Mi Band 5 Vs Mi Band 4: What'S The Difference

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The Xiaomi mi Band is undeniably the budget fitness tracker champ – và the new mi Band 5 has arrived to continue its unrivalled popularity.

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Mi Band devices have been topping the global sales charts for years, thanks khổng lồ huge popularity in china and India and super low prices in the West.

When you compare prices và features, even bands lượt thích the Fitbit Inspire HR and Samsung Galaxy Fit struggle to rival the mi Band range.

The ngươi Band 5 is tipped to lớn go on sale globally in July, but until we get the new tracker on our wrists, we"ve scoured the specs sheet khổng lồ see how the new mi Band compares lớn the mày Band 4 lớn see whether you should wait lớn make an upgrade.

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Mi Band 4Mi Band 5
Screen size0.95-inch1.1-inch
Screen resolution120 x 240, 400nit126 x 294, 450nit
Water resistance50 meters50 meters
SensorsAccelerometer, HRAccelerometer, HR
BarometerNoYes
SleepYesYes + REM tracking
Batterysize110mAh125mAh
Battery life20 days20 daysNFC: 14 days
PAI fitness scoreNoYes
Sports modes711
Tracked sportsTreadmill running, outdoor running, cycling, walking, pool swimming and a general tracking exercise modeTreadmill running, outdoor running, cycling, walking, pool swimming, mở cửa workout, yoga, indoor rowing, skipping, elliptical & rowing machine
GPSNo (can use smartphone)No (can use smartphone)

Xiaomi mày Band 5 v ngươi Band 4: Design

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Xiaomi mi Band 4

For those hoping for a dramatically different-looking mi Band, that"s not really the case here with the mày Band 5.

That"s hardly surprising given xiaomi made big changes for the 4, largely through the addition of a colour touchscreen display. It"s not necessarily a bad thing mi has largely stuck lớn the same look as the 4 was arguably its most polished fitness tracker.

You"re still getting the same polycarbonate tracker and silicone band. While on the mày Band 4 you"d need to lớn pop out the tracker khổng lồ charge it or even change the band, that"s not the case on the 5. A new magnetic charging cài đặt means you"ll just need to video clip the charging cable it into the back of the tracker.

A touchscreen remains your means of navigating features and viewing data, but the quality has jumped on the new ngươi Band.

On the ngươi Band 5, you"re getting a 1.1-inch AMOLED touchscreen display with an 126 x 294 resolution. That"s a jump up in kích cỡ and resolution from the 0.95-inch, 120 x 240 resolution colour AMOLED display featured on the ngươi Band 4.

Xiaomi has upped screen size with every new ngươi Band và that trend hasn"t changed. There"s also improvements on the brightness front too. The mi Band 5 now offers 450 nits of brightness compared khổng lồ 400 nits on the ngươi Band 4.

The mi Band 4 screen was a great performer, particularly when you consider the price. So it looks lượt thích it"s only going khổng lồ get better for the 5 in pretty much every way.

Xiaomi ngươi Band 5

In terms of band colours, the mi Band 4 comes in black, orange, blue, wine red, and pink. For the new Band, you"re getting a pick of eight colour options including some of the pastel numbers pictured above. So if you care about options, you"re getting more with the new Band. Though it"s not clear if the bands will be interchangeable like they were on the ngươi Band 4 (and 3) now that you no longer need khổng lồ remove the tracker lớn charge it.

Water resistance rating is the same for both trackers, with the protection up lớn 50 metres depth letting you take it in the shower and go for a swim too. Pool swim tracking is supported here too, though we hope performance has improved from our pool time with the ngươi Band 4.

The ngươi Band 5 will come in two models, a standard and NFC model just lượt thích the mi Band 4 did. That NFC mã sản phẩm also adds a microphone lớn enable voice commands and smart trang chủ control via Xiaomi"s Xiao AIl. Like the NFC edition of the ngươi Band 4, this model looks set khổng lồ be for đài loan trung quốc only. There have been some rumors that xiaomi mi could be lining up Pro & Lite models, though that is still very much speculation.

Xiaomi mi Band 5 v ngươi Band 4: Fitness tracking features

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Xiaomi mi Band 4

So what can these trackers actually track? In terms of sensors you can rely on, both use accelerometer and gyroscope sensors to lớn track movement & a proximity sensor for supporting the ability khổng lồ raise to lớn wake the display.

One additional sensor you"ll find on the ngươi Band 5 is a barometer as a way of calculating changes in elevation. So, that"s a useful sensor lớn have if you find yourself climbing a lot of stairs.

There"s a heart rate monitor also on board both mi Bands to offer real-time readings during exercise and on the spot readings. There are some additional uses for the sensor on the ngươi Band 5 that xiaomi mi claims is now 1/2 more accurate than the one on the mày Band 4.

It can now detect abnormalities in heart rate and will also unlock new PAI scores. These are the scores we saw crop up on the Amazfit GTS, a watch that"s built by the very same Huami that makes the mi Band.

This score summarises your weekly activity focusing based heart rate. We found it useful addition to the GTS and it feels lượt thích a more useful insight into your weekly fitness versus step counts.

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Xiaomi mi Band 5

You can still count steps and there"s automatic sleep monitoring covered too. On the mày Band 5, mi will now indicate REM sleep, which is the part of sleep related lớn increasing brain activity và promoting learning among other benefits.

Beyond basic fitness tracking, the ngươi Band has evolved to become more useful for more than just steps and sleep. On the ngươi Band 4, you get six dedicated workout modes, which cover treadmill running, outdoor running, cycling, walking, pool swimming and a general tracking exercise mode.

In comparison, the ngươi Band 5 has ramped up things up lớn 11 workout modes that now includes yoga, indoor rowing, skipping, elliptical và rowing machine. There"s no GPS on either Band, but you can piggyback off phone GPS to lớn improve distance accuracy.

Taking a leaf out of Apple, Fitbit và Garmin"s book, mi is now adding guided breathing exercises và the ability for women to track menstrual cycles from the mày Band 5 too. Something you won"t find on the ngươi Band 4.

Xiaomi ngươi Band 5 v ngươi Band 4: Smartwatch features

With the addition of a colour touchscreen display on the mi Band 4, it made more sense for Xiaomi to roll out the kind of features you"d expect to find on smartwatches.

On the mày Band 4, you"ve got the ability to view notifications (for Android and iOS), see weather forecasts, and control music playing from your phone. It also brought 77 themes you can select from the band itself or from the companion app.

You"ll get all of that on the mày Band 5 too và now it"s beefing up themes up with over 100 to choose from. That collection now include animated themes featuring the likes of SpongeBob, Evangelion, Hatsune Miku, and Detective Conan. It"s also letting you use the tracker as a remote shutter for your phone"s camera so you can take pictures from afar.

If you manage khổng lồ get hold of the NFC model of the mi Band 5, you"ll be able lớn use it for door access, paying for transport and it also supports Alipay và UnionPay payment systems. The mi Band 4 NFC edition in comparison offers everything apart from the new UnionPay support. As already mentioned, these are all relevant & useful if you live in China.

Xiaomi ngươi Band 5 v mi Band 4: Battery life & price

Xiaomi mi Band 5

Xiaomi has managed khổng lồ improve battery life on every new generation of the ngươi Band. On the 4, it packed in a 110mAh capacity battery that it said should deliver đôi mươi days of tracking time. In our testing time, it definitely held up to lớn that.

With the mày Band 5, you"re getting a larger 125mAh capacity battery that xiaomi mi claims should give you the same đôi mươi days. If you opt for the NFC version, that drops to 14 days. It"s hardly surprising it"s less on the NFC version, especially if you make use of the NFC regularly. Ultimately it"s still a good showing on both fronts.

So let"s talk about price. The mày Band 4 came in at $40. That was just slightly up from the $30 the ngươi Band 3 came priced in at launch. We don"t have official UK or US pricing, but when you vì chưng the currency conversion, ¥189 for the standard mi Band 5 is around $25 and ¥229 for the ngươi Band 5 NFC edition is around $30.

So, mi has still managed lớn keep things affordable và it"s still cheaper than Fitbit"s most affordable tracker, the Inspire, và sits around the same price as the Samsung Galaxy Fit e.

Initial verdict

On paper, it looks like Xiaomi is giving you a fair few reasons lớn make that upgrade. On the hardware front, the screen is better, the charging setup has thankfully been improved and the heart rate monitor tech has been improved too.

With the software, it"s nice lớn see women"s health tracking is now included and the PAI Health scores brings more value khổng lồ your activity tracking. Those animated watch faces look good fun as well.

That"s not to lớn say its arrival makes the ngươi Band 4 immediately redundant. It"s still a solid tracker in our eyes and made a lot of big improvements on the ngươi Band 3 lớn rightfully earn a 4 out of 5 score. That"s the highest we"ve ever scored a mày Band.

As pricing is very similar, it seems like no brainer khổng lồ go new mi Band & get those new features on your wrist instead.