- Xiaomi has released the NFC version of Xiaomi Smart Band 6 in Europe.
- The new model will enable contactless payments.
- It also has Alexa support.
Xiaomi announced its 11T series and Mi Pad 5 in Europe yesterday, but this was not the only highlight at its conference. For the first time in history, Xiaomi has launched an NFC version of its popular fitness tracker for buyers outside of China.
The Mi Smart Band 6 NFC is essentially the same as the Mi Band 6 Xiaomi launched in March. However, thanks to the cooperation between Xiaomi and MasterCard, it can now realize contactless payments.
“Payments are more effective than ever before, whether it’s buying daily groceries, paying for public transportation, or even just drinking a cup of coffee during the user’s daily running,” Xiaomi wrote in it. Blog post.
The company has not announced how NFC payments will work on the new Mi Band. We will have to wait to see which banks and card issuers support contactless payment functions.
In addition to NFC payment, the new global Mi Smart Band 6 will now also provide built-in Amazon Alexa features. Voice interaction is another feature of Xiaomi bracelets sold outside of China. Xiaomi said that Alexa integration will enhance the hands-free experience of smart homeowners. We guess that it will allow the owner of the Mi Smart Band 6 to interact with other Alexa-enabled smart home devices in the home.
The price of Mi Smart Band 6 NFC is 54.90 Euros, which is a bit more expensive than the non-NFC version of 48.99 Euros.