Every upgrade and improvement of the Mi Band of the fifth generation has indeed been implemented, and there are pain points everywhere. For this generation of Mi Band 6, a solid foundation has been left. Standing on the foundation laid by the predecessors, Xiaomi Mi Band 6 has completed an ultimate evolution based on the current public’s functional requirements for the bracelet, it has achieved the ceiling level of the bracelet world.
Mi Band 6 uses a 1.56-inch AMOLED dynamic color display larger than the previous generation on the premise of preserving the “rice grain” shape, with a resolution of 152×486, which is nearly double the previous generation. At the same time, it finally gets rid of the touch button and replaces it with gesture interaction.
The Xiaomi Mi Band 6 starting at 229 yuan also introduces blood oxygen detection and abnormal heart rate detection, which have always been highly demanded by users. As a result, the gap between it and those expensive “large bracelet” watches is getting smaller and smaller, especially in terms of functions. If this continues, there may be a gap between the bracelet and the watch. The boundaries will no longer exist.
Design & Appearance
The previous five generations of Mi Bands used either rectangular or round-cornered rectangular screen panels for the screen, so that huge black edges were left on the top and bottom of the screen.
The Mi Band 6 of this generation has upgraded the screen cutting method. The entire screen is covered on the entire bracelet, and the upper and lower parts of the screen are elongated to increase the visible area and the screen-to-body ratio-the parameter information shows that the Mi Band 6’s diagonal length of the screen is 1.56 inches. Compared with the 1.1-inch Mi Band 5, the viewing area is increased by 50%.
Moreover, the resolution of Mi Band 6 has reached 152 x 486 pixels, and the screen pixel density is ppi 326, which has reached the definition of a retina screen. Even if you observe closely, you will not notice the sense of particles and jagged.
A larger screen will naturally have a better display effect of the dial. This time, Xiaomi Mi Band 6 also uses the APP synchronization method to select the dial replacement in the dial mall. The watch can store up to three custom dials and then change each time. Both need APP synchronization to achieve.
In addition, the official also announced that Mi Band 6 will support more than 130 full-screen dials, so there is no need to worry about the number and effects of the dials.
Compared with the previous generation, a major change of the Mi Band 6 is that the touch buttons are completely eliminated, combined with a larger screen to achieve full gesture operation, and the use of bare metal is no longer separate from smartphones. By sliding up, down, left, and right on the screen, you can switch between different functions and settings, and you can return to the main interface faster.
This generation of bracelets still uses a detachable design. The wristband is the same as last year’s design. The only difference between the two is the golden outer ring of the snap part.
Compared with the previous generation, the strap of Mi Band 6 has not changed. It is made of a more skin-friendly TPU material, which is more comfortable to wear. At the same time, it provides a large number of 8 color wristbands, including graphite black, hot orange, and lotus powder. Green pine green, sun yellow, ivory white, rose-purple, sky blue.
The rice grains can be charged by magnetic suction without being removed. The strong adsorption force ensures the stability of the charging process. There is no need to take off the wrist strap, which avoids the problems of aging of the strap, loss of rice grains, loose structure, and other problems that may be caused by frequent disassembly of the rice grains.
Sports and health
In the past, when we explored the difference between watch products and bracelet products, we often thought that smartwatches could easily accommodate many electronic components and achieve richer functions due to the larger internal space.
But when it comes to Xiaomi Mi Band 6, we found that this point of view must be rewritten. In addition to being unable to support an independent GPS module due to the small battery capacity, this work has added blood oxygen detection and abnormal heart rate monitoring to complement previous products. The last two functions are missing. Since then, all the functions have been implemented on par with smartwatches.
Let’s talk about blood oxygen detection. The Mi Band 6 uses a PPG sensor, which can detect the changes in the absorption of infrared light of different wavelengths in the peripheral tissues of the human body, and calculate the inferred arterial blood oxygen saturation on this basis.
Through the blood oxygen detection function, users can know the oxygen content in their blood at any time during exercise, work, or in an environment with large temperature changes, and prevent cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases caused by insufficient blood oxygen.
The heart rate monitoring function is not uncommon on smartwatches. It also appears on 229 yuan bracelet products such as Mi Band 6. It is also realized by the PPG biosensor. When the heart beats abnormally, the bracelet can send out an early warning.
It is worth mentioning that it is precise because of the addition of the functions of blood oxygen detection and heart rate monitoring that the sleep monitoring of Xiaomi Mi Band 6 has also added a new function of breathing and sleep quality monitoring-sleep data can be combined with the monitored heart rate changes during sleep and Blood oxygen change data, comprehensively judge the quality of sleep and breathing.
Mi Band 6 also adds rapid eye movement (REM) monitoring, which is calculated based on the change of heart rate variability and breathing information during sleep and provides analysis reports. Not only can it be monitored during sleep at night, but the Mi Band 6 also optimizes the sporadic nap (naps) mode, and naps with a sleep time of no less than 20 minutes are also monitored and recorded and reports are generated.
In terms of sports functions, because the mini body of the Mi Band 6 is not easy to plug the GPS module, it must be connected to a mobile phone to generate a GPS trajectory map for outdoor sports. The bracelet is responsible for collecting and providing heart rate, pace, and speed during exercise. Cadence and other data.
At the same time, the Mi Band is constantly improving and increasing the coverage of sports scenes. The Mi Band 6 of this generation has already supported the recognition of nearly 40 sports patterns including indoor and outdoor.
Specifically, in addition to the original outdoor running, treadmill, walking, outdoor cycling, elliptical machine, rowing machine, rowing machine, yoga, skipping rope, elliptical machine, swimming pool, outdoor running, outdoor cycling, indoor cycling, Treadmill, walking, free training, dance, indoor fitness, gymnastics, HIIT, core training, stretching, stepper, Pilates, basketball, volleyball, table tennis, badminton, cricket, bowling, boxing, kickboxing, hip-hop, Zumba, indoor skating and other sports mode monitoring.
In this way, the sports modes provided by the Mi Band 6 basically cover almost all the sports types that we can touch every day.
On the Mi Band 6 NFC version, you can use Xiao Ai, which is familiar to Xiaomi mobile phone users, and use it to perform voice control can avoid a lot of tedious operations-in addition to basic functions such as heart rate measurement, setting reminders, and asking the weather, users can also Through the voice of Xiao Ai on the bracelet, the smart home can be switched on and off directly.
After the Mi Band 6 is bound to an Alipay account, offline payment can be used without the internet.
The NFC version of the Mi Band 6 in our hand, thanks to the addition of the NFC module, can support NFC subways and buses in hundreds of cities across the country after opening the NFC bus card, and also supports the analog access card function, and even supports the use of bank cards. UnionPay QuickPass function.
The system compatibility of Mi Band 6 is quite high. It is not only suitable for Xiaomi mobile phone users, but also adapts many of the above functions on the iOS side. iPhone users can also enjoy a consistent experience without having to change phones.
After all, it is a bracelet that supports swimming records, so this generation of Mi Band 6 still supports 5ATM water resistance as before, that is, 50 meters water resistance. Not only can it be worn normally when swimming, but also don’t worry about it being damaged by water on rainy days.
Mi Band products have more functions from generation to generation. Although complex functions such as blood oxygen and heart rate monitoring have been implemented today, in order not to affect portability and wearing comfort, there is no major adjustment in size, so the battery capacity It is still 125 mAh, and there is no improvement in battery life.
Therefore, it is foreseeable that if all functions are fully turned on, the Mi Band 6 will lose power faster than the previous works. The data shows:
In a typical usage mode, the standard version of Mi Band 6 supports 14 days of battery life, and the NFC version has 12 days of battery life; in the long battery mode, the standard version has a battery life of up to 19 days. In the same typical usage mode, the previous generation Mi Band 5 Standard Edition/NFC version supports 14 days of battery life; in the long battery mode, the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 Standard Edition can last up to 20 days.
However, for normal use, it is not necessary to keep those electric tigers online all the time. According to the author’s usage habits, its battery life performance is completely acceptable. After about 26.5 hours, the battery power consumption is 12%.
Unlike the previous generation that only did some repairs, the upgrade brought by the Mi Band 6 made it quite a change, basically reaching the ceiling of the bracelet world.
First of all, in terms of the appearance represented by the screen, the leap of the Mi Band 6 can be called the “extreme” level-while retaining the “grain of rice”, the AMOED color display with a resolution of 152×486 is added to 1.56 inches, reaching 326PPI. The retina-level standards established by Jobs that year.
It is worth mentioning that after six years, the Mi Band 6 of this generation finally got rid of the touch buttons, combined with a new screen cutting method to increase the viewing area so that the diagonal of the screen is 1.56 inches long. Compared with the previous generation, the visible area has increased by as much as 50%.
In terms of functions, the biggest update brought by the Mi Band 6 is the addition of blood oxygen detection and heart rate monitoring functions that are highly demanded by users. It can detect arterial blood oxygen saturation and heart rate through the PPG sensor, helping users avoid the risk of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases caused by insufficient oxygen supply. When the heart beats abnormally, it will give an early warning.
Thanks to the blood oxygen detection and heart rate monitoring data brought by the PPG sensor, the sleep monitoring function of Mi Band 6 finally supports breathing and sleep quality monitoring. The specific principle is to monitor the changes in heart rate and blood oxygen during sleep. Determine the quality of sleep breathing and help users better understand their sleep status.
The continued use of magnetic charging can greatly reduce the probability of losing rice grains and make charging more convenient. In addition, Xiao Ai, the linkage IP theme, the NFC version acts as an access card, bus card, support for UnionPay QuickPass, and remote camera with new dessert-level functions, which also make the Mi Band 6 more complete.
The last thing to talk about is naturally the price. After making so many improvements and even reaching the “ceiling” of the bracelet world, the price of Mi Band 6 is still conscientious-the standard version is 229 yuan, the NFC version is 279 yuan, compared with the latter The former has more functions such as Xiaoai, UnionPay QuickPass, bus card, access card, etc., which is extremely cost-effective and has the potential to become the next hottest item.
Another novelty of the bracelet is the support for NFC approach technology for payments, but the user will need to pay more to have the function. You can buy Xiaomi Mi Band 6 from Banggood at $49.99 (CN Version) by using Coupon Code: BGMI6CN until April 30th