Amazfit Bip S Review: A Stylish, Affordable Smartwatch
The smartwatch industry has had its ups and downs in the last few years, but the latest models are looking better than ever before. The Amazfit Bip S by Huami offers one of the best value-for-money deals we’ve seen so far, with an attractive design and solid performance at an affordable price point. This review will tell you everything you need to know about this stylish smartwatch, from its key features to how well it performs in real life use situations.
The Amazfit BIP smartwatch is available in a wide range of colors and has an adjustable strap that lets it fit every wrist. Even if you don’t like what it comes with out of the box, you can switch it up to match your style. The watch itself is mostly made from silicone—which is lightweight and durable—with some metal components on top. It’s comfortable enough to wear all day (or night). And its clean design makes for a smart look that goes with almost anything. There aren’t a lot of bells and whistles here but that might be just what some people want in a smartwatch. If you need more than basic notifications and fitness tracking, there are plenty of other options out there. But if you’re looking for something simple and stylish, take a closer look at Amazfit BIP S.
This is a surprisingly capable smartwatch at a price that’s easier on your wallet than some of its rivals. While it doesn’t offer all of the high-end features available on an Apple Watch Series 4 or a Fitbit Versa, there are still plenty of interesting and useful things it can do. You’re not paying for extra features you don’t need here. The biggest advantage you get is form factor. If you prefer wearing smaller watches, then Amazfit Bip S will be perfect for you. It has a 1.28 inch screen with 400 x 400 resolution and 218 PPI density which makes text look crisp and clear to read. It comes in two colors – black and orange – but both have stainless steel cases which make them look classy enough to wear with any outfit. And since it has IP68 water resistance rating, you can take it swimming up to 50 meters deep without having to worry about damaging it in any way.
Sleek design with excellent build quality. The 1.28-inch AMOLED screen is incredibly sharp, clear and easy to read in any light conditions. It’s got an IP68 rating for water resistance and a full suite of fitness tracking features, including running apps like Strava and Google Fit (plus heart rate monitoring), built-in GPS, optical heart rate sensors and a solid four days of battery life from a single charge. Oh, and it’ll also track your sleep automatically. It’s also one of few smartwatches that works with Android Pay, meaning you can leave your wallet at home when you go out for dinner or drinks. And it looks good enough to wear as a standalone watch even if you don’t care about all its smart capabilities—which might be just what some people are looking for.
The biggest drawback to using a smartwatch is that you have to pull your phone out of your pocket or bag every time you want to check it. It’s not a big deal when you’re wearing something like a Fossil Q Commuter, but it can be frustrating with other smartwatches like Samsung’s Gear S3. If you want your smartwatch to notify you of emails and text messages, then your smartphone will need to be on vibrate at all times. This could be a big problem if you’re hoping not to be disturbed throughout meetings or in school. Fortunately there are third-party apps available for free download on both Google Play and Apple’s App Store that can help manage your notifications even when you don’t have your phone handy.