Amazfit Bip review

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  • Amazfit Bip
  • Amazfit Bip
  • Amazfit Bip
  • Amazfit Bip
  • Amazfit Bip

Specs / Features


● Features-- Water Resistant / Water Proof Long Standby Compass GPS Heart Rate Monitor | ● Sleep monitoring-- Carefully monitor your sleep quality | ● Heart rate monitor-- Considerate monitor contact designed on the behind of the watch, take care of your health anytime and anywhere | ● Bluetooth 4.0-- Connected with mobile phone App, stable, fast and super low consumption | ● 1.28 inch with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass screen-- Best suitable screen size with high definition picture displaying gives you great experience

● Features-- Water Resistant / Water Proof Long Standby Compass GPS Heart Rate Monitor | ● Sleep monitoring-- Carefully monitor your sleep quality | ● Heart rate monitor-- Considerate monitor contact designed on the behind of the watch, take care of your health anytime and anywhere | ● Bluetooth 4.0-- Connected with mobile phone App, stable, fast and super low consumption | ● 1.28 inch with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass screen-- Best suitable screen size with high definition picture displaying gives you great experience

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Specification

Brand Amazfit
Warranty 12 months
Release date 1-March-2018
Weight 31 grams
(1.09 ounces)

The "1-Minute" Review

What's good

  • Budget price
  • Incredible 45-day battery life
  • IP68 rating
  • Lightweight and comfortable

What's bad

  • Lack of third-party apps
  • Cannot respond to notifications from the watch
  • Low-res display

Don’t be fooled by the name, the Amazfit Bip is not an Amazon watch -- it’s developed by the Chinese manufacturer Huami. You might not have heard of them, but the company is the largest wearable device company in the world. If you’ve been thinking about a smartwatch but don’t want to spend a lot of money, the Bip might be worth looking into.

On first glance, the Bip looks quite a lot like the Apple Watch but you’ll notice the differences once you look closer. Instead of metal, Huami opted for a polycarbonate chassis with a matte finish. This makes it lightweight at only 31 grams.

While using plastic might seem cheap, it provides a decent build quality. An IP68 rating means you can submerge it in up to 5 feet of water for up to 30 minutes.

The 1.28-inch 176-by-176 resolution display isn’t anything to write home about. Screen quality is akin to old Pebble smartwatches with low-res icons, numbers, and letters. The large bezels surrounding the screen make the Bip seem almost toy-like. It’s not classy or sleek like the Apple Watch or Samsung Gear S3 but some reviewers were happy with the more utilitarian look.

The biggest draw of the screen is that it’s always on. This makes it much faster to check whatever vitals you want at a glance. And, thanks to its overall brightness, it’s easy to read in any lighting situation.

Like other smartwatches, the Bip provides several apps to help you keep track of your fitness, including a heart rate monitor, sleep monitor, and a fitness tracker. Unfortunately, there’s limited third-party app support. So the apps that come preloaded on your watch are about all you can use.

You also can’t respond to texts or emails from your watch, though you can read them. If you’re used to doing everything from your watch, the Bip might feel like quite a downgrade.

When tested against other smartwatches, critics found the Bip to be mostly accurate -- though it hit the max heart rate faster and took longer to drop its heart rate reading. Despite this, they found it provided accurate performance.

The biggest draw of the Bip is its battery life. The 190mAh battery provided critics with a whopping 45 days of moderate use. That blows away any and all smartwatch competition. Even with consistent use of the GPS and heart rate monitor, they managed two weeks on a single charge.

For the price, reviewers are more than happy to recommend the Amazfit Bip. CNet states, “The Amazfit Bip just might be the perfect ‘I don’t care about smartwatches’ smartwatch... It works, it’s fine, and it’s surprisingly hassle-free.” TechRadar adds, “... the Bip is... an impressive offering from a relatively unknown company. It’s smart, comfortable, capable, and best of all, it’s a cheap way to get into effective fitness tracking.”

Critic Reviews


Tech Advisor

A fabulous feature set in a stylish device, at a low low price

from Tech Advisor

With an amazing feature set for the price, and battery life to die for, the Amazfit Bip is a total bargain for those on the hunt for an exercise watch with GPS. It looks and feels good, and comes with an excellent companion app. Just be prepared for some faffing with UI and regular device updates...More

With an amazing feature set for the price, and battery life to die for, the Amazfit Bip is a total bargain for those on the hunt for an exercise watch with GPS. It looks and feels good, and comes with an excellent companion app. Just be prepared for some faffing with UI and regular device updates. And don't expect everything to work perfectly every time.

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Softpedia

One of the most affordable smartwatches yet

from Softpedia

The Amazfit Bip sports a feature lineup that you wouldn't normally expect from such a cheap smartwatch. It's a rather capable choice when it comes to activity tracking and sports the essentials in the smartwatch areas too.

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The Amazfit Bip sports a feature lineup that you wouldn't normally expect from such a cheap smartwatch. It's a rather capable choice when it comes to activity tracking and sports the essentials in the smartwatch areas too.

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Android Central

A $79 smartwatch that does it all

from Android Central

If you're looking for an easy way to mirror notifications and calls from your phone onto your wrist, the Bip is the ideal smartwatch for the job. The amazing battery life alone justifies the cost, and you get an array of features that includes a heart rate sensor, IP68 rating, and GPS connectivity.

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If you're looking for an easy way to mirror notifications and calls from your phone onto your wrist, the Bip is the ideal smartwatch for the job. The amazing battery life alone justifies the cost, and you get an array of features that includes a heart rate sensor, IP68 rating, and GPS connectivity.

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BGR

Helping you keep fit

from BGR

The Huami Amazfit Bip is a great value-for-money product right now in the Indian market. Priced at Rs 5,499, the Bip is a definite head turner on you wrist when it comes to looks. The always-on display and excellent battery life is something that makes Bip the best option in this price bracket.

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The Huami Amazfit Bip is a great value-for-money product right now in the Indian market. Priced at Rs 5,499, the Bip is a definite head turner on you wrist when it comes to looks. The always-on display and excellent battery life is something that makes Bip the best option in this price bracket.

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Business Insider

Proves you don't have to spend more than $100 for a good smartwatch

from Business Insider

If you're looking for a reliable smartwatch with a fair amount of customization, and you don't care for the glossy or extraneous features of the bigger brands, you'll be very happy with the Amazfit Bip. It's easy to use, it helps you practice healthier habits, and its long battery life means you...More

If you're looking for a reliable smartwatch with a fair amount of customization, and you don't care for the glossy or extraneous features of the bigger brands, you'll be very happy with the Amazfit Bip. It's easy to use, it helps you practice healthier habits, and its long battery life means you have one less device to think about charging all the time.

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Tom's Guide

A cheap smartwatch that’s worth buying

from Tom's Guide

Get the Amazfit Bip if you seek a lightweight, easy-to-use, reasonably priced fitness watch without bells and whistles.

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Get the Amazfit Bip if you seek a lightweight, easy-to-use, reasonably priced fitness watch without bells and whistles.

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Fone Arena

An affordable activity and sleep tracker

from Fone Arena

The Amazfit BIP is worth considering if you’re looking for an entry-level smartwatch. It has a compact design, has IP68 ratings for water and dust resistance and also has always-on reflective color LED display and heart rate sensor.

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The Amazfit BIP is worth considering if you’re looking for an entry-level smartwatch. It has a compact design, has IP68 ratings for water and dust resistance and also has always-on reflective color LED display and heart rate sensor.

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Cnet

A complete fitness smartwatch

from Cnet

The Amazfit Bip is affordable, has fantastic battery life, and is the best low-key casual smartwatch around. It's a fine replacement for your old-school Pebble, minus the apps.

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The Amazfit Bip is affordable, has fantastic battery life, and is the best low-key casual smartwatch around. It's a fine replacement for your old-school Pebble, minus the apps.

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G Style Magazine

Low price, tons of features, & long battery life

from G Style Magazine

The Amazfit Bip has a lot of potential. The hardware is good, if not a little bit less premium looking. The software is good even though there are a couple omissions. Despite these shortcomings, the Amazfit Bip is my opinion is one of the best fitness trackers in its price range.

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The Amazfit Bip has a lot of potential. The hardware is good, if not a little bit less premium looking. The software is good even though there are a couple omissions. Despite these shortcomings, the Amazfit Bip is my opinion is one of the best fitness trackers in its price range.

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Know Your Mobile

Well worth a look

from Know Your Mobile

While the Amazfit Bip may not be in quite the same league as a "proper" smartwatch when it comes to pure power, its low cost, attractive (if rather shamelessly stolen) design and downright incredibly staying power make it a solid purchase.

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While the Amazfit Bip may not be in quite the same league as a "proper" smartwatch when it comes to pure power, its low cost, attractive (if rather shamelessly stolen) design and downright incredibly staying power make it a solid purchase.

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