86points

Fitbit Charge 4

81points

Xiaomi Mi Band 5

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166 facts in comparison

Fitbit Charge 4 vs Xiaomi Mi Band 5

Fitbit Charge 4
Xiaomi Mi Band 5

Why is Fitbit Charge 4 better than Xiaomi Mi Band 5?

  • Monitors blood oxygenation levels
    ?
  • Has GPS
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  • Has branded damage-resistant glass
    ?
  • Has NFC
    ?
  • Has a barometer
    ?
  • Has a route tracker
    ?
  • Tracks calorie intake
    ?
  • Tracks water intake
    ?

Why is Xiaomi Mi Band 5 better than Fitbit Charge 4?

  • 7 days longer battery life
    ?

    14 daysvs7 days
  • Locates your phone
    ?
  • 1 newer Bluetooth version
    ?

    5vs4
  • Has irregular heart rate warnings
    ?
  • 10% bigger screen size
    ?

    1.1"vs1"
  • 4.2mm narrower
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    18.5mmvs22.7mm
  • Has a built-in camera remote control function
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  • 1.53x higher pixel density
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    290ppivs189ppi

Price comparison

User reviews

Overall Rating

Fitbit Charge 4
8.0
1 User reviews
Fitbit Charge 4
8.0/10
1 User reviews
Xiaomi Mi Band 5
7.8
5 User reviews
Xiaomi Mi Band 5
7.8/10
5 User reviews

Features

Build quality

9.0/10
1 votes
8.0/10
5 votes

Design

7.0/10
1 votes
8.2/10
5 votes

Heart rate monitoring

10.0/10
1 votes
7.2/10
5 votes

App

7.0/10
1 votes
6.8/10
5 votes

Fitness features

8.0/10
1 votes
6.2/10
5 votes

Comments

nedthedj

nedthedj

6 months ago

8 / 10

Great as a first fitness tracker

nedthedj

nedthedj

6 months ago

8 / 10

The GPS drains the battery too fast, the app features are limited, and the black and white screen is dim. Otherwise, I would totally recommend this tracker.

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Design

is dustproof and water-resistant
βœ”Fitbit Charge 4
βœ”Xiaomi Mi Band 5
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
Ingress Protection (IP) rating

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Fitbit Charge 4)

IP68

The first number of the IP rating refers to protection against dust, while the second number refers to protection against liquid. E.g. a first number of 6 denotes that it is completely dustproof, and a second number of 7 denotes that the device can withstand full immersion in water.
sweat resistance
βœ”Fitbit Charge 4
βœ”Xiaomi Mi Band 5
Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
Has a display
βœ”Fitbit Charge 4
βœ”Xiaomi Mi Band 5
The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
has branded damage-resistant glass
βœ”Fitbit Charge 4
βœ–Xiaomi Mi Band 5
Damage-resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
Gorilla Glass version

Gorilla Glass 3

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Xiaomi Mi Band 5)

Gorilla Glass is one of the most popular brands of chemically strengthened glass, manufactured by Corning. Several versions have been developed, the newer ones being more durable and providing better damage resistance.
has a touch screen
βœ”Fitbit Charge 4
βœ”Xiaomi Mi Band 5
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
The waterproof depth rating indicates how well the device is protected against water ingress and water pressure. Devices which can withstand more water pressure are better for swimming or diving.
Watch band is replaceable
βœ”Fitbit Charge 4
βœ”Xiaomi Mi Band 5
The watch band is removable and can be replaced by any standard watch band of the correct size, allowing you to customise it to your liking.

Sensors

has GPS
βœ”Fitbit Charge 4
βœ–Xiaomi Mi Band 5
GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
Has a heart rate monitor
βœ”Fitbit Charge 4
βœ”Xiaomi Mi Band 5
A heart rate monitor can help show your fitness levels, enabling you to calculate a suitable intensity of exercise.
Monitors blood oxygenation levels
βœ”Fitbit Charge 4
βœ–Xiaomi Mi Band 5
Your blood oxygen level is a measurement how much oxygen is reaching your muscles. It is important because low levels mean that you will become easily fatigued during exercise. The more exercise you do, the better your blood oxygen levels will become.
has an accelerometer
βœ”Fitbit Charge 4
βœ”Xiaomi Mi Band 5
An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.
Has a temperature sensor
βœ–Fitbit Charge 4
βœ–Xiaomi Mi Band 5
With a temperature sensor you can monitor changes in temperature to measure your exertion levels and avoid hyperthermia.
Has a barometer
βœ”Fitbit Charge 4
βœ–Xiaomi Mi Band 5
This measures barometric air pressure. It can predict weather changes, for example a sudden drop in air pressure could mean a storm is coming. When calibrated correctly it can be used to determine altitude, which helps GPS devices to lock on quicker and with greater accuracy.
has a gyroscope
βœ–Fitbit Charge 4
βœ”Xiaomi Mi Band 5
A gyroscope is a sensor that tracks the orientation of a device, more specifically by measuring the angular rotational velocity. Initially, they were built using a spinning rotor to detect changes in orientation, like twisting or rotation.
Has a cadence sensor
βœ–Fitbit Charge 4
βœ–Xiaomi Mi Band 5
A cadence sensor measures the number of pedal revolutions per minute when you are cycling. It enables you to monitor how fast you are pedaling.
Monitors perspiration
βœ–Fitbit Charge 4
βœ–Xiaomi Mi Band 5
The device can measure the level of perspiration on your skin, indicating the level of intensity of your workouts.

Activity tracking

Detects activities automatically
βœ”Fitbit Charge 4
βœ”Xiaomi Mi Band 5
The device automatically detects when you start an activity such as jogging, saving you from entering it manually at a later time.
Has multi-sport mode
βœ”Fitbit Charge 4
βœ”Xiaomi Mi Band 5
A multi-sport mode allows you to easily switch between tracking different sports such as running, cycling, and swimming. This feature is ideal for those who need to change quickly between various activities (e.g., triathletes).
Has exercise tagging
βœ”Fitbit Charge 4
βœ”Xiaomi Mi Band 5
After exercising, you can add details about your workout (e.g., jogging, swimming, cycling). This enables the device to provide more accurate information, such as the number of calories burned.
Tracks elevation
βœ”Fitbit Charge 4
βœ”Xiaomi Mi Band 5
It can detect changes in elevation, such as when you are climbing stairs.
Tracks distance
βœ”Fitbit Charge 4
βœ”Xiaomi Mi Band 5
It tracks how far you travel.
Tracks steps taken
βœ”Fitbit Charge 4
βœ”Xiaomi Mi Band 5
It tracks how many steps you take throughout the day, allowing you to see how active you have been.
Has a route tracker
βœ”Fitbit Charge 4
βœ–Xiaomi Mi Band 5
With a route tracker you can add your route onto a map. It is helpful if you plan to do the same route again, or want to share it with your community.
Measures pace
βœ”Fitbit Charge 4
βœ”Xiaomi Mi Band 5
Measuring pace shows how much time it takes to travel one kilometer or one mile. For example, in running, a 4 minute kilometer would be a very good pace.
Tracks your sleep
βœ”Fitbit Charge 4
βœ”Xiaomi Mi Band 5
It can track your sleep, such as how long you sleep for and the quality.

Connectivity

Is compatible with Android
βœ”Fitbit Charge 4
βœ”Xiaomi Mi Band 5
It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
Is compatible with iOS
βœ”Fitbit Charge 4
βœ”Xiaomi Mi Band 5
It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.
Syncs wirelessly
βœ”Fitbit Charge 4
βœ”Xiaomi Mi Band 5
The device syncs all of your data wirelessly, without the need for cables.
Automatically syncs
βœ”Fitbit Charge 4
βœ”Xiaomi Mi Band 5
The device automatically syncs your data when in range of your computer or smartphone.
Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
maximum Bluetooth range

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Fitbit Charge 4)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Xiaomi Mi Band 5)

The device can connect at a greater distance via Bluetooth or infrared to another device.
has aptX
βœ–Fitbit Charge 4
βœ–Xiaomi Mi Band 5
aptX is a codec used for transmitting audio wirelessly with Bluetooth. It is developed by Qualcomm, and supports 16-bit audio at a bit rate of 384kbps.
has NFC
βœ”Fitbit Charge 4
βœ–Xiaomi Mi Band 5
NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions, such as mobile payments. Note: this feature may not be available in all markets.
supports Galileo
βœ–Fitbit Charge 4
βœ–Xiaomi Mi Band 5
Galileo is a global navigation satellite system (GNSS) that is similar to GPS. Supported devices can use a combination of Galileo and GPS for location-based services such as Google Maps, and tend to be around 30% more accurate than GPS-only devices.

Battery

battery life

7 days

14 days

With a longer battery life, you don’t have to worry about charging the device as often.
battery power

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Fitbit Charge 4)

125mAh

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
charge time

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Fitbit Charge 4)

2h

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
has wireless charging
βœ–Fitbit Charge 4
βœ–Xiaomi Mi Band 5
It supports a wireless charging standard such as Qi. To charge the device, you simply put it down on a compatible charging pad.
has a battery level indicator
βœ”Fitbit Charge 4
βœ”Xiaomi Mi Band 5
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
has a removable battery
βœ–Fitbit Charge 4
βœ–Xiaomi Mi Band 5
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
has a rechargeable battery
βœ”Fitbit Charge 4
βœ”Xiaomi Mi Band 5
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
battery life in training mode

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Fitbit Charge 4)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Xiaomi Mi Band 5)

With a long battery life, you can train for several hours a week and only have to recharge the device every few weeks.
battery life with GPS on

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Fitbit Charge 4)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Xiaomi Mi Band 5)

There is less chance that you will run out of battery during an adventure.

Features

Has smart alarm
βœ”Fitbit Charge 4
βœ”Xiaomi Mi Band 5
It determines when you are in a light state of sleep and wakes you up within a set period of time before your alarm. This can allow you to wake up feeling fresher and more alert.
Has silent alarm
βœ”Fitbit Charge 4
βœ”Xiaomi Mi Band 5
The device can wake you using vibration, so as not to disturb anyone else sleeping in the room.
Has call control
βœ”Fitbit Charge 4
βœ”Xiaomi Mi Band 5
The device alerts you to incoming calls on your smartphone, and allows you extra control such as muting or rejecting the call.
Locates your phone
βœ–Fitbit Charge 4
βœ”Xiaomi Mi Band 5
The device has a feature that allows you to find your smartphone if you have misplaced it.
has irregular heart rate warnings
βœ–Fitbit Charge 4
βœ”Xiaomi Mi Band 5
Through continuous heart rate monitoring, the device is able to detect an irregular heartbeat and alert the user.
Has inactivity alerts
βœ”Fitbit Charge 4
βœ”Xiaomi Mi Band 5
The device detects when you have been idle for too long, and alerts you to encourage you to stay active.
Has vibrating alerts
βœ”Fitbit Charge 4
βœ”Xiaomi Mi Band 5
Vibrating alerts have a variety of uses, such as interval training.
Has notifications
βœ”Fitbit Charge 4
βœ”Xiaomi Mi Band 5
If you get a notification such as a call or message, the device will vibrate on your wrist or make a noise to alert you.
Provides activity reports
βœ”Fitbit Charge 4 (Fitbit App)
βœ”Xiaomi Mi Band 5
Your activity data is analysed to give you reports, available to view through the app or website. This allows you to see how active you have been and to help you make improvements.

Miscellaneous

Provides the sunrise/sunset time
βœ–Fitbit Charge 4
βœ”Xiaomi Mi Band 5
It can provide you with the exact time when the sunset or sunrise will take place. This feature will help you to plan your day by knowing when daylight starts and finishes.

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