Zepp Health is a recent entraint in the increasingly competitive world of audio devices, with its range of innovative earphones. Now, the company prepares to unveil its latest product, the Zepp Clarity Pixie. This intriguing new offering recently secured FCC approval under registration number 2AC8UA2285.
The accompanying filing does not offer much detail apart from the name of the device and confirming that these are earphones. Beyond that, all we know is that they will come with Bluetooth 5.3 support and a 9mAh battery inside. The confidentiality clause associated with this filing runs out 6 months from June 12th, This suggests that we can expect more details and an official launch in the months ahead.
No newcomer here
Zepp Health is no newcomer to the earphone scene. Their Amazfit Powerbuds Pro and Amazfit ZenBuds have both made an appearance in the past few years. They come with unique features and a focus on health and wellbeing.
The $120 Amazfit Powerbuds Pro were launched in 2021, a year after the non-Pro version. They offer an integrated heart rate PPG sensor and built-in accelerometer for posture monitoring, pushing the envelope for what users can expect from earbuds. Other than that, they offer excellent sound quality and noise reduction of up to 40dB.
The $150 Amazfit ZenBuds are Zepp Health’s most recent product in the earphones category. Having raised more than $1 million on Indiegogo for product development, they are designed to promote healthy sleep and mindfulness. To this end they come with features such as sleep-inducing sounds and automatic switching off once the user falls asleep. Reviews of the product on Indiegogo are mixed with some praising the device, while others pointed out a bunch of flaws.
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One might wonder why the ear is increasibly becoming a focal point for health technology. The answer lies in the unique physiology of the ear itself.
Abundantly supplied with blood vessels and located in close proximity to the brain, the ear is exceptionally positioned for gathering vital data, such as body temperature, heart rate, and oxygen saturation levels. The ear’s anatomical structure, including the vestibular system responsible for balance and spatial orientation, further expands its potential for health monitoring capabilities.
Additionally, placing sensors in earphones or earbuds is convenient and unobtrusive. Having said that, it is not something you would be using to track health 24/7.
What can we expect from the Zepp Clarity Pixie?
The name itself, ‘Clarity Pixie,’ seems to hint at the nature of the product. The term ‘clarity’ could suggest an emphasis on crystal-clear sound quality. This aligns with Zepp Health’s past products, which have been praised for their excellent sound quality. Noise reduction is likely to be part of the feature-set.
The word ‘Pixie,’ often associated with something small, light, and enchanting, may point towards a compact and lightweight design. It might also hint at a whimsical or magical user experience, perhaps through an innovative user interface or features that are enchanting in their novelty and convenience.
While we can only speculate at this point, the combination of ‘Clarity’ and ‘Pixie’ certainly paints an interesting picture. Could we be looking at ultra-lightweight earbuds with exceptional sound quality and magical new features? Only time will tell.
What we do know is that Zepp Health has a history of incorporating health and wellness features into their audio devices. It wouldn’t be surprising if the Zepp Clarity Pixie followed suit.
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