At its May 2022 investor call, Zepp Health has confirmed it will release new GTS, GTR and Bip smartwatches later in 2022. Bip will launch next month and the GT series will land in Q3.
If you replay the webcast from the meeting, at the 6:30 minute mark the speaker makes a mention of the new products. “Multi-dimensional” enhancements are referred to when it comes to their health and fitness functionality. At 29:30 the speaker notes that Bip (and Pop) are expected in June and the GT series a few months after.
There have been quite a few iteration in the popular Amazfit Bip series over the years. This includes the original Amazfit Bip, Amazfit Bip Lite, Amazfit Bip S, Amazfit Bip U and Amazfit Bip U Pro. But it has been well over a year since we saw a new device in the line.
GTR and GTS have also become a regular staple in the Amazfit lineup. The last generation was released in October last year. That month in 2022 is probably when we can expect GTR 4 and GTS 4. As pointed out in our review of GTR 3, these watches are a solid offering for those after an activity tracking piece. There really is a lot to like about generation 3 and the improvements over the predecessor devices are clear.
Zepp app source code makes a mention of Amazfit Bip 3 & 3 Pro
This news adds credence to some investigative work done by Android TR about a week ago. They uncovered a mention of Amazfit Bip 3 and Bip 3 Pro smartwatches in the Zepp app source code by decompiling the app and sifting through the code. The duo is codenamed “cater_wl” and “cater_w”, respectively.
This was the first clue that these devices might be in the works as there has been zero mention of them by the various international regulatory bodies. The app code also makes a mention of some kind of Lite version, although it remains unclear whether this is a further Bip 3 iteration.
Bip 3 and Bip 3 Pro – possible technical specs
Excellent battery life is the main distinguishing characteristics of all Bip watches, particularly the earlier generations. So one would expect this on the new generation.
Of course, there’s also the low price, and no-nonsense lightweight design. These characteristics are what makes Bip watches so popular. If you were generous, you could even say Bip watches loosly resemble the Apple Watch. But that would probably be taking it a bit too far.
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One would expect the latest generation Huami BioTracker sensor in the next generation Bip, including blood oxygen and stress tracking. The current line has support for a wide variety of sports, and some iterations have built-in Amazon Alexa support.
If we go by the difference between Bip U and Bip U Pro, probably the main difference between Bip 3 and Bip 3 Pro will be the inclusion of built-in GPS on the latter. The former will probably need to rely on your smartphone’s sattelite connection for detailed fitness tracking and maps when exercising outdoors. But that means the non-Pro version will sell $20-$30 cheaper than Pro.
Beyond that, Bip U and U Pro have a 1.43-inch LCD protected by 2.5D Corning Gorilla 3rd generation tempered glass + anti-fingerprint coating. This is housed in a polycarbonate case. So one could reasonably expect something similar on the new watches.
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