In June, Amazfit Band 5 was first spotted on the FCC database and since then it was in a mystery box. Most of us were thinking that it would be the renamed version of Mi Smart Band 5 from Huami. Now, it turned out Amazfit Band 5 will be an advanced band than the Mi Smart Band 5. We have received the information about the upcoming fitness tracker and its all the key features. The band is now available to pre-order from Amazon US & it will available to purchase from September 30. The Amazfit Band 5 will have Amazon Alexa, blood oxygen or SpO2 & women health tool features. Mi Band 5 missed Alexa & blood oxygen features but looks like Amazfit Band 5 will get both of these.
In the design also, it is different than Xiaomi Band, that it comes with 7.52 x 2.99 x 0.91 inches. The display will be of HD color AMOLED & it will offer 45+ different watch faces with 2 customizable faces. In the fitness section, there is a PAI health tool and 11 sports modes for various activities. Users can track their sleep in a daily nap, REM, deep, light & awake to measure the sleep quality.
Like Mi Band 5, Amazfit Band 5 will have a magnetic charging facility. As per the battery specs, it will run up to 15 days in normal mode, and in power saving mode it extends to 25 days. With the Amazon Alexa, you can control your smart home devices, ask questions, get translations, set alarm & timers, create a shopping list, and get weather information. The image says the Alexa will later add on the device in the OTA update.
The stress & breathing, heart rate & swim tracking will also be part of fitness tracking. Apart from that, the Band 5 will come with Always-on Display, Camera Remote Control, Music Control, Notifications & Reminder features. Finally, the Amazfit Band 5 will be 5 ATM water resistance & offers Black & Orange color options.
The Amazfit Band 5 will start to ship at the end of September, and the price has set to $49.99. There is no mention of NFC function for the global version, so I think as always, the NFC function may be limited to China. If the Amazfit fitness tracker comes with all these features, then it will surely grab more attention of the users than the Mi Smart Band 5, which lacks in Alexa & blood oxygen features. Recently, Amazfit Band 6 has also appeared on the FCC site & leaked on the retailer’s site, so we have to see when it will available in the market.