Amazfit Bip S - Smartwatch with 40 days of battery life
Huami Amazfit Bip S
Case shape: Square
Housing material: polycarbonate
Bracelet length: 11 + 8.5 cm
Bracelet material: silicone
Bracelet width: 20 mm
Protection class: 5ATM
Display diagonal: 1.28 inches
Display resolution: 176 x 176 pixels
Bluetooth: 5.0 BLE
Heart Rate Monitor: Yes
OS: Android / iOS
Battery: 200 mAh
Amazfit Bip S
Huami already had this a few weeks ago Amazfit Bip S teasered on Instagram. The new smartwatch was finally presented at this year's CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas. As was already foreseeable, the Bip S is not a reinvention, but a revamped update of those already released in 2017 Amazfit Bip.
Extensive design changes have not been made. However, the color selection has been expanded. In addition to plain black, the smartwatch is available in the colors red orange, white rock and warm pink.
The rectangular watch case remains, but is now official waterproof up to 5ATM, The smartwatch can withstand everyday contact with water. But you shouldn't dive with it. There is another small change in weight. As "Ultra-lightweight" announced, the Bip S with 31g is minimally lighter than the original model.
Transflective color display
The display has also remained the same. This is still a 1.28-inch transflective TFT color display, The resolution is 176 x 176 pixels. A striking feature of a transflective display is the excellent readability in bright ambient light. Incident light is reflected and used to illuminate the display.
To ensure that the smartwatch remains legible even in the dark, the Amazfit Bip S is additionally equipped with a backlight. To reduce energy consumption, however, this is only active in poor lighting conditions. Incidentally, the display is "Always-On", If you want to check the time or sports data briefly, the smartwatch does not have to be switched on first. The display is protected by particularly scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass 3 and a lubricious coating.
10 sport modes and PAI
The Amazfit Bip S is included as a sports watch 10 sports programs fitted. In addition to various running programs, swimming programs and a program for free training are also available. The smartwatch uses precise tracking outdoors GPS Compass, The route and all other course data can be conveniently synchronized and read out with the Amazfit app. The app is available free of charge for Android and iOS users in the respective stores. The data can be transferred to other sports apps, such as Google Fit, Strava or MiFit.
Generally the proprietary became Amazfit OS slightly polished. It is still not possible to install your own apps, but Huami has learned from its predecessor and the closed system has improved notification functions, a polished weather forecast and one Sound control lost.
Also on board is the most recently launched Huami-PAI Health Assessment System, The smart AI uses the data collected to calculate how daily activities affect the wearer's cardiovascular system. A points system shows the health value. The heart rate is measured using the BioTracker PPG sensor developed by Huami.
40 days battery life
The battery life, the Huami with was increased again up to 40 days indicates. The smartwatch even lasts for 90 days in standby and 22 hours with continuous GPS use. Of course, run times are very much dependent on individual user behavior. The values are traceable as follows:
- 40 days: Factory settings, run once a week for 1 minutes, 30 notifications a day, 100% display brightness
- 90 days: default settings
- 22 hours: GPS (Sony Low-Power Chip) with continuous heart rate measurement
Who a Amazfit Bip 2 expected something to be patient. Somewhat lighter, with a longer battery life and with an upgraded interior, the Amazfit Bip S presents itself as an intermediate step to the Amazfit Bip 2. Who already has the Amazfit Bip wears on the wrist, for those the new Bip model should not be a worthwhile upgrade. However, interested parties should wait until February, because by then the smartwatch should be available globally for the equivalent of € 63.
Huami product page: en.amazfit.com/bip-s.html
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