Zepp Health has announced today the next iteration in its Amazfit fitness band series. Band 7 comes with a large 1.47 inch display, 18 days of battery life and a budget friendly $50 price tag. No built-in GPS, though.
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. Which explains why the last version was dubbed Band 5, there is no Band 6 and now we have Band 7.
Amazfit Band 7 – what’s new?
Large displays seem to be all the rage these days and Zepp Health has tapped into this trend. The most notable change to come with Amazfit Band 7 is the 1.47 inch touchscreen. With its 198 x 368 pixel resolution, always-on option and 500 nits of peak brightness, it reminds a bit of the Redmi Smart Band Pro.
For comparison purposes, Amazfit Band 5 features a much smaller 1.1 inch AMOLED. Which means the viewable area on Amazfit Band 7 has increased by 112%, while the body remains slim and light.
No big surprises as far as sensors. You get the usuals including the latest generation heart rate tech (BioTracker™ 3.0 PPG biometric sensor), accelerometer and gyroscope. This allows users to track the usuals, including stress, blood oxygen and heart rate around the clock.
There was some speculation the device might have built-in GPS but did not turn out to be the case. But you do get the ability to tap into your smartphone’s GPS signal.
Amazfit Band 7 has the ability to monitor over 120 sports with automatic workout detection for four of them (walking, running, elliptical, rowing machine). Performance metrics have been expanded. They now include Vo2Max, Recovery Time, Training Load and Training Effect. You can even use the Virtual Pacer to race against your previous best times.
The wearable has a decent 5 ATM water-resistance rating and weighs a mere 28 grams. There is 8mb RAM and 128mb storage on-board with compatibility to any Android 5.0 or iOS 10.0 and up device via Bluetooth 5.2.
Beyond that, the battery on Amazfit Band 7 is good for 18 days between charges with normal use. With heavy use, this falls to a respectable 9 days. So another improvement over the predecessor generation.
Of course you also get some smart functionality including Alexa support. More than 50 watch faces are available to make the device your own, 8 of which are customisable. If you like looking at yourself, you can even upload your own photos.
The device will set you back a reasonable $49.99. It is available for purchase now in the US and a few other countries on Amazfit’s website. The case colour choices include Black and Beige, and this can be paired with Green, Blue, Pink and Orange straps.
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.
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