Best Amazfit Smartwatches 2020 (Bip, Bip Lite, Bip2, Verge)

Why do we need Amazfit fitness smartwatch? What is fitness smartwatch?

I’ll start by answering the latter question. A smartwatch cannot be confined to only one feature, it can be anything depending upon its usage. If you use it for answering calls and checking your notifications, it is an extension of your smartphone, but if you use the same gadget to keep yourself healthy and physically fit by utilizing its sport modes, it becomes a fitness smartwatch.

Now, why do we possibly need a smartwatch for staying fit and achieving fitness goals, when you can just easily hit the gym and do it on your own? Why do we have to rely on it?

Well, it’s not really about “relying” on anything, its more than that. Imagine you work in a typical environment and because of your job you can’t take out a specific amount of time for working out and stuff, what would you do?

I’m not saying that a smartwatch can ever be an equivalent to a proper gym routine and its perks, but what if you can have the data of exactly how much you burnt your calories, how much have to do to achieve your fitness goals, and track your every physical activity, right from your wrist, wouldn’t it be amazing?

This is what a fitness smartwatch does. It has features dedicated to tracking records of your fitness activities and at times, it can even become your virtual trainer as well. So, now even if you are too caught with your work or just lazy enough to not hit the gym, just buy a fitness smartwatch and you will have everything on your wrist.

Perks of owning a smartwatch with such features is that you will have a feeling of owning your activities, a sense of control and relaxation of seeing the stats of your hard work, and you will know, how much effort exactly you have to put to achieve your workout goals, which is the point of this article too.

When it comes to producing smartwatches with such features, Amazfit cannot be ignored. Over time, it has given such good products with new features, that it can be termed as one of the best smartwatch companies in this specific genre. Along with that, it is not even a fancy brand and its smartwatches don’t cost a ridiculous amount of pricing as well.

This article solely targets the Amazfit series smartwatches and their proper detailed specifications, so without any further ado, let’s get to it.

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Best Amazfit Smartwatches 2020

IMAGE PRODUCT  
Overall Best Smartwatch
Amazfit Bip
  • Dual positioning system
  • Built-in sports mode
  • Smart notifications
  • Water-resistant
  • Sleep monitoring
  • Fitness and activity tracking
Very Long Battery life
Amazfit Bip Lite
  • Battery 45 Days
  • Fitness and activity tracking
  • Sleep monitoring
  • Heart rate tracking
  • 3-axis acceleration sensor
  • Swimproof
our Top Pick
Amazfit Verge
  • 5 Day Battery life
  • Built-in Alexa
  • 12 sports mode
  • Heart rate monitoring
  • Sleep tracking
  • Smart notifications
  • All-day activity tracking
Long Battery Life
Amazfit Verge Lite
  • 20 Day Battery life
  • GPS + GLONASS tracking
  • Multi-Sport Modes
  • Heart rate tracking
  • Sleep monitoring
  • Water-resistant
Multisport Smartwatch
Amazfit Stratos
  • GPS + GLONASS
  • Multi-sport modes
  • VO2max fitness analysis
  • Heart rate monitoring
  • Sleep tracking
  • Water-resistant
Multisport Smartwatch
Amazfit Pace
  • 5 Day Battery life
  • Stylish design
  • Innovative display
  • GPS + GLONASS
  • High-end sensors
  • Music library

1. Amazfit Bip Smartwatch Review

Design/display:

Fitness smartwatch, sounds corny, right? But this watch right here justifies this term and I’ll tell you why. It comes in a 1.28-inch color display screen, which looks amazing. The screen material is made up of corning 2.5D gorilla glass of 3rd generation with anti-fingerprint coating, which makes it a durable watch per se, and shows it is built to last.

There’s nothing fancy in the design of it, but the overall appearance of this watch makes an impact. It’s available in 4 different colors, which you can choose according to your preferences. The watch weighs only 32g, making it a lightweight package, and to make sure it fits your wrists properly, it comes with 20mm wide comfy straps for all-day wearing.

Built-in GPS:

It comes with GPS and GLONASS feature to track your outdoor daily activities. Whether it’s your daily step counts, distance traveled or the number of burnt calories. Everything is on your wrist.

Health monitoring:

Heart rate tracking: It is equipped with a built-in PPG heart rate monitoring sensor, which does its job pretty well and keeps an eye on it. You can compare your steady heart rate with pumped one after a heavy workout or exercise.

Sleep monitoring: You cannot necessarily function good enough without a night of proper sound sleep and what better way to keep track of your sleep schedule other than this watch. Yes, it has a built-in sleep monitoring feature, which gives you insights about your light, deep and REM (rapid eye movement) cycles during the sleep.

Sports mode:

To make sure you get in your desired shape and work hard enough to achieve your fitness goals, sports mode comes into play. It has outdoor running, treadmill, cycling, and walking mode, which makes sure you stay physically fit. Along with that, you can also set a daily, weekly, or monthly goal for yourself from this feature too.

Smart Notifications:

Since it’s a smartwatch, it would have been incomplete without being able to receive all your smartphone’s notification on it. But it certainly can be your extension of the phone, since it will receive all notifications of every kind, whether its incoming call, text messages or of social networks.

However, you have to keep it in the range of your phone’s Bluetooth, because it can only operate on it.  In other words, it’s not a standalone smartwatch that comes with SIM facility, therefore, if mobile is not in the proximity then it wouldn’t remain connected with the phone through Bluetooth and you’ll lose the access.

Water Resistant:

This watch is IP68 water-resistant, which means it can withstand water intrusion up to the 1.5-meter depth of water for 30 minutes. This makes it immune to slight water-splashes during hand washing or rainy days, but you cannot necessarily submerge it into the water or use this smartwatch for swimming or snorkeling.

Battery Life:

It can last for almost a month of casual use and 22 hours in continuous GPS mode, which means if you will be using mostly for outside running and training, you might have to charge it every day if not, there’s no need to charge it every day. That being said, I guess battery life always can be better.

Specifications:

  • Color: Onyx black
  • Weight: 32g
  • Screen type: Transflective color display
  • Screen material: AF coating with 2.5D Corning gorilla glass 3rd generation
  • Screen Size: 1.28 inches
  • Band Width: 20mm
  • Battery: 190mAh lithium polymer

Key features:

  • Dual positioning system
  • Built-in sports mode
  • Smart notifications
  • Water-resistant
  • Sleep monitoring
  • Fitness and activity tracking

Sensors:

  • PPG heart rate sensor
  • Triaxial acceleration sensor
  • Geomagnetic sensor
  • Barometric pressure sensor
Pros
  • Available in 4 different colors
  • Easy-to-use interface
  • Equipped with amazing features
  • Affordable
Cons
  • Battery life can always be better

2. Amazfit Bip Lite Review

Display:

The 1.28-inch reflective display does the work for its display. The screen has always-on features so you will know certain things by just a slight glance. Overall, its well built and made to last.

Fitness features:

It includes 4-sport modes, daily activity tracking, and sedentary reminders. However, you’d be relying on your smartphone for that and the lack of GPS would certainly affect the accuracy of the tracking too.

Smart notification:

It has the ability to receive your smartphone’s notifications on it of every kind including text messages, emails, and social notifications. So, leave your phone aside and check what’s new, right from your wrist. Like the Amazfit Bip model, this Amazfit lite does not come with the SIM facility but still, you can use this smartwatch to send and receive messages with the virtue of Bluetooth.

Heart rate tracking:

It comes with a built-in PPG sensor for your heart rate monitoring and you can have all the details about the low and high spikes of your heart rate. You can always compare your steady heart rate with the pumped one, after a heavy workout or running sessions.

Sleep monitoring:

To get all the detailed insights about your sleep, just wear it on the wrist and it will do its work, as it comes with built-in sleep monitoring feature through which you can actually get to know how much sleep did you get last night. Along with that, you can always use the phone’s app for light, deep, REM, and awaken status during the night.

Specifications:

  • Color: Black
  • Weight: 32g
  • Strap width: 20mm
  • Dial diameter: 43mm
  • Resolution: 176 x 176
  • Screen type: Reflective 8 color TFT
  • Screen material: Corning Gorilla 3 reinforced glass + AF coating
  • Body material: Polycarbonate casing

Key features:

  • Fitness and activity tracking
  • Sleep monitoring
  • Heart rate tracking
  • 3-axis acceleration sensor
  • Swimproof
Pros
  • Lightweight
  • Affordable
  • Easy to use interface
  • Long-lasting battery life
Cons
  • Accuracy issues
  • A couple of sensors are missing which are available in the original version

3. Amazfit Bip 2 Review

We can all agree on one thing that Amazfit truly produced one of the best fitness smartwatches and yes, the watch which topped the chart is Bip. Even its lite version is loved by the audience, but Amazfit Bip truly stole the show.

After such a massive success, we are now looking forward to the next generation of Bip, which is Bip 2. It was meant to be released in June 2019, but due to some unknown reasons, it hasn’t been in the market, yet. But we are hoping that it will make a surprise appearance in the mid or the end of 2020.

If we talk about the display, then it will have the same shape and size, but it might have some upgraded specifications in the display considering the higher resolution, which was missing in Bip. Along with that, it will have more colors in the display, which will make it more appealing and easy-to-read in the direct sunlight.

If we talk about the features that are rumored to be equipped in Bip 2, then the most important one would be the 5ATM water-resistant. Bip was water-resistant as well, but it was only IP68, which means it only meant to resist water under the depth of 1.5 meters for 30 minutes. But, in Bip 2, the water-resistance is 5ATM, which means it will be able to withstand water-intrusion under 50m, which is quite a great and much-needed update.

It will also have this new feature of NFC, where you can be able to pay from your watch, but it will only be available in chine, which is a bummer for sure.

Besides this, the rest of the features will be the same, which includes heart rate tracking, sleep monitoring, all-day activity tracking, smart notifications, etc. There are no more major changes in the features except that they might be upgraded in the next generation and this will eventually increase their performance, overall.

Bip watch had considerably low battery life as compared to Bip lite, so we are hoping that the Bip 2 will have increased battery life including less battery drainage while using GPS + GLONASS. But, that being said, we can only hope for this up-gradation and can’t form a final verdict that whether it will be able to beat the ultimate Bip or not.

4. Amazfit Verge Review

Design & display:

It comes in 12.6mm thick round dial whose diameter is 43mm. The display mainly comprises of 1.30-inch AMOLED screen which is made up of corning gorilla 3 tempered glass and anti-fingerprint coating with the resolution of 360 x 360. It weighs only 46g, which makes it quite a lightweight package. As the screen is very clear to look at and has rich colors, it comes handy in using it in direct sunlight.

GPS + GLONASS:

Its tracking game is on point and it should be because it uses a fusion of GPS and GLONASS technology for your outdoor running, biking or cycling sessions. When the smartwatch has only GPS features, it tracks down your precise movements, but when you have the mixture of GPS and GLONASS, it becomes a deadly combo and minimizes the accuracy errors to a greater extent.

Sport modes:

If you are a fitness enthusiast or a sporty person, this feature is for you. This smartwatch has 12 built-in sports modes including tennis, skiing, walking, running, cycling, etc. Along with that, the tracking is done by GPS and GLONASS, so there shouldn’t be any problem there.

Heart rate monitoring:

It is equipped with a built-in PPG sensor; whose job is to keep an eye on your heart rate 24/7. You can always get insights about it on the phone app and see the possible irregularities after a heavy workout or sudden spikes out of nowhere.

Sleep monitoring:

If you have trouble sleeping at night and want to know how much sleep you’re getting, just wear this while sleeping and it’ll track your sleeping cycles and let you know the status of it. This includes light, deep, REM cycles during the night.

Smart notifications:

As Amazfit Verge is not an LTE standalone smartwatch, therefore, only after connecting to your smartphone’s Bluetooth, it can receive all types of notifications on it. Moreover, the clarity of its display makes it very easy to read emails and text messages on it. Furthermore, through this smartwatch, you can also make and receive calls right from your wrist.

Built-in Alexa:

Why touch the watch, when you can speak to it? Yes, this Amazfit verge smartwatch has a built-in Alexa which acts as your smart assistant. As it comes with speaker and microphone, this makes the job for Alexa way too easy. Get information about your upcoming events, receive calendar reminders, weather forecast and much more, right on your wrist.

Water-resistant:

It is IP68 water-resistant, which means it can resist the water to enter into it in a depth of 1.5 meters for 30 minutes. This makes it immune to slight splashes of the water during hand washing and rainy days. But it cannot be used for swimming, showering or bathing at anycast.

Battery life:

The company claims that it can last for 5 days after a single charge which takes almost 2.5 hours. In normal scenarios, it is quite good, but as soon as you start using GPS + GLONASS feature, the battery drainage will become severe and it won’t even last for a day. So, you might have to charge every day if you want constant usage of GPS related features.

Specifications:

  • Color: Gray
  • Weight: 46g
  • Dial diameter: 43mm
  • Dial thickness: 12.6mm
  • Screen material: Corning gorilla 3 tempered + AF coating
  • CPU: 1.2Ghz dual-core processor
  • RAM: 512MB
  • Storage: 4GB

Sensors:

  • Geomagnetic sensor
  • Air pressure sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Optical sensor
  • Acceleration sensor
  • Gyroscope

Key features:

  • Built-in Alexa
  • 12 sports mode
  • Heart rate monitoring
  • Sleep tracking
  • Smart notifications
  • All-day activity tracking
Pros
  • Accurate tracking
  • Can make and receive phone calls through it
  • Clear and high-resolution display
Cons
  • Battery life can always be better

5. Amazfit Verge Lite Review

There’s no as such surprises in the design and display of this smartwatch since it is almost identical to its original version, but few of its features really make the difference. It basically comes in a round shape with a 1.3-inch AMOLED display, to make it easy-to-read in direct sunlight. As it doesn’t have a typical smartwatch look, it can be disguised as a sports watch, which is a good thing. Although it looks kind of bulky, it doesn’t weigh enough to be a burden on your wrist.

GPS + GLONASS:

Tracking becomes quite easy using this watch since it has the perfect fusion of GPS and GLONASS, which works like a global eye that keeps track of your outdoor activities efficiently.

Sports mode:

It is equipped with 7 built-in sport modes which include running, cycling, walking, etc.  For a fitness enthusiast, it can be a really good thing, since the activities will be tracked accurately from GPS and GLONASS.

Battery life:

Probably the most highlighted feature about this version is its battery life. It can last for more than 20 days after a single charge, which really makes the difference here. Some people find it really annoying to charge their smartwatches after every single day or two, this can be it for them, as it won’t die before 3 weeks.

Heart rate monitoring:

It comes with a built-in PPG sensor that keeps an eye on your heart rate 24/7 and gives you detailed insights about it. You can always compare your steady heart rate with a pumped one after heavy workout or exercises.

Smart notification:

If you are busy in a workout or just too lazy to pick your phone and see the notifications, you can just tap of it and it will show you all the notifications of your smartphone on your wrist. However, for this to happen, you have to keep the watch connected to the phone’s Bluetooth.

Specifications:

  • Color: Gray
  • Display: 1.3-inch AMOLED
  • Screen type: Corning gorilla 3 reinforced glass with AF coating
  • Resolution: 360 x 360
  • Strap material: Silicone + polycarbonate

Sensors:

  • PPG heart rate sensor
  • 3 multi-axis acceleration sensors
  • Ambient light sensor

Key features:

  • GPS+ GLONASS tracking
  • Multi-Sport Modes
  • Heart rate tracking
  • Sleep monitoring
  • Water-resistant
Pros
  • Stylish design
  • Clear display
  • Long-lasting battery life
Cons
  • Can’t reply from the notifications

6. Amazfit Stratos Multisport Smartwatch

Design and display:

Amazfit did a pretty good job manufacturing this smartwatch because it is equipped with some amazing innovative features. It comes in a 1.34-inch reflective low-power consumption color display with a screen resolution of 320 x 320. The always-on LCD touch screen is made up of reinforced corning gorilla glass, which gives clarity in the display. The ceramic bezel adds the beauty to it and its finishing is top-notch.

This smartwatch is the perfect example of killing two birds with one stone because if you look at its display, it will you the vibe of the chronograph watch. But, in reality, it is filled with features that make it a proper multi-sports watch.

GPS + GLONASS:

It comes with built-in GPS and GLONASS along with two satellite positioning, which makes sure the accurate tracking of your outdoor sessions can be done. Along with that, as this feature drains battery the most, it is made in such a way that it will feed low power, which will result in increased battery life.

Sport modes:

It wouldn’t be called a multi-sports watch if it weren’t for this feature. It comes with 14 different built-in sport modes which include skiing, soccer, tennis, open water swimming, cycling and many more.

VO2max fitness analysis:

For a fitness enthusiastic person, this feature can be really handy as it describes the ability to utilize oxygen through which you can get insights about your physiological information and much more. It also tells you the recovery time, which means you would know about the body’s strength or whether it is ready for the next workout or not.

Heart rate monitoring:

It is equipped with a PPG optical heart rate sensor, which measures your heart rate 24/7 and gives you detailed insights about it. You can also have a look at your heart rate after a heavy workout or irregularities from time to time.

Swim-proof:

Not only it is swim-proof, but if you want to track your swimming session, it can do that too. It comes with a water-resistance of 5ATM, which means it is water-resistant up to 50m or 165ft. to track your swimming session, just use the sports mode and it will track your data down easily.

Onboard music:

You can not only control your phone’s music through this watch, but you can put your favorite songs into it. Yes, it offers 2GB of memory specifically for this purpose, just fill it with your playlist and enjoy it while for a walk or during the workout.

Battery life:

The company claims that it can last for 4 days after a single charge under normal usage and 35 hours under constant GPS usage. If you want to use the GPS feature every day, you might have to take the pain of charging it almost every day, otherwise, you don’t have to worry about it in a longer run.

Specifications:

  • Color: Black
  • Weight: 2.56 ounces
  • Display: 1.34-inch reflective color display
  • Screen material: Reinforced corning gorilla glass
  • Processor: 1.2GHz Dual-core processor
  • RAM: 512MB
  • Storage: 4GB

Sensors:

  • Geomagnetic sensor
  • Air pressure sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
  • PPG optical heart rate sensor
  • Tri-axis accelerometer
  • Gyroscope

Key features:

  • GPS + GLONASS
  • Multi-sport modes
  • VO2max fitness analysis
  • Heart rate monitoring
  • Sleep tracking
  • Water-resistant
Pros
  • Stylish design
  • Clear, easy-to-read display
  • Music library
  • Swim-proof
Cons
  • Battery life can always be better

7. Amazfit Pace Review

Design & display:

This smartwatch has such a stunning appearance that it instantly becomes eye-catching if you look at it. There’s nothing fancier in the design of it, just a round dial with silicone straps, but what makes a difference is when you tap on that LCD touch screen.

A ceramic bezel is mounted on the top of the display, which goes perfectly with the always-on display. It is the type of watch which can be disguised as a normal sports watch, but in actual it has really good features.

GPS + GLONASS:

Tracking can be easily done from it since it comes with built-in GPS and GLONASS technology, which makes sure your outdoor activities get tracked easily and efficiently.

Heart rate monitoring:

It is equipped with an optical heart rate sensor so that you can get detailed insights about your heart rate anytime. After a long-running session or a heavy workout, you can compare your steady heart rate with the pumped one too.

Sleep monitoring:

You can measure your sleeping cycles through this smartwatch, as it comes with a sleep monitoring feature, which gives you details about the light, deep, REM, and the awake status during the night.

Multi-sports mode:

Along with health monitoring, it is equipped with 8 built-in sport modes, which makes it a proper multi-sports watch. Not only that, but all-day activity tracking can also be done, which includes step count, total distance covered, and the number of burnt calories.

Music control:

To enjoy music during long trails and workouts, it has 2GB of space specifically for this purpose, which you can fill with your favorite playlists and listen to them whenever you want through the Bluetooth feature.

Specifications:

  • Color: Red & Black
  • Weight: 2.4 ounces
  • Processor: 1.2GHz core processor
  • RAM: 512MB
  • Screen shape: Circular
  • Screen type: LCD touch screen

Sensors:

  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer
  • Barometer

Key features:

  • Stylish design
  • Innovative display
  • GPS + GLONASS
  • High-end sensors
  • Music library
Pros
  • Aesthetic appearance
  • Not so pricey
  • Water-resistant
Cons
  • Battery life can always be better

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