Amazfit Bip U Pro vs Bip U comparison: which is better?


Smartwatch maker Huami made the right decision with the Bip. And if the fashion dictated the release of gadgets with a bright and color screen, albeit at the expense of autonomy, then the Amazfit Bip model just surprised with a long service life. Yes, the watch received not the most outstanding transflective screen, but it also had its merits. The success of this model did not go unnoticed and Amazfit began to develop the concept, releasing new models based on the hit.

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At the end of 2020, Amazfit Bip U came out, in which, on the basis of a proven database, the emphasis was already on a better screen. But at the beginning of next year, an improved model was presented, quite expectedly called Amazfit Bip U Pro.

Specifications Amazfit Bip U Pro

  • Display: 1.43 ″ touchscreen display, 320 × 302 pixels, 305 PPI.
  • Case size: 35.5 x 40.9 x 11.4 mm.
  • Strap size: 20 mm.
  • Weight: 31 gr.
  • Case material: impact resistant plastic.
  • Water protection: 5 ATM / 50 meters, you can swim in the pool.
  • Glass protection: 2.5D Corning Corning Gorilla Glass 3 tempered glass, anti-fingerprint oleophobic coating.
  • Sensors: Advanced optical sensor BioTracker 2 PPG of the second generation (pulse measurement), 6-axis accelerometer, gyroscope, SpO2 sensor (measurement of blood oxygen saturation), GPS / GLONASS module, geomagnetic sensor.
  • Interfaces: Bluetooth 5.0 BLE, magnetic charging, one physical button.
  • Functions: heart rate monitor, blood oxygen saturation measurement, weather forecast, notifications, music and camera control, 60 sports workout profiles, sleep duration and quality, stress level and recovery, notification of calls and events in apps.
  • Compatibility: Android 5.0 and above, iOS 10.0 and above.
  • Built-in battery capacity: 230 mAh.
  • Working hours: 216 hours / 9 days (normal mode), 450 hours / 18 days in economy mode.

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Amazfit Bip U Pro delivery set

The packaging design for most Huami products is rather laconic – a white box with a picture of the device and its name.

Amazfit Bip U Pro delivery set

The model name is applied with iridescent paint.

Amazfit Bip U Pro delivery set

Amazfit Bip U delivery set

Inside the box you can find the watch itself with a bracelet, packed in a special film. They fit snugly in the cardboard recess. The device comes with a magnetic charger and a small, but very detailed instruction in several languages, including Russian.

Amazfit Bip U Pro delivery set

The magnetic charging itself is a cable with a USB connector at one end and an oval pad with two contacts at the other.

Amazfit Bip U Pro delivery set

The opposite polarity magnets in the watch and the platform will prevent them from docking in the wrong way.

Amazfit Bip U Pro delivery set

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Amazfit Bip U Pro design

Amazfit Bip U design

The appearance of this watch is quite consistent with the classic look of the entire Bip series. The gadget received a rectangular plastic case with rounded corners. The material is quite durable, no elements play.

The watch has only one hardware button – it is located on the right side. With its help, the watch can be unlocked, awakened, and when working with the menu, it allows you to return to the previous screen, scroll a long list up and down during a workout, and also pause it altogether (a long hold will be required). It is possible to customize a normal button press and bind a function to it, as well as associate a long press with a call to a specific application. But turning the wheel is simply a possibility that has no practical meaning.

The main part of the front surface is given to the screen. It is not particularly large, as there are rather big frames. Below is the brand name. In general, the watch looks quite laconic and elegant, rounded corners and 2.5D glass give it a lightness that will appeal to young people. The watches do not have that solidity and reliability that the adult generation appreciates, but other models are also produced for this.

Amazfit Bip U screen

The back side received a round platform with numerous sensors and charging contacts assembled on it. Moreover, this zone is also slightly raised, which allows you to create better contact with the owner’s hand.

Amazfit Bip U Pro design

The watch comes with a fairly high-quality strap – it’s good that the manufacturer did not save on it. The strap is adjustable in length from 76 to 118 mm. This element is removable and may well work with other members of the Amazfit Bip family. But the manufacturer provides an opportunity to install any standard straps on this watch, since there are enough options, including leather, metal, with magnetic clasps.

The user is asked to choose one of three color options for the watch. For those who do not like the classic black version, a clearly youthful and active green may suit. And girls will undoubtedly pay attention to the version in pink.

Colors Amazfit Bip U Pro

Amazfit Bip U Pro screen

Amazfit Bip U screen

The Bip U line has deviated slightly from the original concept of a self-contained watch with a transflective screen. Like its younger brother, the Bip U Pro has a bright enough TFT screen with a diagonal of 1.43 inches. But, although it is rectangular, it has not received a square shape – the resolution is 320 × 302 pixels. Both the screen itself and its resolution surpass the capabilities of the Bip / Bip S models. The increase in the number of dots directly affected the quality of the picture, moreover, more information is now corny on the screen. The final dot density is 305 PPI, which is just comparable to the threshold value of the pixel distinguishable by the eye.

And the glass is protected by tempered glass Gorilla Glass of the third generation. The glass itself has rounded edges or a 2.5D shape. The oleophobic coating helps the screen not to collect fingerprints, this is a very necessary measure, since the main control of the device will take place with the help of the fingers.

Amazfit Bip U Pro display

We did not see the Always-On Display function in Amazfit Bip U Pro, it remains the lot of older models, and it does not affect autonomy for the better. Nevertheless, this model relies on a balance of characteristics, and not on a multitude of, including advanced, opportunities.

When you raise your hand, the screen backlight is automatically activated; it can be turned off after a certain time. It is selected in the range of 5-15 seconds. This behavior of the clock can be set directly in them along the way: Settings -> Auto Screen Off

Amazfit Bip U Pro settings

Amazfit Bip U Pro software

No matter how smart watches are, they still have to work in conjunction with a smartphone. Huami offers the Zepp app, based on its predecessor, for this purpose. There are versions of the program for both Android and iOS.

Zepp app for Amazfit Bip U

Zepp app for Amazfit Bip U

Getting started is based on synchronization with a smartphone. When the watch is turned on for the first time, it shows a unique QR code, which must be read by the program and confirm the pairing of devices. When you turn on the watch for the first time, you may be prompted to update its firmware, with which it is desirable to agree.

Setting up Amazfit Bip U Pro

Zepp app for Amazfit Bip U

Amazfit Bip U Pro

Review of Amazfit Bip U Pro watch

The Zepp application is both the main “control panel” of the clock and the supplemented information display. But it works like that with all Huami wearable electronics. There is also a dial shop to find the one you need for your model.

Still, the main thing in Zepp is fine tuning of the gadget and analysis of the information coming from it. The watch constantly collects a lot of useful data: the number of steps, the level of oxygen in the blood, the quality of sleep, the level of stress, etc. – all of this is transferred to Zepp for further analysis by the owner.

Zepp app for Amazfit Bip U

Zepp app for Amazfit Bip U

The authors of the application have made the application as detailed as possible, and the use of graphs will make it easier to perceive the information provided. It will not be difficult to understand Zepp – the program also has a Russian-language interface.

Zepp app for working with Amazfit Band 5

But you will not be able to install your applications on Amazfit Bip U Pro – the manufacturer releases its devices based on a closed operating system, so you only have to deal with the options offered in Zepp.

Amazfit Bip U Pro main menu

Amazfit Bip U Pro main menu

The working shell of Amazfit Bip U Pro itself works quite traditionally for representatives of the entire series. There are few gestures, they are intuitive and quick to remember. Swipe up will open Notification Center, and swipe down will open Control Center. From it you can quickly get into the “Do not disturb” mode, as well as adjust the screen brightness, alarm clock and other settings.

Amazfit Bip U Pro Control Center

Swiping horizontally to the left or right will bring up activity, weather, music controls, and heart rate. However, this order can be changed and replaced with your own using Zepp.

By default, the side button helps you end your workout by pressing and holding it. In the watch settings, it is possible to bind other standard applications to the side button. A short press will return to the previous menu, this is a replacement for the swipe gesture.

Functions and capabilities of Amazfit Bip U Pro

One of the main features of smartwatches are interchangeable dials. The user can choose the skin that he likes best with the output of specific and necessary information. In the interface of the Amazfit Bip U Pro watch itself, you can choose one of 4 options. And even if it is a little, but in the Zepp app you can find several dozen more online options.

Review of Amazfit Bip U Pro watch

Review of Amazfit Bip U Pro watch

You only need to choose the one you like, it will be downloaded and transferred to your device. Among the options there are animated ones, and it is possible to create a personalized unique dial using your photo. Some dial options have the ability to work with modules, creating the most convenient option for your needs.

Review of Amazfit Bip U Pro + watch how it differs from Bip U

Review of Amazfit Bip U Pro + watch how it differs from Bip U

Amazfit Bip U Pro watch faces

Review of Amazfit Bip U Pro + watch how it differs from Bip U

Amazfit Bip U Pro can work autonomously, but they reveal all their possibilities in conjunction with a smartphone. The watch receives a variety of notifications from it: about missed calls, information from applications, weather forecast, world clock, can control the smartphone camera and play music on it.

Functions in Amazfit Bip U

The number of stored notifications is limited to 10, but this figure is typical for the entire series. Despite the budget positioning, a microphone appeared in the Amazfit Bip U Pro. Only it is not intended for use in telephone conversations, but for communicating with the voice assistant Alexa. So you can respond to an incoming call on the watch with either a reset or an answer in the form of an SMS from a template.

Calls to Amazfit Bip U Pro

Calls to Amazfit Bip U Pro

Amazfit Bip U Pro was initially positioned as an inexpensive smartwatch for active people who monitor their health. It is no coincidence that the device pays such attention to training. In total, the watch supports about 60 sports modes, from the usual ones: walking, running, cycling, yoga, jumping rope and swimming, and ending with very exotic ones.

Workouts on Amazfit Bip U Pro

Zepp app for working with Amazfit Band 5

Zepp app for working with Amazfit Band 5

Zepp app for working with Amazfit Band 5

To prevent the user from getting lost in this variety, the modes are grouped into 10 categories. The data captured by the sensors during exercise is subsequently analyzed.

Zepp app for working with Amazfit Band 5

The watch measures the distance traveled, how a person’s pulse changes over time, and calories are calculated. If it turns out that the heart rate exceeds the norm, the gadget will notify the owner of this. The Pomodoro tracker helps you to be productive, and the GPS module can record routes even without using your smartphone. GLONASS support has also been implemented. An electronic compass will also help with orientation in space.

Compass on Amazfit Bip U Pro

This watch has received the current opportunity to measure the oxygen level in the blood. The OxygenBeats optical sensor is responsible for this. The clock, albeit not instantly, but determines the oxygen content in the blood by displaying a numerical indicator.

blood oxygen content in Amazfit Bip U Pro

blood oxygen content in Amazfit Bip U Pro

This information helps to assess the state of health, because impaired lung function is an alarming symptom, potentially associated with coronavirus. Yes, and during intense training or when at altitude, this parameter will be very informative. If the oxygen level in the blood is less than 90%, then this is an alarming symptom, it may be time for you to see a doctor.

Zepp app for working with Amazfit Band 5

Amazfit Bip U Pro works even when a person is asleep – the gadget determines the phases of sleep, separating the light from the deep, counting the waking time.

Sleep tracking on Amazfit Bip U

You can look at the picture of your sleep in the Zepp app, where the data is also interpreted, forming recommendations for improving a person’s nighttime rest.

Zepp app for working with Amazfit Band 5

The proprietary optical sensor BioTracker 2 is responsible for measuring the pulse. Amazfit Bip U Pro can take measurements around the clock, transferring the results for analysis to the Zepp app.

Heart rate measurement on Amazfit Bip U Pro

And the heart rate is set by the user: once every 1 minute, 5 minutes, 10 or 30, there is a possibility of manual measurement. These data are part of the information group that forms the health assessment.

Zepp app for working with Amazfit Band 5

The watch evaluates not only the physical activity of a person, but also the level of his stress. Moreover, the gadget helps to fight against it, offering to conduct a special workout to relax in tense moments.

Review of Amazfit Bip U Pro + watch how it differs from Bip U

Amazfit Bip U Pro women will be assisted in planning their menstrual cycle. The watch makes it possible to enter data on critical days and ovulation, issuing notifications based on this information. They will allow you to plan your life, avoiding certain problems.

Zepp app for working with Amazfit Band 5

Zepp app for working with Amazfit Band 5

Autonomy of Amazfit Bip U Pro (how long does the battery hold)

Autonomy of Amazfit Bip U (how long does the battery hold)

The battery of this watch has a capacity of 230 mAh. Of course, the TFT display is not as economical as the transflective one, nevertheless Amazfit Bip U Pro got a very decent autonomy. The clock will work for 9 days with activated functions:

  • Automatic heart rate measurements every 10 minutes;
  • 200 screen activations;
  • daily half-hour jogging and two measurements of oxygen levels in the blood;
  • 50 notifications per day.

This regime is quite consistent with the lifestyle that most people lead. If we talk about active athletes who need to measure their pulse every minute, monitor the phases and quality of sleep, their stress, and increase the number of notifications to 100, while making the backlight maximum brightness, then the device will work for 4-5 days, which is also good …

A full charge will take about 1 hour and 45 minutes, for this the watch must lie motionless on a magnetic pad.

Amazfit Bip U Pro water resistance

Amazfit Bip U water resistance

Manufacturers have gradually come to the conclusion that they use a certain standard of moisture protection in their products. You should not go below it, and the improvement is simply not needed by the majority of even active users. The Amazfit Bip U Pro watch, in theory, can work at a depth of up to 50 meters, but salt water will actively affect the gadget.

So in such a watch it is quite possible to wash your hands, swim, and in the process of swimming, they will also appreciate the workout, counting the achievements. But it would be better to refrain from deep-sea diving or high-speed water sports.

Amazfit Bip U Pro price

Despite the Pro prefix and new features that have appeared, the watch can still be considered a budget solution. The recommended retail price for the Amazfit Bip U Pro is 4,990 rubles. Thus, this model was in price just in the middle between Bip U and Bip S. Huami can only be praised for its efforts to evenly saturate the budget segment with its models.

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How is Amazfit Bip U Pro different from Amazfit Bip U?

Outwardly, these models look like twins – it will be difficult to distinguish one from the other. The watch has the same design, screen and dimensions. The differences lie in the filling – the newer model with the Pro prefix received a built-in chip with GPS / GLONASS, which will help in building tracks even without the participation of a smartphone. The cheaper version lacks it. Such a function is clearly needed for those who lead an active lifestyle, are engaged in running and cycling.

Другая отличительная особенность – наличие в Amazfit Bip U Pro микрофона и электронного компаса. Правда, микрофон нужен исключительно для общения с голосовым помощником Amazon Alexa. И хотя его интерфейс русифицирован, команды ассистент понимает исключительно на английском языке. Принимать звонки и разговаривать с помощью часов, как это реализовано в более дорогих моделях, не получится.

Amazfit Bip U Amazfit Bip U Pro
Экран Цветной IPS-дисплей, закалённое стекло 2,5 D Corning Gorilla 3 + олеофобное покрытие, 1,43 дюйма, 320 × 302 Цветной IPS-дисплей, закалённое стекло 2,5 D Corning Gorilla 3 + олеофобное покрытие, 1,43 дюйма, 320 × 302
Спортивные режимы Более 60 Более 60
Поддержка iOS и Android Есть Есть
GPS и GLONASS Нет Есть
Компас Нет Есть
Мониторинг сна Есть Есть
Пульсометр Есть Есть
Уровень стресса Есть Есть
Уровень кислорода в крови Есть Есть
PAI Есть Есть
Управление музыкой Есть Есть
Аккумулятор 230 мАч 230 мАч
Влагозащита 5 ATM 5 ATM
Размеры, мм 35,5 × 40,9 × 11,4 35,5 × 40,9 × 11,4
Цвета Зелёный, чёрный, розовый Зелёный, чёрный, розовый
Вес, граммы 31 31
Цена, рубли 4 490 4 990

Заключение

Amazfit Bip U Pro является немного улучшенной копией модели Bip U. Новинка, пусть и получила пару важных аппаратных улучшений, осталась в бюджетном классе. Пользователей несомненно заинтересует умное наручное устройство, умеющее измерять пульс и уровень кислорода в крови, а также вести трекинг без участия смартфона. Цветной дисплей – приятный бонус, который оставляет автономность приемлемой. А реализованные в приложении Zepp функции позволяют максимально информативно оценивать состояние своей активности и здоровья. Amazfit Bip U Pro – отличный вариант недорогих умных часов с цветным экраном, неплохой автономностью и широкими возможностями.

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