Huami Amazefit BIP U was launched in India a few weeks ago. The company is known for making some of the most efficient fitness bands and smartwatches. Although the Huami smartwatches are often priced higher, the Amazfit BIP U is here to change the entire dynamics. The BIP U was launched in India for Rs 3499. Now the price point alone is reason enough to give the fitness bands a run for their money.
At Rs 3499, Amazfit BIP U packs the attributes of a smartwatch with a host of fitness tracking tools. It looks great and has a tracker for almost every activity that one can do and does not create a hole in the pocket. All the other efficient smartwatches by Huami Amazfit are priced between Rs 5000 and Rs 10,000 such as the Amazfit GTS and GTR, the Verge.
So in short, is the perfect fit for people who want a smartwatch but do not want to spend a fortune on it. It has lots of advantages over the fitness bands that are available at a much cheaper price in the market. But is it worth spending the extra few doughs for a slightly bigger screen? We will find out in the review
Amazfit BIP U review: Design
The Amazfit BIP U bears a strong resemblance to the Apple Watch. But they cannot be blamed for this as almost every other smartwatch is loosely based on the prototype set by Apple. With the Amazfit BIP U, Huami has introduced a more compact dial with rounded curves.
The body of Amazfit BIP U is made up of plastic but that does not make it look cheap. It comes with a matte finish on the rear and sides that enhance the look of the watch. However, it is nothing outlandish and no amount of metal highlights have been used on the smartwatch to give it a more premium feel. It is simple yet elegant and does the deed without much ado. For review, we got the standard black color but it is available in two other interesting colors such as pink and green.
Now coming to the display, the Amazfit BIP U comes with a 1.43-inch TFT display with a resolution of 320 x 302 pixels. For protection, it has the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 coating along with anti-fingerprint coating on top of that. The display is quite vibrant, bright and even in outdoor conditions, it does not make the user squint his eyes to read stuff from the screen. It is a touchscreen display but to access the menu, you will have to use the physical button provided on the right side of the watch.
Huami has used soft silicone straps that are pretty comfortable to put on for hours. The smartwatch is surprisingly pretty lightweight. I wore the watch day and night but not even once did I feel any sort of discomfit. It is so comfortable that after a point you will not feel anything around