Xiaomi has announced the brand new Mi Band 6 in India. The much-awaited smartwatch comes in the form of Mi Band 5’s successor that hit the Indian market last year. But the new successor has a larger improved version of the screen. The Chinese company Xiaomi is very excited to launch this product in India. The Mi Smart Band 6 has a bigger AMOLED touch display that is around 50 percent larger than Mi Band 5 introduced last year. Moreover, the Mi Band 6 has some additional benefits which briefly include sleep tracking, SpO2(peripheral capillary oxygen saturation) measurement, as well as constant heart rate monitoring. The Chinese company launched Mi Smart Band 6 this Tuesday at Xiaomi’s Smarter Living 2022 virtual event. Plus Amazon has developed a microsite just for the launch.
While the Mi Smart Band 6 was revealed today for Indians, it has already been launched in China some days ago. The new smartwatch by Xiaomi competes against the likes of the OnePlus Band as well as the Oppo Band Style. Also, the Mi Band 6 features a curved AMOLED display that has a brightness of 450 nits to be exact. And this display is under protection by an anti-fingerprint coated tempered glass. Xiaomi launched Mi Band 6 in India starting at Rs 3,499. The smart band will be available to buy and goes on sale via Amazon, Mi Home Stores, and Mi.com starting from August 30. The default color of the Mi Smart Band 6 wrist strap is black but you are free to choose from the other four available colors for the wrist strap: Blue, Light Green, Maroon, and Orange.
If you are an existing Mi Band user, then you’ll get a flat Rs. 500 discount on purchasing Mi Smart Band 6. The watch is also claimed to have power from a 125mAh LiPo battery which can be of use till 14 days of battery life. At the start of this year, Xiaomi launched Mi Smart Band 6 in its home country China for a price of CNY 229 (roughly Rs. 2,600) to buy the regular variant. Although the NFC version could be booked in CNY 279 (roughly Rs. 3,200). Also, in Europe, the Mi Smart Band 6 was launched at a fixed price of EUR 44.99 (roughly Rs. 3,900). The predecessor Mi Smart Band 5 was introduced in India for just Rs. 2,499 in the year 2020. The Mi smart band 6 features a large 1.56-inch AMOLED touchscreen display and its pill-shaped screen has a 326 PPI and comes with support for over 80 band displays.
The smart band can manage up to 30 sports modes, which may include anything from HIIT, Boxing, Ice Skating, to Core Training and Zumba. Also, the Mi Smart Band 6 can automatically detect six outdoor activities at a time such as walking, outdoor running, rowing machine, treadmill, elliptical, and much more. The display of Xiaomi’s Mi Smart Band 6 has 450 nits of peak brightness as well as 326ppi of pixel density. The screen is almost 50% bigger than the Mi Smart Band 5, which has a 1.1-inch AMOLED display. Xiaomi has also provided a list of themes and over 80 customizable band faces to deliver a personalized experience. The Mi Smart Band 6 also has built-in sensors that actually double up the fitness tracking details.
The standard variant of the Chinese company’s new watch stands at a price of Rs 2630 while the NFC version can be bought for Rs 3200 approximately. Other features of the popular Mi Smart Band 6 include 24×7 blood pressure monitoring, heart-rate monitoring as well as deep sleep tracking. It can also support Blood Oxygen Saturation, also known as the SpO2 monitoring feature. Xiaomi has claimed that Mi Smart Band 6 has a battery life of 14 days on a single charge. With a 123 mAh battery that can be recharged in less than 2 hours, the Mi Smart Band 6 is all set to hop on the Indian markets and steal the thunder. The smart band can be used seamlessly for up to five days without charging if utilized heavily. In a power-saving mode, its battery can go on for up to 19 days. The Mi Smart Band 6 also consists of a 5ATM rating for water resistance.
It has features and specifications very much similar to other fitness tracking wristbands. It keeps track of heart rate and sleep monitoring through its built-in array of sensors. The new smart band by Xiaomi will give you an enhanced experience to monitor sleep cycles, naps, REM cycles, as well as sleep breathing quality. It supports SpO2 measurement too. But the new Mi Smart Band 6 should not be used as medical equipment as it does not have the necessary regulatory approvals to serve as one. The Mi Band 6 looks very much like its predecessor, so it is hard to differentiate between them from just looking. But the bigger screen of the new band makes all the difference from its previous iteration. Other design elements, including the upgraded charging system, remain the same. Its measurements are 47.4×18.6×12.7mm while the watch is 12.8gms heavy.
Plus the Mi Smart Band 6 is 5 ATM water-resistant, meaning it can survive for up to 10 minutes in 50m deep water. Apart from the regular health tracking, the Mi Smart Band 6 includes stress monitoring, a deep breathing guidance function, as well as female health tracking. The watch also shows notifications and alerts for calls if you connect it to your smartphone. Music and camera remote shutter can also be controlled with the Mi Smart Band 6. The Mi Smart Band 6 comes with Bluetooth v5.0 (BLE) connectivity and can be connected from both Android and iOS devices. The company claims that the Mi Smart Band 6 has a 50% larger screen than its predecessor Mi Smart Band 5. For instance, the display Mi Band 5 came with a resolution of 126×294 pixels.
The Mi Band 6 is protected by a tough tampered glass with an anti-fingerprint coating so it wouldn’t break so easily. Summarizing its features, it is clear that the Mi Smart Band 6 can support up to 30 outdoor sports activities at a time. While sleeping, the new band will track your breathing quality which Mi Smart Band 5 was unable to. Xiaomi says that you can charge the Mi Smart Band 6 in less than two hours and it will go on for 14 days on normal usage, while 19 days if the power-saving mode is on. Furthermore, the Mi Band 6 uses the magnetic charging tech from the Mi Band 5 that is to be charged with the strap intact.