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OnePlus Band vs Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 5: Detailed Specs Comparison

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OnePlus has finally entered the wearable market with the launch of the OnePlus Band. The brand’s first fitness tracker is exclusive to India, priced at ₹2,499. It goes head to head with the popular Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 5, in terms of both, specifications and price.
Let us compare these products in detail in this article.

OnePlus Band vs Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 5 Specs Comparison

OnePlus Band vs Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 5: Specs Comparison

OnePlus Band Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 5
DISPLAY 1.1-inch AMOLED Display
126 x 294 pixels
Touch Input
Adjustable Brightness
1.1-inch AMOLED Display
126 x 294 pixels
Touch Input
Adjustable Brightness (up to 450 nits)
SENSORS 3-axis Accelerometer
3-axis Gyroscope
Optical Heart Rate Sensor (PPG)
SpO2 Sensor
3-axis Accelerometer
3-axis Gyroscope
Optical Heart Rate Sensor (PPG)
SPORTS MODES 13 Sports Modes
Outdoor Run, Indoor Run, Fat Burn Run, Outdoor Walk, Outdoor Cycling, Indoor Cycling, Elliptical Trainer, Rowing Machine, Cricket, Badminton, Pool Swimming, Yoga, Free Training
11 Sports Modes
Outdoor Running, Indoor Running, Walking, Indoor Cycling, Outdoor Cycling, Pool Swimming, Freestyle, Elliptical, Rope Skipping, Yoga, Rowing Machine
HEALTH 24-hour Heart Rate Monitoring
Sleep Monitoring
Blood Oxygen Level Monitoring
Breathing Exercises
Step Counter
Daily Goals
24-hour Heart Rate Monitoring
Sleep Monitoring
Menstrual Cycle Monitoring
Stress Monitoring
Breathing Exercises
Idle Alerts
Step Counter
Daily Goals
PAI (Personal Activity Intelligence)
WATER-RESISTANCE Yes
Up to 5ATM
IP68-certified
Yes
Up to 5ATM
OTHER FEATURES Limited Band Faces, Message Notifications, Incoming Call Notifications, App Notifications, Music Playback Controls, Stopwatch, Alarm, Camera Shutter Controls, Find My Phone, Weather Forecast, Zen Mode Synchronization with select OnePlus phones, Charging Status, OTA Upgrades Unlimited Band Faces, Music Control, Camera Shutter, Unlock Phone (only MIUI), Find My Phone, Mute Phone (only Android), Call Alerts, Message Alerts, App Alerts, Weather Forecast, Stopwatch, Alarm, Charging Status, OTA Upgrades
BATTERY 100mAh
Normal Mode: Up to 14 Days
Cradle Charger
125mAh
Normal Mode: Up to 14 Days
Power Saving Mode: Up to 21 Days
Magnetic Charger
CONNECTIVITY Bluetooth 5.0 BLE Bluetooth 5.0 BLE
COMPATIBILITY Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) and Above Android 5.0 (Lollipop) and Above
iOS 10.0 and Above
COMPANION APP OnePlus Health Mi Fit
MATERIAL Tracker: Polycarbonate
Strap: Thermoplastic Polyurethane
Tracker: Polycarbonate
Strap: Thermoplastic Polyurethane
STRAP COLORS Black, Navy, Tangerine Gray Black, Navy Blue, Teal, Purple, Orange
DIMENSIONS 40.4 x 17.6 x 11.95mm (tracker) 46.95 x 18.15 x 12.45mm (tracker)
WEIGHT 10.3g (tracker) 11.9g (tracker)
MODEL NUMBER W101N XMSH10HM
PRICE ₹2,499 ¥189 / ₹2,499 / €39.99 / £39.99
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OnePlus Band vs Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 5: How they differ from each other?

Now, as we have listed the specs of these fitness trackers in detail, let us go through the differences between them.

Design

Although the OnePlus Band and Mi Smart Band 5 feature a same-sized AMOLED display, their designs are quite different from each other. The former has a boxy structure, whereas the latter is curvier. Further, OnePlus’ offering features a thicker strap with a dual-tone finish while Xiaomi’s latest fitness tracker comes with a thinner single-colored strap similar to its predecessors.

Sensors

Both of them have a 3-axis accelerometer, a 3-axis gyroscope, and an optical heart rate sensor (PPG). But the OnePlus Band also features a SpO2 sensor to monitor blood oxygen levels, which is useful in the current scenario.

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Sports Modes

OnePlus Band also wins here with 13 sports modes, instead of 11 on the Mi Smart Band 5. They both have almost identical sports modes, except that the former gets two additional modes in the form of Cricket and Badminton. Also, the OnePlus’ product comes with a special Fat Burn Run mode, instead of the Walking mode, which is found on the Mi Band 5.

Health

The Mi Smart Band 5 offers more health-related functions than the OnePlus Band in the form of Stress Monitoring, Menstrual Cycle Monitoring, Idle Alerts, and PAI (Personal Activity Intelligence). Further, the common factors include 24-hour Heart Rate Monitoring, Sleep Monitoring, Breathing Exercises, Step Counter, and Daily Goals.

Other Features

Just like the Health features, the Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 5 comes with more additional features than its new competitor. These include Unlimited Band Faces, Unlock Phone (only MIUI), and Mute Phone (only Android). However, although the OnePlus Band lacks these three features, it does come with Zen Mode Synchronization (supported on select OnePlus phones).

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Battery

The OnePlus band gets a smaller 100mAh but it has an official rated battery of 14 days, which is the same as the Mi Smart Band 5. Note that Xiaomi’s fitness band comes with a larger 125mAh battery and delivers similar battery life in the normal mode. But you can squeeze a whopping 21-day battery life in Power Saving Mode. Also, the latter supports a magnetic charger, which is better than the former’s cradle charger.

Compatibility

Since OnePlus is a new entrant in the wearable category, the company’s companion app, OnePlus Health, is only available on Android as of now. Whereas, since Xiaomi is an established player, its companion app, Mi Fit, is available for both Android and iOS.

OnePlus Band vs Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 5: Conclusion

Despite lacking a SpO2 sensor for blood oxygen level monitoring, the Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 5 is an overall better option than the OnePlus Band, based on its specifications.

Do you feel the same or have any different opinion? Let us know in the comment section below.

Where to Buy

OnePlus Band – Amazon

Mi Band 5 – Amazon

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