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Mi Band 5 Full Specifications and Features

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Last Updated on May 7, 2021 by Jude Simeone

Mi band 5 is the latest wearable from Xiaomi, it was released on June 11 in China, and is now available in Europe and UK. The Mi Band 5 succeeds Mi Band 4 that was released last year and it boasts of many fine improvements in the areas of design, activity tracking, convenient battery charging method, longer battery life and it’s smarter. I present to you the full specifications and features of Mi Band 5.

Mi Band 5 Full Technical Specifications

Mi Band 5
mi band 5 full specs


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Device nameMi Band 5
Device typeFitness smartband
PredessesorMI BAND 4
Released dateJune, 2020
Ideal forUnisex


Display typeAMOLED
Display size1.1 inches
Display resolution294 x 126 pixel
Pixel density_
Input typeTouchkey, Touchscreen
Customizable watch faceYes


Dimension46.95 x 18.15 x 12.45mm
(excluding straps)
Casing materialPolycarbonate
Strap/band materialTPU
Bezel MaterialPolycarbonate
Strap size155 - 219mm
Interchangeable band 155 - 219mm
Screen protection2.5D Tempered glass
Water resistant/ProtectionYes, 5ATM
Color(s)Yellow, teal, navy blue, mint, green, orange and black


Internal storage16MB
Memory card slotNo


BluetoothBluetooth v5.0
Bluetooth callingNo
NFCYes (China)
GPSNo (Connected GPS)




Email alertYes
SMS alertYes
Calls alertYes
Event reminderYes
Third-party appsYes


Sleep apneaNo
Sleep trackingYes
Floors climbedNo
Heart rate monitoringYes
VO2 Max.Yes
Blood oxygenNo
Blood pressureNo
Menstrual cycle trackingYes
Swim trackingYes
Under-water heart rate trackingNo
Preloaded mapsNo
On-screen workout modesNo
Triathlon modeNo
ECG TrackingNo
Preloaded sport modesYes, 11
Safety trackingNo


Music streamingNo
Bluetooth musicNo
MicrophoneMEMS microphone


Heart rate monitor (HRM)Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Ambient lightNo
Pulse OximeterNo
Other sensors--


Operating system (OS)Proprietary OS


Type of batteryNon-removable Li-Polymer battery
Battery capacity 125mAh
Battery lifeStandby: 3 Weeks+
Mixed usage: 20 days+
ContiNous Usage: 14 days
Charging typeMagnetic charger
Charging timeAbout 1hr+
Battery saver modeNo
Solar powerNo
Rapid chargingYes




Control cameraYes
Music controlYes
Find phoneYes
Text responseNo


Payment systemAli Pay
Union Pay
Compatibility Android 5.0+
iOS 10.0+
Companion appMi Fit App
Voice commandXiao AI Voice(China)


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Mi Band 5 Features

  • Design
  • Mi Band 5 spots the same appearance and almost the same dimension as its predecessor. The case is still made of polycarbonate material, while straps are made of TPU material and the 2.5D curved screen is protected by a reinforced glass with AF coating to help prevent scratch. AMOLED still powers the display, but Mi Band 5 is brighter with a maximum brightness of 450nits, while navigation is still via touckkey.

    Mi Band comes with 1.1 inches display which represents a 20% increase. This can be attributed to the slimmer bezel, so ultimately you get to see more at a glance.

    More custom watch faces have been added to Mi Band 5. Compared to 77 on Mi Band 4, it now has 100+ including 54 IP themes such as Spongebob Squarepants, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Hatsune Miku, and Detective Conan, while users can also customize the interface by adding function modules based on their preference.

  • Activity Tracking
  • The health and fitness tracking aspect received the biggest boost which is in line with what the Mi Band series represented over the years. Xiaomi claims a 40% boost in sleep tracking and a 50% boost in heart rate monitoring.

    Improved Sleep Tracking

    Significantly, Mi Band 5 can track your sleep throughout the day, this includes even naps. And it’ll track your sleep in three stages; deep, light, and REM stages.

    Improved Heart Rate Monitoring

    In addition to tracking your heart rate throughout the day, Mi Band 5 can now detect irregular heart rate and will also alert you when an irregular heartbeat is detected. This is akin to the ECG monitor present on Apple Watch 5 and Active 2.

    Menstrual Cycle Tracking Has Been Added

    There’s a new feature for females, menstrual cycle tracking that allows you to log your period with an alert feature built-in. Thus, joining the likes of Versa 2 and other members in the Fitbit rich lineup

    Stress Management

    Mi Band 5 can also help you come back to calm with the new stress monitoring feature that helps you manage stress through a guided breathing session.

    Spo2 Blood Pressure Monitoring

    There’s no oximeter sensor in Mi Band 5, but it can track how well your blood absorbs oxygen. This adds to giving more accurate and detailed sleep data.

    Personal Activity Intelligence (PAI)

    Also, new on Mi band 5, is the Personal Activity Intelligence (PAI) vitality index; a new, innovative system that converts your heart rate data into a personalized score that indicates the level of activity required in order to maintain good health.

    More Preloaded Sport Modes

    Mi Band 5 features 11 preloaded sport modes compared to 6 on Mi Band 4. Moreover, with connected GPS to your phone, Mi Band 5 will allow you to track outdoor activities.

  1. Walking
  2. Pool swimming
  3. Outdoor running
  4. Treadmill
  5. Outdoor cycling
  6. Freestyle
  7. Jump rope New
  8. Indoor cycling New
  9. Elliptical New
  10. Rowing machine New
  11. Yoga New

Just like older generations of Mi Band smartbands, the Mi Fit app is the companion app for Mi Band 5 which allows you to manage your fitness goals from your phone.

  • Smart Features
  • Like Mi Band 4, Mi Band 5 also has features like music playback, find my phone, phone muting, do not disturb, phone unlocking, incoming call notification, count down timer, calendar reminder, event reminder, message alert, sedentary reminder, and weather forecast. Moreover, Mi Band 5 can now control your phone camera.

    Other smart features include the addition of Union Pay which is stated to be added in late August. In other words, Mi Band 5 will allow you to make payments using Ali Pay and Union Pay, this feature isn’t available in the international version of the band.

    Also, present on Mi Band 5, is XiaoAI voice assistant that allows users to activate XiaoAi AI assistant with a swipe to the right on its display. XiaoAI allows users to control smart AIoT devices, set alarm clocks, measure heart rate, check the weather, and start exercise routines using voice controls.

  • Battery Life
  • Mi Band 5 has a battery capacity of 125mAh, and Xiaomi claims Mi Band 5 can last up to 20 days with battery saver mode and 14 days with continuous usage.

    Also new is the improved charging method. Xiaomi ditched a 2-pogo pin for magnetic charging for Mi Band 5. So instead of removing the band to power like other Mi Band models, you just place the charger on the back.

    Difference Between Mi Band 4 vs 5

     Mi Band 4Mi Band 5Mi Band 6
    Display0.95 inch1.1 inches
    (slimmer bezel)
    (20% wider)
    1.56 inches
    Dimension47 x 21.6 x 10.8 mm46.95 x 18.15 x 12.45 mm47.4 x 18.6 x 12.7 mm
    Custom Watch Faces77100+
    (Including 54 IP Themes)
    (Including 54 IP Themes)
    Sleep TrackingNight Only
    (Deep and Light)
    24/7 Sleep tracking
    (Deep, Light and REM)
    (40% Improvement)
    24/7 Sleep tracking
    (Deep, Light and REM)
    (40% Improvement)
    Heart Rate Monitoring24/7 Heart rate monitoringImproved 24/7 heart rate tracking
    (Including irregular heart beat tracking)
    (50% Improvement)
    Improved 24/7 heart rate tracking
    (Including irregular heart beat tracking)
    (50% Improvement)
    Blood Oxygen (SpO2)NoYesYes
    Menstrual Cycle TrackingNoYesYes
    Stress TrackingNoYesYes
    (Personal Activity Intelligence)
    SpO2 blood oxygen measurementNoNoYes
    Automatic Workout DetectionNoYesYes, 6
    Preloaded Sport Modes61130

    1. Walking

    2. Pool swimming

    3. Outdoor running

    4. Treadmill

    5. Outdoor cycling

    6. Freestyle

    1. Walking

    2. Pool swimming

    3. Outdoor running

    4. Treadmill

    5. Outdoor cycling

    6. Freestyle

    7. Jump rope

    8. Indoor cycling

    9. Elliptical

    10. Rowing machine

    11. Yoga

    1. Walking

    2. Pool swimming

    3. Outdoor running

    4. Treadmill

    5. Outdoor cycling

    6. Freestyle

    7. Jump rope

    8. Indoor cycling

    9. Elliptical

    10. Rowing machine

    11. Yoga

    And more; dance, indoor fitness, gymnastics, HIIT, core training, stretching, bowling, badminton, boxing, stepper, pilates, basketball, volleyball, table tennis, cricket, ice skating, kickboxing, street dance and zumba.
    PaymentAli Pay
    (China only)
    Ali Pay & Union Pay
    (China only)
    Ali Pay & Union Pay
    (China only)
    Control Phone CameraNoYesYes
    Battery Life20 Days (Standby)20 Days (Standby)
    14 days continuous usage
    19 Days (Standby)
    14 Days continuous usage
    5 Days heavy usage
    Charging TypeCharging dockMagnetic ChargerMagnetic Charger


    • Lightweight and compact design.
    • Larger display.
    • A comprehensive fitness tracker.
    • Long battery life.
    • Payment (China)
    • Cheap, yet great quality and loads of features.


    • Lacks inbuilt GPS.

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