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Mi Band 6 Released! Full Specifications Features Pros and Cons

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Last Updated on April 30, 2021 by Jude Simeone

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The much-expected Mi Band 6 has been released and as you’d expect, it has been greeted with huge expectations from Mi Band fans across the world. Mi Band 6 succeeds Mi Band 5 which was released last year. It’s the same shape as its predecessor, same magnetic charging type, same display brightness, and more, but a few new features have been added. The newly added features include a slightly larger display at 1.56 inches compared to 1.1 inches of Mi Band 5, more sports modes, and SpO2 blood oxygen tracking. Beyond these new additions, nothing much has changed. I’m overly disappointed that the Mi Band 6 still lacks inbuilt GPS just like its predecessor. It’s one of the features I expected to see in the new band but for reasons best known to Xiaomi, it was omitted. What this means is that while you can still track your outdoor activities like routes and locations by carrying your phone along, it’s still not the ideal smartband for anyone highly involved in outdoor activities. It’s safe to say the Mi Band 6 is a decent smartband for tracking indoor activities. Read on to see all the features of Mi Band 6.

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Mi Band 6 Full Technical Specifications

 Mi Band 5
mi band 5 full specs

EDITOR'S RATING

Design:
4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)
Battery:
4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Features:
3.9 out of 5 stars (3.9 / 5)
Price:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Average:
4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)

WHERE TO BUY

<strong>Buy at Amazon</strong>Buy at Amazon

ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameMi Band 5
Device typeFitness smartband
PredessesorMI BAND 4
Successor__
Released dateJune, 2020
Ideal forUnisex

DISPLAY

Display typeAMOLED
Display size1.1 inches
Display resolution294 x 126 pixel
Pixel density_
Input typeTouchkey, Touchscreen
Always-onNo

BODY

ShapeRectangular/curved
Dimension46.95 x 18.15 x 12.45mm
Weight11.9g
(excluding straps)
Casing materialPolycarbonate
Strap/band materialTPU
Bezel MaterialPolycarbonate
Strap size155 - 219mm
Screen protection2.5D Tempered glass
Water resistant/ProtectionYes, 5ATM
Swim-proofRecommended
Color(s)Yellow, teal, navy blue, mint, green, orange and black

MEMORY

RAM512KB
Internal storage16MB
Memory card slotNo

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth v5.0
Bluetooth callingNo
Wi-FiNo
NFCYes (China)
GPSNo (Connected GPS)

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

TechnologyNone
SIMNone
BandNo

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYes
SMS alertYes
Calls alertYes
Event reminderYes
WeatherYes
Third-party appsYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep apneaNo
Sleep trackingYes
StepsYes
Floors climbedNo
Heart rate monitoringYes
CaloriesYes
DistanceYes
StressYes
VO2 Max.Yes
Blood oxygenNo
Blood pressureNo
Menstrual cycle trackingYes
Swim trackingYes
Under-water heart rate trackingNo
Preloaded mapsNo
On-screen workout modesNo
Triathlon modeNo
ECG TrackingNo
Preloaded sport modesYes, 11
Safety trackingNo

MEDIA

AudioNo
Music streamingNo
Bluetooth musicNo
RadioNo
LoudspeakerNo
MicrophoneMEMS microphone
CameraNo

SENSORS

AccelerometerYes
Barometer/AltimeterNo
Heart rate monitor (HRM)Yes
CompassNo
Gyroscope Yes
Ambient lightNo
Pulse OximeterNo
ECGNo
ThermometerNo
Other sensors--

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)Proprietary OS
Chipset--
CPU--
GPU--

BATTERY

Type of batteryNon-removable Li-Polymer battery
Battery capacity 125mAh
Battery lifeStandby: 3 Weeks+
Mixed usage: 20 days+
ContiNous Usage: 14 days
Charging typeMagnetic charger
Charging timeAbout 1hr+
Battery saver modeNo
Solar powerNo
Rapid chargingYes

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYes
StopwatchYes
AlarmYes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Control cameraYes
Music controlYes
Find phoneYes
Text responseNo

MISC

Payment systemAli Pay
Union Pay
(China)
Compatibility Android 5.0+
iOS 10.0+
Companion appMi Fit App
Customizable watch faceYes
Interchangeable band 155 - 219mm
Voice commandXiao AI Voice(China)

BOX CONTENTS

Mi Band 5
Straps
Charger
Quick start guide
NOTE: We can't guarantee that all the information on this table are 100% correct. Read full disclaimer. Please, report an error.
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Mi Band 6 Features at Glance

  1. 1.56 inches AMOLED display, 326 PPI and 450nits. Has touchscreen support alongside touchkey button at the bottom of the display.
  2. Case is made of thermoplastic while the straps are made of TPU. Straps are interchangeable, so you can change with any other strap of your choice.
  3. Mi Band 6 is available in six different colors which includes black, blue, orange, yellow, olive and ivory.
  4. With waterproof rating of 5ATM which represents 50 meters depth, Mi Band 6 is swim-proof. It’s suitable for showering, surface swimming, and shallow snorkeling. Diving is not recommended..
  5. You can choose from over 60 watch faces on the Mi Fit app. The watch faces can also be customized from the smartband directly.
  6. It features steps and calories counting all day.
  7. With a heart rate monitor, Mi Band 6 will track your heart rate continuously all day. It shows your resting and maximum heart rate. It also shows your heart rate in different zones as well as VO2 max..
  8. Mi Band 6 will also track your sleep in four stages. It will track your sleep in deep, light, awake and REM stages. You can view tracked sleep data from the Mi Fit app.
  9. Mi Band 6 supports connected GPS connection to your phone. This means that you must carry your phone along with you for you to be able to track your routes, locations and pace.
  10. Menstrual cycle tracking for women is also available on Mi Band 6, this allows women to be able to track their circles.
  11. SpO2 blood oxygen measurement is the newly added feature on Mi Band 6, this allows you to measure your blood oxygen levels.
  12. The Mi Band 6 can auto-detect six(6) exercises which includes outdoor running, treadmill, rowing machine, elliptical, walking and cycling.
  13. With the stress app on Mi Band 6, you can keep track of your stress level.
  14. There is also a breathing app, that can help you reduce stress through a guided breathing session.
  15. There are 30 sport modes for you to choose from. All sport can be accessed directly from the device.
  16. Mi Band 6 is tested to last up to 14 days with mixed usage, 5 days with heavy usage and 19 days in battery saver mode. Charging method is via the magnetic pin under the band.

Mi Band 6 Features

  • Design
  • Nothing much has changed in the design of Mi Band 6, it has the same shape as Mi Band 5, It also spots the same touchscreen and touchkey as means of navigation. The case material is still thermoplastic while the straps are made of silicone. However, Mi Band 6 has a larger 1.56 inches AMOLED powered display which is bigger than its predecessor. This will allow you to see more at a glance while still being very lightweight at 12.8g and also very compact. The screen is protected by tempered glass with an anti-fingerprint coating.

    You can get Mi Band 6 in six different colors which include black, blue, orange, yellow, olive, and ivory. It is also rated 5ATM which represents 50 meters. This means you can wear it in the rain or perhaps to the shower.

  • Activity Tracking
  • Mi Band 6 is packed with a good share of fitness tracking features which includes heart rate tracking, sleep tracking, steps counting, menstrual cycle tracking, and SpO2 blood oxygen measurement.

    Mi Band 6 will track your sleep in four stages which include the REM, deep, light and awake stages of your sleep. As per heart rate tracking, Mi Band 6 will show your resting and maximum heart rate.

    It will also count your steps, calories, and will remind you to move when you stay idle for too long through its sedentary reminder feature.

    Menstrual cycle tracking for women is also available which will allow women to easily log and keep track of their menstrual cycle. There is also the stress monitoring feature that allows you to keep track of your stress level, and with the breathing app, you can reduce stress through a-5 minutes guided breathing session.

    Spo2 is the latest feature on the Mi Band 6, this feature will allow you to measure your blood oxygen. Personal Activity Intelligence (PAI) vitality index; a new, innovative system that converts your heart rate data into a personalized score that indicates the level of activity required in order to maintain good health.


    There are 30 preloaded sport modes which includes

  1. Walking
  2. Pool swimming
  3. Outdoor running
  4. Treadmill
  5. Outdoor cycling
  6. Freestyle
  7. Jump rope
  8. Indoor cycling
  9. Elliptical
  10. Rowing machine
  11. Yoga

And more; dance, indoor fitness, gymnastics, HIIT, core training, stretching, bowling, badminton, boxing, stepper, pilates, basketball, volleyball, table tennis, cricket, ice skating, kickboxing, street dance and zumba.

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  • Smart Features
  • Mi Band 6 features music playback, find my phone, remote camera control, phone muting, do not disturb, phone unlocking, incoming call notification, count down timer, calendar reminder, event reminder, message alert, sedentary reminder, and weather forecast.

    Other smart features include the addition of Union Pay. In other words, Mi Band 6 (Chinese version) will allow you to make payments using Ali Pay and Union Pay, this feature isn’t available in the international version of the band.

  • Battery Life
  • Mi Band 6 has a battery capacity of 125mAh, and Xiaomi claims Mi Band 6 can last up to 19 days with battery saver mode, 14 days with continuous usage, and 5 days with heavy usage.

    The charging method of Mi Band 6 is the same as that of its predecessor. It features two magnetic pins which allow you to easily charge the device by snapping the charger under the band. So instead of removing the band to power like other Mi Band 4 downwards, you just place the charger on the back.

    Difference Between Mi Band 4 vs 5 vs 6

     Mi Band 4Mi Band 5Mi Band 6
    DESIGN
    Display0.95 inch1.1 inches
    (slimmer bezel)
    (20% wider)
    1.56 inches
    Dimension47 x 21.6 x 10.8 mm46.95 x 18.15 x 12.45 mm47.4 x 18.6 x 12.7 mm
    Custom Watch Faces77100+
    (Including 54 IP Themes)
    100+
    (Including 54 IP Themes)
    FITNESS AND HEALTH TRACKING
    Sleep TrackingNight Only
    (Deep and Light)
    24/7 Sleep tracking
    (Deep, Light and REM)
    (40% Improvement)
    24/7 Sleep tracking
    (Deep, Light and REM)
    (40% Improvement)
    Heart Rate Monitoring24/7 Heart rate monitoringImproved 24/7 heart rate tracking
    (Including irregular heart beat tracking)
    (50% Improvement)
    Improved 24/7 heart rate tracking
    (Including irregular heart beat tracking)
    (50% Improvement)
    Blood Oxygen (SpO2)NoYesYes
    Menstrual Cycle TrackingNoYesYes
    Stress TrackingNoYesYes
    PAI
    (Personal Activity Intelligence)
    NoYesYes
    SpO2 blood oxygen measurementNoNoYes
    Automatic Workout DetectionNoYesYes, 6
    Preloaded Sport Modes61130

    1. Walking

    2. Pool swimming

    3. Outdoor running

    4. Treadmill

    5. Outdoor cycling

    6. Freestyle


    1. Walking

    2. Pool swimming

    3. Outdoor running

    4. Treadmill

    5. Outdoor cycling

    6. Freestyle

    7. Jump rope

    8. Indoor cycling

    9. Elliptical

    10. Rowing machine

    11. Yoga


    1. Walking

    2. Pool swimming

    3. Outdoor running

    4. Treadmill

    5. Outdoor cycling

    6. Freestyle

    7. Jump rope

    8. Indoor cycling

    9. Elliptical

    10. Rowing machine

    11. Yoga


    And more; dance, indoor fitness, gymnastics, HIIT, core training, stretching, bowling, badminton, boxing, stepper, pilates, basketball, volleyball, table tennis, cricket, ice skating, kickboxing, street dance and zumba.
     SMART FEATURES
    PaymentAli Pay
    (China only)
    Ali Pay & Union Pay
    (China only)
    Ali Pay & Union Pay
    (China only)
    Control Phone CameraNoYesYes
     BATTERY
    Battery Life20 Days (Standby)20 Days (Standby)
    14 days continuous usage
    19 Days (Standby)
    14 Days continuous usage
    5 Days heavy usage
    Charging TypeCharging dockMagnetic ChargerMagnetic Charger

    Pros

    • Lightweight and compact design.
    • Larger display.
    • A decent choice for indoor activity tracking.
    • Long battery life.
    • SpO2 blood oxygen tracking.
    • Its very cheap, yet good quality.

    Cons

    • Lacks inbuilt GPS.
    • You can’t reply to notifications.
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    1 thought on “Mi Band 6 Released! Full Specifications Features Pros and Cons”

    1. Your blog is very informative and good but can you plz tell me…Is this band have any warranty or guarantee… if yes then how much time period of its warranty ….

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