MI SMART BAND 5

Xiaomi Mi Band 5 Smartwatch 1.1 inch AMOLED Bluetooth 5.0 Fitness Tracker 11 Sports Modes / 5ATM Waterproof / MI Fit APP / Sleep / Heart Rate / Blood Pressure Monitor Message / Call / Sedentary Reminder Compatible with Android iOS Phones

Main Features:

  1. Large screen with dynamic color display, the display area is increased by about 20% again, 100+ themed watch faces
  2. 11 sports modes, rowing machine, skipping rope, yoga, elliptical machine
  3. 50 meters waterproof, can be worn in rain or swimming
  4. 24-hour heart rate monitoring, real-time monitoring, heart rate warning
  5. 24-hour sleep monitoring, REM rapid eye movement, sporadic naps
  6. New women’s health, physiological period record and reminder
    7, 14 days long battery life
  7. Magnetic charging, direct charging without disassembly

Screen
1.1″AMOLED screen
Screen resolution: 126*294
Number of screen colors: 16 bit
Screen backlight: maximum brightness ≥450nit, adjustable brightness
Screen buttons: 1 touch button (wake up, return)

Sensor
High-precision six-axis sensor + PPG heart rate sensor
Six-axis sensor: low-power three-axis acceleration sensor + three-axis gyroscope
PPG heart rate sensor (in which the infrared detection function is only supported by the NFC version)

Battery Life
14 days long battery life, magnetic charging
Charging method: magnetic charging
Charging time: <2 hours
Endurance: ≥14 days

Sports
11 professional sports modes
Support sports types: outdoor running, walking, cycling, indoor running, pool swimming, exercise, indoor cycling, elliptical machine, skipping rope, yoga, rowing machine
Support running, walking automatic detection, speed reminder, whole kilometer reminder, high heart rate reminder

Health
24-hour heart rate sleep monitoring + women’s health
Heart rate monitoring: infrared detection heart rate (only supported by NFC version), all-day heart rate, manual heart rate,
Resting heart rate, heart rate curve
Sleep monitoring: deep sleep, light sleep, REM rapid eye movement, sporadic naps
Women’s Health: Records and reminders of physiology and ovulation
Stress monitoring, breathing training, PAI vitality index assessment, sedentary reminder, step recording, goal setting

Other functions
Take pictures remotely, play music, find phone, mute phone, unlock phone, unlock notebook, call reminder, do not disturb phone, WeChat reminder, APP message reminder, calendar reminder, event reminder, weather forecast, timer, countdown, alarm clock, Bluetooth broadcast , Online dial, custom dial, preset dial, screen lock, off-wrist detection, charging progress display, choice of wearing method, OTA upgrade.

Mi Smart Band 5 Price

Mi Smart Band 5 Price History

Mi Smart Band 5 Overview

Mi Smart Band 5 Full Specification

Display1.1″ AMOLED display
Display resolution: 126*29
Display color depth: 16 bit
Display backlight: Maximum brightness ≥ 450 nits, adjustable
Display button:One touch-button (wakeup, return)
SensorsHigh precision 6-axis sensor and PPG heart rate sensor
6-axis sensor: Low power-consumption 3-axis accelerometer and 3-axis gyroscope
PPG heart rate sensor
Digital MEMS microphone
Battery life14-day extra-long battery life with magnetic charger
Charging method: Magnetic charging
Charging time: < 2 hours
Battery life: ≥ 14 days
Sports11 professional sports modes
Supported exercises:
Outdoor running, power walking, cycling, indoor running, pool swimming, freestyle,
indoor cycling, elliptical, jump rope, yoga, rowing machine
Supports automatic running or walking detection, pace alerts, completed kilometer alerts, high heart rate alerts
Health24-hour heart rate and sleep monitoring
with women’s health tracking
Heart rate monitoring: Whole-day heart rate manual heart rate, resting heart rate and heart rate curve
Sleep monitoring: Deep sleep, light sleep, rapid eye movement (REM), naps
Women’s health tracking: Provides recording and reminders for the menstrual cycle and ovulation phases
Stress monitoring, breathing exercises, PAI vitality index assessment, idle alerts, step counter, goal setting
Other featuresRemote photo-taking, music playback, find my phone, phone muting, phone unlocking, incoming call notification, do not disturb, WhatsAPP notification, app message alerts, calendar reminder, event reminder, weather forecast, timer, countdown timer, alarm, Bluetooth broadcasting, online dials, custom dials, preset dials, screen locking, charging progress display, choice of wearing method, OTA upgrades
Dimensions and FeaturesModel number: XMSH10HM
Body net weight: 11.9 g
Body dimensions: 46.95 × 18.15 × 12.45 mm
Waterproof rating: 5 ATM
Wireless connection: Bluetooth 5.0 BLE
Haptic motor: Rotor motor
RAM: 512 KB
Flash memory: 16 MB
Adjustable length: 155–219 mm
Battery capacity: 125 mAh
Battery type: Lithium-ion polymer battery
Strap material: TPU
Wristband buckle material: Aluminum alloy
Display cover material: 2.5D reinforced glass and AF coating
Case material: PC plastic
Operating temperature: 0℃~45℃
System language: Supports English, Spanish, Russian, Italian, French, German, Ukrainian, Polish, Korean, Portuguese, Turkish, Japanese, Arabic, Czech, Thai, Indonesian, Greek, Vietnamese, Romanian, Chinese and Dutch. The aforementioned languages will be launched successively.
Supported systemsAndroid 5.0 or iOS 10.0 and above
Package contentsBand body ×1
Band strap ×1
Dedicated charging cable ×1
User manual ×1

Note: This Specification was obtained from xiaomi official website. Actual results may vary slightly depending on the environment.

6 thoughts on “MI SMART BAND 5”

  1. It’s just mandarin, english, russian and spanish. That’s not global. A global version also has italian, french, german, portuguese, and so many more. Also without NFC.Normally a global version hasn’t mandarin. So it’s too expensive and a wrong information.

  2. I have tried 2 other brand activity bands in the last month. The first one (3Cloudge Fitness Tracker) had a plastic pin for the latch that kept coming loose. It also just wouldn’t turn on one day. The the heartbeat function was all over the place on the second one (Wyze Band Activity Tracker). Also, the sleep function said I got 10+ hours of sleep. I wish! I haven’t slept more than 7 hours in years. Charged the Mi5 band and installed the phone app. New firmware started to install to the band without asking? Took about a long 10 minutes but went fine. First thing I did was check the heartbeat which is quite consistent and so far the most accurate of the 3 I tried. The sleep function seems to work as well. It’s definitely more accurate than the Wyze. Another function is called stress. It uses a scale from 1(relaxed) to 100 (stressed). My wife tried it first and it registered between 35-50 over a 45 minute time period. Then I tried it and wow, (85-98) in several tries over an hour! The next day I woke up and tried it again. It was between 45-70 after several tries. I think since I slept I was more relaxed? Bottom line, the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 is well made and works well. Worth the extra money in my opinion.

  3. I’m a Xiaomi fan so I may be a little lenient and/or less harsh on my opinions of this device. I’ve never had any sort of fitness tracker/smart watch before but this, for the price seems like the perfect entry level device. I’m disappointed in the accuracy sometimes while other times it seems fine. I wouldn’t put much faith in this watch as a fitness tracker as you might want to, but as a watch that can give you notifications, weather, change your music or so on it is great. I used to hate the idea of having to charge a watch every night but even with it scanning every minute (the most frequent setting) and it vibrating a lot from my notifications I only have to charge once a week. On top of that I can take a 30 minute to an hour nap and it’ll fully charge in that time. I should mention I’ve tried this using an iPhone 7 on iOS 14 as well as a Google Pixel XL running android 10. It works fine on both but I believe there’s some features that were not on iOS. I may update in the future on the functionality If used with a Xiaomi phone. TLDR: the battery life is good and charging is very fast. Fitness tracking accuracy is not super accurate but a good reference. Great as a simple smart watch. Good value.Update: I’ve done some thinking and decided I’m returning it. The accuracy seemed to get worse saying my heart rate is 47 one moment and then very shortly over 110bpm, when in actuality it was probably just resting at ~88bpm. I figured If I’m only gonna be making use of half of the watches features then I shouldn’t be paying full price.

  4. TLDR: After owning a $150 FitBit and a $35 LETSFIT, this tracker blows both out of the water. It’s not just another Chinese knockoff. Do yourself a favor and purchase this if you want a simple watch/steps/sleep/HR/messages tracker.In 2018 I bought a FitBit off of Craigslist. The band broke twice in 1 year and there were software bugs sprinkled throughout my time of owning it. I just didn’t like how it fit. Then in Nov. 2019 I bought a LETSFIT tracker that the screen cracked on within 2 months, had really inaccurate steps reporting, and said my heart rate was almost 200 during workouts (yea right!).So after hours of scouring Amazon for a better & more affordable tracker, 9 pages in my search for “Fitness tracker” I stumbled across this and the reviews looked great and the look of the watch looked incredible. After owning it for a week I can flat out say that this is the best tracker I’ve owned and possibly the best one on the market for someone who just wants to track their steps/sleep/heart rate and have something that tells the time.The Screen:First, there are probably hundreds of faces for the watch you can switch out to, and to my knowledge so far, they’re all free. You just open the Mi Fit app, go into your Profile, go into the Smart Band 5 device, and navigate to the Store. Press the one you want and it will sync to the watch. It’s so easy. The faces that I’ve used look beautiful (my photos do not do them justice), like someone who actually knows about art design and color created them. One of the faces shows the watch’s battery (in %), the time, the date, how many steps I’ve taken, and my heart rate, all on the main screen. Perfect. There’s an on-screen button at the bottom of the watch face that when pressed, takes you to the home screen or turns the watch face on. It’s very similar to an android device. You can swipe the screen left, right, up, or down on the screen and get to a different feature. Swiping to the left gets me the weather, which is dead on, and swiping the other way takes me to my messages, which pop up instantly when someone sends me a text. I even get messages from group texts! Something my LETSFIT watch would not do. The text looks sleek and professional. Easy to read.The Tracking:The step tracking seems way more accurate than my LETSFIT watch. I’m on my feet almost all day, constantly walking around, sometimes short jaunts, and sometimes long ones. I’d get done with the day and my LETSFIT watch would tell me I had only about 6000 steps. That’s after walking around for 12-14 hours.. Not so with this watch. There are some mornings when I’ve been running around walking long distances and I’ll have 3000 steps before 10am, which seems pretty accurate to me. I’ve owned 2 fitness trackers and I used to run/coach cross country, so I have a pretty good idea how many steps it should be tracking from my FitBit that tracked fairly well. The heart rate tracking is way more accurate than my LETSFIT, but I haven’t come to a full conclusion on it. I have it set to track every 5 minutes and my normal resting heart rate is usually about 49-52. That’s what my FitBit would register at and my doctor confirmed it. My resting HR on this band has been in the 60s-70s so it may be a little off. When I’m working out it seems to work better though, and maybe that’s because it’s tracking the entire time and not every 5 minutes. I’ll hit up to 164 which seems pretty normal as a max for the intense workouts that I do.The battery:Well so far I’ve clocked in the battery running about 10% per day. This is with the HR checking at 5 minute intervals (you can go as low as 1 min intervals). I’d say that gives you about 9-10 days of battery life, which is excellent, in my book.The syncing:This thing syncs up quickly when you open the app. It also syncs with Google Fit if you open the Mi Fit app and go into accounts and add Google Fit. When you first get the watch and want to sync it, download the Mi Fit app, then make sure you long press on your Bluetooth on your phone and find the watch itself and pair it. Then when you press the screen of the watch it will say it needs to sync first. Press the check mark or next icon and it will automatically pair up.Other cool things that I’m just flat out impressed with:I thought I wouldn’t like the elongated elliptical shape of the watch face. I was wrong. It’s nice and minimalistic. The band is SUPER LIGHT and so easy to put on. Thread the band through the loop and press the little pin into a hole. Done. This means there’s no excess band to flap around accidentally. Normal watch bands have the excess band that slips through a small loop on the watch after you’ve secured it, and it can come loose and you have to rethread it. Not this one. Since the end of the band is what gets pinned into the hole, this thing stays nice and secure on your wrist. The manual says you can wear it in the shower or during swimming. I don’t plan to try either, but man, that’s just cool.The sleep tracker is dead on accurate. I have cats and so I get up in the early morning to feed them, and sometimes go back to bed on the weekends. This thing will pick up when I get up, and then resume my sleep tracking once I go back to bed. My old tracker would just stop tracking once I got up.The app itself is very sleek and well done. I’ve not encountered any bugs, and everything is very well organized. You can turn on notifications, incoming calls, smart analysis of your sleep tracking and exercise, and you can set 3 types of alarms: Mon-Fri, every day, and once, and dictate the time. You can go into the app itself and have it grab your location for the weather and change it between Fahrenheit and Celsius degrees. There is even a feature to control your phone camera from the watch for taking pictures, but I haven’t really messed with that yet.Recommendations to the Mi Band company: You need to add the words “watch” or “fitness tracker” closer to the beginning of your product name, or something to get you listed better on Amazon when someone does a search for your product. It took me 9 pages of sifting through every other Chinese knockoff watch to find yours. It makes me wonder if Amazon realizes that every cheap knockoff fitness tracker with a different name is actually the same company just calling themselves something else, because they all have the same watch face & same graphics.

  5. This is an almost perfect band for me. I lost the last one I had that was a prior version when I was in the hospital. I replaced it with this one. I love it. It does almost everything that the apple or Garmin watches did, but – I am not allergic to it. There is no nickel, so no nickel allergy. Lightweight and it stays charged for days.If I could make it do one more thing – I would have it display my blood sugar from my continuous glucose monitor. The Apple watch synced. Garmin you could supposedly force to. If I could see my blood sugar in real-time from my Dexcom app, this watch would meet everything I wanted from a watch/band.

  6. Eanna Bernini Cronin

    I previously owned the Mi Band 2, and was impressed with the performance and battery life and tracking, so I had some idea what to expect from the product line. I have considered a step tracker from the likes of Fitbit or Garmin, and have previously owned Android wear watches. These are all perfectly fine for what they provide. but from a practical point of view, all of their functionality is provided by the Mi Band 5 at a fraction of the price.I have the band configured to take my heart rate every 30 minutes, and it tracks my sleep automatically (no need to tell it when I’m going to bed/getting up). All this data, along with step count, is captured by the Mi Fit app on my Android phone. Mi Fit can sync all of this information with Google Fit in the background, if this is your preferred method of tracking fitness metrics.The sleep tracking function allows configuring an alarm to wake you within 30 minutes before a specified time, depending on where in your sleep cycle it determines you to be. The idea is to wake you when you are naturally closest to waking, to minimize grogginess. The alarm is the band vibrating on your wrist, which is good for people sharing rooms who don’t want to wake others with a noisy alarm.There’s an impressive range of screens available for the watch, as well as a huge number of straps to customize to your liking. I chose one of the default screens which shows heart rate, step count, time and date. Swiping left and right on the screens offers access to my app notifications, which you can configure to whatever apps you like. The watch will vibrate whenever you get a notification in your chosen apps, and display the text or other communications messages. You can also see the current weather, and control your phone’s music using the on-screen buttons. The buttons for media control are a little small, but that’s the cost of the very compact size of the device.There’s a Do Not Disturb mode, which mutes notifications on the watch during your chosen hours. It does not, however, prevent the watch from lighting up when it detects rotation. This is one thing my SO has complained about, as it does light up if I move around in my sleep. You can configure the brightness so it is less of an issue, but it’s a very minor annoyance in any case.With my configuration of the settings, I am getting about 10 days from a charge, and I know if I turned off the heart rate monitoring and sleep detection this could be significantly improved.I have worn it in the shower, and its water resistance has held up so far. I am confident in its ability to resist sweat while working out or the occasional rain shower.Overall, very good value for something that provides all of this functionality.

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