Amazfit Bip smart watches have shown that devices of this kind can be both inexpensive and very functional. That is why the gadget became a hit. It was replaced by an update, the Amazfit Bip S. The manufacturer introduced it at CES 2020 in Las Vegas. How successful was the novelty and what distinguishes it from its predecessor?
Specifications Amazfit Bip S
Display: 1.28-inch transflective color display with a resolution of 176 × 176 pixels, touch, with Gorilla Glass 3 protection and an oleophobic coating.
Communication and navigation: Bluetooth 5.0 and GPS / GLONASS.
Water resistant: protection against dust and moisture according to ATM 5 standard (rain. spray, accidental immersion, shower, surface swimming, not deep diving).
Battery: 200 mAh, up to 90 days in standby mode and up to 40 days of normal operation. 22 hours of continuous use with GPS and heart rate sensor. Charging time 2.5 hours.
Sensors: Huami’s BioTracker PPG for heart rate scanning, triaxial acceleration sensor, triaxial geomagnetic sensor.
Compatibility: Android from version 5.0, iOS from version 10.
Dimensions: 35.3 × 42 × 11.4 mm
Weight: 31 g with a strap and 19 g without it.
Amazfit Bip S Package Contents
In a dense cardboard box, in addition to the watch itself with a strap, there is a cradle for charging them, as well as instructions in several languages, including Russian.
Design by Amazfit Bip S
The watch has the same rectangular shape as its predecessor. The only physical button is located on the right side of the device.
On the back of the watch is a biometric sensor and two contacts for charging.
The case is made of polycarbonate, so the watch turned out to be quite light.
Amazfit Bip S is available in 4 color options: red, black, white and pink. The predecessor of colors also had 4, but the green and gray options were no longer in demand.
A removable silicone strap with a width of 20 mm received a body color, except for the red version – here the accessory turned out to be dark blue. Belts 110 and 85 mm long are available.
Amazfit Bip S Screen
At first glance, the screen completely repeats the version of its predecessor – the diagonal is preserved, a successful type (reflective, not fading in the sun and energy efficient). But the number of colors increased from 8 from the predecessor to 64. This makes the picture much brighter and more realistic. The main control of the clock is carried out by touching the screen with fingers and swipe.
Amazfit Bip S screen gets feature support “Always on display” (Always-On Display), which the previous model did not have.
Amazfit Bip S Software
Connecting to a smartphone is carried out through a separate Amazfit Watch application (link for Android, link for iOS), and not through MiFit, like the first generation of watches.
To create a pair with a smartphone, you must turn on the watch and scan the QR code that appears on the watch with the Amazfit Watch application. This procedure allows you to pair with your smartphone via Bluetooth.
Using the Amazfit Watch application, you can configure the watch’s behavior for various events: notifications, an alarm, unlock the screen, as well as set a goal for future workouts and track activity statistics for previous days: sleep quality, steps, heart function, and much more.
Amazfit Bip S are equipped with a closed operating system that does not provide for the installation of third-party applications.
Amazfit Bip S features and capabilities
The new watch looks clearly more functional than its predecessor. The 40 official dials immediately attract attention. Amazfit Bip S communicate with the smartphone via Bluetooth 5.0, while the previous model worked with the fourth version of the protocol. The watch has a section of sports training, in which there are 10 different programs, previously there were only 4.
Huami’s new biotracker can not only measure the pulse, but also monitor its status, giving notifications if the threshold value is exceeded. Previously, activity monitoring was present only in the older Amazfit GTS and GTR models. The sensor turned out to be more accurate than it was in the Bip, and also consumes 5 times less energy than its predecessor.
There is a music control function, now you can switch tracks directly from the clock.
Standard functions have not gone anywhere: stopwatch, alarm clock, timer, weather and others.
The main control of Amazfit Bip S is carried out by swipes and touching the screen.
Horizontal swipe Scroll through the main screens: dial, pulse, steps, PAI (activity statistics), weather and player.
Vertical gesture from top to bottom Opens the Control Center with the buttons for the flashlight, screen brightness, screen lock and Do Not Disturb.
Vertical gesture from bottom to top opens a notification menu.
Pressing the physical wheel button when displaying a screen with a dial will launch a menu with various parameters, including:
- Achievements – displays the current user activity (the number of steps taken, calories burned, etc.),
- Pai – Personal Activity Analysis (Personal Activity Intelligence) – measuring the user’s physical activity based on heart rate and collected data (number of steps, pulse, height, age, weight).
- Heartbeat – activation of the pulse measurement sensor and viewing statistics;
- Sport – The choice of training regimen, among which: running outdoors, walking, cycling on the street, running indoors, cycling indoors, swimming in open water, swimming in the pool, elliptical trainer, mountain climbing, trail running, skiing skiing, free (strength training);
- Timer – two applications are located here: Stopwatch and Countdown.
- Weather – weather forecast;
- Music – a music player that allows you to control playback;
- Alarm clock – Set and change existing alarms;
- Settings – the section contains options that allow you to change: watch dials, screen brightness, the action of the scroll button with a long press, as well as Find phone and system actions: Off and Reset.
To return to the level above, you need to make a gesture from left to right.
The main purpose of Amazfit Bip S is to display not only time, but also useful information: call notifications and messages from various smartphone applications, the number of steps taken, weather forecasts, the name of the track played by the smartphone.
The Amazfit Bip S main screen is an information dial that displays widgets with important information in the center of the screen (for example, weather, heart rate, or a reminder screen).
Widgets on the dial can be changed and added – you can display a stopwatch, alarm, charge indicator and any other of about 20 available functions.
During training, the watch not only monitors your speed and distance traveled, but also calculates calories burned.
Activity leads to scoring and issuing virtual rewards.
The pulse measurement is carried out quite accurately (except for swimming training), which is quite enough for fitness classes.
It should also be noted the possibility of receiving notifications from various applications from a smartphone.
Unfortunately, this feature has not been developed in Amazfit Bip S – you can’t respond to notifications, as well as communicate using voice using a watch. You can only see the incoming call and the presence of a new message from the messenger.
Connection of services for receiving notifications is carried out in the Amazfit Watch application.
Autonomy Amazfit Bip S (how much the battery holds)
Amazfit Bip S has an impressive battery life thanks to a selection of electronic components and technology to optimize energy consumption. Naturally, the battery life of a device is strongly affected by battery life. On average, you can talk about 12-13 days of the device’s operation in the regime of three workouts per week for 45 minutes with GPS on, 15 minutes of daily screen work, 150 push notifications on the screen, 30 wrist lifts to view the time and 5 minutes for other operations each day.
If you leave tracking enabled, the watch will be able to remain active for up to 22 hours.
With not very active use – viewing time + 100 daily notifications and a screen brightness of 10%, Amazfit Bip S can work up to 40 days.
Water Resistant Amazfit Bip S
Amazfit Bip S watches are waterproof at a depth of 50 meters, and the water should not be salty (sea, ocean). The manufacturer guarantees the full performance of the watch in the event of splashes, rain or snow, while swimming in fresh water, as well as taking a cold shower. At the same time, the watch cannot be used during scuba diving, high-speed water sports, as well as diving.
The most important thing you need to know about the Amazfit Bip S
- Amazfit Bip S price is 2 times cheaper than Amazfit GTS;
- The main difference between Amazfit Bip S and Amazfit GTS is the quality of the screen;
- The watch has a beautiful fashionable design. The device is available in four colors.
- The average operating time of a watch from one charge is 13 days;
- You can activate the screen by raising your wrist or by pressing the wheel button;
- The watch is waterproof, you can swim and take a shower.
- Third-party applications cannot be installed. Most of the settings are available in the Amazfit Watch app on your smartphone.
- The pulse measurement is quite accurate for all sports, except swimming training.
- No speaker or microphone. Vibration is present.
Amazfit Bip S Price
The previous model was successful largely due to its democratic price tag. The novelty can be purchased for $ 70, about the same amount at the start of sales and Amazfit Bip cost.
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This model turned out to be a great hit improvement, the Amazfit Bip. The novelty has improved the screen, moisture protection, transmission protocol, sensors, new functions have appeared. At the same time, the Amazfit Bip S watch has kept the previous price, which makes the success of this model simply guaranteed.