The launch of the next version of the popular Mi Band, Xiaomi’s smart bracelet, is approaching. With this, the rumors continue to increase: now, it is speculated that the ‘Mi Band 5’ will bring among the resources a blood oxygen saturation monitor (SpO2).
The same feature is found on devices like Apple Watch Series 5 or Huawei Watch GT2. In addition to it, the rumor also points out that the device will bring other health features, such as menstrual cycle tracking.
The information, revealed by the website TizenHelp, also mentions that the bracelet will bring support from artificial intelligence (AI) of Alexa assistant, from Amazon. Another important point is that the global version of the model should bring the same features as the Chinese model.
Previously, Mi Band versions only made the Xiao AI assistant available to Chinese speakers, which makes sense. With Alexa, which already has global distribution – and already speaks Portuguese very well – Mi Band 5 can expand this use.
It was not very clear at this point, but the global version of Mi Band 5 is not expected to support NFC technology. The model number of the global version would be ‘XMSH11HM’, while the Chinese version would have the model number ‘XMSH10HM’.
Another feature revealed is the ‘Personal Activity Intelligence’ (PAI) function, which gathers heart rate data to generate a personal score. Thus, the user is able to generate healthier routines based on their daily activity.
Following the launch schedule, Mi Band 5 is expected to hit the Chinese market in June. The global version of the smart bracelet, however, should arrive later. It is expected to have a 1.2 inch screen with thin edges – the current Mi Band 4 has a 0.95 “screen.