Specs and features Amazfit Bip

TypeSmart watches and bracelets

    Amazfit Bip Overview

    Amazfit Bip is a smart watch designed by Huami (a subsidiary company of Xiaomi which specializes in smartwatches production). In fact, Amazfit Bip is an equivalence of Xiaomi Mi Band 2 and it represents Huami's attempt to make a cheaper alternative to Apple Watch.
    Amazfit Bip is a good option for an average buyer with modest requirements. If you need an extremely easy-to-use device with an excellent battery life (up to 45 days) and quite fast charging time (up to 2.5 hours) to monitor your health, then you should make your choice in favour of this smartwatch.
    Nevertheless, it is unlikely that this watch will suit professional athletes. The reason for this is in the limited set of functions of Amazfit Bip: the watch supports only running outdoors, running on a treadmill and walking. Buyers with high requirements for the device should pay attention to the smart watches of the higher priced segment of the market that are equipped with wider set of functions (Garmin Vivosport, Atlas Wristband 2, Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro, Fitbit Charge 2, TomTom Spark 3 or Apple Watch Series 3).
    Amazfit Bip was launched on December 8, 2017. This smart watch can be referred to as a simplified version of Amazfit Pace. The set of functions of these two devices is almost the same, although Amazfit Bip supports fewer kinds of sport (there is no support for trail running and exercises on exercise bikes), it has a smaller display and it is more suitable for amateur sport than for the professional one.
    Despite this fact, in comparison with a similar Xiaomi Mi Band 2 model, Amazfit Bip has an advantage in the form of a durable and relatively large screen, the GPS system and a long battery life.

    Amazfit Bip functions

    • Periodic measurement of heart rate with an optical heart rate monitor;
    • The ability to track walking, cycling, running outdoors and running on a treadmill;
    • Tracking the sleep time and its phases;
    • A user is informed about incoming calls, SMS, events from the calendar, e-mail messages with the help of vibration;
    • Tracking the running speed and route with GPS;
    • Calculation of the calories burned during physical exercises;
    • Time and weather showing, a timer and a compass.

    Amazfit Bip design and construction

    Amazfit Bip has a reflective display with a diagonal of 1.28" made of Gorilla Glass 3 with an oleophobic coverage. The only element of physical control of the device is the button on the side of the watch which is responsible for getting out of sleep mode. The weight of the device is small (about 30g), the Amazfit Bip strap is made of hypoallergenic silicone and it can be changed. The device itself is made of polycarbonate and zirconium ceramic alloy.
    Amazfit Bip is protected from dust and moisture according to the IP68 standard which allows you to immerse the device in water with a depth of up to 1.5 meters for up to 30 minutes.
    In addition, the look of the main screen can be customized with the help of Notify & Fitness for Amazfit application where you can choose from 10 themes. Unlike Amazfit Pace, there is no ability to download additional themes from the Internet.
    The design of Amazfit Bip can be defined as rather ill-conceived because of the too wide rims around the display, although the shape of the device is very similar to Apple Watch. If we consider Amazfit Bip to be an accessory, this smartwatch surely cannot demonstrate a high status of its owner, and if the device design is really important for you, but you do not want to spend a lot of money on a smartwatch, we recommend that you pay attention to Amazfit Pace.

    Pros of Amazfit Bip

    • Amazfit Bip holds the charge well, its battery life in practice is up to 20 days with GPS enabled;
    • Amazfit Bip regularly checks the heart rate (the measurement graph can be set in the Mi Fit application) and allows you to build up a good overall picture of the heart rate throughout the day;
    • When you run on a treadmill, Amazfit Bip helps you to track your progress by informing its user about every kilometer that he/she has run with vibration;
    • Amazfit Bip almost never loses Bluetooth connectivity to attached devices;
    • Amazfit Bip display is visible perfectly in the sun.

    Cons of Amazfit Bip

    • Amazfit Bip’s touchscreen is not responsive. Often in order to make a command appera on the display, it is necessary to put some effort by pressing it several times;
    • Amazfit Bip does not measure the pulse regularly. To measure the heart rate, you must select this function manually from the menu;
    • Amazfit Bip displays notifications inconveniently: when a user gets notifications from messengers, Amazfit Bip notifies you of the entire branch of previously unread messages instead of showing the most recent unread ones;
    • Amazfit Bip does not involve strength training. Therefore, for those who prefer running or cycling to working out at the gym, we recommend paying more money, but getting a reliable device. For example, Garmin Vivosport, Atlas Wristband 2, Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro, Fitbit Charge 2 or TomTom Spark 3;
    • Amazfit Bip is not fully compatible with iOS: the Notify & Fitness for Amazfit app is not available for iOS, and you will not be able to change the look of your watch's main screen with a tablet or an Apple smartphone. Nevertheless, 10 themes for change will be available on the watch itself, but you will not be able to use the additional 11 themes from the application;
    • Amazfit Bip is considered to be one of the best cheap GPS enabled watches, but the frequency of the sensor’s scanning of this smart watch is too low in order to make a pretence at being a device suitable for professional running;
    • Amazfit Bip can not be synchronized with the computer, since the USB cable that comes with the computer is equipped only with power supply lines.

    Errors and bugs of Amazit Bip

    • Amazfit Bip can give incorrect information about how many kilometers you have run;
    • Amazfit Bip often does not recognize awakening and for a long time supposes that the user is still asleep.

    Recommendations for Amazfit Bip

    • Despite the degree of dust and moisture resistance IP68, do not immerse the device in water for a long time, with the exception of some daily and household contacts of Amazfit Bip with water (washing hands, doing the washing-up or taking a shower);
    • Use only Amazfit Bip licensed firmware and do not install other third-party firmwares from the Internet, as they do not guarantee security and can do harm to the device.

    Reviews about Amazfit Bip

    • Users note that Amazfit Bip is an excellent option of a smart watch for those who have never had experience of dealing with similar devices and for those whose requirements for watches are not high;
    • It is reported that the standard Amazfit Bip strap draws dust to it and even the slightest dirt becomes noticeable there, and it is very difficult to remove it from the surface of the strap;
    • According to the remarks of some users, the compass on Amazfit Bip is useless because it shows incorrect data or does not want to be calibrated at all;
    • It is known that Amazfit Bip is rather simple to use, but its interface is not so clear at first sight and you need some time to get used to it;
    • Users confirm the full incompatibility of Amazfit Bip with strength training. When you try to measure the pulse during your training at the gym, Amazfit Bip shows a very low heart rate even when it is felt to be wrong.

    List of applications for Amazfit Bip

    In addition to the official application Mi Fit, we recommend that Android users install a proven Notify & Fitness for Amazfit application (currently this application is not available for iOS).
    • Mi Fit. The application allows you to save your workout data, synchronize with Mi Body Composition Scale, analyze sleep, set announcements of notifications, SMS and calls, control the alarm clock on the smart watch. In addition, if you sit too long without moving, Mi Fit will send a notification to your watch with a vibration that will remind you that it's time to walk a little.
    • Notify & Fitness for Amazfit. Notify & Fitness for Amazfit is, in fact, an equivalence of Mi Fit, but it has paid additional functions and add-ons, such as setting customized notifications for each phonebook contact, ignoring notifications from unwanted applications so they do not appear on the watch, searching for a phone / tablet connected to Amazfit Bip. The free version differs from Mi Fit by its ability to set up to 8 alarm clocks.

    Analogs Amazfit Bip - Comparison

    Brand Xiaomi Huawei Honor Fitbit iWOWNfit Amazfit Xiaomi Apple Huawei Huawei Fitbit Samsung Apple Fitbit
    ModelBip Mi Band 2 Band 3 Charge 2 i6 Pro Arc Mi Band 1S Watch 3 Watch 2 Watch Ionic Cor Gear S3 Watch Series 1 Alta HR Pace Bip Watch 2
    Minimum price USD
    User rating 4.6 4.3 4.4 4.1 3.9 4.8 4.0 4.2 4.2 4.0 4.3 4.5 4.4
    Functionality 3.4 4.1 4.9 4.1 2.6 2.8
    Sesors accuracy 3.9 3.2 4.2 2.6 3.8 2.7
    Pulsometer 4.3 2.9 3.8 2.3 4.5 2.3
    Accelerometer 4.3 2.7 4.4 3.0 4.2 2.8
    Sleep Analysis 3.1 4.0 4.5 2.6 2.9 3.1
    Light sensor
    Bluetooth 4.0 LE 4.2 4.0 LE 4.0 4.0 LE 4.2, A2DP, LE 4.1, A2DP, LE, EDR 4.1, LE 4.0 LE 4.2, A2DP, LE 4.0 LE
    SIM Apple e-SIM e-SIM
    2G Bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 900 / 1800
    3G Networks HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 / 800 - Europe, Australia (A1891) HSDPA 2100
    4G Networks LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 26(850) - Europe, Australia (A1891) LTE
    Wi-Fi version 802.11 b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n 802.11 b/g 802.11 b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz
    Connected GPS
    Material sensor Plastic; aluminum Plastic Stainless steel Stainless steel Aluminum Aluminum; polycarbonate Stainless Steel/Ceramic back Stainless Steel 316L Stainless Steel 316L Aluminum Stainless Steel 316L
    Material strap Thermoplastic elastomer Polyurethane Elastomer Polyurethane Elastomer Silicone Silicone Silicone
    Item width 15.7 mm. 16.5 mm. 225 mm. 19.8 mm. 19 mm. 13.6 mm. 46 mm.
    Item height 40.3 mm. 43 mm. 129 mm. 39.6 mm. 11 mm. 37 mm. 49 mm.
    Item depth 10.5 mm. 10.3 mm. 2506 mm. 9.5 mm. 245 mm. 9.9 mm. 12.9 mm.
    Item weight 19.4 gram 18 gram 36.8 gram 18 gram 20 gram 15 gram 52.8 gram 64 gram 59 gram 30 gram
    Replaceable straps
    Strap dimensions S;L;XL
    Buttons 1 1 2 1 1
    Package weight 90 gram 104 gram 300 gram 85 gram 116 gram 95 gram
    Package width 10 mm. 100 mm. 112 mm. 95 mm. 73 mm. 96 mm.
    Package height 3 mm. 40 mm. 53 mm. 20 mm. 55 mm. 31 mm.
    Package depth 10 mm. 160 mm. 200 mm. 175 mm. 135 mm. 96 mm.
    Display size 0.42 Inches 0.91 Inches 1.5 Inches 0.73 Inches 0.42 Inches 1.65 Inches 1.2 Inches 1.4 Inches 1.42 Inches 1.3 Inches 1.4 Inches
    Screen-to-body ratio 55.4 % 42.6 % 71.5 % 48.1 %
    Support slides
    Display backlight
    Display colors 1 1 1 1 1 16M 16M
    Constantly working screen
    Display width 32 px 88 px 72 px 390 px 400 px 348 px 360 px 36 px
    Display height 128 px 128 px 40 px 390 px 400 px 250 px 360 px 128 px
    Pixel density 147 ppi 213 ppi 196 ppi 303 ppi 326 ppi 286 ppi 302 ppi 278 ppi 95 ppi
    Auto adjust brightness
    Protection Sapphire crystal glass Corning Gorilla Glass Sapphire crystal glass Corning Gorilla Glass SR+
    Water Resistant IP67 WR50 WR20 IP67 IP67 IP67 WR50 IP68 IP67 WR50 IP68
    Temperature minimum -20 °C 14 °C -20 °C -20 °C -4 °C
    Temperature max 70 °C 113 °C 60 °C 70 °C 113 °C
    Military-grade durability MIL-STD-810G
    Battery type Li-pol Li-pol Li-pol Li-pol Li-pol Li-pol Li-Ion Li-Ion Li-Ion Li-pol Li-Ion
    Battery capacity 70 mAh 100 mAh 58.2 mAh 70 mAh 41 mAh 380 mAh
    Replaceable battery
    Battery life - Waiting 480 hours 720 hours 720 hours 240 hours 480 hours 480 hours 96 hours 96 hours
    Battery life - Tested 15 hours 10 hours 15 hours 1.5 hours 2 hours 2 hours 10 hours
    Magnetic Charger
    Wireless Charger WPC
    Input voltage 5 volt 5 volt 5 volt 5 volt 5 volt 5 volt
    Input current 45 mA 25 mA
    Fast charging
    Charging time 2 hours 1.5 hours 1-2 hours 2 hours 0.5 hours 2 hours 2 hours 2 hours
    Android version 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.3+ 4.4 4.3
    iOS version 7 8 8+ 9.0 7 iOS 9
    Blackberry 10
    Windows 8.1 10 8.1
    Mac OS 10.6
    Incoming call Ringtones MP3, WAV ringtones MP3, WAV ringtones
    Incoming message
    Call ID display
    Digital faces 2 10 2 2 15+
    Analog-digital faces 1 3 15+
    Analog face
    Display weather
    RAM 256Kb 128Kb 758Mb 768Mb 512Mb 768Mb
    ROM 1Mb 8Mb 8Gb 4Gb 4Gb 2.5Gb 4Gb
    CPU ARM Cortex-M4 Dialog DA14681 Apple W2 Quad-core 1.1 GHz Cortex-A7 Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 Exynos 7270, 1000 MHz
    GPU PowerVR Adreno 304 Adreno 305
    Flash 16Mb
    Chipset SmartBond DA14681 Apple S3 Qualcomm MSM8909W Snapdragon Wear 2100 Qualcomm MSM8926 Snapdragon 400
    Operating System Proprietary OS Proprietary OS Proprietary OS Proprietary OS Proprietary OS Proprietary OS watchOS 4 Android Wear OS 2.0 Android Wear Tizen
    Third-Party Applications
    Support updates
    Microphone 4
    Play audio MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB
    Music control
    Photo viewer
    Play video
    USB cable
    Find My Phone
    Unlock identity
    Find My Device
    Camera shoot control
    Smart alarm
    Silence alarm
    Call initialization
    Read SMS
    Read Email
    Ability to turn off
    Rotate to switch
    Voice control Siri S-Voice
    Samsung Pay
    Dynamic heart rate
    Training mode
    Reminder to move
    Guided breathing sessions
    Calorie consumption
    Distance covered
    Active Minutes
    Food log
    Water log
    Weight log
    Scan barcode
    Applicatio feature
    Add friend
    Share results
    Weight training
    Table Tennis
    American Football
    Skipping rope
    Ice skating
    Rock climbing
    Rowing machine
    Compatible apps 3 3 18 3
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