04 April 2021
Xiaomi's mega launch event for March is over where it took wraps off the new Mi 11 series smartphones but that was not the only announcement. It also unveiled a new fitness tracker named Mi Band 6. It is a direct successor to last year's Mi Band 5 and as we have seen with the series, it delivers way more than what it costs to buy.
The Mi Band 6 sports a 1.56-inch AMOLED colorful display which is significantly larger than the last generation. There are no changes to the overall design as we continue to see the pill-shaped approach. The panel has a resolution of 152 x 486 pixels and a peak brightness of 450 nits. Xiaomi says users will get 50% more screen estate as compared to the last year. It also has an anti-fingerprint coating and tempered glass protection.
It is the first Mi Band to come with a SpO2 sensor which has become a common sensor among wearables. It allows users to measure their blood oxygen levels anytime they want. The band is further capable of 24/7 heart-rate monitoring, sleep quality tracking, breathing quality analysis, stress monitoring, and female health features. It has 30 workout modes and can auto-detect six different fitness activities walking, treadmill, cycling, rowing machine (ergometer), and elliptical. It features water resistance so that you can take it out during your swimming sessions.
The whole package is powered by a 125mAh battery claimed to last for up to 14 days. Xiaomi has launched Mi Band 6 with NFC only for the Chinese market. Everyone else in the world will get the fitness band without NFC support. The band will be available in Black, Orange, Yellow, Olive, Ivory, and Blue color options. Xiaomi has priced the Mi Band 6 at CNY 250 (about $38) and CNY 230 (about $35) for the NFC and non-NFC variants respectively.