If you like tech, somewhere along the line, you’ve probably owned a Xiaomi Mi Band.
For those of you who don’t know what the heck that is, it’s a smart band that connects to your phone via Bluetooth.
You can check your phone’s notification, track your fitness, and heart rate all without pulling out your phone.
And if you live in Malaysia, we have some good news. The latest Mi Band 5 has arrived on your shores. If you’re thinking of getting an upgrade from the Mi Band 4 or previous models, this might be a worthy upgrade.
The new Mi Band 5 comes with a 1.1-inch AMOLED display, which is larger than its predecessor’s 0.95-inch display. It also has an improved magnetic charging port at the back, and unlike the Mi Band 4, you won’t have to remove it from the strap to get it charged.
Sadly, the battery lasts far shorter than the Mi Band 4, which can give you about 20 days of usage on a single charge. However, the Mi Band 5 can only last up to 14 days or 20 days in low powered mode. But it does support the same 5 ATM water resistance, which means it can be submerged underwater for up to 50 meters.
As for the watch face, you’ll be able to choose from a wide variety of faces, which allows you to control the type of information that’s being displayed. It’s also made to cater to women, as it now comes with a menstrual cycle tracking feature.
However, the global version of the Mi Band 5 doesn’t come with an NFC chip. Which means you won’t be able to make payments using the band. If you want that feature, you’ll need to get your hands on the Chinese version.
Lastly, it comes with most of the other features on the Mi Band 4, such as GPS tracking for your runs, 24-hour heartbeat and sleep monitor, and six workout modes.
While the Mi Band 5 has already been selling in the market, this official announcement means that it will come under the Xiaomi Malaysia warranty, so you don’t need to be extra careful with the band anymore.