One of the most popular fitness trackers in the entry-level segment is the Xiaomi Mi Band. The Xiaomi Mi Band 6 features inbuilt GPS, SpO2 or blood oxygen level sensor, plus support for Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, according to a new report. Well-known Xiaomi device leaks Magical Unicorn has shared code for the Zepp app, as reported by XDA, suggesting potentially enormous upgrades for the Mi Band 6.
If you’re wondering why the code was in a completely different company’s app, it’s because Zepp is actually the new name of the Huami-owned wearable brand Amazfit and is itself a sub-brand of Xiaomi. So, there are still Xiaomi wearables technically put out by either of those companies.
Xiaomi is working on a new device that the Mi Band 6 could turn out to be. This leak comes from a brand-new website set up on the GeekDoing forums by the user “Magical Unicorn,” who is a well-known leaker of Mi Band and Huami wearables. While reviewing the Zepp application code, Zepp, formerly known as Amazfit, is a companion app for Huami’s Amazfit lineup of smartwatches and fitness trackers, Magical Unicorn confirmed the mention of a new device, code name “Pangu”, and model number XMSH16HM. The Chinese version appears to have NFC onboard, although NFC appears to be missing from the global variant.
The Resource file reveals some of the possible Mi Band 6 features, including a SpO2 sensor, support for Alexa, and more. One of the main things revealed by the leak is that it might be a huge deal for the Mi Band 6 to come with built-in GPS.
Just like the current edition, the new band will feature a SpO2 (blood oxygen) sensor. However, 19 new exercise modes will be added to Band 6. The new ones and the menu icons that come with them are here:
- Indoor fitness
- Indoor ice skating
- Core training
- Street dance
- Table tennis
The ability to set alarms directly from the band, the ability to lock the screen when swimming, the Pomodoro timer for better productivity, and the ability to view sleep data right from the band are other possible features of the Mi Band 6.