MI Band 5: The Chinese bands which Indians love

mi band 5

Technology is meant for continuous improvement and development. A few years ago, calculating the heartbeats was a very tough task. Fitness bands two and half years ago are not only fitness bands now, but they are also smart bands.  They can now measure heartbeat, count steps, and calories burnt and even more just in a device that is tied to your wrist. You can even control your mobile, and unlock it with these devices, that’s why they are called the smart band. But these devices make sense when they are in the budget of customers. 

Xiaomi is known for targeting the customers of the medium and lower-income class of customers. And it announced the successor of mi band 4. Yes, this article is about mi band 5. Although it is not launched in India, it is launched globally.

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The expected price of mi band 5 in India is  

  • Non-NFC version -189 yuan (almost Rs. 2000)
  • NFC version – 229 yuan (almost Rs. 2500)

NOTE: prices may vary. these are estimates only.


  • 1.1” AMOLED display
  • 126×29 display resolution
  • 16-bit display color depth
  • Maximum brightness ≥ 450 nits, adjustable.
  • One-touch button (wakeup, return)


  • Heart rate sensor
  • SP02 sensor
  • NFC
  • Accelerometer
  • Barometer
  • Proximity sensor


  • 14 days of extra-long battery life.
  • Magnetic charging method.
  • 2 hours of charging time.
  • 125 mAh battery capacity. ( Li-ion battery)


11 Professional sports modes

This band comes with 11 professional modes which are categorized based on different exercises.

Supported exercise: Outdoor running, power walking, cycling, indoor running, pool swimming, freestyle, indoor cycling, elliptical, jump rope, yoga, rowing machine, supports automatic running or walking detection, pace alerts, completed kilometres alert, high heart rate alerts.


mi band 5
  • 24- hours of heart rate and sleep monitoring with women’s health tracking
  • Heart rate monitoring: this feature assists you to monitor whole day heart rate, manual heart rate, resting heart rate, and heart rate, and heart rate curve. 
  • Sleep monitoring: the sleep monitoring feature allows you to keep monitor your deep sleep, light sleep, rapid eye movement (REM), naps.
  • Women’s health tracking: keeping the concern about the female user’s mi band 5 comes with a feature of women’s health tracking which allows them for recording and remainders for the menstrual cycle and ovulation phases, stress monitoring, breathing exercises, PAI (personal vitality index) vitality index assessment, idle alerts, step counter, goal setting.  


  • Remote photo-taking: it means you can capture photos on your phone or any device which is connected to it by taping on the band.
  •  Music playback: for controlling the music playing on your phone you can just pause, play, and change the music.
  •  find my phone, phone muting, phone unlocking, incoming call notification, do not disturb, WhatsApp notification, app message alerts, calendar reminder, event reminder, weather forecast, timer, countdown timer, alarm, Bluetooth broadcasting are the other basic features you get in this band. 
  • online dials: you get online dials to choose from a variety of watch faces.
  • custom dials: you get custom dials to customize the dial screen/watch faces, according to your choice.
  •  pre-set dials: you get 100 watch faces to choose through which you can your band a new look every day.
  • screen locking, charging progress display, choice of wearing method, OTA upgrades are the other features you get in this device.
  • It comes with Bluetooth 5.0 which means the lightning-fast connectivity.
  • It works with the Android 5.0 or iOS 10.0 and above.
  • Don’t think too much after reading the pool swimming mode support, this band comes with 5 ATM waterproof rating which means this band can face pressure equivalent to pressure under 50 meters or 164 ft underwater. But it is also important to understand the fact that it is the measure of pressure, not the depth.
  • The band comes with a magnetic method of charging which makes it hassle-free you just have to bring the charger near the point and it will attract as magnets do.
  • One more thing which is quite good is you can purchase the band straps of your favorite color among the available ones.
  • The NFC version gives you the ability to control your NFC enabled devices. 

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