Amazfit’s new cheap smartwatch adds blood oxygen tracking
Huami’s Amazfit line of smartwatches and fitness trackers has long been the go-to for many price-conscious consumers. The company has already launched several watches in India, and it looks like it’s launching one more next week.
Huami announced that the Amazfit Bip U will be launching in India on October 16 via Amazon and its own Amazfit web store. There’s no word on pricing just yet, but the company notes that it’s the latest in its line of budget smartwatches and will be launched at an “impressive” price point. For what it’s worth, the standard Bip S retailed for Rs 4,999 (~$68).
The Amazfit Bip U isn’t going to win any points for originality, definitely bringing to mind the Apple Watch with its rounded corners and crown on the right side. Otherwise, the brand is touting SPO2 tracking as the smartwatch’s standout feature.
Other noteworthy Bip U features include a TFT LCD color screen, heart-rate monitoring, always-on support, over 60 sports modes, 5ATM water resistance, stress monitoring, breathing training, menstrual tracking, and Huami’s PAI health assessment system. You can also expect up to nine days of typical usage, according to Huami.
We’ll update the article with pricing at launch, but you’ll be able to choose between pink, black, and green color options come release day. Here’s hoping the Bip U doesn’t suffer from major connectivity problems, as this has been our main issue in recent Amazfit wearable reviews.