What will the Mi Smart Band 6 offer?
The first thing that stands out is that the new bracelet will be very similar to the Mi Smart Band 5, something that fits us, since the incorporation of that larger screen in the previous generation could perfectly be repeated in the new model. We do not expect anything special in that regard and that is what it seems we will see.
The interesting thing comes inside, and it is that now it would have a sensor SpO2. There has been a lot of talk about the oxygen saturation sensor, but considering the number of products that currently offer it on the market, if Xiaomi did not include it in its new bracelet it would be a big negative point at this point.
Other additions that also sound and that are very reminiscent of what was heard a long time ago, is that the Mi Smart Band 6 would have the intelligent assistant of Alexa, a function that is still difficult for us to see, but considering that the Mi Band 5 already had variants in some countries with the Amazon assistant, now we should receive it once and for all.
And as always, two models
As expected, the rumors also speak of the classic versions with NFC and without NFC, a differentiation that at this point seems unnecessary to us, since we understand that it should include NFC by default to boost mobile payments. Xiaomi may need to continue launching these two models for licensing and permitting issues, so we’ll see what finally happens. What has almost been confirmed (by the filtered image) is that it will also have a magnetic charging system similar to that of the Mi Smart Band 5.
Will it be the final one?
It is important to take all these rumors with caution, since they almost repeat all of that time in which the leaks appeared with the Mi Band 5. In the end, the current Xiaomi bracelet was left without an oxygen saturation sensor and without Alexa (at least in Spain), so all these details should continue to be taken in stride.
The good news is that the images have appeared in a European Union declaration of conformity document, so the manufacturer would be going through the usual procedures to bring its product to market. Of course, the certification has been passed by Huami, who as we know, is in charge of manufacturing Xiaomi bracelets for some time and up to the next three years thanks to the agreement they recently signed.