The expected Xiaomi Amazfit Bip 2 heart rate monitor is now close to being a reality. Behind the sales success of the first version, the expectation generated around this second generation is maximum. Its excellent value for money, its elegant design with similarities to the iWatch and its variety of functions are its main attractions. Let’s see a quick comparison of the Amazfit Bip 2 versus the previous version and other similar models , to get a better idea:
DESIGN OF THE XIAOMI AMAZFIT BIP 2
As for its aesthetics, the Amazfit Bip 2 watch it follows a continuous line with respect to its predecessor. Huami, company belonging to the Xiaomi group, will continue to be responsible for its manufacture, so do not be surprised to find this watch also asHuami Amazfit Bip 2. It maintains its rectangular shape with rounded corners so characteristic.The edge of the screen can be chosen this time in more colors, as well as interchangeable silicone straps.
The size is also identical, with some dimensions of 3.5 cm wide by 4.2 cm high.The layout of its single physical button is the same, although it is now smaller and its shape has narrowed. Despite some improvements that we will see later and a greater capacity of the battery, the weight of the watch remains at 32 grams. The length of the straps will remain 25 cm, being adjustable to the wrist in a range of between 13.0 and 21.5 cm.
Amazfit Bip 2 SCREEN CHARACTERISTICS
The Amazfit Bip 2 of Xiaomi will continue to bet on a rectangular transflective touch screen with IPS LCD panel. Although there are no confirmed data, its size is expected to slightly exceed the 1.28 inches from your predecessor’s screen.There are also rumors about a small increase in its resolution, which previously was 176 x 176 pixels
It seems clear that the screen of the Amazfit Bip 2 will have protection Gorilla Glass 3, that keeps the panel safe from scratches, bumps and scratches. The screen is activated with a simple turn of the wrist and it is possible to configure the time that remains active by the user. It will also becompatible with a great variety of topics,both their own and those that can be generated by other developers.
Amazfit Bip 2 FUNCTIONS AND FEATURES
We begin with a brief summary of the characteristics and technical specifications of the Xiaomi Amazfit Bip 2. We will discuss in detail some of them:
- Bluetooth 4.2 BLE connectivity
- IP68 resistance certificate
- Submersible to 50 meters (5 ATM pressure)
- Compatibility: Android 4.4 or higher or iOS 9.0 or higher
- Battery capacity: 200 mAh
- GPS + GLONASS
- NFC technology
- Heart rate monitor integrated for the wrist
The technology Bluetooth 4.2 BLE guarantees range of connectivity of 10 meters between Amazfit Bip 2 heart rate monitor and the smartphone to which it is linked. It is striking that this new Xiaomi Amazfit Bip 2 is Submersible 50 meters but that the manufacturer does not recommend its use in the sea or in swimming pools. The guarantee of having the IP68 certificate It should be enough in this regard.
As a main novelty, the Amazfit Bip 2 watch will incorporate anew Sony GPS chip, which promises greater accuracy in the data provided.We will have to wait to prove it. This model also it will have internal memory, although the quantity has not yet been specified. It remains to be confirmed if it will only serve to store the training history or if it will allow to save audio files, such as music or podcasts, to be reproduced when the user wishes.
This feature would match the watch with his older brothersAMAZFIT PACE andAMAZFIT STRATOS?and at a much lower cost.
It will also incorporate for the first time a ‘Sport’ mode specifically designed for sports practice. Within it will be possible to choose different disciplines such as outdoor race or on tape, cycling or swimming. And everything seems to indicate that itwill have NFC technology, to make payments directly from the clock. We must remember that it is not the only possibility offered by NFC technology.For example, it is also a system used by manyWIRELESS SPEAKERSfor music playback.
BATTERY OF THE HUAMI AMAZFIT BIP 2
The autonomy of the previous model It was a revolution within the market. Until its launch, most smartwatches were barely able to offer a week of operation without recharging, while this model guaranteed up to 45 days with a lithium battery of 190 mAh. With the Amazfit Bip 2 heart rate monitor, it will not be less. The capacity of your battery has increased up to 200 mAh with the purpose of responding to the various improvements included in the device. The average charging time will range between45 and 50 minutes and guarantees the same level of autonomy.
No changes are expected in the type of charger used or in the connection socket.They have worked correctly in their first version and do not seem to need improvements.
AMAZFIT BIP 2 Pros AND cons
- The new GPS chip from Sony guarantees greater accuracy in the data.
- The exceptional battery life of the Amazfit Bip 2 is maintained.
- It incorporates internal memory for training and/or music.
- Increase in useful screen size and resolution.
- A too continuous and uninnovative aesthetic.
- Until we have more data generates doubts for its use in swimming.
XIAOMI AMAZFIT BIP 2 LAUNCH DATE
Although it is not confirmed officially, different rumors put as a possible date of launch of Amazfit Bip 2 the months of April or May 2019. We will be very attentive to any new information that may appear to keep the article always updated.
XIAOMI AMAZFIT BIP 2 – OPINIONS and price
“If it works, do not touch it”.This is what the designers and developers of the Xiaomi Amazfit Bip 2. Although it presents interesting novelties, especially as regards to your GPS and your internal memory, without forgetting again Sport mode, It is evident that Xiaomi has opted to maintain the master lines in terms of design and performance that gave such good results to its predecessor.
The unknown that remains to be cleared is if its appearance almost identical to the previous model can take its toll. It is unlikely that a user who has the first version of the Bip to buy this new Amazfit Bip 2. But it seems clear that for those who are looking for a watch with heart rate monitor and smartwatch functions, this Bip 2 will be very attractive. Bearing in mind that the expected range of price at which the Amazfit Bip 2 watch from Xiaomi will range between $ 70-90, will remain one of the best options in relation quality-price.
In short, the Amazfit Bip 2 is an option to consider for those who want to go one step beyond the ACTIVITY WRISTBANDS, without shooting your budget or giving up on the most important features of this type of device.