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Xiaomi launches the Mi Smart Band 5 globally; pre-sale commences July 20

The Mi Smart Band 5 retails for €39.99 or £39.99 in the UK. (Image source: Xiaomi)
The Mi Smart Band 5 retails for €39.99 or £39.99 in the UK. (Image source: Xiaomi)
Xiaomi has launched the global edition of the Mi Band 5, called the Mi Smart Band 5. Featuring a 1.1-inch AMOLED panel, 11 sports modes and 5 ATM water resistance, the Mi Smart Band 5 retails for €39.99 or £39.99 in the UK. The fitness tracker also has a PPG heart rate sensor and supports up to 14 days of battery life, but NFC, a SpO2 sensor and Alexa integration are absent.
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Xiaomi has announced the Mi Smart Band 5, the global version of the Mi Band 5 that it unveiled in June. Launched at today's Ecosystem Product Launch event, the Mi Smart Band 5 was joined by the Redmi 9, Redmi 9A, Redmi 9C and Mi Curved Gaming Monitor among other devices.

As predicted, Xiaomi is selling the Mi Smart Band 5 for €39.99. The fitness tracker is also available to purchase in the UK, where Xiaomi sells it for £39.99. According to its Spanish eCommerce platform, Xiaomi will host a pre-sale event for the Mi Smart Band 5 on July 20 at 00:00 CEST. The company's corresponding UK listing does not state this, though.

The Mi Smart Band 5 features a 1.1-inch AMOLED panel that resolves natively at 126 x 29 pixels. The panel has a 16-bit colour depth and a maximum brightness of 450 nits. Additionally, it has a PPG heart rate sensor, along with a 3-axis accelerometer and a 3-axis gyroscope. The fitness tracker supports 24-hour heart rate and sleep monitoring and 11 sports modes. The Mi Smart Band 5 also supports magnetic charging, just as the Mi Band 5 does.

The fitness tracker is also waterproof to 5 ATM and has a 125 mAh battery that Xiaomi claims can last up to 14 days between charges. The device connects to devices via Bluetooth 5.0 LE. According to Xiaomi, the Mi Smart Band 5 also supports the following features:

  • Remote photo-taking
  • Music playback
  • Find my phone
  • Phone muting
  • Phone unlocking
  • Incoming call notification
  • Do not disturb
  • WhatsApp notifications
  • App message alerts
  • Calendar reminders
  • Event reminders
  • Weather forecasts
  • Timers
  • Countdown timers
  • Alarms
  • Bluetooth broadcasting

The Mi Smart Band 5 does not support NFC, Amazon Alexa integration or a SpO2 sensor as was previously rumoured. Xiaomi may be reserving this for a Pro model, but the company is yet to confirm that this is the case.

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Alex Alderson, 2020-07-15 (Update: 2020-07-15)