Xiaomi’s Mi Smart Band 4 was one of the star gifts of last Christmas and everything points to its successor, the Mi Smart Band 5, this next Christmas campaign will also be very popular. Especially taking into account that this year, due to the effects of the pandemic, the main technology brands have noticed strong increases in the demand for health-related devices, whether for the home, such as air purifiers, or personal, such as smart bracelets.
The Mi Smart Band 5 builds on the design of its predecessor and offers tracking exercise and control of dream 24 hours a day, as well as heart rate. Using the GPS The mobile phone can follow what we do abroad and includes functions such as showing the notifications phone (messages, calls, reminders), control the music we play on it, view weather information or serve as a remote control to take photos with your mobile. It is, in short, an excellent option for those looking for a bracelet to monitor their health and physical activity at a good price.
Like the previous version, the design of the Mi Smart Band 5 is simple and functional and it is very comfortable and light on the wrist. its screen is now larger (Amoled, 1.1 inches and 126×294 resolution), brighter (so it looks better outdoors in sunlight) and also faster response.
At the bottom of the screen there is a little button to turn it on and on the back is the sensor to measure the heart rate and the sensors to connect it to the charger. Included in the box, the charger is magnetic and it fits perfectly on the first try, without having to disassemble the body of the strap.
Xiaomi indicates that the battery can last up to 14 days of continuous use, but if we activate functions such as constant heart rate measurement or sleep monitoring, the load will drop considerably.
In addition to notifications, weather, music control or phone camera, the Mi Smart Band 5 offers support for eleven physical activities– Rowing machine, elliptical, swimming, outdoor running, outdoor cycling, yoga, indoor cycling, skipping rope, treadmill, brisk walking and freestyle. In each of these exercises, monitor each movement, rhythm, heart rate and calories burned.
The heart rate tracking throughout the day (if we activate the measurement 24 hours) it will notify us if it detects any irregularity and the monitoring of the dream It includes parameters such as REM or naps and offers tips to improve its quality if it notices that we are not resting well.
The Mi Smart Band 5 also includes exercises breathing and monitoring of stress (with tips to control it in case of high peaks).
All this is completed with a functionality called DAD (intelligent personal activity), an index that the device calculates with the user’s personal data to suggest activities from there to improve their score and, with it, their physical condition.
Users have one more option at their disposal to control their menstrual cycles and the ovulation phases, with recording and reminders.
Mi Fit app
Compatible with iOS and Android, the Xiaomi application allows you to configure the bracelet (the synchronization is very fast) and keep track of both the activity and the state of health. From there it also connects with the phone’s GPS to measure physical exercise outside the home.
As we said at the beginning, the Mi Smart Band 5 is a very attractive option for those interested in a device with an affordable price, simple but complete, to control their physical activity and health.
The exercise measurement is very good and also the heart rate, stress or quality of sleep. It connects well to the phone’s GPS and the Bluetooth connection is also very stable. As we have also mentioned, it is very comfortable, withstands splashes, rain and is submersible up to 50 meters. And, although we have not dropped it to the ground to check its resistance, it seems solid enough to withstand the occasional fall.
* The device has been loaned for a two week trial.