The colourful and lightweight Amazfit Bip U and Bip U Pro can now be bought in the US, the UK and other markets. Both variants were announced earlier this year.
Amazfit Bip U
Bip U takes across the design from from Bip S but upgrades it from a 1.28 inch to a 1.43-inch display (320 x 302 pixel resolution). This is an LCD protected by 2.5D Corning Gorilla 3rd generation tempered glass + anti-fingerprint coating.
The build quality is pretty much unchanged. This means you get a polycarbonate case attached to a 20mm silicone strap that comes in a small and large size. Other than that, the wearable takes across the 5 ATM water-resistance and 31 gram weight (19 grams without the strap).
Under the hood you’ll find Huami’s BioTracker 2™ PPG Biological Optical Sensor and 6-axis accelerometer. This allows users to track the usuals such as steps, distance, calories, heart rate, menstrual cycle monitoring and more. Plus there are more than 60 sports modes and automatic exercise detection. The interesting additions over the S version are blood oxygen level measurements and stress monitoring.
While there are clearly some upgrades, the one important omission of Bip U is the lack of built-in GPS in favor of Connected GPS. To remind, built-in GPS comes as standard on the Bip S.
Another sacrifice is battery life. The Bip S keeps going for up to 40 days (typical use), 3 months (standby time), 22 hours (GPS mode). However, the 225 mAh battery on Bip U can keep things going for only 9 days. Which is still pretty decent battery life. Charging time via the Clip/2-pins POGO pin is two hours.
Finally, there’s also some smart functionality thanks to the Bluetooth 5.0 protocol. This includes the usual message notifications, music control, world clock, alarms, remote camera control, find my phone, countdown and weather forecasts.
In addition to this, users get 4 pre-loaded watch faces. Two of these can be swapped with more than 40 that can be found in the Zepp app.
The watch is now available in the US for an introductory price of $49.99. That’s $10 off. You can find it on the Amazfit website and Amazon (check current price).
Amazfit Bip U Pro
This is a rebranded version of the Amazfit Pop. The device was released under the Pop moniker in some markets earlier this year.
Now, you might be wondering exactly what’s new and different about this model. And that’s a good question.
The company’s timepiece comes with the same 1.43-inch HD colour display. In fact most other things are the same as the non-Pro variant. The main differences are the inclusion of built-in GPS and support for Alexa.
You can pick it up for $69.99 in the United States. It is also available on the Amazfit website and Amazon (check current price).
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