After months of rumors and leaks of all kinds, the Mi Band 5 has been presented by Xiaomi in China . The new generation of the smart bracelet of the Asian firm comes to succeed the Xiaomi Mi Band 4, a bracelet that introduced many new features at the time of its presentation. The Xiaomi Mi Band 5 arrives to update certain shortcomings of the current generation, with new features in design, functions and the charging system.
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More screen in the same size and dynamic spheres
One of the most interesting novelties of the new Mi Band 5 comes precisely from the hand of its screen. The full color AMOLED technology is maintained but the area is expanded up to 20% compared to the Mi Band 4 , with 1.1 inches diagonal. All in the same size and weight.
The other great novelty comes through the system of spheres that Xiaomi has called 'Dynamic spheres'. The new dials are not only more customizable, they also support movement . In fact, the company itself has displayed a series of spheres featuring various cartoon characters.
One of lime and another of sand: it has NFC, but we do not know if it will reach Spain
So is. Like the Mi Band 4, the Chinese company has presented two versions of the Xiaomi Mi Band 5, one with NFC and the other without the aforementioned connection. At the moment we do not know if it will arrive in Spain, but everything indicates that the version with NFC will be limited to the Asian market .
To bring mobile payments to Spain, the company would have to start conversations with dozens of banks, something that is certainly not very likely considering the price of the bracelet.
Forget about taking out the capsule of the Mi Band 5 to charge it
The charging system for Xiaomi wristbands has been widely criticized since the first generation of the Mi Band. Xiaomi seems to have taken note of this and has renewed the entire system by installing a magnetic connection to the bracelet module .
This connection is located right next to the heart rate sensor, which allows us to charge the bracelet without removing the capsule from the strap. Regarding autonomy, Xiaomi has announced that the figures are maintained with respect to the Mi Band 4: up to 14 days for the version with NFC and up to 20 days for the version without NFC .
Menstrual cycle, remote control and more sports activities
As has been rumored for a few weeks, the Mi Band 5 finally brings a function that allows you to control the menstrual cycle. Through the Mi Fit application, the bracelet will notify us in advance when the cycle approaches the twenty-eighth day.
Another novelty that comes with the new generation has to do with the number of activities that the bracelet is capable of recognizing, with a total of up to 11 different sports. Compared to the Mi Band 4, Xiaomi has added 5 new activities, including yoga, rope jumping and rowing .
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Finally, the company has introduced a new remote control function that allows us to take photos remotely with the mobile phone through the button on the bracelet. Predictably, it will only be compatible with mobile phones from the brand itself, although at the moment it is a mystery.
Same price as the Mi Band 4 in China, but in Spain ...
The price announced by Xiaomi in China at the change leaves us with a value of about 24 euros for the version without NFC and 29 euros for the version with NFC . In other words, the same price as the Mi Band 4 at the time of its release. Does this mean that Xiaomi will replicate the price of the current generation in Spain?
It is too early to say, but it would not be unreasonable for the company to decide to keep the two generations of bracelet in its store as it has already done with the Mi Band 3 and the Mi Band 4. If so, the price of the Mi Band 5 could escalate up to 40 euros , depending on the version that finally arrives in Spain.