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Xiaomi Mi Band 6 details leaked: SpO2 sensor, possible GPS, Alexa support, and a larger display than the Mi Band 5

The Mi Band 6 will carry over the Mi Band 5's many functions but come with new tools. (Image source: Xiaomi (Mi Band 5)/MagicalUnicorn - edited)
The Mi Band 6 will carry over the Mi Band 5's many functions but come with new tools. (Image source: Xiaomi (Mi Band 5)/MagicalUnicorn - edited)
The first details of the Xiaomi Mi Band 6 have been posted online, and it seems likely there will be a global variant called the Mi Smart Band 6. The upcoming activity tracker has all the features that the Mi Band 5 offers but with additional utilities, such as SpO2 tracking (blood oxygen level measurement) and Alexa support. The Mi Band 6 may have a larger display too.

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The Xiaomi Mi Band 5/Mi Smart Band 5 was a huge success, and an initial leak concerning the successor Mi Band 6 points in a similar direction in regard to success. Not only will the upcoming wearable sport all the same useful features as its predecessor, it will also come with a host of new handy tools and visual improvements. Geekdoing forum user MagicalUnicorn has been sharing a wealth of details about the Mi Band 6/Mi Smart Band 6, which has the codename “Pangu”. First off, there seems to be two variants of the band so far: XMSH16HM is the model number for a Chinese version with NFC and XMSH16HM appears to be a model without NFC that could appear in both the China and global markets.

Moving on, according to data revealed in Zepp app code, it appears the Xiaomi Mi Band 6 will come with support for Alexa and a now mostly pre-requisite SpO2 sensor for blood oxygen measurement. These will be big selling points for future users interested in a potential global Mi Smart Band 6 variant that sports these features. On top of those, it seems likely that the activity tracker will come with built-in GPS, although this is still open for debate because of conflicting commands found in the firmware code. The Mi Band 6 may also come with a larger display than the 1.1-inch screen found on the Mi Band 5, as leaked watchfaces for the successor model have a higher resolution than those stored in the previous-generation Xiaomi tracker.

A huge amount of images featuring icons and emojis were also found (see below) along with menu headers and activity pictures. The Mi Band 6 may also come with a Pomodoro timer for assisting with productivity management and directly accessible sleep data that is stored on the smart band. If that’s not enough, MagicalUnicorn also discovered that the Xiaomi Mi Band 6 should come with up to 30 activity modes compared to the 11 managed by the Mi Band 5. New additions include dance, zumba, cricket, basketball, and kickboxing. Obviously it’s way too early to speculate on the Mi Band 6's price and launch date, although the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 was launched in June 2020 starting at 189 yuan (US$29) for the non-NFC edition. 

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Menu headers with SpO2 and Alexa. (Image source: Logger)
Menu headers with SpO2 and Alexa. (Image source: Logger)
Firmware code. (Image source: MagicalUnicorn)
Firmware code. (Image source: MagicalUnicorn)
Watchfaces. (Image source: MagicalUnicorn)
Watchfaces. (Image source: MagicalUnicorn)
Icons. (Image source: MagicalUnicorn)
Icons. (Image source: MagicalUnicorn)
Activities. (Image source: MagicalUnicorn)
Activities. (Image source: MagicalUnicorn)
Emojis. (Image source: MagicalUnicorn)
Emojis. (Image source: MagicalUnicorn)
App icons. (Image source: MagicalUnicorn)
App icons. (Image source: MagicalUnicorn)
New sports. (Image source: MagicalUnicorn)
New sports. (Image source: MagicalUnicorn)
Animated icons. (Image source: MagicalUnicorn)
Animated icons. (Image source: MagicalUnicorn)
 
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My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.
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Daniel R Deakin, 2021-01-23 (Update: 2021-01-23)