Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 Review: Best affordable fitness band in the market!
Mi Smart Band 6 sports a big 1.56-inch running-track-shaped AMOLED display while its predecessor Mi Smart Band 5 offered a 1.1-inch AMOLED display
Tech giant Xiaomi has already created a good space in the budget Indian wearable market with the Mi Smart Band series. Mi Bands have always been in demand because of the right pricing and it offers multiple top-end features to the users at affordable rates. All the predecessors of Mi Bands have shown accuracy when it comes to fitness tracking and overall performance. Now, after successfully launching the budget-friendly fitness tracker Mi Smart Band 5 last year, the company recently unveiled a new next-generation fitness band Mi Smart Band 6 in the country.
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Upgrading its popular Mi Smart Band series, Mi Smart Band 6 offers approximately 50 percent more screen space than the previous generation. Priced at Rs 3,499, the Mi Band 6 comes in six fresh and vibrant colours including black, blue, orange, yellow, olive, and ivory. We used the black color variant for more than 10 days and here's what I have to say about this newly launched smart fitness tracker from Xiaomi. In terms of design and outlook, when you see the smart band for the first time it will look similar to the Mi Smart Band 5. But when you switch it on, you will see the display has now made difference between Mi Band 5 and Mi Band 6. Mi Smart Band 6 offers approximately 50 percent more screen space than the Mi Band 5.
Mi Smart Band 6 sports a big 1.56-inch running-track-shaped AMOLED display while its predecessor Mi Smart Band 5 offered a 1.1-inch AMOLED display. Mi Smart Band 6 offers 326PPI, 450 nits of brightness and it has a 152x486-pixel resolution. For protection, Mi Smart Band 6 has tempered glass on top with an anti-fingerprint coating. Mi Smart Band 6 comes with thin bezels at the top. Mi Smart Band 6 is a touch-based smart fitness band and it has no buttons. You can swipe on the screen to access different features and functions of the Mi Band 6. Mi Smart Band 6 looks almost identical to its predecessor Mi Smart Band 5 but makes some notable improvements.
The overall design and look of the band will impress you for sure. The display of the Mi Smart Band 6 is sharp and bright. It offers no buttons on the sides which gives it a simple yet attractive look. The rear of the Mi Smart Band has sensors for heart rate and SpO2 tracking. There are also pins that make contact with the magnetic charger to charge the band. Not just activity tracking or wellness tracking, in terms of design, weight and battery this smart band has ticked almost all the right boxes.
In comparison with the OnePlus Smart Band, which costs Rs 2,499 (standard edition) and sports a 1.1-inch AMOLED display with touch-support and 126×294 pixels resolution, the Mi Smart Band 6 has outshined others in this segment with its big 1.56-inch AMOLED display which is lighter and more comfortable on the wrist. It also offers more than 80 watch faces with an option to choose from five different color straps.
The Mi Smart Band 6 is compatible with both, Mi Fit App and Xiaomi Wear App and supports health data syncing with popular third-party health apps such as Strava, Google Fit, and Apple Health. The fitness tracker comes with SpO2 monitoring that helps monitor blood oxygen saturation levels. The Mi Smart Band 6 comes with a host of enhanced vital tracking features such as accurate heart rate monitoring, sleep tracking (including REM and sleep breathing quality), stress monitoring and breathing exercises.
The Mi Smart Band 6 also features women's health tracking that helps record the menstrual cycle/ovulation phases and provides useful reminders. The Mi Smart Band 6 is a fitness tracker at its core, giving a total of 30 fitness modes such as indoor training, professional sports, fun activities, including new exercises such as dance, basketball, and boxing among others. It also offers auto-detection for 6 common fitness activities to actively record and log them into daily activity metrics.
The device includes improved 24-hour continuous heart rate and sleep monitoring due to the improved PPG biosensors. It can record your heart rate 24/7, even while you sleep. The Mi Smart Band 6 also includes features like outdoor running, walking, treadmill running, indoor rowing, elliptical training, and cycling, Sp0, tracking, heart rate monitoring, and alerts.
Mi Smart Band 6 retains the popular hassle-free magnetic charging. This Smart Band has a 125mAh battery, which can be charged in under 2 hours. Mi Smart Band 6 offers up to 14 days of long battery life and can last up to 19 days with the power saver mode. The band also comes with a water-resistant build that is 5-ATM rated, which means the device can resist water in up to 50 meters depth for 10 minutes. It can be worn while showering or swimming in a shallow-water pool. In terms of battery performance, The Mi Smart Band 6 delivers long-lasting battery backup that lasts until three weeks with power-saving mode enabled. The Mi Smart Band 6 didn't disappoint on daily usage.
Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 Verdict: Priced at Rs 3,499, Mi Smart Band 6 is a decent affordable smart fitness band and performed better than its predecessors. If you are looking for an affordable smart fitness band, Mi Smart Band 6 meets your demands. It offers great value with lots of new features and improvements at very reasonable rates. Also, Active users of any existing Mi Band can avail an additional discount of Rs 500 on the purchase of Mi Smart Band 6 from Mi.com. So, anyone, using Mi Band 1-5 can get Rs 500 off, on the purchase of Mi Band 6.
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