Smartwatches are all the rave right now. Everybody wants one, even if they don’t actually need it. However, a good smartwatch can go for a few hundred dollars while the functionality it offers may not be that useful. Yes, the Apple Watch has a certain demographics that will find its features a must-have. Other on the other hand prefer something from Samsung to go alongside their Galaxy S8 or one running Android Wear. But what if you are not sure if a smartwatch is for you or if you simply don’t have $250+ to spend on such a gadget. There are a few cheaper alternatives that even though don’t offer such complex features like the ones mentioned before, will satisfy the needs of most people. A really good one is the Xiaomi Amazfit BIP Lite.
Now, don’t expect the same functionality you get from Android Wear or Apple Watch. First of all, you won’t be able to install apps on the Xiaomi Amazfit BIP Lite. However, the pre-installed ones should do the trick. It offers all the fitness tracking functionality you get from much more expensive smartwatches, including a heart rate sensor. You get the usual push notification for most messaging applications as well as call notification. You have multiple watch faces preloaded as well as a touchscreen for ease of use. The Xiaomi Amazfit BIP Lite also comes with GPS and GLONASS, Air pressure sensor and IP68 water and dust resistance. The battery life on this is impressive as well, promising up to 45 days of use (without GPS tracking).
The Xiaomi Amazfit BIP Lite is available in 4 colors: Black, Grey, Orange, and Green. It is compatible with both Android (4.4 and up) as well as IO (version 8 and up). Sellers in China have it available for as low as $70 with free shipping. You can buy it from this website at the specified price.
Xiaomi Amazfit BIP Lite Specs
- Screen type: 1.28 inch, capacitive
- Resolution: 176*176 pixel
- Operating method: Touchscreen
- Waterproof rating: IP68
- Health tracker: Heart rate monitor
- Other functions: Call reminder, Info push, GPS+Glonass, Weather, Time,
- Sensor: PPG heart rate sensor, acceleration sensor, geomagnetic sensor, air pressure sensor
- Battery type: Lithium polymer
- Battery capacity: 190mAh
- Watch mode: About 4 Months
- Running mode: About 45 days
- GPS+running mode: About 22 hours
- App: MiFit
- Alert type: Vibration