Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 Vs Huawei Band 6 – Form Vs Function

Smart fitness trackers may have been in the market for over half a decade now, but their popularity remains as strong as ever despite having to live under the shadows of smartwatches. Numerous companies are still churning yearly iterations of these wearables for health-conscious consumers. Most recently, we have seen Xiaomi and Huawei release their latest fitness trackers—the Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 and Huawei Band 6—and both are appealing choices for those looking to get into the fitness game. But which is the right one for you?

Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 Vs Huawei Band 6 – Design And Display

Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 design
Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 l Credit: mi.com

The Mi Smart Band 6 features a pill-shaped 1.56-inch AMOLED display with a 486 x 152 resolution and up to 450 nits brightness. It is around 50% larger than its predecessor, the Mi Smart Band 5

In contrast, the Huawei Band 6 sports a smaller rectangular AMOLED display at 1.47-inch with 368 x 194 pixels. Still, it is a huge upgrade over the Huawei Band 4’s TFT 0.96-inch display. (In case you’re wondering, Huawei skipped a number in the naming scheme.)  

While the Mi Smart Band 6 has a buttonless design, Huawei has included a single power/function button on its wearable. The Mi Smart Band 6 is also significantly lighter at 12.8g compared to the Huawei Band 6 which tips the scale at 18g (without the straps).

Huawei Band 6
Huawei Band 6 l Credit: consumer.huawei.com

Speaking of straps, fitness trackers are also known for their colourful bands. Xiaomi offers more variety here with six colour options (Black, Blue, Orange, Yellow, Olive, and Ivory). Meanwhile, you only get three hues with Huawei’s band (Graphite Black, Forest Green, Amber Sunrise).

Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 Vs Huawei Band 6 – Features

Fitness trackers are only as good as the features they offer, and both devices come packed with them.

Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 watch face
Credit: mi.com

Starting with what’s on the display, the Mi Smart Band 6 has no less than 60 built-in watch faces, ensuring that users will have no shortage of customisation options. Unfortunately, there isn’t any published info (yet) on exactly how many watch faces the Huawei Band 6 has. Based on promotional visuals, however, we can see (below) that it has some interesting and nice-looking ones.

Huawei BAnd 6 watch faces
Credit: consumer.huawei.com

As with all modern smart fitness trackers, both wearables will be able to connect to a smartphone and show the wearer incoming notifications, calls, and messages. But beyond the standard features, they can also track your heart rate, blood oxygen saturation (Sp02) level, sleep quality, stress level, and menstrual cycle for the ladies. You can take them to the swimming pool too as they have a 5 ATM waterproof rating.

Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 fitness modes
Credit: mi.com

When it comes to fitness and exercise, the Huawei Band 6 has the edge here as it offers up to 96 different workout modes, much more than the Mi Smart Band 6’s 30 fitness modes.

Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 Vs Huawei Band 6 – Battery Life

Huawei Band 6 battery life
Credit: consumer.huawei.com

Fitness trackers are typically not as demanding on the battery life as smartwatches. Both the Mi Smart Band 6 and Huawei Band 6 have great battery lives, allowing you to charge once and leave it running for days on end.

You will get around 14 days out of the Mi Smart Band 6 with regular usage. However, heavy use will bring it down to five days. Similarly, Huawei promises a two-week battery life on a single charge with regular usage and 10 days for heavy use of its fitness tracker. Additionally, it has fast charging, giving wearers two days’ worth of runtime from just five minutes of charging.

Price & Availability

The Mi Smart Band 6 carries an official RM189 price tag, while the Huawei Band 6 costs slightly more at RM219. Both fitness trackers are now available for purchase at Shopee Malaysia.


Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 Vs Huawei Band 6 – An Overview

Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 Huawei Band 6
Dimensions 47.4 x 18.6 x 12.7 mm 43 x 24.4 x 10.99 mm
Weight 12.8g Approximately 18g (without straps)
Display 15.6” AMOLED display (486 x 152 resolution) 1.47” AMOLED display (368 x 194 resolution)
Waterproof rating 5 ATM 5 ATM
Tracking metrics Heart-rate


Sleep quality

Stress level

Menstrual cycle/ovulation



Sleep quality

Stress level

Menstrual cycle/ovulation

Fitness/workout modes 30 96
Connectivity Bluetooth 5.0 Bluetooth 5.0
Battery capacity 125mAh 180mAh
System requirements iOS 10.0 or later
Android 5.0 or later
iOS 9.1 or later

Android 6.0 or later

Price RM189 RM219

Bottom Line: Which One Of These Two New Fitness Trackers Should You Get?

Credit: mi.com, consumer.huawei.com

When it comes to decision time, few factors should be taken into consideration. Both fitness trackers are clearly very similar in terms of features. For one, they offer all the essential tracking metrics that users can ask for. Secondly, both also deliver similar hours of usage.

Go for the Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 if: you like to see things on a larger display and prefer having more variety in both the external and internal looks. Not to forget, you will also get to save a little with the more affordable option.

Go for the Huawei Band 6 if: you put fitness-related features above everything else. With a whopping 96 fitness modes, the Huawei Band 6 would appear as the more appealing choice for users engaged in various workout activities.

No matter which gets your pick, they are some of the best fitness trackers in the market that can go a long way in helping you lead a healthier lifestyle!  

Related: Keep Track Of Your Heart Health: 5 Heart Rate Monitor Watches To Consider  

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