The firmware of the Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 was discovered in the Zepp app (formerly Amazfit), which revealed the main upgrades compared to the current band 5. As usual there are two versions – one for the China (XMSH16HM, with NFC) and one for the world market (XMSH15HM, probably without NFC).
The new group will feature a built-in GPS receiver, which will provide accurate speed and distance data for your workouts (the screen is way too small for navigation). For faster positioning, the phone APP will send A-GPS data to the bracelet.
The new bracelet will feature a SpO2 (blood oxygen) sensor, just like the current model. However, the Band 6 will add 19 new exercise modes. Here are the new ones and the accompanying menu icons:
Exercise mode icons
To help your focus, the Pomodoro Technique has been added – a time management method that uses a timer. Notifications from the app will be blocked for a period of 25 minutes, then the bracelet will vibrate to remind you to take a 25 minute break.
Users will be able to view the sleep data on the bracelet itself (currently you can only view it in the phone app). It may indicate a larger screen and there are clues that the screen will have a higher resolution.
The user interface gets a facelift, here are some of the default watch faces:
The Mi Smart Band 6 will be able to control smart home devices that use the Mi Home platform. However, it is not clear if this will depend on the region. If so, you’ll still be able to rely on Amazon Alexa to control things (the Chinese version of the group will use Mi AI instead).
309 emojis for the Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6
It looks like the new group will be able to display emoticons in notifications – 308 images were discovered among the Resources files. The group will also be able to decline calls with automatic responses, such as “I am currently driving, please contact me later.”
The current Mi Smart Band 5 launched in mid-July of last year, so we’re several months away from it.