The wearable is reader-powered.
Xiaomi Mi Band 5 features
- Heart rate tracking
- Waterproof and swim tracking
- 11 sports profiles
- Step tracking
- Sleep tracking including REM
- Music controls
- Notification support
- iOS and Android support
The Mi Band 5 is the latest in the line of budget fitness trackers, which has become a global smash hit since 2015.
The design of the Mi Band 5 hasn’t evolved dramatically, but this is the biggest screen since the Mi Band launched.
It’s a 1.1-inch AMOLED display with a 126×294 resolution.
It looks great, bright, and clear, albeit with quite a lot of information packed in. It’s certainly lightyears ahead of the Fitbit Inspire and Charges with the monochrome displays, which we criticized those devices for in our reviews.
There’s no physical button but a capacitive home button at the bottom, and you swipe/tap on the touchscreen to scroll through stats and menus.
Up/down scrolls through the main features such as daily status, PAI, heart rate stats, notifications, stress, breathing, events, and workout modes.
- Accurate step tracking
- PAI score works, but it’s not motivational
- No focus on resting heart rate
- Interesting stress tracking data
- Need to be turned on in the settings
- Outrageously high sleep scores
- Good sleep insights and recommendations
- Personalized and contextual data
- 11 sport modes
- Good swimming and gym data
- Accurate running data
Mi Band 5 notifications
- Good control over notifications
- Easy to read on screen
However, as we’ve seen issues with testing throughout our review period, the Mi Band 5 may be better suited to keeping data simple and enjoying longer battery life.