Many of you have read many reviews about the new smart fitness watch called Amazfit Bip U. But this watch is only sold in India, but the Amazfit brand has released another watch model with similar specs, but with a different name Amazfit Pop.
In this review, you will find out the main features between Amazfit Pop and Amazfit Bip U. And I will also tell you what I liked and disliked about the updated model.
The main problem with Amazfit Pop is that the watch is sold only in China. I ordered the watch for 349 yuan, which is about $ 52.
Therefore, it will not be possible to buy them on Aliexpress or other sites. But I will definitely update the information when the watch officially goes on sale for the international market.
The new fitness watch received a large 1.43 inch TFT screen, more than 60 different sports modes, and a Bluetooth 5.0 wireless connection. In addition, the watch has support for PAI and SPO2 functions and much more.
Thus, I propose to start a full and in-depth review and first of all, let’s look at the package and appearance.
Amazfit Pop: Specifications
|Screen:||1.43 inch TFT screen 320 x 302 pixels|
|Sensor:||Heart-rate monitor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer|
|IP standart:||5 ATM waterproof|
|Standby time:||up to 10 days|
|Size:||40.9 x 35.5 x 11.4 mm|
Unboxing and packaging
Before, I was always delighted with the carton quality of Amazfit products. But recently, the company has started offering more affordable device models. For example, I previously tested Amazfit Neo and the box was no longer as strong as on other smartwatches.
The same goes for the new Amazfit Pop watches. The box received a white rectangular box. On the front, there is a drawing of the device, the name of the model and company.
Inside the box, I found – the smartwatch itself, instructions in a separate envelope, a charging dock with two contacts. This is where the package ends, however – this is a classic package for the Amazfit brand. Now let’s look at the appearance and what materials the watch is made of.
Design, build quality and materials
Amazfit Pop is an updated version of all the favorite Amazfit Bip watches. In appearance, the new watch has remained exactly the same as its predecessor Bip. For example, if we compare the dimensions, then the dimensions of the new model have decreased by 1 mm only and now they are – 40.9 x 35.5 x 11.4 mm. The weight has remained almost the same – it’s 31 with a strap.
In terms of wearing comfort, I did not find any discomfort throughout the test. In addition, I could sleep well with the watch, since the weight and dimensions are almost the same as those of fitness trackers.
If we talk about the materials of manufacture, the Amazfit Pop is made of a rather durable matte plastic. During my use, I did not find any scratches or other troubles. At the same time, the build quality is at a high level, despite its low cost.
It is worth noting that the device from Amazfit has received full protection from water under the 5 ATM standard. That is, you can dive with a watch to 5 atmospheres or 50 meters deep.
On the front of the case, there is a protective glass with a 2.5D rounding and an oleophobic coating. The screen itself does not occupy the entire surface on the front, and you can see that the watch has got a rather large chin at the bottom. The Amazfit brand logo can also be seen in this place.
The screen measures 1.43 inches with a resolution of 320 x 302 pixels. Now the new version of the watch has received a TFT matrix and I cannot call it a successful solution. Since many people bought the Amazfit Bip for the reflective screen, which had minimal power consumption and was readable in sunny weather.
Now, the new screen has a sufficient brightness, but I did not notice some functions. For example, there is no Alway-On Display feature like most AMOLED screens. Also in the settings, I did not notice the automatic brightness level function. But I cannot name the screen quality of the Amazfit Pop, it’s just the same as the majority of inexpensive smartwatches.
On the right side, you can see a round power button. Overall, it is well built and has a good response.
On the back of the Amazfit Pop smartwatch, I found two contacts for charging, heart rate sensors, and an SPO2 blood oxygen level tracking sensor.
A bit of information about the strap, the updated Pop model has the exact same strap as the previous versions. It is 20 mm wide and the strap itself is removable. This way you can fit any other strap with the same width.
Functions, features and application
The main screen of the smartwatch displays a fairly large list of useful features. Here you can keep track of time, date, steps, calories, heart rate and other information. In addition, a maximum of four different watch faces can be installed on the watch. The standard watch faces also received custom features. That is, you can choose the function that you need most. But later I will tell you how to install more watch faces through the mobile application.
If you swipe down from the home screen, you will get to the quick settings menu. Everything is standard here – these are typical do not disturb mode icons, an alarm clock, brightness level adjustment and settings.
Of course, if you swipe to the left of the main watch face, you can see some useful widgets. These are activities, heart rate, PAI function, weather and others.
To enter the main menu with all functions, press the button from the right end once. There is a large list of familiar features like activity, heart rate, PAI, notifications, sport modes, music player, stress, alarm, stopwatch, womens cycle and settings.
That is, the functionality is exactly the same as that of modern fitness trackers, for example, as in Mi Band 5. But I can single out the distinguishing features – these are 60 sports modes, which are divided into sections. Let’s say you can choose or find the one you need depending on the type of training, such as outdoors, in the gym or even in the pool.
Another important function is tracking the level of oxygen in the blood, heart rate and PAI indicators.
If you live in China, then this model will be useful to you, as it has an NFC module for contactless payment. But this feature only works in China.
On the very work of the user interface, I want to note that the touch panel works very quickly and without any delays. Any swiping of widgets or sections is smooth and most importantly accurate.
Now a little about the application. To receive notifications on your watch, you need to install an app called Zepp. It is available for all smartphones including Android and iOS operating systems.
After a simple pairing with the app, you can monitor your physical activity on your Amazfit Pop watch. As I mentioned, the app is still needed to install other types of watch faces. I counted about 40 watch faces so far available, but only four can be installed on the watch.
Battery and run time
Amazfit Bip was famous for its very high vitality from 30 to 40 days. The new smartwatch Amazfit Pop can no longer boast such a great battery life.
During my use, the watch lasted about 9 days. The result is also not the worst, but it cannot be compared with the Bip model.
The charging time via the docking station is approximately 1.5 hours.
Conclusion, reviews, pros and cons
Amazfit Pop is a brand new smart fitness watch that has received many useful features, but with the same look and feel.
On the positive side, I can attribute a large number of functions, such as monitoring the level of oxygen in the blood, 60 sports training, PAI and even NFC.
Of course, I would like to keep such features as on the Bip watch, namely the reflective screen, as well as the battery life.
I believe that Amazfit Pop will be a good choice to replace fitness trackers, for example, even the Mi Band 5.
Price and where to buy cheaper?
Now, if you do not live in China, it will be difficult to purchase Amazfit Pop, since they are only available for the Chinese market. But as soon as the watch goes on sale for the international market, I will definitely update the information.
In addition, I cannot fail to mention the 11.11 sale, which will take place next week. This is a good way to get the product you want at a low price with good discounts.