Xiaomi Nepal has just launched the most awaited fitness band “Mi Band 5” in Nepal.Carrying forward the legacy of Xiaomi to provide best products at very reasonable pricng, we don’t get disappointed this time as well.Mi band 4 was the best selling wearable fitness band here in Nepal as claimed by Xiaomi Nepal. Similiarly Mi band 5 offers a tons of extra features with improved existing features from band 4.There has been several changes on the interior and exterior of the band,mostly good.
Lets take a look at this year Mi’s flagship :Mi band 5 and find out how it differs from previous model.
Starting with the display,Mi band 5 offers amoled display with a increase in size of 20% (1.1 inches) which is slightly bigger than last year’s model (0.95 inch).The bezels feels slightly less which helps in viewing more information on the wearable.The front glass comes with a 2.5D tempered glass panel that protects the screen from scratches and falls.Mi band 5 finally offers a magnetic strap for charging the battery of 125 mAh capacity which is slightly less than what we got earlier.
Mi band 5 Features and Specifications:
The screen offers 1.11 inches of size with 126*294 screen resolution.The increase of approx 20% further increase in display area makes incoming calls,messages and alerts easier to see and ushers in a new era of dynamic dials.The screen offers maximum brightness of ≤450 nits with adjustable brightness according to the environment.The device has a total of one functional button which is touch sensitive mounted on the screen itself.
The beast is powered by 125 mAh of battery which is slightly less than its predecessor.It promises to provide a battery backup of 14 days* with normal usage and an additional 6 days if the device is used in power-saving mode.The device now offers a magnetic charging making it far easier to charge.The previous models had to be taken out from its strap and charged via USB-data cable.Hence,it is a great step forward in terms of charging.
The band now offers 11 professional sports modes which is almost double of what Mi band 4 offered:
- Rowing Machine
- Outdoor Running
- Outdoor Cycling
- Indoor Cycling
- Pool Swimming
- Jump Rope
- Power Walking
The sports data obtained from the band is pretty accurate compared to its previous models.
It offers all the necessary health related assistance like heart rate monitor and sleep monitoring.In addition to that,it offers:
- REM rapid eye movement
- Sporadic nap
- Women’s Health: Records and reminders of physiology and ovulation
- Stress monitoring
- Breathing training
- PAI(Personal Activity Intelligence)
- Vitality index assessment
- Sedentary reminder
- Step recording
- Goal setting
Xiaomi did a commendable job in bringing tons of watch faces in this model.There are more than 100 new themed dials to choose from The watch faces includes featured themes such as Spongebob Squarepants, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Hatsune Miku, and Detective Conan. You can also customize the band interface by adding function modules based on your preference, everyday mood, and personal style.
Mi band 5 is a beast with additional features and functions integrated into it.The additional features includes Music playback,Find my Phone,Phone Muting,Do Not Disturb,Phone Unlocking,Incoming Call Notification,Countdown Timer, Calendar Remainder,Event Reminder,Message Alerts,Idle Alerts and also Weather Forecast.
Here is a tabular representation of specifications of Mi band 5:
≤ 450 nits brightness
20% more screen area
14-20 days battery life*
Magnetic Strap Charging
16 MB ROM
|Sensors||Heart Rate Monitor
Android 5.0 and above
IOS 10.0 and above
|Dimensions||46.95 × 18.15 × 12.45mm
155–219mm adjustable length
|Resistivity||5 ATM water resistance
Scratch Proof Screen
Sadly,the variant available in Nepal doesn’t support NFC(Near Field Communication) and doesn’t come with Spo2 sensor integrated in it.They won’t create a major disadvantage but it would have been an additional add-on feature.You can download the app Mi fit from play store and app store for more customization,watch faces and access over your device.
Pricing and Availability:
Mi band 5 will be widely available across all the Mi authorized stores in Nepal after some days.But,we have already been seeing Chinese variant of Mi band 5 available on many e-commerce sites of Nepal with competitive pricing before the official launch.
The pricing in China was very less with a price tag of:
- 189 yuan(Non-NFC) ~ $27
- 226 yuan(NFC version) ~ $33
The pricing in Nepal is marked at Rs 4499 which is very competitively priced.As a whole,Mi band 5 is a great value for money and will last years with rough and tough usage as well.
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