Analysis and handling of the mi band 5 from Xiaomi.

Foreword

Connected watches have become powerful.Some of them are oriented towards monitoring physical condition and even go as far as monitoring calories burned, others are more for office automation with e-mail synchronization.

Several weak points on this watch :
– The size of his screen
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Its daily use
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications

Because it’s important to think twice before buying this type of product, this article will help you see things more clearly.

Is the mi band 5 compatible with healthy use?

For several years now, Xiaomi has been producing connected watches that allow the analysis of fitness and health.They allow you to carry out real health and fitness programs.The mi band 5 is a little outdated compared to the latest devices on the market.It can be an aesthetic object, even if some may not find it very attractive.

The main disadvantage of this watch still remains its operating system produced by Fossil.It is still slow and not very intuitive to use.This is a different environment from what we are used to seeing.After a few weeks, you will be more comfortable with its handling.
If sleep analysis is your priority, you will need to look at another model.
This connected watch is not equipped with an accelerometer.A useful device when you want to keep track of the calories burned during the day.
It allows you to monitor your heart rate at all times, to better manage the stress of everyday life and follow its evolution over time.
With no ECG function, this model does not allow you to see the heartbeat curve.

A connected and practical watch

Are you still sceptical about buying an intelligent watch because you doubt its real need?Knowing that high-performance models are usually expensive to buy.This is precisely what the mi band 5 test shows.
When it comes to everyday life, one wonders what the fossil was thinking.It is one of the worst models available on the market today.
The thing that will be missing is the battery power, which with its 125 mAh could have been better.
Even though the manufacturer considers the service life to be up to 20 hours.
One of the features that sportsmen and travellers will miss: GPS.Xiaomi didn’t see fit to install it.
Please note that when it comes to taking your shower, it is not waterproof.
You will have to pay attention to the level of the screen which does not have reinforced glass.
We appreciated the wireless charging function.You put it on its stand, and it charges.
With an intuitive touch screen, you will be able to access the various functions of the watch.This mi band 5 is equipped with the NFC function; quick and easy to use.You simply place your watch near the merchant’s terminal and pay for your ticket, your drink or whatever you buy without having to take your wallet out of your pocket.
Finally, even if it is not essential, we would have appreciated being able to listen to music.The function is not available here.

The watch to improve physical performance?

A smartwatch allows you in some cases to record your sporting progress easily.It is a relevant choice for many physically active people.Here’s the mi band 5 detail.
With this product, Fossil is not for sportsmen.Installed applications do not track data or statistics.
On the battery side, it’s unfortunately bad with only 125 mAh, which induces one of the lowest autonomy among all smartwatches.
A negative point to note is the lack of a built-in GPS.In other words, you should always have your smartphone in sync mode to keep track of your movements.
Due to the absence of a SIM, you will not be able to track tracking data directly from the wristwatch.A disadvantage that turns into an advantage in terms of the battery life that will be extended.
Another advantage of Xiaomi watches is the presence of heart rate monitoring.
And even more, it is able to measure the number of calories burned during the day.

On the music side, it is also important to specify that this watch does not allow music to be played.

Is it suitable for all needs?

The best connected watches on the market run under Wear OS for PropriƩtaire or watchOS for Apple, but there are others.This means that not all applications are equivalent, nor is the use you will make of them.There are health applications, other sport-oriented applications, or applications that meet the needs of everyday life.
Most of the time, you will have to content yourself with the applications installed by default on this smartwatch.
Due to its proprietary operating system, you will not be able to add other applications to this connected watch.Only those installed by default are available.
You’ll have to concentrate on reading the information on this 1.1-inch screen, which is one of the smallest.On the battery side, it is one of the worst watches with its 125 mAh of power.
Last point concerning possible new applications in addition to what is planned: this will be out of the question due to its specific configuration.It is a basic watch, dedicated to simple uses.

The mi band 5 in conclusion

The overall score of this watch is among the lowest.It’s not too expensive, so you can easily change it if you want a more advanced model.
Several weak points appeared to us on this watch:
– The size of his screen
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Its daily use
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications

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