Despite the Lite prefix in the name, which hints at some compromises in the equipment of the device, its only difference from the Amazfit Bit version is the lack of a GPS module. Since not everyone needs it, we will not classify this feature as a disadvantage — after all, most users can do without tracking on their watches using a smartphone for this purpose.
We got a model in pink for testing, there are also blue and black options for sale. The strap can be easily removed, if desired, you can order different colors and change according to your mood. The strap itself is made of hypoallergenic silicone, 20 mm wide and 19.5 cm long.
We especially liked that the watch is compact and looks neat even on a small hand – and it’s much more comfortable to wear than fitness bracelets with a wide body.
The rectangular TFT display with a diagonal of 1.2 inches and a resolution of 176 × 176 pixels is covered with Gorilla Glass 3. We tested the watch for a couple of weeks, but even small scratches did not appear on the screen.
In terms of image quality, the matrix resembles a classic electronic watch — the viewing angles here are very small, and in order to see anything on the screen, you need to look at it exactly from above. However, the display has a high brightness that can be adjusted (as many as 5 modes). In addition, the screen is always active: by default, the clock shows the selected watch face. To illuminate it, you need to press a button that mimics the crown of a mechanical watch.
The watch can work both independently and in conjunction with a smartphone. If you want to use the capabilities of the gadget to the fullest, then you still have to connect it to the phone. In the Amazfit app, you can set which notifications will be duplicated on the watch, set training goals and track your progress.
In general, it is not necessary to use the application all the time — it is more needed for initial setup and keeping statistics of your activities. Also in the program, you can start a workout with geolocation tracking — then you can save not only the history of the steps taken, but also track your movements while jogging or cycling.
Another feature that is loved by Amazfit is the ability to add friends in the app who use the manufacturer’s fitness gadgets and follow their sporting achievements.
What can Amazfit Bip Lite do?
All that modern fitness gadgets can do is count steps and calories, measure heart rate in real time and monitor the quality of rest, distinguishing between fast and deep sleep. By default, sport modes are available for walking, running, cycling, and treadmill activities. You can also swim in the watch — it can withstand diving to a depth of 30 meters. During a workout, the gadget reads data on speed, distance traveled, heart rate and calories burned.
Also, the clock can be used as a timer or alarm clock, and when connected to a smartphone, you can read notifications on them and receive weather data.
It is convenient that the gadget can display not only messages from popular messengers, but any notifications from any application — and not in the form of a preview, but in its entirety. Of course, you won’t be able to answer them, but you won’t have to guess “what’s next”.
The watch is charged on a special stand, which is connected via USB to a power source. The manufacturer promises up to 45 days of operation without recharging — given that the watch always has an active screen, this is a very strong statement. In two weeks of testing, we spent 70% of the charge without using the watch except at night.
Charging from zero to 100% takes about 2.5 hours, but after 15 minutes at the outlet, the battery will be replenished by 20%.
Our review of Amazfit Bip Lite
We especially liked the ergonomic design of the watch and the always-on display, which always has the watch face on. Good autonomy is another reason to praise, because many smartwatches cannot last even a week without recharging. Amazfit also has a handy app that runners will definitely appreciate.
From the unusual — some additions constantly arrive on the watch. Either we are in the season of new firmware, or this is a constant problem. Once we even had to force a separate font update (!), apart from a few asset upgrades. Otherwise, there can be no complaints about Amazfit Bip Lite, especially considering their low price — about .