Xiaomi Mi Band 5 to sell as Mi Smart Band 5 outside China, NFC nowhere to be seen

Yordan, 13 July 2020

Xiaomi is having a global announcement on July 15 where we’ll see more products for its Mi ecosystem, including a new phone, a Mi Band 5 and some appliances.

The Portuguese website Techbit got a review unit of the smart band and revealed it will have another name for the global market but, sadly, will lack NFC.

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Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 5 photos

The first-impression article reveals the wearable will be called Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 5, following the Mi Smart Band 4 from last year. We already know it has a slightly bigger display, more sports, and physical activities, and an entirely new charging connector.

The Mi Smart Band 5 will also come with customizable shortcuts and can act as a remote shooter for the smartphone camera that will help people take TikTok videos a bit more effortlessly. There are also some new features like breathing exercises and PAI (Physical Activity Intelligence) score.

Once launched, we expect to learn more about the gadget, including its price, but given it retained the Mi (Smart) Band 4 price tag, this version is likely to cost around €30.

Source (in Portuguese)


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  • Gabi

Yea, I know. Was thinking to buy Honor band 5 only bcs of that and better sleep tracking but now I will wait for MI band 5 as it has way better battery life and they improved software as well, including RAM sleep tracking, better heart rate monitorin...

  • Asif

Why didn’t they give firmware update for spo2?? Huawei give Their band 4 this update. And its pretty accurate though it is slow..

  • Anonymous

I can’t see much difference. Presently there are two models with or without NFC and the Chinese QR code shopping system. TBH after buying the BIP S this device is a no brainier. Only has Chinese and English language at present but for 43 dollars it’s...

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