Every year, Xiaomi Mi 6 updates its Smart Band with a new set of features all while keeping the price affordable. This year, the sophisticated and voguish wearable tech offers GPS tracking, heart rate monitoring, and pulse oximeter. While these features may not convince old customers to upgrade, they may convince potential customers to give it a try.
Explore the features below and see if this could be your next fitness tracker.
Specs at a glance
- 1.56-inch screen
- 326 PPI resolution
- SpO2 sensor
- 30 different workout modes
- PAI, female bicycle tracking
- Android and iOS compatible
- 47.4 by 18.6 by 12.7 mm strap length (adjustable)
Xiaomi Mi Band 6 price
- Xiaomi Mi Band 6 (global, no NFC): $53
- Xiaomi Mi Band 6 (China, no NFC): $35
- Xiaomi Mi Band 6 (China, NFC): $42
Diving into the features
Let your fitness tracker monitor your breathing while you snooze
In one of our previous posts, we talked about Google’s 2nd Gen Nest Hub and its sleep tracking feature. Google’s sleep tracking abilities seem to offer an impeccable tool for sleep sensing, but it won’t be a cheap solution for a lot of people. For those looking to shell out just a few bucks, Mi 6 Smart Band might be the right fit.
One of the most talked-about features of Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 is its ability to monitor breathing during sleep. Unlike Google Nest’s sleep tracker, you will have to keep the wristband on all night for the feature to work. It may sound like a hassle but at around thirty-five bucks, Xiaomi Mi 6 offers more than any other smart band. The Band will discreetly monitor the quality of your breathing while you sleep and help you track the restfulness of your sleep.
As compared to Google Nest’s sleep tracker, Mi 6 tracks your breathing during different stages of sleep (light sleep, deep sleeps, and REM).
Elevate your wellness with heart rate monitoring and pulse oximeter
Xiaomi Mi 6 comes with heart rate monitoring, so you can keep track of your heart rate during and after exercise.
The Mi Band 6 also offers a SpO2 sensor that measures blood oxygen levels. This allows you to see whether you have balanced oxygen saturation over time. It will alert you if the oxygen levels are too low prompting you to take quick action.
Enjoy a bigger display
The updated Mi 6 Smart Band comes with a 1.56-inch AMOLED display, which is a slight improvement from the previous version which offers 1.1-inch. With 326 PPI, the latest band promises better display quality than its predecessors.
Choose your favorite color
This wearable tech comes in yellow, black, green, blue, brown, silver, orange, and white colors.
Exercise with 30 different modes
The Smart Band not only comes with 30 different sports modes, but it also auto-detects 6 different activities including walking, running, cycling, and indoor activity.
Enjoy a 14-hour battery life and 5.0 Bluetooth
The battery life lasts up to 14 days and can be charged to the fullest in just 2 hours. Additionally, the Mi 6 band supports 5.0 Bluetooth.
Measure distance and speed with GPS and manage time
Last but not the least, the fitness tracker will feature a built-in GPS receiver for accurate speed and distance data for your workout routines.
In addition to everything else, the fitness tracker is waterproof (for up to 50 meters). And it offers many different watch faces including SpongeBob-themed watch faces.
The fitness tracker also features Pomodoro Technique to help you manage your time. This technique will block all app notifications for 25 minutes and give you subtle vibrational reminders to notify you about the time.
Is it worth the price?
When it comes to wearable tech, there are several options. Competing head-to-head with Mi 6 Smart Band is Huawei band 6 and Honor Band 6. With the latest update, Xiaomi Mi 6 Smart Band has up the ante for other similar brands in the market. Not all bands offer heart rate monitoring, blood oxygen tracking, GPS navigation, or sleep tracking in a single wearable device.
This wearable tech is more than just a fashion statement
With the pandemic raging, we are in a very fragile state where taking care of our health has become the single most important thing. Your fitness tracker can be more than just a cool tech gadget. Little tech devices like Xiaomi Mi 6 Smart Band can help you track your fitness, plan your exercises, and learn more about your breathing during sleep. All of these factors are important metrics when it comes to maintaining health.
There’s a version of the Smart Band available in China that offers contactless payments and Xiao AI voice assistant. However these two features are not available for the global market .
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