The wearable space in India has seen a lot of action in recent times. While that is always a good thing for us as it gives us great options to choose from, sometimes the choice becomes difficult due to equally compelling options. Realme has recently launched the Realme Watch in India, which was followed by Xiaomi’s recent launch of Mi Band 5 in China. Both devices offer a lot to go for, which is why we’ve decided to compare their specifications to help you choose.


For starters, if you have a preference among the two, it is going to be with the form factor. While the realme Watch has a square-dial design, the Mi Band 5 maintains the wrist-band design of the series. For those looking for something similar to a wristwatch, you might want to pick the former, while those looking for something with a smaller footprint might choose the latter.


With its form factor, the realme Watch features a bigger display with a 1.4” 320x320 LCD display. The Mi Band 5, on the other hand, comes with a 1.1” 126 x 294 AMOLED display. So, those looking for a bigger screen to fit more information can pick the realme Watch, while those looking for an AMOLED display with a better promised contrast experience can go for the Mi Band 5.


The realme Watch comes with an Accelerometer, heart rate and SpO2 sensors which allows it to track 14 sports modes along with 24-hour heart rate monitoring and blood oxygen level monitoring as required. According to reports, the Mi Band 5 comes with a three-axis acceleration sensor, three-axis gyroscope and a PPG heart rate sensor, as well as SpO2 in a higher variant, and support up to 11 workouts. The two are matched in this department.

Other areas

Both the models feature a magnetic charging mechanism, which means you don’t have to pop-out the central unit to charge it separately. Additionally, both feature interchangeable straps.


At this point, there’s no clear choice between the two for everyone. It depends on your design and display preferences, as well as any possible variants that the Mi Band 5’s global version launches with. Stay tuned to this space for more updates.

Image Courtesy: Realme, Xiaomi