Each time a new smartband is presented, as in the case of the Xiaomi Mi Band 6, Western users are saddened by one shortcoming, namely NFC. Since Xiaomi also sells its bands in Italy that Mi Fans are wondering: will the version equipped with NFC? If you look at the local market, with the exception of FitBit, no smartband offers support for this type of connectivity. On the contrary, in China there are several models that allow it, such as the Honor Band 6 and the same as Xiaomi. But things have finally changed, given that the most chosen smartband in the world has now arrived in Italy with the much requested function.
19 / 10 Update: the launch offer of Xiaomi Mi Band 6 NFC has ended, but do not worry because the smartband is already available with a discount code. Find all the details directly at the end of the article; also below you will find the complete list of supported banks.
Xiaomi Mi Band 6 NFC: ALL BANKS SUPPORTED
Xiaomi Mi Band 6 NFC: everything you need to know
Here, therefore, that in China Xiaomi customers can choose between the classic Mi Band 6 and the one equipped with NFC, depending on their preference. The latter can be used both for the mobile payments and for a whole series of additional features, including season tickets for public transport (such as buses and subways) and control of home automation devices, primarily the smart locks. With us, however, all this was not possible, having to buy the standard version of the Xiaomi smartband. For the Italian territory, at the moment everything is focused on payments, but who knows that in the future it will not extend.
And as already happened in the past in Russia, also in Italy Xiaomi Mi Band 6 NFC can make fast and contactless payments thanks to the collaboration with Mastercard. An advantage does not give poco. We also remember that, again in Russia, Xiaomi has introduced its for the first time in continental Europe Mi Pay service. It is not yet available with us, but in Italy the brand has also entered into a partnership with nexi, for all users of the circuit.
How contactless payment works
Activate the payment service of Xiaomi Mi Band 6 NFC it's quick and easy: just download the Xiaomi Wear app on your smartphone, pair the new smartband and register your card in a few simple steps.
To complete a purchase it will be enough activate the payment method on the smart band with a swipe and bring your wrist close to the POS. The first payment of the day will require the insertion of the security code chosen when registering the card, but for subsequent purchases it will no longer be necessary. If the device is removed from the wrist, the possibility of making further transactions without entering the pin is inhibited, so the user will be asked to re-enter the code.
Thanks to the agreement with Xiaomi, the customers of Nexi's partner banks will be the first in Italy to have a new digital payment service available which, in addition to being convenient and fast, guarantees maximum security: no card data is stored. physical on the device and during the payment phase, the alternative code is used that identifies the virtualized card and not the real one. This avoids the transmission of physical card data and increases the level of security for the end customer.
Xiaomi Mi Band 6 NFC - Price and availability in Italy
The new Xiaomi Mi Band 6 NFC arrives in Italy with availability from midnight on October 14, 2021: the selling price is 54.99€ but only for the first 48 hours it will be possible to buy the smartband at a discount 43.99€. Sales have started both on the official website and on Amazon (and at all physical stores in the area): below you will find the links to the purchase where the band is still available. We remind you that the promo will end at 23:59 pm on October 15th!
NB - even if the introductory offer has ended, you can find it available at € 43.99 thanks to this new promo with discount code!
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