The next iteration in the Amazfit fitness band series is just around the corner. Band 7 will reportedly come with a 1.47 inch display, 18 days of battery life and a $50 price tag.
The device closely follows the Xiaomi Mi Band line. Not too surprising considering Huami (or Zepp Health as it is also known) manufactures both wearables.
But while we have seen a new iteration of Xiaomi’s device each year, it has been about two years since we last saw a new device in the Amazfit Band series. The fifth generation therefore seems a bit outdated now.
It looks like Zepp Health is looking to refresh the line in the near future.
Amazfit Band 7 – FCC filing, first image
We reported a couple of weeks ago that a fitness band was registered under the Amazfit brand with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Such devices have to be approved by the regulator in order to be allowed to sell in the United States. The product carries monikers A2177 for the standard iteration and A2283 for the NFC version.
This reveals some other info such as a 232mAh battery. But not much else.
However a new leak gives us much of the remaining information. According to GSMArena, the wearable will come with an interesting upgrade this time around. It will have a 1.47 inch display, akin to the Redmi Smart Band Pro. This will have 194 x 368 pixel resolution and 500 nits of peak brightness.
Here’s the only image that is available so far.
To remind there were only slight differences between the Amazfit Band 5 and Xiaomi Mi Band 5. However, things will be different this time around. The regular iteration of Xiaomi Mi Band 7 has a 1.62 inch AMOLED, whereas the upcoming Pro packs an even larger display.
Beyond that, we now know that the battery on Amazfit Band 7 will be good for 18 days between charges with normal use. With heavy use, this falls to a respectable 9 days.
No big surprises as far as sensors. You get the usuals including the latest generation heart rate tech. There was some speculation the device might have built-in GPS but this doesn’t appear to be the case.
Amazfit Band 7 will have the ability to monitor over 100 sports modes with automatic workout detection for a few of them. The wearable has a decent 5 ATM water-resistance rating and will weigh a mere 28 grams. There will be 8mb RAM and 128mb storage on-board with compatibility to any Android 5.0 or iOS 10.0 and up device via Bluetooth 5.1.
The device is expected to retail for around $50. Look for an official reveal in the weeks ahead.
This is not the only Amazfit-branded wearable we are expecting in the near future. A bunch of devices in the GT 4 line are also tipped to land. Probably not in the immediate future, more likely in Q3.
Like this article? Subscribe to our monthly newsletter and never miss out!