Xiaomi launched the Mi Smart Band 6 along with the Mi 11 Ultra and Mi 11 Lite at the beginning of last month. Following the launch of its fitness device, Xiaomi released a firmware update to improve the sleep tracking functions. And now, another update has started to roll out on the Mi Smart Band 6 that adds support for the band’s own text responses.
Text responses for calls and messages on Mi Band 6
The latest update v18.104.22.168 for Mi Smart Band 6 adds support for text responses for calls and messages that users receive on their smartphones. This means that users can now reply to messages and calls directly from their wrist, without accessing their device.
You can see a picture shared by a Weibo user, displaying the text templates that you can use to answer incoming calls and messages on the handheld device.
This feature makes Mi Smart Band 6 the Xiaomi’s first wearable device to support text responses. It is currently unclear if you will have to work with certain preset text responses or if Xiaomi will allow you to add custom responses to the list.
The text reply function is reportedly currently limited to the Chinese region. It is only available on devices connected to an Android phone. In addition, the update also adds other functionalities to the Xiaomi wearable. This includes a Pomodoro timer, increased pace goal setting, and support for new transit passes in China.
Also, to download and install the firmware update on your portable device, you need to update the Mi Fit application on your smartphone to v5.1.0. Once you update the companion app from the Play Store (Free), the band will automatically download the OTA update.
So, if you are using the global variant of the Mi band 6, you may have to wait a while to get the latest update.