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Mi5 Smartwatch Review
The Gocomma Mi5 is not your ordinary Bluetooth wearable device that you would normally come across in the affordable segment of the smartwatch market. Priced at a mere $20, this extraordinary device from the intelligent Mi Xiaomi band series offers all the essential features one could hope for. Whether you’re an Android enthusiast or an iOS devotee, Xiaomi fans are bound to relish the exceptional mobile experience provided by this product.
The Mi5 smartwatch is equipped with an impressive IP67 waterproof certification. This means that it is not just water-resistant, but capable of preventing water from entering to a certain degree. Although it may not provide absolute protection against submersion in other liquids like beer, coffee, saltwater, soda, and more, it is still an exceptional choice for sports activities with limited contact with water.
Some helpful features that all users can enjoy include call answering, health monitoring functions, message notifications, and a comfortable 1.54-inch square display. Being able to view different tasks on the same screen is also a great advantage.
Mi5 Smartwatch Colors
Mi5 Main Features
- Call function – Music playback, frequently used contact list, voice dialing of incoming calls, call dialing, SOS call, call, incoming call answering/rejecting.
- Exercise monitoring – Pedometer, exercise time, running track, mileage, calories, exercise mode (walking, running, cycling, climbing)
- Health monitoring – Heart rate measurement (hourly measurement), blood pressure measurement, blood oxygen measurement, sleep monitoring.
- Smart reminder – Sedentary reminder, call reminder, information push (SMS/QQ/WeChat/Skype/Facebook/Twitter/Line/WhatsApp).
- Wristband UI language – Chinese/English/Spain/Portugal/Russian/Thai.
- Additional features: – Long-lasting bright display – Wrist screen brightness adjustment – Customizable brightness settings – Silent mode – Bracelet locator – WeChat sports integration – Shake to capture photos – Music control – Weather notifications – Stopwatch – Alarm clock
- Ledong Wearable supports both Android and Apple devices. For iOS, you can download it from the APP Store. For Android, you can download and use it by scanning the QR code on the manual.
- Model: Mi5
- Product Size:42x37x11mm
- Color:Black / Silver / Pink Gold/Blue/Green
- Bluetooth: BLE 5.0
- Waterproof level: IP67
- Master chip: HS6620
- Heart rate chip: HRS3300
- RAM: 128kb，FLASH：512kb
- Operation method: Full touch + function button
- Type: 1.54-inch full fit, full touch
- Resolution: 240 * 240 pixels
- Battery Type: Built-in pure cobalt lithium battery
- capacity: 200 mAh
- Charging time is about 3 hours.
- Standby time: 3–15 days (Varies according to the actual operating environment and usage).
- Texture Zinc Alloy Case + Liquid Silicone Strap
What’s inside the package
- x1 Mi5 Smartwatch.
- x2 straps
- x1 User Guide.
- x1 Charger (USB Type).
Mi5 Smartwatch | Build Quality
The Gocomma team did an excellent job with the product’s quality and design. It looks great and has the same quality as a product that would cost $30-40 or more. Although the Mi5 smartwatch is composed of plastic-made parts, the product didn’t feel cheap for a $20 smartwatch.
Mi5 Smartwatch – Software
The ‘Lefun Health’ app may not have the most appealing UX design, but it functions well and offers all the essential features for health and fitness activities that users would find enjoyable and valuable.
Mi5 Smartwatch – First Setup and Operation
The provided user guide was useless because it was printed in small letters. Even a superman would have to use a magnifying glass to read the small words. Having said that, as the first step, you will need to download the ‘Lefun Health‘ mobile app available on the Google Play Store. To download the mobile apps for the Mi5 watch, you can simply scan a QR code displayed on the watch using QR software on your smartphone. Then, depending on your smartphone’s operating system (Android or Apple), you can download the corresponding app from the provided links.
Installing the app was a breeze overall. The only slight hiccup was attempting to pair the watch through the Android Bluetooth settings instead of within the ‘Lefun Health’ mobile app, as it should be. Once this misunderstanding was resolved, everything ran smoothly, and the phone and smartwatch were successfully paired with each other.
Gocomma Mi5 | Mobile App download QR Code
- Changeable Faces
- Telephone Function
- Health and Fitness
- Blood Oxygen Saturation (SpO2) Measurement
- Blood pressure monitor
- Heart-rate monitor
- SOS Function
The changeable faces is another nice feature that lets you change the appearance of your main Mi5 watch screen. You can pick different face styles with the Lefun Health mobile app and download them directly to your Mi5 smartwatch. After downloading a face, you can switch between different designs by pressing a few seconds on the watch display, as shown in the video below.
Syncing a selected face with the Mi5 Smartwatch
2. Telephone Function
One of the highlights of the Mi5 smartwatch is the ability to call & answer phone calls remotely through the Mi5, an option that worked well without problems. The sound was not ideal for making/answering phone calls. To properly hear the caller, you must keep a minimum distance of about 10 cm from your ear.
Mi5 Smartwatch Dial Pad
An echo cancellation option would be nice, but again we didn’t have too high expectations from a $20 smartwatch, and it worked very reasonably. You can use the phone call function during sports activities such as running or walking while your phone is on your arm or inside a pocket. It’s sometimes needed when you don’t want to stop your exercise during training/exercise sessions.
You can also find a history list of all incoming and outcalls under the ‘records‘ screen and dial back the number if needed. You can import your smartphone contacts list and use them too.
4. ports and Fitness
The Mi5 supports the most common sports activities in the health and fitness arena. Here are four different sports modes users can use in everyday daily training /sports activities.
Gocomma Mi5 Smartwatch| Sports and Fitness Modes
5. health Monitoring
- Heart-rate – The heart-rate monitor function performed flawlessly. In fact, our test results closely matched the accuracy of medical-grade devices like the SANITAS wrist blood pressure monitor. While the SANITAS monitor device operates differently from the smartwatch, it’s important to note that it doesn’t provide real-time monitoring of heart rate changes like our smartwatch does. This distinction means that the pulse measurements displayed on our smartwatch can reflect fluctuations with remarkable speed.
- Blood Oxygen Saturation – It’s unknown how this function is medically accurate, but it worked and reported blood-oxygen saturation of %95.
- Blood pressure – Our test results looked not very accurate compared to the SANITAS wrist blood pressure monitor.
Gocomma Mi5 Smartwatch | Health Modes
This is an excellent solution for any kind of emergency when the phone is not in reach but still in proximity of the 5-10 m range limit.
You first need to import emergency phones from your smartphone contacts list and sync (Download) them with the Mi5 smartwatch to use this option. Then you can automatically place an emergency call using your Mi5 smartwatch.
Mi5 Smartwatch – Display
The Mi5 has a square-shaped 1.54-inch display with a resolution of 240×240 pixels. From our experience, the screen provides decent quality and sharpness.
Mi5 Smartwatch | Charging
Based on feedback from users, the anticipated battery life of the Mi5 smartwatch is approximately 14 days. We will provide an updated article once we have thoroughly tested the watch over a longer duration.
Mi5 Smartwatch | Verdict
The Mi5 smartwatch is an excellent value-for-money product of great quality. If you’re looking to avoid spending a fortune on expensive smartwatches that start at a price tag of $40, this one is definitely worth considering. Packed with a range of practical features that both children and adults will find delightful, we highly recommend it.