New Mi Band 5 will receive NFC support outside of China

The Mi Band fitness bracelet is Xiaomi's great pride. This accessory is popular all over the world, and its sales

always grow at a breakneck pace.

Xiaomi shipped 23.3 last yearmillion bracelets, which is 44% more than in 2017. The device accounted for 13.5% of the wearable device market in 2018, the accessory was second only to 26.8% of the share of Apple Watch. And when the Mi Band 4 was released in June this year, 1 million units were sold in the first eight days. At some point, Xiaomi recorded sales of more than 5,000 units per hour.

Mi Band 5 and NFC

Since 2014, demand for the Mi Band has been high. This is because the device offers a number of useful features at a very reasonable price. And this is one of the few Xiaomi products that can be purchased in the states. For a small price, you get a bracelet that will not only control your heart rate, but also track your sleep, activity and notify you of phone calls, application notifications and text messages.

Mi Band 4 can also act asstopwatch, alarm and timer. Although the device uses a Bluetooth 5.0 connection, an option with NFC support is available in China. This allows users in the country to make mobile payments through Alipay. The Mi Band 4 version offered in the US and Russia is a non-NFC version. But next June, the situation will change in accordance with the TizenHelp report.

A recent post from sources claimsthat Mi Band 5 will offer NFC support both inside and outside of China. In addition to providing users with the ability to make mobile payments, NFC support will allow you to use the fitness tracker as an identity card at work or as a bus or train card for daily commuting to and from work.

Mi Band 4 is equipped with a 0 color AMOLED display.95 inches with a resolution of 120 x 240 pixels. Fitness tracker waterproof. The battery lasts up to 20 days between charges, and the device is compatible with phones running Android 4.4 or higher and iOS 9.0 and higher.

A new post added that Mi Band 5 will behave a more solid and durable design and will be released in the second quarter of 2020. One of the features that was rumored for Mi Band 4, but could not be implemented, can be implemented in the next version of the fitness bracelet. It's about the function of an electrocardiogram (ECG), which was a big breakthrough on the Apple Watch Series 4.

The company that creates the Mi Band for Xiaomi, Huami, has already created an ECG smart watch. While Amazfit Verge 2 tracks heart rate, its sensor has not been approved by the FDA.

In addition to working on Mi Band 5, Huami mayalso develop new smart watches for Xiaomi that will run on Google Wear OS. Rumor has it that the new watch is called Xiaomi Mi Watch, and the device may be offered in the United States. Hidden code discovered in the latest version of Wear OS revealed the existence of this device.