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Xiaomi Mi Band 5 vs Mi Band 4 comparison: Xiaomi's latest fitness tracker brings more features, more themes, more exercise modes, and more value

Xiaomi Mi Band 5 vs Mi Band 4 comparison. (Image source: Xiaomi - edited)
Xiaomi Mi Band 5 vs Mi Band 4 comparison. (Image source: Xiaomi - edited)
The Xiaomi Mi Band 5 has finally arrived and has brought a wealth of new features and upgrades over its predecessor, the Mi Band 4. There will be plenty of shoppers considering the Mi Band 5 vs Mi Band 4 conundrum, but fortunately, Xiaomi executive Lu Weibing has shared a handy graphic to help users make a purchase decision.
Daniel R Deakin,

When it comes to purchasing a fitness tracker, it’s hard to overlook the impressive Mi Band range from Xiaomi, especially now the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 wearable has been launched. However, there will be plenty wondering what differences the fifth bracelet in the series brings in comparison with the Mi Band 4. Redmi boss and Xiaomi executive Lu Weibing has considered this quandary for Mi Band shoppers and published a handy comparison as a solution (image below). The translated details can be found in the following table:

Xiaomi Mi Band 5 (NFC model) Xiaomi Mi Band 4 (NFC model)
1.1-inch color display 0.95-inch color display
100+ themes 77 themes
Sizeable dynamic screen -
Watch face function customization -
11 activity modes 6 activity modes
50 m water resistant 50 m water resistant
Door access
transportation card
Alipay
UnionPay
Door access
transportation card
Alipay
XiaoAI assistant XiaoAI assistant
24-hour heart-rate monitoring 24-hour heart-rate monitoring
24-hour sleep monitoring
REM detection
sleep problem identifier
Night sleep monitoring
Pressure monitoring -
Breathing exercises -
PAI index -
Female health utility -
Remote smartphone camera control -
Magnetic charging Charging dock
With NFC: 229 yuan (US$32)
Without NFC: 189 yuan (US$27)
199 yuan (US$28)
169 yuan (US$24)

The 11 activity modes the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 brings with it are: outdoor running, pool swimming, cycling, walking, treadmill, freestyle, indoor cycling, jump rope, yoga, elliptical, and rowing machine (exclusive Mi Band 5 modes not found on the Mi Band 4 are in bold). The differences in the prices between the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 and Mi Band 4, at least for the domestic Chinese market, are small enough to attract most customers to the newest fitness tracker from Xiaomi. The Xiaomi Mi Band 5 will go on sale in China on June 18, while the global variant known as the Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 5 is expected to arrive at some point in July.

Source(s)

Weibo (Lu Weibing - in Chinese)

Mi.com (1/2/3/4 - in Chinese)

Gizmochina & AndroidAuthority

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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-06-12 (Update: 2020-06-12)
Daniel R Deakin
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My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.