Xiaomi debuted the Mi Band 5 in its home country in June this year. The company had also launched a smartwatch called the Mi Watch Color earlier in January. Today, at Xiaomi’s Smarter Living event, the brand has announced the two wearable devices for the Indian market.
The Mi Smart Band 5 is the successor to last year’s Mi Band 4 (review). On the other hand, the Mi Watch Color has been rebranded as Mi Watch Revolve in India and is the first smartwatch offered by the brand in the country. Let’s take a look at Xiaomi’s latest wearable devices below.
Mi Smart Band 5 specifications and features
The Mi Smart Band 5 packs significant upgrades over its predecessor. It comes with a larger 1.1-inch AMOLED display with reduced bezels compared to 0.95-inches on the Mi Band 4. The fitness tracker retains the pill-shaped design and there is a small capacitive button at the bottom of the display.
Coming to the health-related features, the Mi Smart Band 5 is equipped with a heart rate sensor. It also comes with a women’s health mode with a period tracking function. There is a 24-hour sleep tracker and also stress monitoring and guided breathing exercises. The Mi Smart Band 5 supports 11 sports modes including indoor/outdoor running, indoor/outdoor cycling, outdoor walk, fat reducing running, free training, yoga, elliptical, rowing machine, skipping rope, and indoor bike.
The Mi Smart Band 5 displays social media notifications, incoming calls, text, weather updates and music control playback. Users can also click a photo from their smartphones with the new remote-control camera feature on the fitness tracker.
The Mi Smart Band 5 is backed by 14-day battery life and comes with magnetic charging that lets users charge the band without taking out the core from the strap.
Mi Watch Revolve specifications and features
The Mi Watch Revolve features a circular AMOLED display measuring 1.39-inches with a Gorilla Glass 3. The smartwatch is offered in 46mm dial size and sports a stainless steel body. There are two buttons on the right side for navigation and other functions. The wearable device is water-resistant up to 5ATM and Xiaomi says that it is swimproof and showerproof.
The Mi Watch Revolve is equipped with 24-hour heart rate monitor, a sleep tracker and stress monitoring. There is a body energy monitor that measures the user’s energy levels and notifies them whether its time for activity or rest. The smartwatch features a VO2 Max sensor that tracks the oxygen consumption during intense workout sessions. The Mi Watch Revolve offers 10 pre-loaded sports modes including swimming, treadmill, running, cycling, outdoor, hiking, walking, exercise, spinning and pool.
The Mi Watch Revolve packs convenient features like notifications, find my phone, weather, idle alerts, call management, music control and more. The smartwatch runs a proproetary software. It is compatible with Android devices running 4.4 or higher and iOS 9.0+. The wearable device comes with connectivity options like built-in GPS, Bluetooth 5.0, GLONASS and NFC. The Mi Watch Revolve is powered by a 420mAh battery unit that is claimed to last up to 14 days. It can be topped up via a 2-pin magnetic charger.
Mi Smart Band 5 and Mi Watch Revolve price in India
Xiaomi has priced the Mi Smart Band 5 at Rs 2,499. It is offered in Black, Teal, Navy Blue, Orange and Purple colours. The fitness tracker will be available for purchase from October 1st on mi.com, Amazon and Mi Home Stores.
The Mi Watch Revolve carries a price tag of Rs 10,999 but users can buy it till Diwali at Rs 9,999. The smartwatch can be availed in five colour options i.e. Midnight Black, Neptune Blue, Cosmic Dust Maroon, Space Black and Astral Olive. It will go on sale from October 6th on mi.com, Amazon, Mi Home and soon in retail stores