Amazfit Bip by Huami
The Huami Amazfit Bip is an affordable fitness tracker which comes with plenty of impressive features. It can track activities like Running, Cycling, Treadmill etc. and shows various stats depending on the activity. Heart Rate Monitor, and GPS are built-in, which are the essential elements of a fitness tracker. The watch does have excellent battery life as well. To know more check out Amazfit Bip review below.
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Unboxing Amazfit Bip
The Huami Amazfit Bip comes in a White coloured box which has a very minimalistic design. On the front, there is an embossed Amazfit branding and nothing else.
Flip the box around, and you will find some information about the watch like Battery capacity, IP rating etc.
Opening up the box, you will find the following stuff inside.
- Amazfit Bip
- Charging Dock
- User Manual
That's it. There is nothing else in the box. Overall, the unboxing is pretty straightforward, and the experience is quite decent.
Amazfit Bip Design and Build Quality
The Huami Amazfit Bip has a square or boxy design which shares some resemblance to the Apple smartwatch. It looks beautiful compared to the other wearable in the same segment. The body of the Amazfit Bip is polycarbonate; the display is a 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass. Even though the body is plastic, it is sturdy enough to handle some decent amount of wear and tear.
On the right side, there is a metal button which is to wake up the watch and also helps in interacting with the interface.
The heart rate monitor is on the back, recessed enough that it doesn't feel uncomfortable. Talking about comfort, the Bip only weighs around 30 grams and combined with comfortable Silicon straps; it just feels natural on the wrist.
Since the watch uses 20mm straps, you can always swap them out for new ones easily. The watch is available in found different colours: black, grey, orange, and green. Also, it is IP68 certified Dust and Water-resistant, which means it can go underwater up to 5m for 30 minutes. Overall, the Amazfit Bip is a sturdy and lightweight wearable which looks not only great but also available in many colours to choose from the one which suits your style.
The Huami Amazfit Bip comes with a square-shaped display, unlike the Stratos which has a circular screen. It is a 1.28-inch (reflective colour LED) touch screen which has a resolution of 176x176 pixels. The screen is surrounded by big bezels evaluation to around 70% screen-to-body ratio. Also, the screen is protected by 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 3, which also makes it look more premium.
Talking about the screen quality, it has surprisingly sunlight visibility which means you can use it on a sunny day without struggling. It comes with 5 brightness levels just like the Stratos and even around level 4, the screen is bright enough for outdoors. The display also has an Always-On feature which means you can always take a quick look at the time. Although to unlock the display, you need to press the button on the right. When the button is press, the white backlight glows making the screen easily readable.
This screen responds to touch smoothly and accepts a couple of gestures like Swipe Up, Down, Right, Left etc. Also, you can interact with the screen underwater making it easy to use during the shower. Overall, it's a good display for the price with better than average viewing angles and legit sunlight visibility.
Software Interface and App
The Amazfit Bip runs on its OS similar to Amazfit Stratos. App store on the watch is not available; hence, you can't download the apps on it. However, the OS comes with enough features so you won't feel like that you are missing something. Also, the UI is easy to navigate all you need is a couple of swipes and taps. The button on the right is to unlock the watch.
After that, you can swipe UP from the bottom to reveal notifications. These notifications include your emails, texts, call alerts. Although you can check them, there is no option to respond. There is a Haptic sensor too which vibrates for incoming notification, and the vibration is subtle, making it comfortable to wear the watch even while sleeping. Swiping down shows you quick toggles like DND etc. Swiping left on the Home Screen offers major activities, and you can Tap on them for more details. There is a Status area which shows stats like Current Heart Rate, Steps, Distance etc.
To connect the Bip with your smartphone, you need to download the Mi-Fit app. Xiaomi has its app for both iOS and Android devices. One thing about the app is the amount of information it displays. In the beginning, the app may ask for Weight, Height, and Age. On the Status screen, the app shows a number of stats like Heart rate, Number of steps, sleep analysis, and further details about your activities.
There is an Activity Tab which allows you to start a new activity or to see granular details about previously performed activities. You can select the particular activity to see more information like your Route on the map, duration, calories burned etc. There is a Sleep section too which displays information like duration of Deep Sleep, Light Sleep, and Time Wake. It also gives you suggestions to improve your Sleep. There is a Profile Tab too which display various information like remaining battery etc. You can also choose the apps of notifications you want to see on the watch and set reminders as well.
Fitness and Features
Well, the Amazfit Bip can track a variety of activities like Running, Cycling etc. Starting with the basics, the Bip does with a Heart rate monitor, Pedometer, and GPS. These are the essentials when it comes to fitness tracking. The Bip has a continuous heart rate monitoring with a minimum interval of 1 min. You can also change the feature to manual for saving the battery. However, if you have a heart condition, I will recommend you to go with the continuous monitoring for better health stats.
The Bip comes with a GPS as well, which is used to track the Distance while Cycling, Running etc. We found it entirely accurate during the period when I used it for morning walks. The watch does show the shape of the Route you travelled, however, to see the complete Route, you need the smartphone app. It also collects and displays data as Distance travelled, the total time taken, avg. Heart rate etc. Also, the GPS locks down quickly, but indoors it may take a minute or two.
Apart from all that, the Bip comes with AliPay feature for payments as it doesn't support Google Pay. Also, there is a compass which shows directions, helpful for people who like to go hiking. It also shows accurate details about the weather, and you can get more information about the weather in the app. Amazfit Bip can also keep track of your Sleep shows details like total duration, deep sleep time, light Sleep and more. We were not able to check the deep or light Sleep, but the entire duration measured pretty accurately.
Watch faces can also be changed, and there is a variety of them available. Overall, the impressing performance of the Bip and its accurate fitness tracking abilities are excellent.
Amazfit Bip's amazing Battery Life
Talking about the battery life, the Amazfit Bip comes with a 190 mAh battery which isn't removable. Although it seems quite small on paper, Huami claims that the watch can last for 45 days. However, the actual Number will depend upon usability only. The Number seems hard to achieve, but if you turn OFF the auto Heart rate Monitor and GPS, the watch can last for weeks.
With heavy usage like max brightness all the time, auto Heart rate Monitor turned ON and using GPS frequently, the watch can last above a week, which is impressive. The final Number will depend on the usage of a particular person. It comes with a charging dock which can charge the Bip from the dead to full in around 2.5 hours. We found the battery life of the Amazfit Bip impressive, making it a perfect fitness companion.
Verdict on Amazfit Bip
The Amazfit Bip is no doubt one of the best fitness tracker available at an affordable price. It features Heart rate monitoring, Step Counter, etc., which is very useful for people who want to keep track of their fitness. Not only the watch is lightweight, but it is also sturdy, and IP68 certified, which means you can wear it for a shower or a walk in the rain. It also comes with GPS for tracking your trail while Cycling Running etc. While the watch face shows a decent amount of information, the smartphone apps show more detailed stats which is beneficial for fitness enthusiasts.
There are also small things which makes Bip one of the best fitness tracker like Variety of available watch faces, changeable watch straps, trendy colour options, excellent battery life, and shows incoming notifications. If you want an affordable fitness tracker, the Amazfit Bip is an undeniable choice.