Mi Band 6 Is Coming Soon, Should You Wait or Buy Mi Band 5

Xiaomi is all set to launch the Mi Band 6 fitness tracker in India on August 26. Should you buy the Mi Band 5 or wait for the Mi Band 6? Check out the differences and similarities to know more.

Highlights

  • Xiaomi India MD, Manu Kumar Jain took to Twitter to confirm that the Mi Smart Band 6 will be launched in the country on August 26.
  • All standard variants of the Mi Band 6 come with this sensor that can quickly track blood oxygen levels.
  • Mi Band 6 including a larger display of 1.56 inches as compared to the 1.1-inch screen on its predecessor.

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Mi Band 6 Is Coming Soon, Should You Wait or Buy Mi Band 5

Xiaomi Mi Band series is known for the cheap fitness trackers available for users. The Mi Smart Band 5 was launched last year as the successor to the Mi Band 4. Now, it has been confirmed that the company is gearing up to launch the Mi Band 6, which will be called Mi Band 6 in India.

Xiaomi Mi Band 6 India Launch

Recently, the Xiaomi India MD, Manu Kumar Jain took to Twitter to confirm that the Mi Smart Band 6 will be launched in the country on August 26. It is expected to be priced between Rs 2,200 and Rs 2,500. The highly-anticipated Mi Band 6 was announced in the global markets in March alongside the flagship Mi 11 series smartphones. The wearable will go on sale via Amazon India and Mi com as well.

Xiaomi Mi Band 6 Specifications

The Mi Band 6 features a 1.56-inch AMOLED touchscreen display with a resolution of 152 x 486 pixels, which translates into a pixel density of 450 nits. It s waterproof and can resist underwater for up to 50 meters. The fitness tracker gets the power from a 125mAh battery touted to deliver up to 14 days of battery life.

Other aspects include Bluetooth 5.0, a charging time of up to two hours, support for 30 sports models including cycling, walking, indoor treadmill, and others, a SpO2 sensor for blood oxygen monitoring, 24/7 blood pressure monitoring and sleep tracking among others.

Should You Buy Mi Band 6 Or Mi Band 5?

While it is evident that the latest edition will be a clear-cut winner in the affordable fitness tracker market segment, it depends on how different it is from its prequel, the Mi Smart Band 6. Notably, Xiaomi has introduced a few key changes to the Mi Band 6 including a larger display of 1.56 inches as compared to the 1.1-inch screen on its predecessor. However, the wearable still misses out on an ambient light sensor.

The key differences between the Mi Band 5 and Mi Band 6 also include the sensors. While only the Chinese variant of the Mi Band 5 came with a SpO2 sensor, all standard variants of the Mi Band 6 come with this sensor that can quickly track blood oxygen levels. There are some notable sports tracking additions too, which takes it to 30 from 11 in its predecessor.

Having detailed the differences, you can opt for the Mi Band 6 if you are in for additional aspects such as all-day stress tracking, sports tracking, and more. However, these could have an effect on the battery life of the wearable.

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