Xiaomi is working on a new Mi Band 5 which is rumored to announce soon. The upcoming Mi Band 5 is tipped to enhance the heart rate tracker with SpO2 measurement (blood-oxygen saturation). Apart from this, it will also include some more health features that include menstrual cycle tracking.
Until now, the international version was said to gain NFC support which was previously only limited to China. However, some fresh reports doubt the availability of NFC support on the watch. But these new report also suggests that the company will also bring a new Mi Smart Band 5” version with a model number XMSH11HM (the regular Band 5 will be XMSH10HM).
The Smart version is also said to come with an AI assistant support, specifically, Amazon’s Alexa. Until now, the Chinese variant of previous models of Mi Band comes with NFC support and a mic for a digital assistant, but that only worked with the Chinese-speaking Xiao AI.
Alexa is a much better pick for a global release that Xiao AI as it already supports eight languages including the Americas, Japan, much of Europe, and India. It must be noted that as the band lacks a speaker, Alexa’s replies will be text only.
However, there will be some notable updates on Mi Band 5 in comparison to its predecessor. It will come with a 1.2-inch display which is a huge bump from 0.95-inch on Mi Band 4. The band will likely be unveiled in China first, sometime in June with a global version to follow a couple of months later.