​Xiaomi ships 3 million Mi Band 6 trackers

Big landmark comes in just two months
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Xiaomi has announced that it’s shipped 3 million units of its latest fitness tracker.

The news was announced on Weibo ahead of the 618 Shopping Carnival by Zeng Xuezhong, Vice President of Xiaomi Group and President of Mobile Phone Division. It comes just two months after its release date on 2 April 2021. It shows the enormous global clout that Xiaomi has as a wearables brand.

To put that in context, CCS Insight estimated that Garmin only shipped 3.4 million units of its entire smartwatch range in the whole of 2020. Although Apple was estimated to have shipped 43.6 million in the same period.

And Xiaomi will be extra pleased, given the increase in price of the Mi Band 6 from previous generations.

When the Mi Band 6 arrived on the scene in 2015, it turned heads with a $25 price tag that offered unbeatable value.

But the Mi Band 6 has shipped at close to $50 in the US, and it led us at Wareable to speculate that it could lead to cooling interest in the budget brand. And there are other factors at play, not least the launch of similarly priced devices such as the Amazfit Band 5 – and even cheaper ones like the Realme Band.

But it seems that customers have stayed loyal to the Mi Band, and its enduring popularity in Asia, as well as US availability have fuelled big sales.

Via GizmoChina

James Stables


James is the co-founder of Wareable, and he has been a technology journalist for 15 years.

He started his career at Future Publishing, and worked on Windows: The Official Magazine until becoming editor of What Laptop Magazine. As an editor of technology media titles, James launched Windows 8: The Official Magazine, and TechRadar's iPad magazine edition .tech.

After these launches, James became the features editor of T3 Magazine and T3.com and was a regular contributor to TechRadar – before leaving Future Publishing to found Wareable in 2014.

James has been at the helm of Wareable since 2014 and has become one of the leading experts in wearable technologies.

He has provided expert comments to a host of sources and has appeared on BBC News and Sky News to talk about smartwatch releases

James also appeared as an expert on Channel News Asia's documentary on wearable tech.

He has also spoken about wearables at a range of events, and hosts a monthly wearable technology event called Wearables London.

And James has also moderated wearable tech panels at Web Summit, IFA, and The Wearable Technology Show.

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