Meanwhile xiaomi has stepped into the hut of smartwatch. Coming out quite heavily and equiped with the latest cutting edge technology, they have put up as a strong contender in the smartwatch battle.Here in this article we are going to analyse about the AMAZFIT BIP Smartwatch and how well it has faired in the market.
Amazfit bip in different straps; Image source: cnet
Frankly speaking, xiaomi has quietly brought a midrange trendsetter which can easily satisfy the glamour and enthusiasm of mastering a smartwatch and that too of 75-79$, which is much cheaper than the other watches in the market but its quality is inferior to none. Surely xiaomi has done a very good job here to bring a smartwatch for the mid-ranger to satisfy the hunger of wearing a smartwatch in the wrist and moving around smartly. In a sentence, Revolutionary change.
After checking out the amazfit bip, one thing came into my mind why the other smartwatches can’t be more like amazfit bip? It is such a deal breaker and its quality to money ratio wouldn’t disappoint you at all, The best watch in the budget one can get.
Display of amazfit bip; Image source: cnet
To mention its origin
It is made by Huami, a company that also makes all of Chinese electronics giant Xiaomi’s wearable devices, it is so simple basic easier to use day by day, it has gained so much popularity due to its simplicity always on display, quite a bit of accuracy while measurement and a quite crisp display.
Amazfit bip on the wrist; Image source: yoursense.info .
Now speaking of the display:
Aforementioned it has an always-on display, which is easy to read it in direct sunlight. It is trans-reflective LCD display (where the more light falls on the display, the brighter the display gets) with a display size of 1.28 inch with capacitive touch screen and its resolution is about 176*176 pixels and the display is protected by Corning Gorilla glass 3 and 2.5D curved glass.
It has an IP68 rating which isn’t swimming friendly but can withstand some serious water splashing. Also, it is quite light and easier to move wearing it in hand, unlike other smartwatches.
Full view; Image source: youtube.com
of the watch is polycarbonate built and matte plastic which is why it is so lighter to use. It kinda looks cheaper in the looks but the specs are awesome enough to tilt the vote in its favour and has a premium feel. Its build quality is cheap if you ponder over the smartwatch build quality otherwise it is a very good deal breaker.
Synchronization with the app
It has to be paired with the mi fit app to keep a record of your tracking, cycling, and other fitness updates..The app also provides you with your phone’s notification and you can stay alert. But alas you can’t respond to notifications, like replying to txt and answering the calls which you can in higher end smartwatches.
That’s where amazfit bip falls behind. It runs on it’s a proprietary operating system in association with the mi fit app not on wearable OS so its notifications aren’t actionable.
Paired up with phone; Image source: chesslinks.info
Specifications & alerts
Nearly every specs of a smartwatch is provided by amazfit bip..so no hassle here. The heartrate, GPS, pedometer, barometer, etc provide quite an accurate result when tested for a few times repeatedly. It can also track up the deep cycle light cycle sleep. It is devoid of an app store and has a few selective apps compatible with this device. Everything was quite accurate so it is a go for money.
As it doesn’t have a loudspeaker, so you can’t receive a call and speak through it. Also, it doesn’t have an e-sim like Apple. By the way, it supports:
accelerometer, gyroscope, geometric sensor, light sensor.
Notification; Image source: youtube.com
How good it has done here?
the amazfit bip has a house of 190mah li-po battery which can last about 45 days in regular use at a stretch.
can you imagine that? a 1.5 months battery backup was the main reason behind its hot cake like selling. For a moment just think that you don’t have to connect it to the charger for about 45 days and how peaceful is that.
But if you use the GPS and heart rate monitoring quite extensively the backup time will drop down to several weeks. even you charge it out, the charging process is very easy and can easily get your device fully powered up again. with extensive usage, the battery may back you up for 10 days at least.
Charging process; Image source: ebay.com
Watch getting charged; Image source: souq.com
Some specs in a nutshell
|Internal memory||More than 128MB|
| Speaker, loudspeaker, |
|Voice command, PA||no|
|Smartphone compatibility||Android 4.4+, IOS 8.0+|
“”The Amazfit Bip is the spiritual successor to the Pebble.””
Various colors of amazfit bip
Image source: wp.com
Now summary of the total article:
always on display
colorful and crisp display
quite accuracy in tracking the cycling heartrate sensor weather and pedometer
lighter to use
cheaper, costs only 80$
use of transreflective display
cheap build quality
notifications not actionable
no app store
24hours watch face
long charging time 3 hours
Various watch face
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