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When it comes to picking out the right fitness tracker for your needs, it’s certainly a challenge. There are so many competing models to select between, but there’s one very positive change happening, as the Bip further makes obvious: high-end features like GPS and waterproofing are coming to cheaper devices.
The Bip certainly looks the part, and so long as your needs aren’t too steep from a fitness perspective, it should make you quite happy with accurate heart-rate sensing and sleep tracking.
Who's it for?
The Amazfit Bip is for someone who wants a fitness tracker that looks like an Apple Watch, but doesn’t want to pay Apple prices. Digging beyond surface level observations, the Bip is an excellent match with those who appreciate amazing battery life and a ton of features loaded into a small, affordable package.
Should you buy it?
There are more appealing fitness trackers out there if you’re looking for a media and notification-savvy option. The Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro, for example, offers a curved AMOLED display with support for offline Spotify streaming. Sure, the battery life pales in comparison, but if you have the money, bigger and better features lie just beyond the Bip’s asking price.
That being said, the Bip is nevertheless an impressive offering from a relatively unknown company. It’s smart, comfortable, capable, and best of all, it’s a cheap way to get into effective fitness tracking.
Cameron is a writer at The Verge, focused on reviews, deals coverage, and news. He wrote for magazines and websites such as The Verge, TechRadar, Practical Photoshop, Polygon, Eater and Al Bawaba.