Activity wristbands have become the most popular wearable on the market. Especially those that are cheaper and that at the same time offer us a large number of functionalities. Undoubtedly the two most popular activity bracelets of the moment are the Xiaomi Mi Band 6 and the Huawei Band 6 , today we compare them.
Two bracelets that have been put on sale in Spain in recent days, and therefore can be one of our main options if we are thinking of getting one of these bracelets to measure our activity on a day-to-day basis.
Screen, functions and dimensions
It is curious, but precisely one of the great novelties that these two bracelets offer us in their new generation is the size of the screen, which is now larger than that of its predecessors. We are facing screens that on average have a size of more than 50% compared to their predecessors. In the case of the Xiaomi Mi Band 6 we have a panel with AMOLED technology and a size of 1.56 inches , with a resolution of 152 × 486 pixels, with a density of 326ppp.
It achieves a brightness of up to 450 nits and has a touch button on the screen to wake it up or return. On the other hand, the Huawei bracelet has a somewhat smaller screen, but that is more rectangular than that of the Xiaomi. This is 1.47 inches in size, has AMOLED technology, which in turn has a full touch panel to make scrolling and touch gestures. Both bracelets also show us numerous information on this screen, being able to access notifications of messages and calls, applications, as well as access a calendar, alarms, clock, stopwatch, timers, control the music that is being played, search the phone, know the weather information or even use the bracelet as a shutter of the mobile camera.
Regarding the dimensions, the Xiaomi measures 47.4 × 18.6 × 12.7 mm and has a weight of 12.8 grams. While the Huawei measures 43 × 25.4 × 10.99 mm, being similar in size , and with a weight of 18 grams, being therefore somewhat heavier than that of Xiaomi .
The sensors are undoubtedly one of the basic aspects of any activity bracelet, since the monitoring modes that we can enjoy on the bracelet depend largely on them.
In the case of the Xiaomi we have a high-precision six-axis sensor that includes a low-consumption three-axis accelerometer and a three-axis gyroscope. As well as a PPG heart rate sensor. In the case of the Huawei Band 6 we have similar sensors, with an accelerometer, a gyroscope , as well as an optical heart rate sensor.
Sports modes and activity tracking
The Xiaomi offers us several ways to monitor our physical activity. On the one hand, it is capable of monitoring the heart rate throughout the day, measuring the rate manually, at rest and the rate curve. It can also measure the quality of our sleep , analyzing deep sleep, light sleep, REM phase or naps.
It also monitors women’s health , recording and remembering the menstrual cycle and ovulation phases. We can also monitor stress with the Xiaomi bracelet, being able to combat it with breathing exercises, making an evaluation of the vitality index through the PAI values. It also counts steps and allows you to set goals, you can also calculate the calories burned. It is capable of monitoring the activity of 30 different sports modes. The data sheet of the Xiaomi bracelet does not declare the ability to measure blood oxygen saturation Spo2, but it seems that one of its first updates incorporates it to the bracelet.
For its part, the Huawei Band 6 makes a continuous analysis of the heart rate. With TruSeen technology, the optical lens uses the artificial intelligence of its algorithms to measure the rhythm 24 hours a day. It detects abnormal levels of heart rate based on the activity we are doing. It also monitors Spo2 blood oxygen levels , so we can know in any case if the blood oxygen level is healthy and does not endanger our health, something especially useful in these times of COVID and pneumonia.
The Huawei bracelet also manages stress through TruRelax technology, just as the Xiaomi has exercises that help combat high levels of stress. It also monitors the quality of sleep. It can recognize four different states of sleep, such as deep, light, REM, and nap . It can detect up to six different sleep problems. It also offers control of the menstrual cycle, with reminders about the days when the period comes or which are the most fertile days. This bracelet offers more sports modes, in this case 96 different modes, providing data such as duration, average speed, cadence, steps, heart rate and calories.
Autonomy, connectivity and resistance
The battery and the autonomy they generate is one of the most important aspects in a bracelet of this type. In the case of the Xiaomi bracelet we can have up to 14 days of autonomy with a charge. This charge can be completed in about two hours. The charging method is magnetic.
In the case of the Huawei we have the same benefits , since with a charge up to 14 days of autonomy are achieved, and the charging method is also magnetic. Both bracelets are resistant to five atmospheres, so they can be submerged up to 50 meters and we can practice water sports with them.
Price and conclusion
The truth is that we are facing two bracelets that are very similar to each other in terms of characteristics. In this regard, the two will offer us satisfactory performance with a large number of similar functions. At the design level, their concepts are completely different. Perhaps the design of the Huawei is more elegant, and the Xiaomi Mi Band 6 is more sporty. And in terms of price, the Xiaomi one is cheaper, which is worth 44.99 euros .
While the Huawei Band 6 is priced at 59 euros . With this price difference, if the design is secondary to you, it is best to get the Xiaomi, but if this aspect has some importance in your choice over the price, surely the Huawei should be your choice, since at the level of characteristics both bracelets are very similar.