Xiaomi launched the affordable Redmi Smart Band at a pricing of Rs 1,599 in India earlier this month. Today, the company pretty much confirmed confirmed that it will be launching the Mi Band 5 on September 29th at 12pm in the country. It will be succeeding the Xiaomi Mi Band 4 that debuted in the same month last year.
Xiaomi now has a landing page for the Mi Band 5 on its official website. The teaser images on the webpage show that the fitness tracker will offer users a large and bright display, easy charging, better battery life, all new yoga mode along with 4+ sports modes, and a personal health assistant feature.
Xiaomi Mi Band 5 specifications and features
The specifications of the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 are already known since it has was announced in China a few months back. China has also received a variant with NFC for contactless payments. It is unclear whether the NFC version of the Mi Band 5 will be available in India.
The Xiaomi Mi Band 5 has a 1.1-inch AMOLED display which can be customized with animated watch faces from Xiaomi and third-party companies. It has a small capacitive button below the screen for navigating across the interface. It is packed with sensors such as an accelerometer, barometer, gyroscope, and SpO2 tracker.
The Mi Band 5 comes with 11 professional modes for tracking fitness activities, a women’s health mode with the menstrual tracker, and sleep tracker. There is a Personal Activity Intelligence (PAI) feature that gives more insight into workout sessions. It offers up to 50 metres water resistance and promises a 14-day battery life. The device also offers a new magnetic charger, which doesn’t require the unit to be detached from the band for charging.
A recent rumour had claimed that the Xiaomi Mi Watch Revolve will also debut with the Mi Band 5 in India. At present, the landing page of the Mi Band 5 has no information on the arrival of Mi Watch Revolve. However, the possibility of the company launching other product smart products at the September 29th launch event cannot be ruled out.
Xiaomi Mi Band 5 price in India
The Mi Smart Band 4 is currently selling with a price tag of Rs 2,299. A new leak states that the MRP of Mi Band 5 will be Rs 2,999 and the sale price could be around Rs 2,699.