In last month, we have revealed that the Mi Band 5 will get NFC support in the global market. Further, we also mentioned the SpO2 & Amazon Alexa functions for the international version. Now the leaked resource file for Mi Band 5 has confirmed all of these functions. Xiaomi has unpacked Mi Band 5 in China on June 11, but the SpO2 & Amazon Alexa features were missing from the tracker. Now, these functions will be exclusively launching on global versions rather than the home version.
It will be the first time Mi Band series will receive SpO2 or blood monitoring along with Women’s heath tool & PAI functions. After the launch of SpO2, it will compete with Honor Band 5, Huawei band 4 Pro & Fitbit Charge 4 which has the blood oxygen monitoring. The animated images of Amazon Alexa have also spotted in leaked files. It will be the replacement of Xiao Ai voice assistant outside China. The revealed code suggests, Alexa will first support with Mi Home devices and later users may connect it with other devices.
We are also the first to claim about the NFC support for international Mi Band 5. The recent launch of Mi Band 4 NFC in Russia is the start of it and the next device will support in many countries. Also, the resource file shows the images of Mastercard, which is the first partner to pay with Band 5 in many places.
In other countries, Mi Band 5 will launch in July and Europe would be the first market. Recently, the fitness tracker has cleared BIS certification in India, so the Indian launch maybe also near. In the more twist, the recently leaked source code has mentioned there would be three models – Mi Band L, Mi Band 5 Pro & Mi Band 5 Lite. If that is true then, then it is unclear, which model will get SpO2, Alexa, and NFC versions on the board.