The Xiaomi Mi Band 6 has been unveiled – and it’s an enormous overhaul of the price range health tracker.
Xiaomi’s exercise band has jumped in dimension to supply an even bigger display screen and extra exercise modes – because it heads off the problem of price range health tracker/smartwatch hybrids just like the Huawei Watch Fit.
It additionally now competes with Xiaomi’s smartwatches, the Mi Watch and Mi Watch Lite.
Here’s every little thing it’s essential know concerning the Mi Band 6.
Mi Band 6 specs at a look
- 1.56-inch AMOLED display screen
- 52 x 486 decision – 450 nits – 326ppi
- 30 exercise modes
- SpO2 sensor
- PAI, feminine cycle monitoring
- 47.4 x 18.6 x 12.7mm; adjustable strap size: 155 – 219mm
- iOS and Android appropriate
- Global pricing TBC
- Release date: April 2021
Mi Band 6 new options
The Mi Band 6 packs in a 1.56-inch AMOLED display screen, which is 50% larger. It’s doubled decision over the Mi Band 5, upping the pixels to 52 x 486 from 126 x 294.
It boasts a 326PPI show that actually ups the ante for health trackers, blowing the monochrome Fitbit Charge 4 out of the water, and going head-to-head with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Fit 2.
Exercise profiles have doubled to 30, with dance and Zumba becoming a member of extra customary actions reminiscent of operating, swimming and HIIT.
As anticipated, the Mi Band 6 provides SpO2 for the measurement of blood oxygen, and that is utilized to the sleep monitoring with a brand new measure of respiration high quality.
Battery life now reaches 14 days through the magnetic charger which was launched on the Mi Band 5.
Mi Band 6 first impressions
Mi Band 6 (left) and Mi Band 5 (proper)
First impressions of the Mi Band 6 is that it is the identical dimension as its predecessor. It’s truly 1mm wider, however you would be exhausting pressed to inform the distinction between them, even holding each gadgets.
However, the display screen has been closely improved. Not solely does it fill the physique of the band edge-to-edge, its additionally far brighter and colourful than the Mi Band 5, due to the 52 x 486 decision, with 450 nits brightness and 326ppi density.
Mi Band 6 with 1.54-inch AMOLED show
Elsewhere it is practically the identical. It comes with the inventory rubber strap that is simple to lock, however will not be profitable any awards for design or consolation. There are completely different strap shade choices, with black, orange, yellow, olive, ivory all obtainable.
The Mi Band 6 with SpO2 widget
There are new apps on board for SpO2 spot measurements, and blood oxygen is a measurement of sleep high quality too.
Release date and price
Then there’s the price. The international price continues to be not clear and Xiaomi says that will probably be revealed nearer to the April launch.
In China it can launch for 229 yuan for the non NFC model. The Mi Band 5 launched for 189 yuan, which has seen it retail for $35 within the US. That might push the price of the Mi Band 6 nearer to $50 when ultimately it launches globally.
That will probably be fascinating given the corporate has simply launched the Mi Watch Lite for £50/€50, though that’s not received a US launch.
The Xiaomi Mi Band has at all times been obtainable within the US – so availability will probably be one to observe. We’ll replace with full info after we get it.