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The Amazfit BIP smartwatch promises 45-day battery life, costs just $99

Xiaomi ecosystem partner Huami has rolled out its latest product in the smartwatch segment, the Amazfit BIP. The smartwatch made its debut in China last year, and is now available in the U.S. for $99 (opens in new tab). While most Android Wear smartwatches tout a two-day battery life, the Amazfit BIP promises up to 45 days of usage between charges with minimal notification support. With everyday use, you'll still be able to get 30 days on a full charge.

When it comes to the design, the Amazfit BIP looks an awful lot like the Apple Watch. You get a 1.28-inch always-on color display with a resolution of 176 x 176 backed by 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It uses standard 20mm lugs, and comes with an optical heart rate sensor.

The smartwatch connects via Bluetooth 4.0 LE to either Android or iOS devices (you'll have to install the Mi Fit app (opens in new tab)), allowing you to receive calls, texts, emails, and other notification alerts on your wrist. And at 31g, it is one of the lighter options available in this segment.

The feature list doesn't stop there either, as the smartwatch also comes with GPS and GLONASS, IP68 dust and water resistance, a barometer, compass, 3-axis accelerometer, and 190mAh battery. In addition to tracking activity like running, walking, and cycling, the Amazfit BIP also analyzes your sleep patterns, displaying the data on the Mi Fit app.

If you're interested, you can pre-order the smartwatch direct from Amazfit's website for $99 (opens in new tab). There are four color options to choose from — White Cloud, Onyx Black, Cinnabar Red, and Kokoda Green — and orders are set to ship from March 2018.

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Harish Jonnalagadda
Harish Jonnalagadda

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, contributing to reviews, features, and buying guides. He also writes about storage servers, audio products, and the semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.

  • Is the screen LCD, amoled? Or is it like the Pebble? I don't understand how can they promise 30 days on one charge, can someone care to explain?
  • Yeah. I want to hear a bit more on how they achieve it or is the estimation is based to usage with constraint. Though if Xiaomi can boast something is that most of their phones always had incredible battery life(based to reviews I read since I haven't own a Xiaomi phone because I'm icky on importing one) so I'll not be shock if their smartwatches are the same.
  • Just saw a review online and apparently it has an E-Ink Colour display, doesn't run android wear either.
  • They call it a reflective display. The brighter it is out, the easier it is to see it. It'a always on, so you don't need to flick your wrist to activate the motion sensor to turn on the screen.
  • Just watched an hour long review of this on YouTube. This thing honestly looks like a POS.
  • What is a the point of sleep tracking and having that data if the damn watch can't have the feature of a smart alarm that would wake me when I am in the lightest sleep phase. It is funny that no watch have done this very important feature yet. Skipping this one as well.
  • Microsoft Band 2 has this feature. ;)
  • You cut me deep miss mine badly. I have to take my S3 off while playing basketball or working out. The Band 3 looked really good as well on the windows central review.
  • My Nokia Steel HR does it and has a 25 day battery life.
  • I love my Steel HR.
  • If Xiaomi has a sub-brand called Huami, I think Huawei should come out with a sub-brand called Xiaowei... That would be great!
  • What about watch faces? Are they customizable? Option to choose from? I don't want to get stuck looking at same watchface everyday
  • Looks like there are different watch faces available. There are at least 2 different ones shown on the website.
  • 190mAh battery, 45 day life as as you charge it every night. After 45 days you'll be lucky if the thing just plain works.
  • I don't think you are supposed to charge it every night
  • Asus Zenwatch 2 knockoff.
  • I doubt that thing will make it past a couple days with regular GPS usage.
  • It runs for ~20 hours with GPS activated... which is still pretty good IMHO.. The ~40 day battery life is with all or most of the radio connections turned off.
  • I've been eyeing this watch for a while now and it lacks a few things. Coming from a Pebble user, I've been digging hard to find a replacement. This is the closest I've come across. The bad thing is you can't control your music with the watch; nor can you install apps like you could on the Pebble.
  • I have a Mi Band 2, and it's battery lasts almost 2 months for me. I don't really doubt Xiaomi can do the same at this one.
  • The article mentioned receipt of text and email notifications but made no mention of replying through the watch. I'm assuming this is not possible?