Xiaomi launched the Mi Band 5 a few days ago, with some upgrades and updates compared to the official model last year. The new smart band has as its main addition, a global NFC version that will allow payments on the go.
India may be the first country in the global market to receive the NFC variant of Mi Band 5, as indicated by the approval by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), the local authority responsible for the approval of electronics.
The new Xiaomi Band 5 appears with model number XMSH10HM in the BIS database. The smart band is already launched earlier this month in China and may soon reach several markets around the globe, as recent rumors point out.
Last year, Xiaomi launched the Mi Band 4 in China in June and the device arrived in India in September. The same happened with the Mi Band 3, launched in 2018. The pattern of the month of release indicates that the same can happen with the Mi Band 5.
Mi Band 5 Specifications
- 1.1 inch (126×294 pixels) 24-bit AMOLED touchscreen with 450 nits brightness
- Shows temperature, heart rate, activities, weather, app notifications, and calls
- Sleep tracking, fitness, and sedentary reminder
- 11 sports modes supported (outdoor running, walking, cycling, indoor running, swimming, general exercise, indoor cycling, elliptical machine, skipping rope, yoga, rowing machine)
- PAI health analysis, female health (menstrual cycle and ovulation record)
- Three-axis accelerometer, three-axis gyroscope, pressure monitor
- Xiao AI voice assistant for NFC model
- Bluetooth 5.0 LE
- Dimensions: 47.2 x 18.5 x 12.4 mm; Weight: 11.9g / 12.1g (NFC)
- 125mAh battery with up to 14 days of battery life in typical mode, 20 days in long mode