After seeing it appear on Amazon for a short time, the new Amazfit Band 5 has just been officially presented by the brand. Such as we had learned previously, the smart band is not a totally new product, it is a Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 5 Global version with some additional features.
Amazfit Band 5 officially announced with SP02 monitor and Amazon Alexa support
But let's start by summarizing the main features starting from the AMOLED color screen with a size of 1,1 inches and a resolution of 126 × 294 pixels. It is also possible to choose from over 45 different default watchfaces.
The Amazfit Band 5 includes water resistance up to 5ATM, remote music and camera control. The smart band is then supplied with a 125 mAh battery, which according to Amazfit can provide up to 15 days of autonomy (1 day more than the Mi Smart Band 5).
As for the sport and wellness features, Amazfit's Band 5 comes with different breathing exercises, 11 sport modes and can monitor heart rate, sleep and stress.
While among the new features not present on the Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 5 we have: the possibility of measuring oxygen saturation levels in the blood thanks to the SpO2 sensor; the ability to control menstruation and ovulation, in particular the device records and predicts the menstrual cycle and sends notifications and reminders to help women control the most intimate moments; finally, Amazon Alexa is now available with which it is possible to interact, requesting information, set alarms and timers, create shopping lists, check the weather and smart home devices.
Unfortunately, however, we do not see any upgrade from the point of view of electronic payments or other features that brings the NFC module, also missing in this version of the smart band.
The Amazfit Band 5 will be officially on sale in the United States on Amazon at a price of $ 45, around 38 euros. We expect to see a launch in Europe / Italy in the following days.