Eager Xiaomi fans outside of China can now order the new Mi Smart Band 6 from AliExpress, with prices starting from US$44.97. The NFC model is also available for purchase although the payment feature likely won’t function outside of China. A Mi Fit app update has introduced a useful sleep breathing quality monitor to the fitness tracker.
The Mi Smart Band 6 has turned up for sale on the AliExpress website (Geekdoing online store), with prices starting from US$44.97. However, those who simply cannot wait for Xiaomi to launch the new fitness tracker in their particular market should pay careful attention to the conditions. For example, the price of US$44.97 is for the Chinese standard version of the Mi Smart Band 6, although there is English language support on the device. In addition, buyers wanting the wearable at this price will have to accept it could take up to 20 days for the smart band to be sent out.
If you are willing to pay out a little more for the Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 then there is a “sent out within 4 days” option that puts the price up to US$46.91, and there is free standard shipping to many locations. There is a listing for the NFC variant of the Mi Smart Band 6 too, which also features a full-screen AMOLED touch display and SpO2 sensor, with the price standing at US$65.31 for this model. These are apparently discounted prices and some users can utilize coupons to save a bit more. As mentioned above, the NFC feature of the fitness tracker is unlikely to work beyond China’s borders.
It seems the Mi Smart Band 6 has already got a little better thanks to a Mi Fit app update, as pointed out by TizenHelp. In the “what’s new” section for the app on Google Play there is a note to mention that it now “supports access from the new Mi Smart Band 6” and this is followed by news of the addition of a sleep breathing quality monitor, which should be useful for those who may be concerned about sleep apnea or other sleep disorders. The update also carries out some bug fixes and improves the overall user experience.
Daniel R Deakin, 2021-04- 2 (Update: 2021-04- 2)