it in the United States and in several other nations all over the world (check price).