The Mi Smart Band 5 is now officially in Malaysia, and it will have the price tag of RM169, which is RM40 more than its predecessor – Mi Band 4.
Mi Smart Band 5
The Mi Smart Band 5 now features a 20% larger screen compared to the Mi Band 4, from a 0.95-inch screen to now a larger 1.1-inch dynamic colour screen. It now also features magnetic charging with the charging point right below the heart rate monitor. This means you don’t need to always disassemble the Mi dial from your Mi strap.
The Mi Smart Band 5 also features NFC Quickpass which lets you make Unionpay payments faster right from your Band 5 with its built-in NFC chip. But considering how the Malaysian market isn’t big on NFC payment just yet, we might not see the NFC version being made available here.
Apart from that, the Band 5 can also be used as a remote camera shutter. So if you’re a distance away from your smartphone, just tap on your Mi Band 5 to take a photo.
“We are expanding our range of Internet-of-Things (IoT) products in Malaysia by introducing Mi Smart Band 5, the most advanced iteration of our beloved Mi Smart Band series. The consumer favorite fitness companion is now better than ever with improved features to elevate fitness tracking and complement Malaysian’s technology-savvy lifestyles. At this moment in time, it is more important than ever to stay healthy and lead a more active lifestyle. We hope the Mi Smart Band 5 will facilitate Malaysians in achieving this goal.”Nicolas Shi, Country Manager of Malaysia and Singapore at Xiaomi.
Fitness tracking wise, the Mi Smart Band 5 now has an upgraded professional sensor which lets you have more accurate health monitoring. Apart from that, it can track up to 11 sports modes, and there’s also a new female health model onboard too, which lets women track their menstrual cycles.