According to data released by IDC, Xiaomi became the second largest smart wearable brand in the world and the largest domestic smart wearable brand in 2019.
In the field of smart bracelets, Xiaomi’s share can be said to be unrivaled. Last year, it won the first place in China with 41.7 million shipments, consolidating its dominant position in the wearable field. Behind this number are thousands of Xiaomi bracelets.
In addition to mobile phones, the bracelet may be the most proud category of Xiaomi. Not only did it take the first place in shipments last year, but the Xiaomi bracelet has been updated for four generations, and it has become a popular model from generation to generation. I still remember the first generation of Xiaomi Mi Band six years ago. It only used screenless rice grains to remind the number of steps, alarm clock and other functions, but gave a starting price of 79 yuan, and pulled the bracelet off the altar in one fell swoop. Bracelet sales exploded.
On June 11, the fifth generation of the Xiaomi Mi Band, which is changed to a yearly update, arrived as promised. How will its performance be under the halo of the first four generations? Let’s take a look together.
Xiaomi Mi Band 5NFC Packaging
Simple parameters on the back of the package
rice grain front
The Mi Band 5 is still pure black as a whole, the rice grains are round, and at the same time tend to be elliptical. The buttons are located at the bottom of the screen, which feels very smooth to the touch. Users who have used the fourth generation of the band can see that the overall design of the Mi Band 5 and Mi Band 4 are almost unchanged, but the screen size has increased to 1.1 inches.
In terms of parameters, Xiaomi Mi Band 5 uses a 1.1-inch AMOELD dynamic color display screen. The official claim is that the display area has increased by 20% compared with the previous generation. The maximum brightness of the screen backlight is not less than 450nit, and the five-level brightness is adjustable.
Why hasn’t the screen improved further? The reason may be to differentiate from the watch,Although both bracelets and watches belong to smart wearables, the usage and habits of the two are different. Thanks to the small size of the bracelet, they can be worn without feeling in daily life, but what about the watch? For some products, the big screen is not practical, and the small screen is just right. This is the case with the bracelet category.
rice grain front
The material of the front cover continues to use AF coating and 2.5D tempered glass, and the semi-circular buttons support capacitive touch, allowing users to wake up and return.
The back of the rice grain is a heart rate sensor. In order to match the magnetic charging, the charging contact is transferred to the bottom.
Waterproof rice grains
The material of Xiaomi Mi Band 5 supports 5ATM waterproof, also known as 50 meters waterproof, which can be used for swimming, showering and other scenes.
The wristband of Xiaomi Mi Band 5 provides 8 color options, namely graphite black, deep space blue, lotus root powder, dynamic orange, bronze purple, vitality yellow, light green, dark cyan, and it is still made of TPU.
Comes with a magnetic charger
Users who have used Xiaomi Mi Band may know that several generations of Mi Band have a battery life of more than ten days, which will cause the problem of not finding the charger when charging, and the rice grains need to be removed and placed in the base, which is easy to lose.
Compared with the snap-in charging of the previous generation, the Mi Band 5 has been changed to a magnetic charging method, which can be charged without removing the rice grains, which is very convenient. However, it is still a problem to find the charging cable when there is no power. The best solution should be wireless charging, but because of the cost, I will not say more.
Xiaomi Mi Band 5 is divided into standard version and NFC version. The NFC version adds the chip. It also has digital silicon microphone and infrared PPG heart rate sensor (standard version PPG has no infrared), supports Xiao Ai voice assistant and night sleep infrared heart rate detection, and Support 24-hour all-day sleep detection.
This generation of Xiaomi Mi Band is mainly upgraded in terms of functions, such as the addition of 5 sports modes, women’s physiological period prediction, stress monitoring, remote control mobile phone photography, PAI algorithm and other functions. Let’s talk about it below.
1、Sport modes and functions
Xiaomi Mi Band 5 has new sports modes such as indoor cycling, elliptical machine, rowing machine, yoga, skipping rope, etc. In addition to the original 6 modes, a total of 11 sports modes are available; in terms of functions, Xiaomi Mi Band 5 adds PAI , stress, breathing, women’s health and other functions. Among them, women’s health can predict the menstrual cycle of women. If the filled information is male, this function will be automatically hidden.
Here we mentioned PAI, what is PAI? This is a measurement standard, the full name is Personal Activity Intelligence, that is, the Personal Kinesiology Index, which is used to measure the body’s ability to respond to exercise and make corresponding recommendations for the amount of exercise people need to maintain optimal health.
PAI can help you live a long and healthy life by analyzing your heart rate and personal information to predict your overall fitness level. The PAI value is derived from your body’s response to activity, and it comes from activities based on heart rate intensity in the last 7 days. Scientific research has proven that maintaining a PAI value of at least 100 can extend your lifespan by up to 10 years.
Unlike smart watches, Xiaomi Mi Band 5 can only view historical user data in the APP, such as PAI value, pressure, sleep/exercise data, etc. The reason is that the screen display content of the bracelet is limited, and it can only be used when the user is performing a certain exercise. After the mode, send the data to the APP, but the bracelet will display the data once for viewing after the end.
If you are going out for a run and don’t carry a mobile phone, you can only view the historical data of yesterday’s running on the mobile APP.
3、Remote camera and NFC
The Xiaomi Mi Band 5 has added a remote camera function. The wearable device has few functions to control the mobile phone. It is common to hang up the phone and find the mobile phone. The remote control camera added this time is considered to further strengthen the interaction with the mobile phone.
To turn on this function, you need to complete the Bluetooth pairing in the Xiaomi Sports APP, and then you can take pictures remotely.
In addition to taking pictures, other small functions have also been retained, such as Xiaomi notebook unlocking, wrist lock, Mijia door lock (NFC version) and so on.
Compared with the NFC version of the previous generation, the Mi Band 5 NFC version not only supports bus cards and access control cards, but also adds the UnionPay QuickPass function, which can be used by many bank cards.
4、Dynamic dial and Xiao Ai
In addition to the functions, Xiaomi Mi Band 5 also added a dynamic dial. The official said that the dial theme has exceeded 100 styles, including a variety of IP cooperation dials, and the dial functions are customized. Here is a reminder that the three-party dials made by some great gods in the forum are also suitable for Xiaomi bracelets, and support custom pictures.
Starting from the fourth generation, Xiaomi has added Xiao Ai’s voice assistant to the bracelet, measuring heart rate, checking the weather, timing, and controlling the smart home in one sentence to complete the linkage on the wrist.
Xiaomi Mi Band 5 continues the 5ATM level waterproof (50 meters waterproof) of previous generations. When showering or washing hands, you don’t have to consider taking off the bracelet at all, which is very convenient and worthy of praise.
Before summarizing, let’s talk about the difference between smart watches and bracelets. The difference between the two is obvious. The biggest advantage of bracelets is that they are small in size. The bracelet does not have enough space to accommodate components like a watch, and the functions are correspondingly reduced. If you just need a tool to help exercise, record heart rate and sleep, then Xiaomi Mi Band 5 is definitely enough.
In terms of appearance, Xiaomi Mi Band 5 continues the color screen of the previous generation, while increasing some sizes.In fact, in the bracelet category, increasing the screen size is simply the opposite. Fortunately, the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 has only increased by a few tenths of an inch. After a few days of use, it can still be worn without feeling, and it has no effect when wearing it while sleeping.
In order to increase the difference in appearance from the previous generation, Xiaomi Mi Band 5 has added dynamic themes and magnetic charging. We will not say more about the dynamic themes.Magnetic charging is an improvement, it can not remove rice grains during charging, reducing the risk of rice grain loss,But the author thinks that it is more convenient to have a wireless charging. Of course, adding wireless charging now will increase a lot of costs. In the future, the cost will be reduced and I hope to use it.
configuration,The Xiaomi Mi Band 5 NFC version has added infrared to the PPG heart rate sensor this time, which improves the accuracy of nighttime sleep heart rate detection compared to the previous generation, and supports 24-hour all-day sleep detection. The function adds a variety of sports modes and remote control photography.In addition to not being able to view historical sports data on the bracelet, this generation of Xiaomi Mi Band 5 has almost completed all the necessary functions of the bracelet.
The NFC version of this generation is priced at 229 yuan, which is the same as the starting price of the previous generation. With the blessing of the above highlights, Xiaomi Mi Band 5 is worth making friends.