Amazfit’s new fitness tracker might be a rebranded Mi Band 5
Xiaomi doesn’t officially sell its Mi Band series in the US, but its manufacturer Huami does have a retail presence in the country in the form of Amazfit-branded wearables.
Now, it looks like Huami might be preparing to launch a rebranded version of the Mi Band 5 in the US. The company has registered (via GadgetsandWearables) a fitness tracker called the Amazfit Band 5 with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
While an FCC registration could indicate a US launch, we must keep in mind that the regulatory agency also certifies products that don’t always launch in the US. So it’s also possible that the Amazfit Band 5 isn’t intended for the US market.
Nevertheless, references to the Amazfit Band 5 were previously found in the code of the Amazfit app, indicating that it could be a successor to the Mi Band 4.
The FCC documentation reveals the packaging of the Amazfit Band 5 which confirms that a number of its features match those of the new Mi Band 5. These include 5ATM water resistance, a 125mAh battery, continuous heart-rate monitoring, multi-sport modes, an AMOLED display, and connected GPS.
However, the FCC document fails to mention any other features of the Amazfit Band 5 so we’ll just have to wait and see what it’s all about. Images would have given us a better sense of what to expect but unfortunately, there are none in the listing.
Meanwhile, Xiaomi has already confirmed that it will launch the global version of the Mi Band 5 soon. That means you can expect it to launch in Europe and the UK where it could cost around $30-$35.