Xiaomi Mi Band 5 Tipped to Pack Amazon Alexa Support, SpO2 Sensor
Xiaomi Mi Band 5 is coming, at least that’s what leaks and rumors have been suggesting for months now. Given that we are nearing the one-year anniversary of Mi Band 4’s original launch in China, it is not far-fetched to assume that Xiaomi will be hard at work on its successor and it will probably launch it soon. Though we are still waiting for a concrete release date, a report claims to bring the word of Mi Band 5 features that is tipped to support Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant.
Mi Band 5 Launch Date (Expected)
As a report by website Tizen Help, Xiaomi Mi Band 5 will be built by Huami – the company behind Amazfit wearables and previous Mi Band models will be unveiled in June-end or the first half of July. This smart band is said to make its debut in China, followed by the release in other geographies, including India. To recall, Mi Band 4 was launched as Mi Smart Band 4 in India in September last year.
Mi Band 5 Features (Expected)
In terms of features, the Tizen Help report claims that Mi Band 5 will have a larger display than its predecessor and offer NFC support. They also said to pack the SpO2 sensor that is used to measure oxygen saturation in the blood. Many existing fitness wearables already offer this feature.
To the support for Amazon Alexa has been tipped as well as support to track menstrual cycles of women. This Alexa support will be available on both Chinese as well as international models of the fitness tracker. In addition, the smart band is said to come with a Personal Activity Intelligence (PAI) function it will use heart rate data to showing users how much activity they need to stay healthy.
From the other titbits from the Tizen Help report, these global versions of Mi Band 5 that might be known as Mi Smart Band 5 will carry the model number – XMSH11HM. Also, NFC support will be limited to the Chinese market.