Xiaomi is preparing to release the new Mi band 5 on the Chinese market in the coming weeks. Previous leaks pointed to that Xiaomi Mi Band 5 will be presented in June and will include support for NFC in its global version, something that its predecessor lacks, and that would allow mobile payments from the wrist.
Now, new rumors claim that it will have a SpO2 sensor to measure blood oxygen and that there will be a version with support for Alexa, the assistant to Amazon.
The data of the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 that came to us a few months ago from the Tizenhelp media stated that Huami (manufacturer of Amazfit) and Xiaomi would finally offer an international version of the bracelet with NFC, something that the variants do have Chinese Mi Band 4 and Mi Band 3.
They also talked about a 1.2-inch color AMOLED touch screen (the Xiaomi Mi Band 4 includes a 0.95-inch panel), brighter and with higher contrast. In addition, they set the month of June as the launch date and a possible price of 179 yuan (about $25).
It is precisely the Tizenhelp medium where the latest leaks come from again. These now point to it will bring three other important innovations: a SpO2 sensor to measure the oxygen saturation in the blood, a function to control the menstrual cycle and support for Amazon’s Alexa (the Chinese version of the Mi Smart Band 4 has a microphone to talk to Xiaomi AI assistant Xiaomi).
Additionally, for users concerned about their fitness, it would include a Personal Activity Intelligence (PAI) feature a scientifically supported metric that converts heart rate data into a unique, personal score to assess their daily activity. However, unlike what was originally leaked, it seems that eventually, the global version will not have NFC for mobile payments.
In fact, Tizenhelp talks about a global variant with model number XMSH11HM (which would be the Mi Smart Band 5) and another Chinese variant with model number XMSH10HM (which would correspond to the Mi Band 5 and would carry NFC). Due to the delay caused by current circumstances, the latter would be presented in late June or early July, while the global version would be announced in August.
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