Xiaomi’s Mi Smart Band 6 NFC Packs In OLED Display, Heart-Rate Sensor, 12-Day Battery Life
Chinese brand Xiaomi has announced the Mi Smart Band 6 NFC. It doesn’t differ much from the Mi Band 6 but brings along an NFC (Near Field Communication) chip to enable mobile payments right from your wrist. Xiaomi has partnered with Mastercard to streamline the digital payments experience. As you would expect from a fitness tracker, the Mi Smart Band 6 NFC features several health monitoring sensors, a water-resistant design, and long battery life. Let us have a look at all its features and pricing.
Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 NFC Features, Specifications
The Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 NFC sports a 1.53-inch pill-shaped OLED touchscreen display with a resolution of 152 × 486 pixels. As per the company, this touch panel has a peak brightness of 450 nits.
To track your fitness and activity, the fitness band is equipped with an accelerometer, gyro, heart rate sensor, and blood oxygen monitor (SpO2 sensor). It can also collect data around Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep phase, which is considered essential for learning and memory. The band can nudge you to move if you sit in one place for too long. To make sense of all this data, Xiaomi has collaborated with the PAI health profiling service.
The Mi Smart Band 6 NFC comes with 30 fitness modes including running, cycling, swimming, elliptical, and rowing to name a few. It also has dedicated modes for Cricket, Basketball, Boxing, Volleyball, Table Tennis, and Badminton.
The band offers several smart bits such as call and message notifications, music playback controls, reminders, calendar events, and weather forecasts. It can also work as a remote shutter for your phone’s camera. Additionally, Xiaomi has baked in Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant in the global version.
The gadget syncs with your smartphone over Bluetooth 5.0 LE. It is compatible with smartphones running Android 5.0 (and newer) or iOS 10.0 (and above). The fitness tracker houses a 125mAh battery, which according to Xiaomi, lasts up to 12 days on a single charge. It comes with a magnetic charger that can juice up the band within two hours.
Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 NFC Price, Availability
The Mi Smart Band 6 NFC is priced at €55 (around ₹4,700) in European markets. It is expected to hit stores in Europe “soon”. However, at this point, there’s no word on its India launch. To remind you, Xiaomi already sells the non-NFC version of the Mi Band 6 in India.