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Xiaomi Mi Band 6 vs Honor Band 6 vs OnePlus Band Comparison | The Best Cheap Health Wearable of 2021

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On this page, we have taken it upon ourselves to show you some of the best device comparisons found anywhere on the internet, and while we have already compared a lot of things, it is never enough. Today we are going to make a special comparison, and these are three of the most popular sports bands on the market. Welcome one more day to one of our comparisons, where we will see the great war of the Xiaomi Mi Band 6 vs Honor Band 6 vs OnePlus Band.

Xiaomi Mi Band 6 vs Honor Band 6 vs OnePlus Band – Differences You Need To Know!

Xiaomi Mi Band 6 vs Honor Band 6 vs OnePlus Band – Specifications (Specs) Sheet Comparison

ModelXiaomi Mi Band 6Honor Band 6 OnePlus Band
Dimensions47.4 x 18.6 x 12.7mm43 x 25,4 x 11,45 mm40,4 x 17,6 x 11,95 mm
DesignCapsule
2.5D glass arc
Rectangular
2.5D glass arc
Capsule
2.5D glass arc
Weight13g18g22,6g
Battery life14 days ("19 days" in saving mode)14 days (10 days used intensively)14 days
ConnectivityBluetooth 5.0Bluetooth 5.0Bluetooth 5.0
SensorsHeart rateAcceleration sensor
Gyroscope sensor
Optical heart rate sensor
Optical heart sensor
Accelerometer and gyroscope
SpO2
Sports mode30 (6 automatically detected by the wearable)1013
IP68 certification / waterproofYes, up to 5 ATMYes, up to 5 ATMYes, up to 5 ATM
CompatibilityiOS y AndroidAndroid 5.0 or superiorAndroid 6.0 or superior
StrapMaterial: Silicone
Customizable: Yes
Material: Silicone
Customizable: Yes
Material: Silicone
Customizable: Yes

Xiaomi Mi Band 6 vs Honor Band 6 vs OnePlus Band – Design Comparison

Starting with the design, and although they are all about exercise bands, they have little different designs. First of all, the Xiaomi Mi Band 6 has a design very similar to its predecessor, the Xiaomi Mi Band 5, with a common oval screen, and it is not surprising since they are made by the same company. However, the front screen design is more minimalistic now because they have eliminated the inverse U shape button and introduced smart gestures into it along with a full-screen display.

For its part, the Honor Band 6 is the most different of all, and it has an unusual figure for exercise bands. Compared to the others, which have an oval-shaped screen, the Honor Band 6 has a rectangular-shaped screen, which results in an eye-catching effect on it.

Finally, the OnePlus Band has a certain resemblance to the Xiaomi Mi Band 6, although in this the screen is a little protruding from its strap, while in the OnePlus band the screen and its strap are at the same level.

Something they do have in common is that all their screens have the 2.5D glass arc that gives them a curve effect. I do notice that because of 2.5D Xiaomi Mi Band 6 has a protrude screen which makes it easier to get scratches.  Meanwhile, OnePlus Band and Honor Band 6 which aren’t prone to scratches yet have much lesser chances of getting it due to the flat yet curved screen. I must say aesthetics do come at a cost and a screen protection film is recommended on the Mi Band 6.

Let’s make this section of Xiaomi Mi Band 6 vs Honor Band 6 vs OnePlus Band a tie because each wearable is unique in its own way. The preference depends on the user’s choice. Flat display vs curved.

Highlights:

  • Go for Mi Band 6 if you love the full-screen display and capsule design.
  • Go for OnePlus Band and Honor Band 6 if you love a flat display and care about scratches.

Winner: Tie

Xiaomi Mi Band 6 vs Honor Band 6 vs OnePlus Band – Strap Comparison

Speaking about the straps that these three bands have, they are all made of dense and soft silicone material, specially made to be in constant contact with the skin without hurting it. It is worth noting that the straps of all these wearables can be removed from the device at any time you want, either to exchange them or to wash them. In relation to their comfort, and because they are all made with materials of similar texture, they are very comfortable and soft to the touch.

However, the clasp is the main focus here. Xiaomi Mi Band 6 has the push-to-lock button clasp which like the rest of the series loosens over time. The same goes for the OnePlus Band as well which also has the same locking mechanism. However, the Honor Band 6 has the traditional hook style clasp giving it a more traditional watch look and has the best locking system. Your Realme Band won’t fall off in case of any pull or jerk.

In terms of customization, Xiaomi Mi Band 6 has a ton of customizable bands available at an incredibly cheap price. What’s more is that the Band also supports Mi Band 3, 4, and 5 bands.

Highlights:

  • Grab Honor Band 6 if you want a better lock mechanism and don’t want the band to fall off.
  • Grab Xiaomi Mi Band 6 if you want a wide range of customizable bands

Winner: Tie

Xiaomi Mi Band 6 vs Honor Band 6 vs OnePlus Band – Screen & Display Comparison

In relation to its screens, the Xiaomi Mi Band 6 has a 1.56-inch screen, the Honor Band 6 with a 1.47-inch screen, and the OnePlus Band with a 1.1-inch screen. Having said that, they are all based on AMOLED technology. Apart from this, Xiaomi Mi Band 6 has the highest resolution of them all (486 x 152 pixels), Honor Band 6 (194 x 368 pixels), and OnePlus Band with the lowest (126 x 294 pixels).

Due to the size and resolution of its screen, which allows a better visualization, the Xiaomi Mi Band 6 takes the prize in this category

Winner: Xiaomi Mi Band 6

Xiaomi Mi Band 6 vs Honor Band 6 vs OnePlus Band – Hardware and Performance

These three health bands are equipped with a 6-axis motion sensor: 3-axis accelerometer + 3-axis gyroscope. The 3-axis accelerometer is responsible for sensing front, rear left, and right (three-dimensional space). Meanwhile, the three-axis gyroscope separates dynamic information that senses left and right tilt front and rear tilt, and left and right swing.

With that being said, all three bands have NFC and a PPG sensor for HR detection and support abnormal heart rate alerts. The accuracy with be discussed in the features and function section. Xiaomi mentions that the PPG sensor has been upgraded in the Xiaomi Mi Band 6, making it more accurate than the previous generation. This also means that it beats the Honor Band 6 since the Honor and OnePlus band’s HR readings were almost similar. As for the algorithms which help in the accuracy of the measurements, we have the Xiaomi Mi Band 6 with the most updated algorithms, then comes Honor Band 6, and the last one is OnePlus Band.

Another major update we see in the Mi Band 6 is the SpO2 sensor introduction. This is the first time the Mi band series is using a SpO2.

Winner: Xiaomi Mi Band 6

Xiaomi Mi Band 6 vs Honor Band 6 vs OnePlus Band – Functions and Features

Now, in this Xiaomi Mi Band 6 vs Honor Band 6 vs OnePlus Band comparison, we will go on to talk about the special functions that these three bands have. Although they have functions in common, one of the most striking is that these three bands have SpO2, which is a sensor for blood-oxygen tracking. Besides that, they also have the following features:

Model Xiaomi Mi Band 6 Honor Band 6 OnePlus Band
Pedometer Yes Yes Yes
HR sensor Yes Yes Yes
HR alert Yes Yes Yes
Sleep tracker Yes Yes Yes
Calories burned Yes Yes Yes
Women Health Yes Yes No
Breathing training guidance Yes Yes Yes
Stress level test Yes Yes No
Blood oxygen monitoring Yes Yes Yes
Sedentary reminder Yes Yes Yes
Sports modes 30 (6 automatically detected by the wearable) 10 13
Alarm Yes Yes Yes
App notification Yes Yes Yes
Weather Yes Yes Yes
Music player Yes Yes Yes
Stopwatch No Yes Yes
Timer Yes Yes Yes
Find device No Yes Yes
Remote camera control Yes Yes Yes
Voice assistant Xiao AI Yes Xiao AI

Looking at the functions and features that these sports bands have, it could be determined that the Honor Band 6 is the best of the three because it has all the available functions, although if you pay more attention to the sports modes, the Xiaomi Mi Band 6 would be the winner.

Winner: Honor Band 6 (functions) / Xiaomi Mi Band 6 (sports modes)

Xiaomi Mi Band 6 vs Honor Band 6 vs OnePlus Band – App Comparison

The Xiaomi Mi Band 6 uses the Mi Fit app, meanwhile, the Honor Band 6 uses Huawei Health and the OnePlus Band uses the OnePlus Health app. Each app is unique in its own way. The UI also resembles each other in most parts.

I see a lot of people complain about the Xiaomi and Amazfit ads they see in Mi Fit. But for me, it’s completely fine.

Winner: Tie

Xiaomi Mi Band 6 vs Honor Band 6 vs OnePlus Band – Battery Comparison

Speaking now about its battery, the Xiaomi Mi Band 6 has a 125mAh battery that gives the user a use of 14 days, although “19 days” if it is in saving mode, but this has only been clarified by its manufacturer. On the other hand, the Honor Band 6 has a 180mAh battery that gives the user a use of 14 days with normal use, although if it is used intensively, it will last only 10 days. Lastly, the OnePlus Band features a 100mAh battery that, by its manufacturer, generally gives the user 14 days of use.

Regarding their charging times, the Xiaomi Mi Band 6 and Honor Band 6 take around 1.5 hours to fully charge, while the OnePlus Band, having a smaller battery, takes between 45 to 55 minutes.

Xiaomi Mi Band 6 uses the same magnetic charging technology as its predecessor ‘Mi Band 5’. This allows us the ease of not removing the main body from the strap for charging.

Winner: Honor Band 6 (battery capacity) / OnePlus Band (charging time)

Xiaomi Mi Band 6 vs Realme Band vs OPPO Band – Price Comparison

The Xiaomi Mi Band 6 has a price of 229 Yuan ($35 USD) in China. Globally, it’s available for a price under $50 on stores like Aliexpress and Banggood.

The OnePlus Band has a price of 219 Yuan ($33 USD) in China.

Lastly, being the cheapest, the Realme Band has a price of 140 Yuan ($21USD) in China, and globally, it’s available for a price of around $24 on stores like Aliexpress and Banggood.

Considering the price only, Realme Band is the winner here. However, in terms of price/performance, Mi Band 6 is the winner.

Winner: Realme band (price) / Xiaomi Mi Band 6 (price-performance ratio)

Our Verdict

Xiaomi Mi Band 6 (6 points) | Honor Band 6 (5 points) | OnePlus Band (4 points)

*In case of a tie, 1 point given to each band*

Overall winner: Xiaomi Mi Band 6

Concluding this Xiaomi Mi Band 6 vs Honor Band 6 vs OnePlus Band comparison, the Xiaomi Mi Band 6 takes first place, not only because it has a bigger screen, but because it also has more accurate readings and an incredible amount of 30 sports modes. Realme Band for the price isn’t a bad choice either if one doesn’t care about SpO2 and flat-screen display. Also, the OnePlus Band looks like a lite version of Mi Band 6, which is also a good choice if you are tight on budget and want a SpO2 sensor as well.

Although here we exposed all its internal and external specifications, at the end of the day the decision to make about which is the best sports band will depend on the tastes that the user has, as well as the money they are willing to pay, and that is that they are all high-quality bands.

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