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The second generation of Amazfit Bip has received a full specs reveal in a pre-sales listing by online retailer GeekBuying. The watch comes with a slightly tweaked design, 5 ATM water-resistance and improvements in connectivity.
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The site refers to a Huami Amazfit Bip 2 Lite Version so it’s possible there is a second special edition that comes with NFC. GeekBuying has put the smartwatch on sale for $115.99. For comparison purposes, the retailer sells the original for $69.99.
In terms of actual specs, there doesn’t seem to be too much different between the two iterations. Most new wearables these days are swim-proof and Amazfit Bip 2 is no different. While the original was only splashproof with its IP68 water-resistance, the second generation gets a very respectable 5 ATM rating. This means it’s good for worry-free swimming as you can submerge it down to depths of 50 meters.
Unfortunately, the images used by the online store are not of the new smartwatch, but of the previous model. So we can only go by the listed specs.
These imply that Bip 2’s display will be slightly smaller, going down from 1.28 inches to 1.2 inches. Furthermore, the resolution listed on GeekBuying is now 127 x 127 pixels as compared to 176 x 176 pixels previously. This could be a mistake, though, as it does not make too much sense for Amazfit to be downgrading the screen quality. There’s also Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, 2.5D glass and an anti-fingerprint coating.
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Other hardware improvements are to do with connectivity, such as the presence of Bluetooth 4.2 BLE. The sensors are pretty much the same and include a Triaxial Acceleration Sensor, PPG Heart Rate Sensor, Geomagnetic sensor, as well as GPS/GLONASS. The 190mAh battery will keep everything going for up to a month.
As expected, Bip 2 doesn’t bring too many hardware changes. If these end up to be the final specs, we are left with a device that is largely similar to the original. The main news here seems to be water-proofing and perhaps NFC on a special edition version. It will be interesting to see if the software gets some upgrades, for example, the inclusion of Firstbeat analytics, more sports, etc.
We advise to wait a bit longer for the official reveal before pre-ordering. This should happen any day now.
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