Huami has officially launched the Amazfit Bip S budget smartwatch in India. Starting June 3, 2020, onwards, customers can purchase Amazfit Bip S online from Amazon, Flipkart, and Myntra. The smartwatch will also be available at offline stores like Croma, Reliance Digital, and Poorvika Mobiles. Priced at Rs 4,999, the Huami Amazfit Bip S will go up against other budget smartwatches like the Realme Watch and others.
The Amazfit Bip S is actually a successor the original Amazfit Bip, a popular budget smartwatch. The Bip S now integrates a new feature called Huami-PAI. The feature acts as an indicator of personal activity that gives users details about their heart health and overall fitness. It helps users reach or maintain their fitness goals
Initially, the Amazfit Bip S was launched in the US — following its debut at CES 2020. The smartwatch went on sale in the US market last month with a price tag of $69.90 (roughly Rs. 5,300).
Amazfit Bip S specifications, features
The Amazfit Bip S features a 1.28-inch transflective color TFT display with a 176×176 pixel resolution. The display panel is protected by a 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection that has an anti-fingerprint coating on top. For a smart experience, there is an array of sensors that include a BioTracker PPG optical sensor, three-axis acceleration, and a three-axis geomagnetic sensor. These sensors enable fitness and sleep tracking.
Amazfit has provided 10 sports modes, namely Treadmill, Outdoor running, Walking, Indoor cycling, Outdoor cycling, Open water, Pool, Yoga, Elliptical trainer, and Freestyle. The smartwatch also has continuous heart-rate tracking and heart-rate warning. It includes an always-on display functionality that allows you to view the current time and date at any part of the time — without touching the display or pressing a button.
The Amazfit Bip S has Bluetooth v5.0 and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) support on the connectivity front. It also has GPS + GLONASS for satellite-based positioning. The smartwatch packs a 200mAh battery that is claimed to provide up to 30 days of usage or 90 days of standby time on a single charge. The battery pack is also touted to offer up to 40 days of charge with minimal usage.
In terms of compatibility, the smartwatch can work with a device running at least Android 5.0 or iOS 10. It supports integration through the Amazfit mobile app. Furthermore, the smartwatch measures 42×35.3×11.4mm and weigh 31 grams.