Xiaomi has been releasing fitness bands to the market at an affordable price for many years now. The Mi Band series has been getting upgrades throughout the years – and now we’re at the 6th iteration of the Mi Band. So, let’s take a look at it today.
This new Mi Band 6 comes with:
- 1.56-inch AMOLED display
- 152×486 pixels in resolution
- Up to 450 nits brightness
This is a bright and beautiful display, which I absolutely love. The colors are vivid and it’s not much of an issue if I want to read the screen under bright sunlight.
While Xiaomi stated that this Mi Band 6 has “14-day extra-long battery life”, what I personally got was about 4-5 working days. And that is because each and every working day, it’s considered under extremely heavy use as I get literally hundreds of notifications. On weekends though, I get far fewer notifications and hence the battery life should match the advertised 14-day.
As for the charging cable, it has evolved to this proprietary magnetic puck that snaps in only one direction, which is a big upgrade over the older generations of Mi Band that requires the entire band to be taken apart to charge.
Speaking of that, the strap can also be swapped – just like before.
And also, we need to talk about the app. Surprisingly, the Mi Band 6 can be connected via two different apps. The old Mi Fit app still works with the new Mi Band 6, whereby the new Xiaomi Wear app can also be used to connect to the Mi Band 6 as well.
Obviously, I chose the new Xiaomi Wear app as it has a new cleaner interface.
Should you buy the Xiaomi Mi Band 6?
The Mi Band 6 is obviously something that I truly like. The price is officially at RM189, but from what I can find – we can get it for about RM165-ish from Shopee or Lazada, depending on which seller we’re buying it from.