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Xiaomi Mi Band 5 is now official, here is the specifications and price in Kenya

The much-anticipated Xiaomi Mi Band 5 we recently highlighted has now officially launched. The band offers incredible upgrades over the previous model for almost a similar price tag. Xiaomi’s bands are mostly praised for offering a perfect combination of features while maintaining a reasonable price tag and are used by many people across the world as fitness trackers.

Xiaomi Mi Band 5 offers ample upgrades over the previous model

In comparison with the previous model, the Mi band 5 comes with a slightly larger display that sums to an overall increment of about 20 percent over its predecessor. On top of it, users will get an additional 100 watch faces to choose from featuring some of the popular characters in animated series such as Case Closed, Genesis Evangelion, Hatsune Miku and of course SpongeBob SquarePants.  

Watch faces from the animated shows will be accompanied by matching colored bands; meaning, if your band comes with a yellow band, then you’ll most likely have similar themed watch faces. Similarly, for those who’d have black versions, will get watch faces themed with the same color.

The second nifty upgrade pertains to the charging system. Unlike the previous model which required users to remove the tracker from the band to charge, Mi band 5 integrates a new magnetic driven charging system that attaches on the charging dock. Two electrodes stick out at the bottom of the tracker and automatically attaches to the dock. The upside of the new charging systems is, users of the older models will not use old accessories to charge the new band.

Alongside the band, Xiaomi is also unveiling new dual-toned straps comes with a black part wrapping the fitness tracker which might set off the illusion that the steps are connected to the two far ends of the body instead of being an entire removable/replaceable strap.

Xiaomi Mi Band 5 will start to officially ship as from 18th and if you are as impatient as I am, then you got to grab one from the online stores such as AliExpress. The band is expected to cost around $27 (Ksh2,800)

Xiaomi Mi Band 5 Specifications

Wrist bandSilicone
CampatibilityAndroid, iPhone
Display1.2 inch AMOLED
SensorsHeart rate sensor, Accelerometer, barometer, proximity sensor
NFC PaymentsYes
Water resistance50m upt to 30 minutes



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