Xiaomi’s Mi Band 5 has been out for quite a while now, the fitness band has improved display, extra sports modes, and plenty of watch faces. Well, the Band 5 looks good for the price it has been tossed, but what if there’s another fitness wearable offering similar features and an even bigger display. The contender Honor has recently launched its 6th iteration of the smart band called Honor Band 6 and with its launch, buyers are confused on which one to pick? In this piece, we’ll list down full specs of both the fitness wearables and compare them side by side. Hopefully, in the end, readers will get a clear idea of which one is better for them.
Honor Band 6 Full Specifications
The Honor Band 6 is the newest fitness band launched in November. It comes with a huge upgrade over the predecessor Honor Band 5. The Band 6 sports a bigger 1.47-inch color display with a resolution of 194 x 368 pixels. It is an AMOLED panel with a 2.5D glass. Unlike the previous Band 5, Band 6 features a physical button on the side. Though the navigation is all gesture based but the button is for waking up the display. It weighs 18 grams and has the following dimensions – 43 x 25.4 x 11.45mm.
It houses a 180mAh battery which is claimed to last for up to 14 days. The device 10 sports modes including running, cycling, treadmill, swimming, and more. It has a 24-hour heart rate monitor, SpO2 sensor, menstrual cycle tracking, and sleep tracking. The wearable has NFC for one-touch digital payment and can be connected to Android and iOS devices with Bluetooth 5.0. It also comes with voice assistance for doing quick tasks with voice commands(available only in the Chinese version).
The smart band is 5ATM water-resistant and has multiple watch faces. Interestingly, it has a magnetic charger that will stick to the Band and juice it up in 65 minutes.
Xiaomi Mi Band 5 Specifications
Xiaomi Mi Band 5 was launched back in May in the Chinese market and was later tossed in Europe and India. The smart band comes with a 1.1-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 126 x 29. It is a color display with a maximum brightness of 450 nits. It has a 2.5 glass but does not feature any physical button. It has a capacitive touch button for waking up the screen and also acts as a home button. It weighs 11.9 grams and these are its dimensions – 46.95 x 18.15 x 12.45mm.
It packs a 125mAh battery which is claimed to last for up to 14 days. The device 11 professional sports modes including elliptical, indoor running, outdoor running, power walking, freestyle, indoor cycling, yoga, treadmill, rowing machine, jump rope, and pool swimming. It features a 24-hour heart rate monitor, menstrual cycle tracking, and sleep tracking including afternoon naps. It also has a Personal Activity Intelligence(PAI) index assessment that shows a fitness score based on the activity.
The wearable comes with a stress monitor built-in, breathing exercise mode, and also has an idle alert feature. There is NFC for one-touch digital payment and can be connected to Android and iOS devices with Bluetooth 5.0. It comes with XiaoAI voice assistant which will let you perform tasks with just voice commands(available only in the Chinese version).
The smart band is 5ATM water-resistant and has multiple watch faces. Xiaomi has upgraded the regular charging style with the new magnetic charging technology that will stick to the Band and juice it up in 2 hours.
Major Differences Between The Honor Band 6 and Xiaomi Mi Band 5
|Honor Band 6||Xiaomi Mi Band 5|
|1.47-inch Bigger Display||1.1-inch small Display|
|Physical Button||Capcitive Button|
|18 grams||11.9 grams|
|100 Watch Faces||100+ Watch Faces|
|10 sports modes||11 sports modes|
|65 minutes for a Full Charge||120 minutes for a Full Charge|
|–||Personal Activity Intelligence(PAI)|
|Detailed Sleep Tracking(TruSleep 2.0)||Regular Sleep and Nap Tracking|
Both the Mi Band 5 and the Honor Band 6 make for two of the best fitness wearables available in the market. The Mi Band 5 offers a smaller display, weighs less, and comes with more watch faces and sports modes whereas, the Honor Band 6 will suit your needs if you require a watch-like larger display, fast charging, and detailed sleep tracking.
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