Huami has announced the Amazfit Band 5, a fitness tracker that is almost identical to the Mi Band 5 by Xiaomi. The new tracker was announced today in the US and it packs some key features that Xiaomi’s own tracker doesn’t have.
The Amazfit Band 5 has a 1.1-inch AMOLED touch-display with up to 45 watch faces to choose from. Users can also choose their own pictures to use as a watch face.
The fitness tracker can track up to 11 sports modes including indoor and outdoor cycling, elliptical, swimming, and skipping. There is a BioTracker 2 PPG sensor for 24/7 heart rate tracking with support for alerts when the heart rate is high. There is sleep quality monitoring using a SomnusCare sensor, Huami’s PAI health assessment system, and stress monitoring.
The Amazfit Band 5 also has a SpO2 monitor (OxygenBeats) for measuring blood-oxygen saturation measurement, a feature that Xiaomi’s fitness tracker doesn’t have. The band can also track menstrual cycles and ovulation periods with alerts before they arrive. It also has Alexa’s voice assistant, allowing users to ask questions, set reminders, and control smart home devices.
There is a 125mAh battery inside the fitness tracker that should last up to 2 weeks on a single charge in typical usage mode and up to 25 days in power saving mode.
The Amazfit Band 5 will sell for $45 and will go on sale on September 21. It will be available on Amazon in the US. There is no news yet of availability in other markets.
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