The Amazfit Bip is an Apple Watch lookalike that is extra like a Pebble beneath the hood — and general a fairly good mix of the 2. It usually sells for $100, however I’ve shared it at $80, $75 and $70.
As a result of I’ve written in regards to the Bip many instances earlier than, I will not repeat myself at size right here. I’ll refer you to Scott Stein’s in-depth Amazfit Bip review, then provide you with a number of parting ideas.
Amazfit touts 30-plus days of battery life, which places most different watches to disgrace. Nevertheless, for those who use options like GPS and heart-rate monitoring, you are extra more likely to get nearer to 20 days (nonetheless nice, no query). However I’ve additionally discovered that sure watch faces — particularly these with an lively second-hand — may cause battery life to plummet to under 10 days.
And talking of faces, Android customers can select from tons of third-party choices, however iPhone customers nonetheless do not have a method to do likewise. No matter platform you are on, take a look at websites like Amazfit Central and Amazfit Watch Faces for faces, ideas, boards and the like.
You must also hit up Amazon and eBay for a large assortment of alternative bands, in all types of colours and types. That is nice, as a result of the Bip’s 4 coloration selections are form of meh. You possibly can actually up the aptitude issue with some new bands.
For simply $61, it is a fairly wonderful product. Sure, the display is fairly low-res, and I miss with the ability to reply to notifications. However, hey, at this value, some compromises are to be anticipated.