Xiaomi Mi Watch Revolve, Mi Band 5, and Mi Smart Speaker launched in India
After launching the Mi Band 5 in European markets earlier this year in July, Xiaomi has now finally brought its latest fitness band to India. The fitness band was launched during the recently concluded Mi Smarter Living 2021 event, alongside the Mi Watch Revolve and the Mi Smart Speaker. Here’s everything you need to know about the latest smart devices from the Chinese OEM:
Xiaomi Mi Band 5
The Mi Band 5 is the latest fitness tracker in Xiaomi’s Mi Band lineup, which follows the Mi Band 4 from last year. It features a 1.1-inch (126 x 294 pixels) AMOLED display, which is 20% larger than the 0.95-inch display on the Mi Band 4 and offers a peak brightness of 450nits. While the design of the Mi Band 5 remains largely the same as its predecessor, Xiaomi has made some significant improvements based on user feedback. For starters, the Mi Band 5 features a new proprietary magnetic charger that can be used without removing the fitness tracker from the silicone strap.
The Mi Band 5 boasts of continuous heart rate monitoring with up to 50% higher accuracy and 24-hour sleep monitoring with support for daytime naps. The fitness band also has an improved processor for faster and more accurate tracking, with support for 11 professional sports modes and menstrual cycle tracking for female users. The band includes support for several customizable watch faces as well.
Additionally, the Mi Band 5 offers a PAI (Personal Activity Intelligence) score to help users contextualize how physical activities contribute to their fitness. Much like older versions, the fitness band also includes features like camera controls, music playback controls, find my phone, etc. As far as the battery life is concerned, Xiaomi claims that the Mi Band 5 can last up to two weeks with continuous heart rate monitoring and sleep monitoring turned on. In case you don’t use these features, the band can last up to three weeks on a single charge. The band will be available in five strap color variants.
Mi Watch Revolve
The new Mi Watch Revolve is the first smartwatch from Xiaomi to hit Indian shores. The watch features a 46mm circular stainless steel dial, which houses a 1.39-inch AMOLED display with 450 nits of peak brightness, AOD support, and Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Unlike the Mi Band lineup, the Mi Watch Resolve makes use of the Firstbeat Motion Algorithm for fitness monitoring, which is capable of measuring heart rate variability, stress monitoring, body energy monitoring, sleep analysis, and VO2 Max monitoring.
The Mi Watch Revolve runs Xiaomi’s proprietary software that includes support for 10 sports modes and over a 100 different watch faces, including a few India-specific ones. The watch comes with built-in GPS and GLONASS for accurate location tracking, a proprietary 2-pin magnetic charging dock, and 5ATM water resistance. The watch packs in a 420mAh battery, which is rated for up to 14 days of use on a single charge. The watch will be available in two color variants — Midnight Black and Chrome Silver.
Xiaomi Mi Smart Speaker
Along with the new fitness wearables, Xiaomi has also entered the smart speaker segment in India with the launch of the Mi Smart Speaker. The new Google Assistant-powered smart speaker from the company packs in a 2.5-inch driver, which is capable of 12W of peak output. The speaker also includes Texas Instruments’ Hi-Fi audio processor for high-quality audio output and it supports the DTS audio codec.
The Mi Smart Speaker features two far-field microphones on the top for voice inputs, along with 4 touch capacitive buttons that you can use to increase/decrease the volume, play/pause music, and mute the speaker. The speaker has an LED ring around the top edge that lights up whenever the Google Assistant is active and listening for your command.
The speaker can be connected to your devices using both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, and Xiaomi has also included support for daisy chaining two or more speakers for better surround sound. The speaker also comes with Chromecast support.
Pricing & Availability
The Mi Band 5 is priced at ₹2,499 (~$34) and it will go on sale starting from October 1st via the company’s website, Amazon.in, and Mi Home Stores. It will be available in other offline retail stores at a later date.
The Mi Watch Revolve will be available at a price of ₹10,999 (~$149) starting from October 6th via the company’s website, Amazon.in, Mi Home stores, and other offline retail partners. Xiaomi has also announced an early bird offer for the Mi Watch Revolve, which drops its price to ₹9,999 (~$135) until Diwali.
And finally, the Mi Smart Speaker has been priced at ₹3,999 (~54) and it will be available for purchase from October 1st on Xiaomi’s website, Flipkart, and Mi Home stores. Much like the Mi Watch Revolve, Xiaomi is offering the Mi Smart Speaker at an introductory price of ₹3,499 (~$47) until Diwali. Additionally, the speaker comes with a free Gaana+ subscription for a year.