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Mi Band Series

[Review] Mi Smart Band 5 Versus Mi Smart Band 4

2020-07-16 11:22:04
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The hype for Xiaomi Mi Band 5 is real and it's finally here, launched yesterday, July 15 along with other Xiaomi Ecosystem Products. To summarize the launch, Xiaomi has added more exciting features, related to health wellbeing. In light of that, all these functions make the Mi Smart Band 5 a thoughtful, personal health assistant on your wrist.

Meanwhile, the Mi Smart Band 4 is the best selling wearable band in the world ever and has been reinforced with it's release of Mi Smart Band 5, that the Mi Smart Band series is here to stay and yet to make another milestone. Let's get on with the comparison of Mi Smart Band 5 and Mi Smart Band 4.

Being a user of both the Mi Smart Band 5 and Mi Smart Band 4, I am really excited with the sequel and jumped the queue to get my hands days after the launching. To break the suspense, the Mi Smart Band 5 outweighs the Mi Smart Band 4, eventhough they look similar and size wise is unchanged. As you can see the display has been made bigger by 20% for more visibility, has a dynamic color display and has beef-up with more surprises.

Let's throwback, and to refresh with the review of Mi Smart Band 4 before we go further. Mi Band 4, Xiaomi's fourth generation tracker now bundled with more features and goodies.

Meanwhile, for Mi Smart Band 5, you notice the moment you need to replenish the juice, just plug the charge using the new magnetic plug that snaps in place, without taking out the tracker from the strap.

Turn your Mi Band 4 as a remote shutter for your phone camera which has been added to Mi Smart Band 5.

Easier than ever, One tap to snap the picture that writes a thousand words, without worrying about forgetting the wireless shutter remote. Read more about it: Camera Remote Shutter Control - Mi Smart Band 5

With the recent updates, Mi Smart Band 4 allows more themes to be added, which does not require a 3rd party app to get it right, Customize your Mi Band 4 wallpaper with your photos.

On the other hand life gets easier with Mi Smart Band 5 sports more than 100 theme or watch faces compared to 77 on the predecessor. And to thrill you more, you get animated themes too. To know more: Animated Watch Faces Support - Mi Smart Band 5.

To keep you entertained, you like the predecessor the music function is intake to stay, with Skip, Pause, Play and volume control at your fingertips.

In terms of features, Mi Smart Band 5 has proven to be relevant in the competitive wearables niche. Comes with very essential features, like Stress management, Women Health, PAI, Camera remote, added 5 activity modes with a total 11 compared with the predecessor. What is interesting is that the additional five sports modes: rowing machine, yoga, rope skipping, elliptical machine, and indoor cycling, plus six outdoor sports modes such as swimming, outdoor running, indoor running, walking, exercise, cycling and elaborate anaerobic exercise scenes in the gym, giving you more choices to track them effectively.

As mentioned earlier, the newly added Stress management feature and Breathing practice really helps us to relax and lower down the BPM which is you can read more: Stress Management With Mi Smart Band 5

Next, the all-new, we have the Path To Healthy Life - Mi Smart Band 5 Reloaded With PAI Health, with built-in PAI Activity Index, which allows you to calculate the levels of your heart rate using a specific algorithm and can provide users with helpful information to aid in exercises and workouts.

Another, new features include menstruation cycle tracking for the ladies to take charge and monitor their body better, to do it just Enable Women Health features - Mi Smart Band 5.

On top of many performance improvements, Mi Smart Band 5 also introduces more health-related features. In terms of sleep monitoring, irregular and sporadic sleep patterns, and rapid eye movement monitoring features have been added. So even your lunch break naps can now be recorded as actual sleep data. Mi Smart Band 5 calculates heart rate variability and respiratory information during sleep, providing analytics reports to give users more detailed information on their sleeping cycles. To know more: Knowing The Stages And Pattern Of Your Sleep - Mi Smart Band 5 and to get a peaceful sleep you can do Setting Up Do Not Disturb (DND) Mode - Mi Smart Band 5. The accuracy of sleep monitoring has increased by 40%, and the accuracy of irregular movement in heart rate monitoring has increased by up to 50%.

Through the above comparison, you can clearly grasp the difference between Mi Smart Band 4 and Mi Smart Band 5.

Although the overall appearance design has not changed much, it has been upgraded a lot in terms of details and functions. Both can sustain the 50 ATM that is to say it's water resistance up to 50 metre, and from the image above, I have done my own test for 5 good minute to submerge the Mi smart Band 5 in the icy water, and to talk about sensors, there are additional sensors added in the backstage to uplift all the mentioned features like barometer, high-precision six-axis motion sensor (3-axis accelerometer + 3-axis gyroscope) and others.

All good to go after the icy water test. The important thing is that with so many new features added to the Xiaomi Mi Band 5, it still provides 14 days of battery life. When it comes to purchasing a fitness tracker, it’s hard to overlook the impressive Mi Smart Band 5 with all the success stories of the wearables.

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Wizard Bunny

BeingBishal | from Mi 9T Pro


Thanks for comparison!
2020-07-16 11:49:39

Master Bunny

Tin Naing Zaw | from Mi 9 Lite


Very nice 👍.
2020-07-16 11:51:07

Mi Rédacteur

arawak8 | from app


Hi, thanks for comparaison
2020-07-16 12:04:11

Device Team

cherri | from Mi 10


Good one bro 👍 😊
2020-07-16 12:20:51

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myrichgoh | from Mi 10 Pro


Thanks for sharing...
2020-07-16 13:56:01


jihad.ptk1 | from Redmi Note 7 Pro


Thanks for the compression
2020-07-16 14:11:31
Md. Jihad Hossen
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Grand Master Bunny

RichG | from MI 8


Thank you for sharing.
2020-07-16 14:25:42

Master Bunny

EnesBuyukucar | from Redmi Note 7


Thanks for comparison
2020-07-16 14:32:06


Mi-FE | from app


2020-07-16 14:44:41

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'Rajab' | from MI 9


Does the mi band 5 have an airplane mode or an option to turn off bluetooth?
2020-07-16 15:42:30
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