With the help of its subsidiary company Huami, Xiaomi will release its next-generation Mi band 5 in China at the end of next month or in the first half of July. As far we know, Mi Band 5 will have a larger display, more features, and NFC on the global version. Furthermore, our member has found out that the next Mi band 5 will have SpO2 or blood oxygen saturation, Amazon Alexa & Women cycle features. These three features will make the tracker more advanced compared to Mi Band 4.
Apart from that, for fitness-centric users there is a Personal Activity Intelligence (PAI) function. It’s a scientifically-backed metric that turns heart rate data into a single, personal score, showing users how much activity they need to stay healthy. For your daily activity it gives you score and tells you how much you need to sweet to stay fit.
Now talking about the global version of the fifth-gen tracker, Mi Smart Band 5 is also in work, and it may soon get the release date. As the information we received, the model number XMSH11HM is specified for Mi Smart Band 5. It makes sense that the model number for Mi Band 5 is XMSH10HM. Every year company launches different Mi Band models for global users by compromising some features, though this year there won’t be much difference.
Now as per the new information from our source NFC would only be limited to China. It means users have to wait for another year to get the NFC version. Furthermore, we also have found early firmware version – 18.104.22.168. The firmware is for internal development purpose and on the release date we could see the final & stable version. It is the sign that the company is moving towards the final stable release, and the tracker will be ready to launch soon.
Mi Smart Band 5 Will Get SpO2, Alexa & Menstrual Cycle
It will be the first band from Xiaomi to get Amazon Alexa & Women Menstrual cycle feature. Previously, Xiaomi only uses its voice assistant in China, but now both Chinese & global models will have Amazon Alexa features. The tracker will also be helpful for women users that they can now track their monthly cycles using the Mi Band 5 & Mi Smart Band 5.
For now, it is the only information our member has received about the upcoming tracker. The company always first launch Mi Bands in China and later in other countries. That means the company may launch Smart Band 5 in August or in early September in major countries like India and the US. Due to the lockdown and limited employees, we could see a delay in the Mi Band 5 launch.
As per the previous information, the company supposed to announce it in the first week of June but now the company has postponed it. It still has to receive a Bluetooth certificate from SIG, so we think the launch date might be delayed to the last week of June or in the first week of July.
All the images are taken from the official app so the quality is not that good, but in the future will try to post better images. Still, we have to dig more and there would be more features or changes into the upcoming model. So stay tuned with us, we will inform you when we find out more information.
Madhav Biradar started his career in technology back in 2011, where he covered mobile & gaming articles. He is an enthusiast in smartphone & wearable gadgets. In his free time, he likes to read about new tech gadgets and watch movies.