Xiaomi Amazfit Bip

Review of Xiaomi Amazfit Bip

Рынок носимой электроники активно развивается. Каждый более менее крупный производитель вывел на рынок уже не одно поколение умных часов и фитнес браслетов. Но у всей это носимой электроники есть один существенный недостаток – автономность. Ведь согласитесь, не что так не раздражает, как каждый день ставить на зарядку свои умные часы. Революцию совершил маленький стартап Pebble, который выпустил на рынок умные часы с невероятной на момент выхода автономностью 7 – 10 дней. Следующими мир удивили Xiaomi, выпустив первые mi band по цене менее 1000 р. и автономностью около 30 дней! Следующим удивительным продуктом от китайцев стали Xiaomi Amazfit Bip, продукт, расположившийся между фитнес браслетами и умными часами. Сегодняшний обзор Xiaomi Amazfit Bip покажет, так ли они хороши, как мы ожидаем.

Key Features:

  • display: reflective, color,
  • display size: 1,28 in.
  • bluetooth version: 4.0 LE
  • Navigation: GPS + GLONASS
  • battery: 200 mAh
  • autonomy: 45 days
  • water protection: IP68
  • compatibility: not lower than Android4 or iOS 8.0

Packaging equipment

Supplied Xiaomi Amazfit Bip in a sturdy cardboard box in white. Despite all the efforts of the "Russian Post", it will not be possible to damage the contents! Xiaomi Amazfit Bip

Xiaomi Amazfit Bip

С обратной стороны приведены основные характеристики умных часов, но все на китайском и понять что-то трудно. Помимо самих умных часов в комплект поставки входит док станция для зарядки и инструкция на китайском языке. Xiaomi Amazfit Bip

Design, materials and build quality

Дизайн Xiaomi Amazfit Bip минималистичен и в этом их плюс. На передней панели расположен сенсорный дисплей, но о нем поговорим подробней чуть позже. Xiaomi Amazfit Bip

Корпус выполнен из пластика. Механический элемент один – кнопка на правой грани. Xiaomi Amazfit Bip С обратной стороны расположен датчик сердцебиения. Xiaomi Amazfit Bip

The strap is soft, silicone, has a width of 20 mm and can be easily changed by yourself. The clasp of the strap is simple, but reliable - you can not lose it. Build quality at height, the body is monolithic. Xiaomi Amazfit Bip

Display

Дисплей одна из фишек этих умных часов. Он рефлективный, а это значит, что он создан на базе TFT – активной матрицы, управляемой тонкоплёночными транзисторами, и работает он на отражении света. Соответственно, при недостаточной освещенности экран не читаем, требуется активация подсветки, но в отличии от своих собратьев такой дисплей отлично читается на солнце. Xiaomi Amazfit Bip The energy consumption of such a screen is minimal. The protective glass Gorilla Glass 3 with oleophobic coating is made according to 2,5D technology. Screen resolution 320 x 320 points. The screen is always active and can be seen from any angle.

Smart Clock Versions and Firmware

At the moment there are two versions of Amazfit Bip on the market - Chinese and English. I had both versions on my hands. Despite the fact that 4PDA users write that there are no differences in versions (not counting the language), I recommend buying the English version. This is connected with the fact that it can be used without flashing, all menu items are clear and so. The Chinese version should be reflashed, and you can install the Russian language quite simply. But personally, after the firmware, I received notifications once. My choice is stock English version. By the way, there is currently no international version with Russian from the box.

Pairing with a smartphone and setting up MiFit

In order to uncover all the features of this model, you need to install a MiFit application familiar to Mi Band owners of all generations. For pairing, launch the application and enter the Mi-account (if the account is not, go through the registration). On the main screen, click on "Device not connected" - Clock - Amazfit Bip and wait until the clock is found. After finding the gadget, you must confirm pairing on the clock. It's simple. If you still have problems, write in the comments, we will try to help. For more accurate work, you need to enter data about yourself, this will improve the accuracy of the fitness functions.

For me, the most important function is to receive notifications from your smartphone. Therefore, the MIUI must be allowed to access the phone and set up alerts for incoming calls. In one of the reviews on this model I read that the clock does not vibrate right away with the incoming call. This is not quite true. By default, the "Delay notifications" function is enabled and the delay is 3 sec. You can disable this function and the smart clock will start to vibrate immediately when an incoming call, or turn it on and defer vibration from 03 to 30 seconds. As for me, it's optimal to set the delay for seconds 8-10, which on the one hand will not miss the call if I do not hear it, on the other hand do not waste the battery if I hear the call and get the smartphone for an answer.

Next, you also need to enable notifications from applications, allowing MiFit access to notifications. If necessary, you can change the list of applications with alerts by adding or removing unnecessary ones. Notifications about SMS are included in a separate item "Incoming SMS". My choice of applications is messengers.

There are questions on tuning MiFit - write in the comments, we will try to answer them.

Configuring Xiaomi Amazfit Bip and Functionality

For more correct operation of the clock, you need to determine which hand you are wearing - on the left or right. The function "Raise your wrist to view information" as for me is useless, it does not make sense to include it. The screen is always active and well read during the day. You can go to the submenu "Set up clock screens" and hide unnecessary functions, such as not working in Russia Alipay. You can also change the order of the clock menu items by setting the most frequently used ones. I also recommend that you add "Behavior tags". This will allow the watch to more accurately determine when you are driving or driving a bus, playing basketball or table tennis, brushing your teeth or eating. Which will improve the display of activity. Skins with a dial can be replaced either from pre-installed ones, of which only 11, or use our instructions on the installation of custom dials for smart watches.

And walk through the functionality of the gadget. The device is unlocked by pressing the button on the right side and the backlight turns on. Swipe up shows the last message, svayp down - turns on / off the DND mode (in this mode no notifications occur during sleep), svayp to the right opens the weather, to the left - a menu that has the following items:

Weather (weather) - everything is extremely simple and understandable, the menu item responsible for the weather forecast.

Alarm (alarm) - the menu item is responsible for turning the alarm on / off. You can only turn the alarm clock on or off from the clock menu. Setting the same alarm is done through the application Mi Fit - alarm clock. This alarm clock with alarms installed on your smartphone is not connected.

Compass (Compass) is simply a compass that works with built-in GPS, and displays a number of parameters. The first time you switch on, you need to calibrate, which you need to carry out outdoors.

Starus (Статус) — в данном пункте меню отображается количество пройденных шагов, пульс, пройденное расстояние, количество сожженных килокалорий, количество напоминаний опции «Не бездельничай».

Activity (Activity) - one of the most important menu items of this device, perhaps. Subdivided into:

  • Outdoor running (running outdoors)
  • Treadmill (training on a treadmill)
  • Cycling (cycling)
  • Walking (walking)
  • Activity history
  • Activity settings

Соответственно в зависимости от вида физической активности необходимо активировать соответствующий режим. При этом в зависимости от выбранного вида тренировки выводятся разные данные вроде пройденного расстояния, пульса, высоты подъёма и спуска (во время тренировки).

timer (таймер) — в данном пункте доступны секундомер (с замерами пройденного круга) и и таймер обратного отсчета.

Settings (settings) - this item has the following sub-items:

  • Watch face - change the skin of the dial;
  • Long button press (долгое нажатие кнопки) – можно настроить активацию одного из вариантов физической активности меню Activity или отключение девайса;
  • Adjust brightness - intensity of illumination;
  • Find device - find a device, a function for finding a smartphone;
  • About - firmware number;
  • Factory reset - return to factory settings;
  • Turn off - turn off the gadget.

Personally, my impressions of smart hours work are positive: when the call comes, the clock vibrates (the name of the subscriber is not displayed, only the inscription Incoming calling is the only negative), all the notifications come and are displayed on the clock, the pedometer and heart rate sensor are working on my observations accurately, autonomy. . .

Autonomy

Autonomy of this model is simply magnificent! The battery capacity is 200 mAh. According to the statements of Xiaomi Amazfit Bip are able to work up to 45 days in normal mode and up to 4 months in standby mode. By my observation, up to 10% of battery capacity, the watch is discharged in about 30 days! Just wonderful!

Версии Xiaomi Amazfit Bip

Originally Amazfit Bip was available in Chinese. Later appeared the English version, in which out of the box were both English and Chinese. Currently, with the automatic updating of any version of the smart clock Xiaomi Amazfit Bip Russian language is immediately available.

conclusions

Previously, I categorically did not recognize smart watches, the need for daily charging was always very annoying. That's why I spent a long time with the Mi Band of the first generation.

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Acquainted with Amazfit Bip, I realized that for me this is the ideal solution: from one charging they live a record long time, they are protected from water by the IP68 standard, they are light and pleasant in appearance, they work perfectly and are relatively affordable. Review Xiaomi Amazfit Bip showed that this is the best smart watch, at least for me!

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