Wearables

Xiaomi Mi Band 5 receives BIS certification and may launch in India soon.

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Recently, Xiaomi announced the Mi Band 5 Fitness tracker in China. The company will be launching two models of this smart tracker; an NFC model and a non-NFC model. Speculations about Xiaomi’s intent to release the NFC model of Mi Band 5 Fitness tracker into the global markets have been in the air for quite some time now.

Unlike before, the company is known to market the NFC models of its fitness trackers in its home country, but it looks like the story will change when the Mi Band 5 tracker debuts.

The device has been approved by the Bureau of Indian Standards. As it is, India could be one of the first markets to welcome the new fitness tracker.

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The Mi Band 5 is fitted with a 1.1-inch colour AMOLED display. The device comes with numerous watch faces and features 11 sport modes and a heart rate sensor.

The fitness band also perform other functions like sleep tracking and Personal Activity Intelligence (PAI) index. It also features Xiao AI assistant, remote control function, and an NFC chip for contactless payments.

The 50ATM water-resistant fitness tracker comes with a new magnetic charging dock, and its battery is said to last up to 14days on a single charge. 

Last year June, Xiaomi launched the Mi Band 4 in China. The watch made its way into the Indian markets in September. Now, the Mi Band 5, which succeeds the Mi Band 4 was announced last month in China, and we are guessing the Mi Band 5 could follow the same launch trend as its predecessor.

The device will debut in strap colours like black, pink, orange, green, blue, yellow, and purple. The global edition of the Mi Band 5 will likely feature Amazon Alexa assistant.

The NFC-enabled variant of the tracker carries a price tag of 229 Yuan (~$32) while the non-NFC option will sell for 189 Yuan (~$27).

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