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Xiaomi Mi Band 5 confirmed for June 11 launch: All you need to know

MI Band 5 will be the successor to the Mi Band 4. The new fitness tracker is expected to bring a new number of new features, including SpO2 monitoring.

Sushant Talwar | June 2, 2020 | Updated 10:29 IST

Highlights

  • Xiaomi Mi Band 5 is all set to launch in China on June 11
  • Xiaomi Mi Band 5 could get a new 1.2-inch display
  • The smart band could also get a new SpO2 monitoring feature

Xiaomi has long been tipped to launch the Mi Band 5 in the coming weeks with recent reports hinting that the Mi Band 5 could be unveiled alongside a number of other Xiaomi products. And now, the smart wearable has finally been given a launch date by the company, with Xiaomi announcing that the Mi Band 5 will go official in China on June 11.

The announcement was made by the company on Weibo, where it stayed away from revealing the pricing or the key specifications of the smart band. The Mi Band 5 will be the successor of the Mi Band 4 and will bring with itself a number of new features, including a 1.2-inch display.

Reports also suggest that the fitness band will come with support for NFC and also bring support for SpO2 (blood oxygen saturation) monitoring to help users keep an eye on the health of their heart. Reports suggest the Mi Band 5 will also get a camera remote control feature for controlling the shutter of the user's smartphone, while there will also be Alexa support for users out of China.

The Mi Band 5 is also said to come with 11 sports modes in total, with five of them new ones. These new modes could likely include yoga, elliptical machine, rowing machine, skipping rope, and indoor bicycle. The Mi Band 5 is also tipped to come with a Personal Activity Intelligence (PAI) function that will use heart rate data to inform users of the desired activity level to stay healthy.

Currently, there are no suggestions that the Mi Band 5 will launch in India. But it is expected the device could be made available to buyers in India in a few months or even weeks of the China launch. For the uninitiated, the Mi Band 4 was launched in India and at a price of Rs 2,299 in India. The Mi Band 5 is also expected to launch at a similar price point when made official in India.

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