Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 5 complete guide: specs, price and where to buy

Xiaomi's budget fitness tracker lands outside the US
Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 5 is on sale globally
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Update: Our review of the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 is now live. Check that out for our full verdict.

The Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 5 is now on sale globally priced at around £39.99.

And the tracker is now on Amazon US and available via Xiaomi's official store in the UK and Europe.

When the Mi Band 5 was released in China it came in two flavours: a normal and NFC version. However, it seems it's the non-NFC version that gets a global release.

It's a slightly pared back device from the Chinese version, with simplified strap colour choices, fewer watch faces, no NFC and no voice assistant. More on that later.

The Mi Band 5 goes head-to-head with the Fitbit Inspire HR at less than half the price, and against upstarts like the Oppo Band and Realme Band.

The Mi Smart Band 5 is available on the Xiaomi store, and at third party retailers such as Gearbest. It's officially priced at 39.99 – so we only have approximate US pricing so far.

Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 5: Confirmed specs and features

Xiaomi Mi Band 5 on wrist

The Mi Band 5 packs in a 1.1-inch, 126x294 AMOLED display (450 nits brightness), magnetic charging, sleep analysis, heart rate monitoring and female cycle tracking.

There's a bigger focus on sports tracking this time around with 11 new modes on offer including yoga, rowing machines and skipping. There are also - Xiaomi's words, not ours - "shaping and fat-reducing" features as well.

The design follows the Mi Band 4 closely, but houses an improved 1.1-inch screen, which Xiaomi says allows for 20% more visibility compared to the Mi Band 4.

Xiaomi Mi Band 5 yoga and sports modes

We're told that battery life, from the new magnetic charger, is 14 days on the NFC model, 20 days on the standard one.

It's waterproof to 50m, so would make an excellent swimming companion.

Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 5
Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 5

Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 5: Price

The Mi Band 5 has always been a budget tracker, but the price has crept up in each iteration. The first Mi Band was available for around £25, but shoppers will now have to pay £39.99.

That means it's no longer small change, but it still handsomely undercuts Fitbit's cheapest heart rate tracking band, the Inspire HR.

Possible Mi Band 5 Pro?

So what haven't we seen from the Mi Band 5?

There's no sign of Alexa on board, as was touted, but there are rumblings of a Mi Band 5 Pro review in the works, and that now seems the likely candidate to make use of the built-in microphone for voice commands.

There's also no SpO2 sensor, nor stress tracking which was among the leaks – so we'll assume these features didn't make the cut.

Mi Band 5 image gallery