Xiaomi doesn’t sell its Mi Band fitness tracker series in the United States in an official way, but its manufacturer Huami does have retail places in the country. The retail presence is in the form of Amazfit-branded wearables.
Now reports claim that Huami might be getting ready to release a rebranded version of the Mi Band 5 in the United States. The company has registered, according to GadgetsandWearables, a fitness tracker named the Amazfit Band 5 at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
Is Amazfit Band 5 the US Version of Mi Band 5?
Although an FCC registration could suggest a US launch, we must remember that the regulatory agency also certifies devices that don’t always get released in the United States. Therefore, it is also possible that the new Amazfit Band 5 is not intended for the US market.
Still, references to the forthcoming Amazfit Band 5 were previously found in the code of the Amazfit app, suggesting that the product could be a successor to the Mi Band 4. The FCC documentation only reveals the packaging of the new Amazfit Band 5, which depicts that a number of its functions are similar to those found on the Mi Band 5.
These features include 5ATM water resistance, a 125 mAh battery, continuous heart-rate monitoring, multi-sport modes, an AMOLED display, and connected GPS.
Nevertheless, the revealed FCC document doesn’t mention any other features of the Amazfit Band 5, so we’ll just have to wait and see what this is actually all about. Images would have been welcome as it would give us a better idea of what to anticipate, but unfortunately, there are none in the report.
In the meantime, Xiaomi has already announced that it will release the global version of the Mi Band 5 soon. That means you can expect it to launch in the US, Europe, and the UK, where it could have a price tag of around $30 to $35.