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Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 users can now reply to text messages

Mi Band 6 aka Mi Smart Band 6 is the latest fitness tracker from Xiaomi. The company announced it in late March. Since then, the wearable has made its way to multiple markets. In fact, the firm managed to ship over a million units within a month from its availability. Now, almost two months after its announcement, the device is receiving a new firmware update with a much-awaited feature.

Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 Featured A
Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6

Soon after its release, the Mi Band 6 got a firmware update for features related to sleep tracking. Now, Xiaomi is rolling out another update for this wearable, which bumps up the firmware version to

The latest firmware update for the Mi Band 6 (Mi Smart Band 6) arrives with Mi Fit v5.1.0 (companion app). Hence, in order to install the new firmware, users will have to update the Mi Fit app from the Google Play Store, GetApps, Mi App Store, or Apple App Store.

According to the official changelog, the new update adds support for text message replies. Hence, the Mi Band 6 becomes the first-ever fitness tracker from Xiaomi to let users reply to text messages.

We are not sure how this feature works as we don’t have access to a Mi Band 6 right now. But it looks like this feature is limited to China and users will be able to only send pre-defined replies to incoming text messages and calls. Anyway, what we know is that this feature only works on Mi Band 6 paired with Android smartphones.

The latest firmware update also brings pomodoro function, increased pace goal setting for outdoor running, support for new transit passes (Greentown Pass, Ganzhou Pass, Shaoxing Pass), and bug fixes.

Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 Firmware Version Official Changelog (Translated from Chinese)

  • Added Pomodoro function
  • Increase pace goal setting for outdoor running
  • Android phones support incoming call and text message reply
  • Public transportation card: Newly added support for Greentown Pass (Transportation Union), Ganzhou Pass, and Shaoxing Pass
  • Bug Fixes

If you are using a Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 global variant, then do let us know the changes the new firmware update brings in the comment section below.


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