Mi Band 5 Full Specifications, Features and Prices

$32.29

  • Release date:: June, 2020
  • Display:: 1.1 inches, AMOLED, 450nits Touchkey
  • Body:: TPU, polycarbonate
  • Battery Life:: 14/20 days
  • Compatibility:: Android 5.0+ and iOS 10.0+

EDITOR’S RATING

Design:4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Battery:4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)
Fitness tracking:4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)
Features:3.4 out of 5 stars (3.4 / 5)
Price:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Average:4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)

Last updated on October 19, 2021 3:21 pm
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Description

Mi Band 5 Full Specifications and Features – Mi Band 5 is the latest smartband from Xiaomi, it succeeds in the very popular Mi Band 4. It comes with new fitness tracking features, the display size is now larger and brighter, while a new method of charging has been introduced.

Xiaomi upgraded the AMOLED powered display size of Mi Band 5 from 0.95 inches of Mi Band 4 to 1.1 inches, the bezel is slimmer and the viewing area is larger and brighter at 450nits maximum brightness. Navigation is still via touchkey. The case material is made of durable polycarbonate material, the straps are made of TPU, while the 2.5D screen is protected by reinforced glass and AF coating and it’s rated 5ATM. Mi Band 5 comes in 6 colors; black, teal, navy blue, orange, yellow, and mint green with black being the standard color.

Mi Band 5 features 100+ custom watch faces which include 54 IP themes such as Spongebob Squarepants, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Hatsune Miku, and Detective Conan. This gives users access to more options to choose from.

Mi Band 5 will track your steps, distance, calories, sleep, and heart rate, and is now more accurate with new features added. Xiaomi claims a 40% increase in sleep tracking and a 50% increase in heart rate monitoring. Mi Band 5 will track your sleep in three stages; deep, light, and REM, while it can now detect irregular heartbeat.

It’s also able to track stress levels and can help bring you back to calm through a guild breathing session. Menstrual cycle tracking has also been added, as well as blood oxygen monitoring. More sport modes have also been added making it 11 preset sport modes which include, pool swimming, outdoor cycling, walking, outdoor running, treadmill, freestyle, jump rope, indoor cycling, elliptical, rowing machine, and yoga.

Another newly added feature is the Personal Activity Intelligence (PAI) vitality index; a new, innovative system that converts your heart rate data into a personalized score that indicates the level of activity required in order to maintain good health.

Mi Fit app is still your companion app for Mi Band 5, it allows you to manage your fitness goals and setup the device.

Equipped with Bluetooth v5.0, the Mi Band 5 is compatible with both Android and iOS devices and will alert you when there’s a new notification on your phone such as emails, SMS, incoming calls, and other notifications from both native and third-party apps. It also alerts you when you have stayed idle for too long, and can be set to wake you up with a soft vibration.

NFC is present in the Chinese version of Mi Band 5, this enables payment that supports Ali Pay and Union Pay, while it also allows you to use Xiaomi voice assistant that allows users to control smart IoT devices, set alarm clocks, measure heart rate, check the weather, and start exercise routines using voice controls.

Xiaomi has introduced a new charging option to Mi Band 5, instead of removing the band to charge like with older generations, Mi Band 5 can be charged by simply placing the magnetic charger at its back. Xiaomi claims Mi Band 5 will last up to 14 days with continuous usage and 20 days with power-saving mode.

Mi Band 5 Features

  • 1.1 inches AMOLED display, 450nits brightness with touchscreen and touchkey support for easy navigation.
  • Clock features include time/date, set alarm and reminders.
  • Features ability to Unlock phone, find my phone, view music in play on phone, phone muting, do not disturb, calendar reminder, message alerts, sedentary reminders, reject calls, weather forecasts, and remote camera control New.
  • Keeps you connected to all that matters to you such as emails, SMS and calls, so you never get to miss important notifications updates.
  • Rated 5ATM (water resistant up to 50 meters, swim-proof).
  • Has a case made of thermoplastic with interchangeable TPU straps.
  • Allows you to anwser or reject incoming calls.
  • Inbuilt NFC chip supports Ali Pay and Union Pay (China).
  • Compatible with both Android 5.0+ and iOS 10.0+ devices.

Mi Band 5 Health and Fitness Tracking Features

  • Equipped with a PPG heart rate sensor that tracks your heart rate continuously, and shows your heart rate in real-time to help you manage your training intensity effortlessly.
  • Detects irregular heartbeat like very high heart rate and will alert you.
  • Tracks your steps, calories, distance and speed.
  • Tracks your sleep in light, deep, awake and REM sleep stages to help you monitor sleep quality.
  • Sedentary reminder function will alert you when you stay idle for too long.
  • It recognizes 5 different swim styles and records 12 data sets including swimming pace and stroke count.
  • Lacks inbuilt GPS but supports connected GPS to your phone that allows you to track outdoor activities which you van view through the Mi Fit app.
  • Monitors your stress level and can help you return to calm through a guided breathing session.
  • Features menstrual cycle tracking for women, that allows the tracking of period cycle with alert feature.
  • Newly Added: Blood oxygen tracking that helps monitor your blood oxygen saturation level.
  • Newly Added: Personal Activity Intelligence (PAI) vitality index; a new, innovative system that converts your heart rate data into a personalized score that indicates the level of activity required in order to maintain good health.
  • Features 11 preset modes pool swimming, outdoor cycling, walking, outdoor running, treadmill, freestyle, jump rope, indoor cycling, elliptical, rowing machine, and yoga. (5 new)

Pros

  • Compact, lightweight and stylish design.
  • Long battery life.
  • Swim-proof.
  • NFC for Ali pay and Union Pay (China, Special edition).
  • Cheap, yet sturdy.
  • A comprehensive health and fitness tracker.

Cons

  • Lacks inbuilt GPS.
  • Lacks always-on display.

Additional information

ABOUT DEVICE

ABOUT DEVICE

Device name

Mi Band 5

Device type

Gender

Release date

June, 2020

Predecessor

Mi Band 4

Successor

Versions

Mi Band 5 NFC version

BODY

BODY

Dimension

46.95 x 18.15 x 12.45 mm

Weight

11.9 grams (excluding straps)

Shape

Curved, Rectangular

Case material

Polycarbonate

Strap material

TPU

Bezel material

2.5D Tempered Glass, Bezeless

Strap size

155 – 216 mm

Screen protection

Water resistance

Durability test

Swim-proof

Color

Black, Mint green, Navy blue, Orange, Teal, Yellow

DISPLAY

DISPLAY

Display size

1.1 inches

Display type

450nits, AMOLED, Full color

Display resolution

294 x 126 pixel

Pixel density

Always on

Custom watch face

100+, Yes

Input type

Touchkey, Touchscreen

CONNECTIVITY

CONNECTIVITY

Bluetooth

Bluetooth v5.0

Bluetooth calling

No

GPS

(connected GPS), No

NFC

, ,

Wi-Fi

No

MEMORY

MEMORY

RAM

ROM

Memory card slot

CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY

CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY

Technology

None

SIM type

Band

NOTIFICATIONS

NOTIFICATIONS

SMS alert

Calls alert

Email alert

Event reminder

Third-party apps alert

MEDIA

MEDIA

Audio

Bluetooth music

Loudspeaker

Microphone

Camera

Radio

SENSORS

SENSORS

Accelerometer

Altimeter

No

Ambient light

Barometer

Compass

ECG

Gyroscope

HRM

Pulse oximeter (SpO2)

Thermometer

No

Other sensors

ACTIVITY TRACKING

ACTIVITY TRACKING

Blood oxygen

Blood Pressure

Calories

Distance

ECG tracking

Heart rate monitoring

Sleep tracking

Steps

Stress

Yes

Incidental fall detection

Menstrual cycle

VO2 Max

Swim-tracking

Underwater heart rate tracking

No

On-screen workout

Sport modes

11

BATTERY

BATTERY

Battery type

non-removable Lithium-polymer

Battery capacity

125mAh

Battery life

Continous usage: 14 days, Regular: 20 days

Charging type

Magnetic charger

Charging time

1-2 hours

Solar power

PLATFORM

PLATFORM

Chipset

CPU

GPU

Operating system

Proprietary OS

MISC

MISC

Companion app

Mi Fit

Compatibility

Android 4.4+, iOS 9.0+

Payment system

,

Interchangeable strap

Voice command

,

Find my phone

Box content

Charger, Manual, Mi Band 5, Straps

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