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Huami Amazfit Bip - Test and information about the Sport Smartwatch

by Timo12th of June 2019
The manufacturer Huami, who also produces wearables for Xiaomi, is launching a new wearable with the Amazfit Bip. This is a smartwatch designed specifically for sports activities. What functions the Smartwatch offers in detail and how it is equipped on the hardware side, you will find out in the following article!
Overview
Manufacturer/Model

Huami

Product

Haumi Amazfit Bip

Specifications

Design
Case shape: Square
Housing material: polycarbonate

Bracelet length: 11 + 8.5 cm
Bracelet material: silicone
Bracelet width: 20 mm

Protection class: IP68
Weight: 32g

Display
Display: transflective
Display diagonal: 1.28 inches
Display resolution: 170 x 170 pixels

other
Bluetooth: 4.0 BLE
GPS: Yes
Pedometer: Yes
Heart Rate Monitor: Yes

OS: Android
Battery: 190 mAh

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Huami belongs to the world's largest wearable producers and leads under the name "Amazfit" its own product line, which is characterized mainly by well-equipped and high-quality smart bands and smartwatches. The Huami Amazfit PACE was the first smartwatch of the manufacturer, which already existed for us for a test and convinced particularly by the transflective display, the lush function range and the long-lasting battery life. The Amazfit Bip is also a smartwatch, which offers similar features, but still priced a lot below the Amazfit PACE.

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Design

The rectangular one watch case (41.5 x 34 x 9 mm) is made of polycarbonate and is in the colors "Black", "Gray", "Khaki Green" and "Orange" available. After Degree of protection IP68 The smartwatch is dustproof and even protected against permanent submersion. Thus, the Amazfit Bip is also suitable for numerous water sports and can easily be worn in the shower. The watchband is interchangeable, made of silicone and is adjustable in 13 steps. The length of the bracelet is 11 + 8.5 cm, with a width of 20 mm. The weight of the entire smartwatch is just 32g.

Display

The bip uses one square, transflective color display with a diagonal of 1.28 inches. By the transflective property Depending on the ambient light, the reflection of the display is used as a light source, so that the display can be read without its own backlight. A major advantage of a transflective display is the lower power consumption, as well as the better readability in direct sunlight. The worse the incidence of light, the more legibility decreases. An additional Backlight Allows the display to read in the dark. At the push of a button, it activates for 9 seconds. The brightness of the lighting is adjustable in 6 levels. There is no adaptive brightness adjustment.

The Display resolution is 170 x 170 pixels. In addition, the display is with a Touchscreen so that the operation can be done by touch inputs and wiping movements. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass with a 2.5D Curved cut. A special one Anti-fingerprint coating ensures that the display surface remains clean.

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Features

Sports features

The Features the Amazfit Bip is hardly different from the Amazfit PACE, Among others, there are different sports programs to the selection, which are tuned to the respective sport. So far listed are activities, such as Indoor running, outdoor running, cycling and hiking, Depending on which program you start, the clock provides different information about speed, distance, altitude, heart rate and time. The values ​​are determined by different sensors. In the Active History, all training data is collected and displayed to the user clearly, directly via the clock.

sensors

Among other things, the smartwatch is with a GPS and GLONASS Module, over which the exact position of the carrier is determined. The barometric altimeter determines the height independently without GPS. The height deviation is a maximum of 15 meters. The air pressure is determined accurately down to 4 hPa. A digital compass is also available and accurately reflects the respective directions. Furthermore, one is Accelerometer available and there is one PPG heart rate sensor, The accuracy of the optical heart rate measurement depends heavily on the wearer. An 60-second, repetitive continuous measurement is possible, but also reduces the battery life!

A Sleep monitor with smart alarm function, as you already know it from other Xiaomi or Huami Smart Wearables, is also on board and provides measurement data for the sleep process. Among other things, the light sleep, deep sleep and waking phases are measured. The sleep analysis is only available via the Mi Fit App.

Mi Fit App

The Mi Fit App is the fitness app of the smartwatch. Incidentally, the same app also uses this Xiaomi Mi Band 2! A connection between mobile device and smartwatch or app is over Bluetooth (BT 4.0 BLE) manufactured. The Smartwatch receives updates directly from the app. With the publication of the Firmware Version 0.0.9.40 (November 2017), the smartwatch uses the respective system language, so too Chinese models with English-language user interface be equipped. The annoying flashing of another firmware will save you! The collected measurement data can also be synchronized with the Xiaomi MiFit app and analyzed in detail in daily, monthly and yearly overviews.

Watch Faces

Probably the most essential function of the smartwatch is the Display of the time, Stand by 10 preinstalled watchfaces to choose from, ranging from classic analog, to modern digital. Meanwhile, there are also numerous Custom Watchfacesthat originated within the Amazfit community. The most well-known and easiest app to equip the Smartwatch with individual Watchfaces is the App "Amazfit Bip Watchfaces".

Notifications

Notifications, such as new ones E-mails, Whatsapp News or otherwise App notifications can be forwarded to the watch. Not only the last received notification is displayed, but you can also view previously received notifications and scroll through them.Amazfit Bip MiFit App

Accumulator

Essential for a good smartwatch is one long-lasting battery life, Who wants to recharge their watch every day? At first glance, the Accumulator with a Capacity of only 190 mAh comparatively small. Nevertheless, the manufacturer promises a Runtime with up to 45 days, However, this value refers to running a run program only once a week for 30 minutes and reducing the display brightness to 10%. in the standby even a running time of 4 months should be possible.

A practical and quite realistic battery life is about 20 to 25 days, The running time depends very much on the individual use. Especially the active GPS connection quickly drains the battery. The Bip is charged via a USB charging dock. The charging time is close to 2 1 / 2 hours.

Amazfit Bip vs. Amazfit PACE

Summary

The Haumi Amazfit Bip is one "Lite" variant there Huami Amazfit PACE, Regardless of appearance, both smartwatches offer a largely identical equipment. Nevertheless, there are minor differences. Among other things, the Bip lacks the WiFi module, whereby the smartwatch for accessing updates or other Internet activities (eg online music function) must be constantly connected to the mobile device. Another advantage is the IP68 dust and water protectionwhy the smartwatch is not easily crushed by external influences. The well biggest advantage is however the long-lasting battery life, If you are looking for a smartwatch that you can "forget" about your wrist, the Huami Amazfit Bip is the ideal choice.

FAQ

What is the difference between the Amazfit Bip and the Amazfit Bip Lite?

There is only one model of the Amazfit Bip. Different traders give the product name the "Lite" -addition, since the Bip is a "Lite" variant of the bigger pace.

Do I have to pay attention to whether I receive the Chinese or international model when buying?

By now it does not matter which model you choose. You should choose the cheapest. Both the international and Chinese Bip are operated with English user interface. Alternatively, you can flash the international firmware on your Bip with the app "GadgetBridge" synonymous. With this you can turn the Chinese model into an international model in just a few steps! Note, however, that the Chinese model has no CE mark!

Can I take a shower or even swim and dive?

The Smartwatch is both dustproof and protected against continuous submersion according to IP68 protection. Experience has shown that you can take a shower with the Bip and wear it while swimming. However, the manufacturer himself does not recommend wearing the watch for sporty water activities, as a change in water pressure can not rule out the influence of water and moisture. Salt water should be avoided!

Can I use the smartwatch GPS to navigate?

No, this is not possible. The GPS is purely for recording your activities. You can export but not import the track of your workout in GPX / TCX format.

My display says "Connect App to update resources". What should I do?

This message appears when the Bip wants to perform an update. Connect the Smartwatch to the Mi Fit app and wait for the update to be received. Then the Smartwach restarts and can be used as usual.

Price Comparison

You want to buy the Amazfit Bip? In our price comparison we list the current offers of the most popular shops. All prices are checked and updated several times a day. Should a shop appear several times, it concerns the different warehouses of the dealer.

Price history

Current prices

Buy geekbuying
1-5 working days
58,11€
Buy geekbuying
10-30 working days
59,96€
Banggood
10-30 working days
62,95€
TOMTOP
10-30 working days
63,76€
Amazon
1-5 working days
67,38€
GearVita
10-30 working days
69,98€
Geekmaxi
1-5 working days
69,99€
Gearbest
10-30 working days
73,83€

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Prices last updated on: February 23st, 2020 19:08

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andy
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andy

The linked version, however, is the Chinese ?! There is also an internationally marked version of the clock in the shop that is not yet for sale.

Bastian
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Bastian

Is there a trick on how to extend the duration of notifications, for example from Whatsapp? It vibrates with me and before I've looked, the Watchface pushes back in front of it. Of course I can then wipe up and watch the notification but that's not the point of the matter. Maybe I'm just spoiled by my pebble steel.

Godwin
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Godwin

In the meantime, it does not matter which version you buy. Even the Chinese turns automatically on the first connection with the MiFit app to the language of the connected smartphone.

Uhr
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Uhr

Is the display always on or does it turn black like most other watches?

dodo
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dodo

what about synchronizing with google fit or something? Is that possible?? ????

Dark Donald
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Dark Donald

Hi,

Can one prefabricated routes zb. in the. copy gpx format to the BIP and use it for hiking?
Does the GDP have a function that shows you the way back when you get lost?

Thank you for the answer!

Frank
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Frank

The clock is really well done. Amazing I find especially the battery life and the good GPS. Allersings is the heart rate monitor (probably due to design) for "right" sport not to use. From about 145 / minute he does not go higher. My Polar chest strap was already pointing at 180, but the Bip got stuck below 150 / minute. If you're trained and never come across anyway, that's fine, but for beginners or those "high-powered" like my wife, who has a pulse over 130 while walking, the clock is definitely not.

christian
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christian

Is there an activity profile for swimming (open water) in the bip, as with the Amazfit 2 (Stratos)?

Jürgen
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Jürgen

Thanks for the great review. What I'm still wondering is how it works with GPX. Can I use it to navigate while hiking? Did you gain experience with it? The function would be super important to me.

Gerhard
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Gerhard

The Amazfit BIP is now officially German and therefore shows all umlauts. I use an iPhone. If you have the latest miFit app, the update will run automatically. First a fonts update and then 2 updates. Is a slightly longer process. I was very surprised when suddenly everything was German. That was not announced in the update at all 🙂

Karin Tischer
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Karin Tischer

Why does the clock go off when I finish the app. It must always be connected to the mobile phone or just to update