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Multifunction fitness and health monitoring Amazfit Band 5 launches at only US$45

By Ken Wong - on 22 Sep 2020, 2:19pm

Multifunction fitness and health monitoring Amazfit Band 5 launches at only US$45

The Amazfit Band 5 comes in three colours. Image courtesy of Huami.

On the heels of the Apple Watch 6 and Apple Watch 6 SE, the Amazfit Band 5 from Huami costs only US$44.90 but is equally adept in monitoring numerous aspects of our health.

Huami previously partnered with Xiaomi to release health bands and smartwatches

Not claiming to be a medical device, the Amazfit Band 5 nonetheless monitors things like 24/7 continuous heart rate measurement with resting heart rate, heart rate zones and high heart rate alert, blood oxygen saturation levels, keep tabs on heart rate, sleep, stress levels, and even help women keep track of the menstrual periods and ovulation periods to alert ladies before it arrives.

Huami says that its 1.1-inch AMOLED display has a resolution of 126 x 294 pixels. The 125mAH battery is said to deliver 15-day battery life “in a typical usage scenario”, 25 days in a power-saving scenario, and amazingly when in standby mode it can last around 3 months. The Amazfit Band 5 is waterproof to 5 atmospheres and has 45 different faces that can be downloaded into the 12g device.

It has 15 days of battery life in normal usage. Image courtesy of Huami.

It also comes with built-in with Amazon’s Alexa for voice-enabled command and functionality. However, while commands can be delivered to Alexa using your voice, Alexa responds via text on the band’s screen. Additionally, only markets where Alexa is already available will have access to the function while others without it will have to wait until it becomes available and an update to the band is released.

The company says that updates to will be delivered over-the-air (OTA) automatically so that your band will always be getting smarter and adding new capabilities.

As mentioned earlier, the Amazfit Band 5 from Huami retails for US$44.90 in the United States this month and locally later this year. We will update this article when we receive local pricing and availability.

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