New Mi Band 5 leaks suggest Alexa support, blood oxygen levels tracking and more
New leaks regarding the global version of the upcoming Mi Band 5 come from TizenHelp, suggesting that for the first time on a Mi Band, the Mi Band 5 will be getting smart assistant support, namely Alexa. This hints that the upcoming iteration of the smart band may also be first to finally get a microphone and speaker, as the Mi Band 4 and prior versions relied only on haptic feedback for notifications and alarms.
Alternatively, and more likely, the band may simply trigger Alexa on a separate device, such as a smartphone or smart speaker, relying on that device to do the heavy lifting with its own microphone and speaker.
New tracking options, still no NFC
In addition, the sources claim that the Mi Band 5 will be getting menstrual cycle tracking, as well as tracking of blood oxygen levels.
Disappointingly, much like the Mi Band 4, the Mi Band 5 will again only get NFC support in China, with no NFC in its international version.
The Xiaomi Mi Band 4 features a bright and colorful 0.95-inch AMOLED touch display which can show time, date, heart rate and steps taken at a glance, along with smartphone notifications and more.
On a related note, we recently published a list of the best fitness bands and trackers to get in 2020, starting with the Xiaomi Mi Band 4.