CES 2020: Amazfit launches new smartwatches, Bluetooth earbuds, a treadmill

Henrietta Brewer
January 9, 2020

This bad boy is military-certified to withstand extreme temperatures, as well as other harsh outdoor conditions, while still sporting a sharp 1.3-inch AMOLED screen with a resolution of 360 x 360 pixels and always-on functionality.

The device has four buttons around the outside for navigating around the user interface, and it'll be compatible with both Android and iOS devices.

This time around, the Amazfit Bip S features a 5ATM water resistance rating, up from the Bip's IP68 rating. The watch weighs just 31 grams and will be available in Carbon Black, Red Orange, Warm Pink, and White Rock colors. The other has a battery that can last up to 40-days and has 10 sports modes for fitness tracking. Inside the smartwatch is a Sony 28nm low-power GPS chip that allows for GPS+GLONASS dual-mode positioning and improved Satellite searching.

Alongside the new smartwatches, Amazfit has also introduced new health-focused wireless earbuds. The original Amazfit Bip normally costs a measly 80 bucks, and the Bip S is unlikely to be much pricier when it hits stores next month.

Moving to the so-called Amazfit PowerBuds, these ones are particularly interesting as they offer PPG heart rate sensor built-in. They has been launched in three colour options - Black, White, and Yellow - and have a dynamic 3D pattern and intuitive tap control features.

There's a new feature called sports sound system that offers advanced compound diaphragm, motion beat, Thru Mode that essentially amplifies ambient noise when necessary, and in-ear fitness notifications as well.

Elsewhere, the Amazfit Bip S comes with Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, ~2.5-hour charging time, and a 20mm strap width.

Even though Amazfit is not exactly what we'd call a household name in the global wearable device industry, the Huami-owned brand has developed a pretty substantial following in the USA of late with feature-packed and incredibly affordable products like the Verge, Verge Lite, Bip, GTR, and Stratos smartwatches.

In total, the company released six new products but we will look at the Amazfit T-Rex (basically) and the Amazfit Bip S (passively) on this post.

The heart rate monitor is at hand as well to further help the buds analyze your sleep. The earbuds give you a long eight hours of playback, and the wireless charging case offers another 16 hours of battery life.

We're talking first and foremost about a built-in heart rate sensor that not only monitors the state of your "ticker" continuously, also providing real-time "status updates" and alerts right in your ear. It has a $139.9 price tag in the U.S. and will be available in the USA from this month.

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