Huami has revealed today its futuristic looking Amazfit X fitness band will go into mass production during the first half of 2020.
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The wearable, along with Amazfit GTS and Amazfit Stratos 3 was first presented at a conference in China back in August. Huami sent out teasers ahead of the event hinting at the two smartwatches, but Amazfit X was the surprise of the day. It’s fair to say the fitness band is unlike anything we have seen before in a commercial product.
Amazfit X uses a proprietary 12.5mm ultra high fall 2.07-inch flexible curved screen, which Huami says cost millions of dollars to develop. Manufacturing involved a hot-bending 3D process during which the moon shaped glass reaches a super-arc curvature of 92° through 700°C ultra-high temperature heating and 6-bend bending. Okay, we don’t know what any of that means but it certainly sounds complex!
The screen allows 244% more visibility compared to wearable devices of a similar size. It has HD resolution (326 ppi), 100% NTSC high colour saturation and brightness of up to 430 nits. With these specs readability in bright, sunny conditions should be no problem.
Amazfit X is made of metal with hidden electronic buttons on the outside and a three-segment motherboard inside a three section base plate (this was necessary due to the shape). The curved 220 mAh lithium battery guarantees about a week of use between charges. That’s not bad considering the high-res screen.
Huami didn’t go much into other internal specs at the press conference but you can bet there will be lots of fitness tracking functionality baked in. The large display would also make such a wearable ideal for notifications and other smart functionality.
The company is still working on ironing out all the issues before it goes to mass production. During today’s Annual Strategic Media Communication Conference for 2019 the company revealed it expects that this will happen in the next six months. If the end product looks anything like these pictures, it will certainly be worth the wait. All we’ve got to say is wow!
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