The manufacturer will add an NFC version to its popular Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 fitness tracker in Europe. This clears the way for contactless, mobile payment in this country as well. For the smart bracelet, just under 55 euros should be called.
With its Smart Band series, Xiaomi has landed a worldwide hit and the Xiaomi Mi Band 6, which has been available in Germany since April, has always taken first place in fitness tracker best list. In China, a separate Xiaomi Mi Band 6 NFC version is being sold parallel to the classic wearable, which is also in high demand in Europe.
Xiaomi Mi Band 6 NFC Price
Xiaomi decided for the first time to also offer this in Europe. The recommended retail price of 55 euros is around 17 euros above the current market price of the non-NFC variant. Manufacturer Xiaomi presented the NFC version of the tracker as part of its September event.
Xiaomi Mi Band 6 NFC Specs
The Xiaomi Mi Band 6 NFC sepcifications are comparable to the standard Mi Band 6. The NFC version was created in partnership with Mastercard and allows you to make NFC payments on the move. The Xiao AI voice assistant is supported with the Mi Band 6 NFC in China. The worldwide edition, on the other hand, has compatibility for Amazon’s Alexa speech assistant.
Other features include the Mi Band 6 with a 1.53-inch 24-bit AMOLED color screen and a scratch-resistant 3D glass on top. The screen can display time, steps, phone app notifications, calls, heart rate, activity, weather and more. It is also equipped with a heart rate sensor and a blood oxygen sensor. The device provides 24-hour sleep monitoring and can detect respiration during REM sleep and during sleep.
NFC is intended to further boost sales of wearables
In cooperation with Mastercard, Xiaomi will focus on contactless payments on the go. It is not yet known to what extent mobile payments will be restricted to just one service provider or whether VISA, American Express, PayPal, and Co. will also play a role. Likewise, there has not yet been an exact date on which the Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 with NFC module will go online in Germany. Apart from the technical upgrade for so-called near-field communication, no changes will be introduced.