New Mi Band 5 will receive NFC support outside of China

Fitness bracelet Mi Band — great pride of Xiaomi. This accessory is popular all over the world and its sales

always growing at breakneck speed.

Last year Xiaomi shipped 23.3million 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 the Apple Watch's 26.8% share. And when the Mi Band 4 was released in June this year, it sold 1 million units in the first eight days. At one point, Xiaomi recorded sales of over 5,000 units per hour.

Mi Band 5 and NFC

Since 2014, the demand for 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 monitor your heart rate, but also track your sleep, activity, and alert you to phone calls, app notifications, and text messages.

Mi Band 4 can also act asstopwatch, alarm clock and timer. And although the device uses Bluetooth 5.0 connection, an NFC-enabled variant is available in China. This allows users in the country to make mobile payments through Alipay. The version of Mi Band 4 offered in the USA and Russia — This is the version without NFC. But this will change next June according to a 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.

The new report adds that Mi Band 5 will bewill have a stronger and more durable design and will be released in the second quarter of 2020. One of the features that was rumored for the Mi Band 4, but could not be implemented, may be implemented in the next version of the fitness bracelet. We are talking about the electrocardiogram (ECG) feature, 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.