Huami is preparing to launch an Indiegogo campaign for its futuristic looking Amazfit X fitness band in mid-April according to their Facebook group. The gizmo is slated for retail availability this summer.
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We suspect the Indiegogo exercises is more to do with raising awareness and interest in the upcoming device, rather than funds for production. The wearable, along with Amazfit GTS and Amazfit Stratos 3 was first presented at a conference in China back in August 2019. 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.
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.
Heart rate (“near-medical ECG tracking with the embedded BioTracker PPG sensor”)and fitness performance will be shown on your wrist The 5 ATM water resistance also supports activities such as swimming while the large display should make such a wearable ideal for notifications and other smart functionality.
The company is still working on ironing out all the issues before starting mass production. Huami revealed earlier this year 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!
The Indiegogo campaign should launch in mid-April. You can sign up on its preview page to receive the latest updates and an alert when it’s live.
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