The Xiaomi Mi Band 5 is expected to arrive in June or July, and it will allegedly offer Alexa support. In addition to that, it will also offer SpO2 (blood oxygen saturation), and menstrual cycle functions, if the latest rumor is to be believed.
This information comes from the TizenHelp website, though take it with a grain of salt. The source also reports that the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 will probably arrive at the end of June, or the first half of July.
The Xiaomi Mi Band 5 is expected to include an NFC chip in its global version. Do note that the Chinese version will be first to launch, though, followed by the global unit.
The Xiaomi Mi Band 5 will offer Alexa support, and more
The features that we've mentioned first, the Alexa support, SpO2, and menstrual cycle functions will differentiate this device from its predecessor. While it is expected to offer most of the same functions from the Mi Band 4 as well.
The Xiaomi Mi Band 5 is expected to offer a number of fitness-centric features, including the Personal Activity Intelligence (PAI). PAI turns heart rate data into a single, personal score, showing you how much activity you need to stay healthy.
The source also managed to get its hands on the early firmware from the Mi Band 5, v184.108.40.206. That also signals that the company is actively working on this smart band, and that it may launch soon.
The Xiaomi Mi Band 4 did not have Alexa support, so that will be one major change with this new model. Presuming that the leaked information is correct, of course.
Xiaomi only included its own voice assistant into the Mi Band 4, and it was available only in China. Things will change with the Mi Band 5, at least when it comes to its global model.
Xiaomi's fitness trackers managed to become quite popular over the years
Xiaomi's Mi Band fitness trackers managed to become quite popular over the years. They offer a lot for the price, that's for sure. These are amongst the most affordable fitness trackers, especially when it comes to big brands.
Xiaomi had sold tons of Mi Bands over the years, and the Mi Band 5 is expected to be a success, even before its release. The device will include a color display, quite probably an OLED one.
Chances are that the design will be at least somewhat similar to the Mi Band 4. We did not see it yet, though, so we are only guessing at this point. The device will ship with a silicone band, almost certainly.
More Xiaomi Mi Band 5 information will probably surface in the near future. The closer we get to its release date, the more information will arrive.