MI Smart Band 5 Review: A Solid Fitness Partner With Smart Features

MI Smart Band 5

MI Smart Band 5 is the latest accessory from the house of Xiaomi adding to the fitness category. This is the addition to the predecessor wearable MI Smart Band 4 that comes with slightly updated features such as stress monitoring, breathing exercise, remote shutter, personal activity intelligence, etc. Also, the company has introduced the magnetic charging option for the first time that eliminates the need to remove the watch from the straps for charging. After the success of the MI Smart Band 4, MI Band 5 is another under-budget smartwatch with several health-tracking features.


When it comes to the design of MI Band, you won’t see many changes to its design. In the MI Band 5 Review, we still find a capsule design dial with a color display and thermoplastic elastomer wristband. The display of the band has more area than MI Smart Band 4. There is a 1.1 inch AMOLED color touchscreen with a 16-bit color range. 

Unlike other MI bands, this time the company has come with protecting fingerprint sensors. The weight of the MI Smart Band 5 is only 11.9 grams that are comfortable and won’t feel hefty on the wrist. In this successor of MI wearable, the company has strived to provide various premium features to make it the best wearable of the time. Xiaomi has made various changes in terms of build quality just to make the users comfortable. 

The MI Smart Band 5 is available in five different colors: Black, Navy Blue, Teal. Purple, Orange. All five colors are vibrant that can attract the user at just one glance. We can bet, you will love every single color and would like to try at one.


Xiaomi MI Smart Band 5 featured a Heart rate Monitor, stress level monitor, sleep tracker, breathing exercise, step count, pedometer, proximity sensor, and various other health monitors. The company has given a very simple option to track steps and calories burnt. You can swipe up and down the touchscreen to monitor your heart rate, stress level, and breathing level, menstrual cycle, etc. Swiping left to show the notifications and right to use the shortcut that you have added using MI fit app. 

Apart from these health trackers, MI Smart Band 5 also lets you read emails and text notifications, reject and receive calls. It is very simple to use and easy to understand. The texts are easily readable and the brightness of the screen is adjustable. 

In our MI Band 5 Review, we found that the smartwatch comes with a 5ATM waterproof rating that simply means the band can be used while swimming. The MI wearable band is packed with 512 KB of RAM and 16 MB of storage and has Bluetooth v5.0 to connect the band with phones running Android 4.0 or iOS 9.0 and above. 

The touch of the phone is satisfactory and the battery life, one of the biggest concerns of smartwatches, is capable of offering 14 days and above. 

In the overall MI Smart Band 5 review, we found that the band is quite worthy to purchase but if you’re already using MI Smart Band 4, then it has no extreme changes. But the band perfectly matches the fitness needs of the person and is capable of tracking all body activities. 

The best part about the MI Band 5 is it is quite affordable than other fitness wearables. You can get it for just spending $ 33.39 or 2,499 INR. 

People also read: OnePlus Band: A Smart Health Partner With Decent Features

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