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Xiaomi Mi Band 5 receives new firmware update to fix sleep-tracking issues

The Xiaomi Mi Band 5 has been praised for its numerous functions available at a low price. (Image source: Xiaomi/Amazon)
The Xiaomi Mi Band 5 has been praised for its numerous functions available at a low price. (Image source: Xiaomi/Amazon)
Xiaomi has released a new firmware update for the Mi Band 5 activity tracker. The software has been pushed out to deal with problems with the accuracy of the sleep-tracking function, with a few other minor additions such as extra language support included. It’s likely the update will eventually make it to the international Mi Smart Band 5 variant.
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New firmware has started rolling out for the Chinese version of the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 fitness band. The software, v1.0.2.46, brings with it a fix for the not-so-accurate sleep tracking utility, which has been criticized for its unreliable readings. Xiaomi actually claimed that the Mi Band 5 had already improved on sleep accuracy by 40%, so the latest firmware should offer another bump in accuracy.

The 24-hour sleep-monitoring function on the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 is advertised as offering full tracking over REM (rapid eye movement) stages, differentiating between light sleep and deep sleep, and even keeping a watch over general naps. However, owners of the wearable have complained about it not recording sleep-related data accurately and measuring incorrect lengths of time.

Hopefully, the new firmware for the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 will fix some of the issues owners have had with the sleep-monitoring tool, and it also brings support for the Indonesian, Greek, Vietnamese, and Hebrew languages. As the fix has only just started arriving on the popular fitness tracker in China, it might be some time before the global Mi Smart Band 5 model also gets updated.

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  • Support for 24-hour sleep monitoring.
  • New languages: Indonesian, Greek, Vietnamese, Hebrew.
  • The NFC version adds four transportation cards “Yongchengtong, Shengjingtong, Harbin Citytong, Dalian Pearl Card”.
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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-12-15 (Update: 2020-12-15)