Preorder the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 fitness watch for $42
The5 will be coming to the US soon and will bring a wealth of impressive features to your wrist at a reasonable price. How impressive and how cheap? Let’s start with the latter: If you just can’t wait to put your gloves on, Walmart has it . Note that it is offered through a third party and that delivery will take about two weeks.
The predecessor to the Mi Band 5 was already a pretty solid product and was sold for around $ 35 and more. There is no official price for the new model, but I see it from various China-based sellers for $ 40 to $ 50. I suspect it will end up at the top of this range once it reaches US camps.
The waterproof Mi Band 5 has a 1.1-inch AMOLED color display (only slightly larger than the Mi Band 4), heart rate and oxygen sensors, dozens of animated dials, a magnetic charging cable and a 14-day battery.
This battery is a little disappointing as the Mi Band 4 is designed for up to 20 days. However, the Mi Band 5 adds several new sport modes, bringing the total to 11. Menstrual tracking is also added.
I will know more when I get the Mi Band 5 – or rather, the Mi Band 5 in my hand. I hope it’s better than that, which disappointed me a little.
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