Amazfit Bip is an Apple Watch pretender with an always-on display and a month-long battery

One to watch

07 February 2018
by Stuff Staff

A glance at Huami’s Amazfit Bip suggests it wants to be in an Apple Watch tribute band, playing chart-topping hits like Sorry I Punched You (I Was Trying to See the Time).

But this imitator in some areas matches – and even blazes past – Apple’s wearable. It’s waterproof, can track sleep and sports activities, and supports a heart-rate sensor. You can get notifications about calls, messages, and weather reports. The customisable watch face is always-on. And a single charge reportedly gets you through 30 days of use – 29 of which will probably involve you confusing the thing for an Apple Watch and wondering where all your Health app rings have gone.

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