Xiaomi has decided to surprise us with a new version of the iconic fitness tracker, despite the fact that the Mi Band 5 was launched in June 2020. We’re sure a lot of people have been looking forward to this. Xiaomi’s CEO, Lei Jun, was overjoyed to announce that the Mi Band series has sold over 120 million units worldwide since its inception.
To get to the point, the Mi Band 6 is here to help Xiaomi improve their track record. It features a 1.56-inch curved AMOLED display, which is nearly 50% larger than the Mi Band 5’s and provides 326 ppi resolution. It involves 24-hour heart rate monitoring as well as SpO2 blood oxygen-level monitoring, which assists in the tracking of sleep quality.
At first glance, the fact that there are now 30 activity modes for various sports and their combinations seems to be excessive. We can’t even come up with 30 different activities, let alone figure out how to track them, so we’re interested to see how they look.
Six separate exercises are auto-detected by the band. It is water-resistant up to 50 meters, which means it can withstand your usual bath, show, or shower.
When it comes to battery and charging, the Mi Band 6 uses the same magnetic charger as the Mi Band 5, which performed well. Xiaomi promises a 14-day battery life, which is remarkable considering the Mi Band 5 only lasts “about” 10 days on a single charge (with regular use).
Unfortunately, when it comes to the global edition of the Mi Band 6, NFC was not listed. It’s only available in China, but it raises the price marginally to make sure you don’t feel like you’re missing out.
While there’s no news on when the Mi Band 6 will be available, Xiaomi is hosting a Mi Fan Festival on April 6 for anyone interested in buying any of the company’s latest items, including the Mi Band 6. They promised a lot of discounts on new and existing goods, which means you’ll be able to buy the majority, if not all, of them at that time.