In this article, we are doing a comparison between the Mi Band 6 Vs. Mi Band 5 Vs. Oneplus Band Vs. Oppo Band. These are popular health (fitness bands) that are recently launched.
The Oneplus Band is another bestseller from the company, and Oppo Band is also getting raving reviews from the tech community.
So let’s check each of the smart bands, and then we will reach a conclusion on which is a better choice for you.
Comparison – Mi Band 6 vs. Mi Band 5 vs. OnePlus Band vs. Oppo Band
|Comparision||Mi Band 6||Mi Band 5||OnePlus Band||Oppo Band|
|Display Size||1.56 inch||1.1 inch||1.1 inch||1.1 inch|
|Display resolution||152*486 pixels||126*294 pixels||126*294 pixels||126*294 pixels|
|Battery life||14 days||14 days||14 days||12 days|
|Weight||13 grams||12 grams||14 grams||10 grams|
|Compatibility||Android 5.0 or iOS 10.0 or more||Android 5.0 or iOS 10.0 or more||Android 6.0 or more||Android 6.0 or more|
|Price||Rs 3499||Rs 2,499||Rs 1699||Rs 2,799|
Mi Band 6
The Mi Band 6 was launched in China at the live event on 29th March 2021. This Mi Band 6 comes with some noticeable upgrades compared to the Mi Band 5.
Let’s talk about its features:
Firstly, the Brand new Mi Band 6 comes with a large 1.56 inch AMOLED touchscreen display along with a 152*486 pixels screen resolution, 326ppi pixel density and 450nits brightness.
The Mi Band 6 offers you a good viewing experience even in sunlight.
Additionally, the screen is also covered with tempered glass along with an anti-fingerprint coating.
For tracking and monitoring your health, it has a SpO2 monitoring system (was missing on the Mi Band 5) that monitors your blood oxygen level and also tracks your breathing quality.
It also has a 24/7 heart rate monitor, a female health tracking system, and a stress monitor.
Furthermore, it has 30 fitness modes and 6 of them can be auto-detected like walking, treadmill, cycling, rowing machine, and elliptical.
Other features – We have 5ATM water-resistant, a timer, which can use to control the phone’s camera, unlock the phone, has Bluetooth 5.0 support, comes with a silicone strap with an adjustable length between 155mm to 219mm.
It has the same battery capacity as its predecessor. The Mi Band 6 is fueled with a 125mAH LiPo battery that offers it up to 14 days of battery life(Claimed by the brand).
The Xiaomi Mi Band 6 is available for Rs. 3,499 in India.
Mi Band 5
Mi Band 5 was launched last year(2020) in June and this band is the successor of the Mi Band 4. I have been using the Mi Band 5 for almost 2 months and so far the experience has been good.
Let’s have a look at its features:
The Mi Band 5 offers a 1.1 inch dynamic AMOLED touch screen display along with a 126*294 pixels screen resolution including a 450nits max. brightness, and also has an anti-fingerprint coating on it.
Furthermore, ti comes with a 24/7 heart rate monitor, sleep monitor, stress monitor, women health tracker, PAI(Personal Activity Intelligence), and step counter tracker.
Additionally, it has an 11 professional sports mode in which swimming is also included because of the 5ATM water-resistant coating.
Other features – Bluetooth 5.0 support, customizable watch faces, music control, camera control, unlock the phone, compatible with Android 5.0 or iOS 10.0 or more.
Lastly, the band packs with a 125mAH battery capacity that takes 2 hours of charging time and provides a 2 week of battery backup on normal mode. I typically get 7 days of battery back-up with heart rate monitoring set for 30 minutes.
The Mi Band 5 is available online for purchase for Rs 2499.
OnePlus Band was launched earlier this year (on 11th Jan), and interestingly, it has a lot of similarities compared to the Oppo Band.
Let’s get started with its other specs:
It offers a 1.1 inch AMOLED touch screen display along with a 126*294 pixels screen resolution that provides vivid, saturated colors and remains visible in the sunlight.
Like the above-mentioned bands, The OnePlus Band comes with a 24/7 heart rate monitor, sleep tracking, SpO2 blood oxygen level monitor that helps you to keep healthy.
Additionally, it comes with a dedicated 13 exercise modes that include yoga, cricket, swimming like many more exercises.
To resistant water, while swimming, it has an IP68 water-resistant coating on its body.
Other features – Bluetooth 4.2 support, customizable watch faces, music control, camera shutter control, unlock the phone, compatible with Android 6.0.
The OnePlus Band comes with a 100mAH battery capacity and provides up to 14 days of battery backup on a single charge. For practical use with continuos heart rate tracking you can get 5 to 7 days of battery life.
The OnePlus Band is available online for purchase and a price tag of Rs 1699.
Oppo band was launched on 8 March 2021 and as I said above is very similar to the OnePlus band in terms of features.
Let’s talk about the amazing features of the Oppo Band:
To provides an amazing viewing experience, it offers a 1.1 inch dynamic AMOLED touch screen display along with a 126*294 pixels screen resolution and the screen is also scratch-resistant.
The Oppo Band comes with real-time heart rate monitoring, a 24/7 heart rate monitor, sleep monitor, stress monitor, daily activity, get-up reminder, and breathing exercise that helps you to keep fit and active.
Additionally, it has 12 professional sports modes in which swimming is also included because of the 5ATM water-resistant coating.
Other features – Bluetooth 5.0 support, find my phone, music control, camera control, unlock the phone, compatible with Android 6.0 or higher.
Furthermore, the Oppo band packs with a 100mAH battery capacity that provides it 12 days of battery backup.
The Oppo Band is available online for purchase along with a price tag of Rs 2799.
Concluding Thoughts – Mi Band 6 Vs Mi Band 5 Vs Oneplus Band Vs Oppo Band
Let’s quickly compare key specs for these four health bands.
All the bands offer excellent value for money; the Mi Band 6 is getting a bigger display and the SPO2 monitor.
If you have a Oneplus or Oppo Phone, you may want to have a band from a similar brand for deeper integration.
Also, you may like a particular design that may play role in your decision.
The Mi Band 5 is also a pretty good option, and as I mentioned above have been using it for two months, and it works well.
Notably, the Mi Bands get a bigger battery, and the Mi Band 5 offers the longest battery life of the lot. The band 6 has a slightly bigger display and may consume a little bit more battery.
But charging these is not a hassle. Just 2 hours of charging is good for 5-7 days of usage.
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