The new Mi Band 5 and previous year’s Mi Band 4 are now receiving new software updates. It is the first firmware update for Mi Smart Band 5 or the global version. The Chinese version already has received its first version, where it had enabled Camera Remote control function. It is not the case with the international version as the camera controller is enabled since the first day. The global model gets firmware version 126.96.36.199 that brings two major features to the fitness tracker.
After the update, Mi Band 5 can now automatically detect the exercise mode. Xiaomi has added a new automatic motion detection feature, which will detect your current exercise mode. It is a good function for the users when they forget to start the workout mode while exercising. Many companies are now introducing Detect Activity feature on their smartwatches & smart bands like recently Huawei Watch GT 2 & Honor MagicWatch 2 have received it. It is good that Xioami has brought it to the Mi Band 5.
Apart from that, there is a new option to press & hold the watch faces to set the dial. You can activate these features from Settings – More options. Finally, the new battery percentage indicator for the faces has launched on both Mi Band 4 & Band 5 trackers. The update is now available in all the major countries, where both these smart bands available. To install the latest firmware updates, you have to update the Mi Fit app to 4.4.0 version on the paired smartphone.