Xiaomi’s latest fitness band, the Mi Smart Band 5 is officially coming to Malaysia soon. The Chinese smartphone and IoT brand has just revealed on Facebook that the Mi Band 5 will be arriving on our shores on the 24th of July 2020.
The Mi Smart Band 5 was recently announced for the global market and it retails for EUR 39.99 in Europe (about RM196). You can expect it to be priced lower for Malaysia considering the Mi Band 5 in China is priced from CNY 189 (about RM115) for the base model without NFC.
The new Mi Band 5 features a larger 1.1″ AMOLED display and an improved charging mechanism that uses a magnetic cable connector. It is rated to last up to 14 days on a single charge and it comes with a 24-hour heart rate and sleep monitoring. Similar to its predecessor, it also gets 5 ATM rated water resistance which allows you to take it for a swim.
Do note that the global version doesn’t come with NFC and voice assistant support. SpO2 appears to be missing on the global product page as well. For those who can’t wait, several retailers have been selling imported Mi Band 5 for less than RM150. If you prefer to get one with official Xiaomi Malaysia warranty, stay tuned this Friday for more details.