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Xiaomi Huami Amazfit Bip Lite Smartwatch (International Version) $51.99 US (~ $67.79 AU) Shipped @ GearBest

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Saw this posted on HUKD

Main Features:
● Heart rate monitor
Considerate monitor contact designed on the behind of the watch, take care of your health anytime and anywhere
● GPS + GLONASS dual positioning
Easy to find accurate position, provide you safe assurance
● Sleep monitoring
Carefully monitor your sleep quality
● Bluetooth 4.0
Connected with mobile phone App, stable, fast and super low consumption
● 1.28 inch with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass screen
Best suitable screen size with high definition picture displaying gives you great experience
● 3.7V / 190mAh Polymer Lithium Battery

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  • +6

    It's xiaomi… must buy!

  • +2

    Its puzzling why so many of these fitness watches don't have mp3/music support.

    • +1

      I have the original one and it has 4GB to play MP3.

      • Hi Jacku, what is the name of that one, and how much did it cost?

        • +2

          Amazfit Pace, and has been between USD $80 to $100 on OzBargain.

        • @scotty:
          Yes, that's the one.

          It is great watch but… lack of apps…

      • Is that the $us100 Amazefit one?

    • +9

      because they are fitness watch, NOT mp3 player
      do you want to charge it every 4 hours?
      mine goes for 40+ days, I listen to music with my phone

      • +7

        because most people like to listen to music when they exercise. it'd be nice not having to lug around a phone. mp3 doesn't chew through the batteries, it's the screen that chews through most battery life, check battery usage on your phone.

        • +2

          You can have earbuds with 4GB for playing music too..

        • so would the headphones be streaming via bluetooth from the watch?

  • +2

    Water proof or water resistance?

    Wonder if it breaks as easily as a FitBit?

    • +1

      It’s ip68 standard. I used to own a couple of mi bands but they didn’t last long.

      But this Amazfit bip is great. Battery last for more than 30 days and I wore them daily.
      Some commented about it’s plastic but I think it is so light due to its Plastic body.

    • +1

      Nothing brakes as easily as a fitbit

  • +4

    Is this a good pebble watch replacement?

    • +5

      Couple of the pebble-user reviews for this that I've seen say no. I'm just hoping one of the pebble open firmware projects gets going before the server shutdown.

      • +1

        Why do Pebble users not like the Huami?

        • +1

          This was the review I saw in passing. I hadn't been looking for a replacement yet.:

          http://openattitude.com/2018/02/14/amazfit-bip-not-quite-the...

        • @shamowfski:
          TLDR: BIP is better at activity tracking. Pebble 2 can respond to notifications.
          Edit: The second point can be overcome by using the Tasker app.

        • @sween64:

          Yeah, I think it's about what you're looking for. I'm been using a pebble since they launched, so would be harder for me to switch to a different device.

        • @shamowfski: I had a pebble but a hot day at the beach killed it. It didn't respond to notifications so I won't miss that. I will miss not being able to answer calls or control music, hopefully a software hack or firmware update can fix that.

      • Does it have e to be before the shut down? Won't the pebbles still do everything they can with software already loaded onto them?

        I have a pebble which eventually died and now a pebble 2, I don't use it for that much really, mainly treat stopwatch, time and notifications, occasionally the weather and to control music. Anything you do specifically outside that?

        • +1

          I think the app store will go, voice recognition also. There is a 3rd party app/face store, so that should be fine. But it also means that future ios/android updates could break things which won't be fixed anymore. I imagine they'll work for a fair while after that date, but some things will definitely break.

          edit: here is a good overview of what will go away:

          https://rebble.io/2018/02/15/rebble-web-services.html

    • +1

      I'm still rocking my Pebble Time and My Pebble 2SE - best smartwatches ever. So disappointed that Pebble couldn't jump to the next hurdle of success and folded after being such pioneers. Happy that Fitbit will keep the servers running until June… hope they extend it again…

      Edit: I have the original Pebble also, but gets the screen tearing problem, so not wearing that one too often.

      • A lot of reviews I read at the time said the HR on the search was terrible so I didn't get it, how do you find it?

      • Screen tearing is super easy to fix, but you will lose waterproofing. I fixed 3 of them and gave them away to friends who all eventually bought their own.

        • +1

          I fixed my screen tearing issue and and was able to maintain the waterproofing by using doust grease on the seal before putting it back together. I wasn't planning on risking it but a few days later I jumped in a pool forgetting my watch on and all was fine.

    • +11

      Mine just arrived the other day from the Aliexpress sale, and was to replace my original Pebble. A couple of comparison notes:

      1) Battery life is fantastic, just like the Pebble
      2) Visibility without backlight on is decent, Visibility with backlight is fine. Both depend on how "busy" a watchface you choose
      3) Notifications (on Android) can be limited to apps of your choice, like the Pebble
      4) Can only read messages and cannot respond to messages, whereas on Pebble you could quick reply with canned messages
      5) Cannot delete a message from your main device via watch, whereas on Pebble you could not only clear the notification you could also delete the message
      6) Vibration function is a little weaker than the Pebble

      What I don't like - need to click the button on the side to activate the screen before swiping. Pebble didn't have touchscreen so it was never a problem there.

      On the whole, cheap and cheerful, and pretty close to a Pebble, with added Fitness/Tracking functions. I haven't had enough time to see how to get it to sync with Strava etc, but it doesn't seem to do it straight out of the box.

      Hope this helps

      • +4

        Using the app "Notify and Fitness" I've been able to transfer workouts to Strava. HR data didn't seem to come across, though…

        • Thanks - I will give it a go.

        • +1

          Thanks for the heads up on the app. I have gone for the trial of the extension that allows sync to Strava and it has done it, inclusive of heart rate.

        • Heart rate too? I shall have to try again, I just tried it briefly on the free trial with a short walk.

          Thanks.

        • Hi, with the "Notify and Fitness" app do you need to have your phone with you to record for strava export or can you do it with only the watch? Thanks!

        • +1

          No you don't need to have the phone with you during recording. The watch itself stores the workout data, then when it syncs with the phone (which can be anytime afterwards) the data is pushed to Notify &
          Fitness App, which then in turn pushes it to Strava.

      • Battery is better than what the Pebble ever dreamed of.. by a significant margin.

  • Can I swim while wearing it?

    • +3

      You can wear it while swimming.

      • Which app did you use for a swim?

    • +1

      Shower it’s fine. Swimming I don’t want to try it.

    • It's IP68 rated - put your own interpretation on that to decide whether you want to swim with it ;-)

      But seriously, I bought mine to replace an original Moto 360 that I went swimming with (IP67 rated). It was still working after a few minutes swimming, but when I got home I discovered that it was refusing to turn back on. Jumping off a rope swing may not have helped…

      After that, I've decided not to try swimming with my Bip.

    • +2

      IP68, no swimming recommended.

  • Is the firmware in English?

    • I think it follows what you have set on your phone - but mine is in English, no problems. Although it did briefly display some language that I thought was Spanish while running an update.

  • +2

    wondering what xiaomi couldn't make these days? rocket launchers?

    • +3

      Was hoping for some xiaomi thongs for summer.

      • with fans of course

        • +1

          And bluetooth

  • would this have a compass?

    • Yep.

      • tks

    • Yes it does.

      • tks

  • I've been eyeing these but the way they calculate calories doesn't look great.

    I'm wanting a 'total daily expenditure' figure, based on my movements and heartrate similar to what fitbit does. Does anyone have one and can elaborate on how they work exactly?

    These from my (very limited admittedly) reading only track calories from activities. Will they give me a similar readout, or will it show that 'you burnt an extra 500 calories), do I have to trigger the workouts to start or will it know based on heart rate etc.

  • +3

    Another plus is the availability of literally hundreds of 3rd party watchfaces, as well as the tools to create your own to make the watch really your own. See https://amazfitwatchfaces.com/bip/.

    • How do we upload the .bin to watch?

      • The web site has all the instructions. Basically you use xiaomi's custom watch face upload facility, but overwrite the Xiaomi bin file with the one you want to use.

  • What's compatibility with iOS like?

    • Also interested

    • It's stated on GB to be compatible. The Mi Band works well and I imagine it uses the same app.

    • +2

      Works fine synched with MiFit app on iOS

      • Does this app talk to (sync) apple health??

        • No sadly

  • Ordered. Thanks adr8!!

    • Do you know how long does it takes to get it delivered?

      • +1

        I'm guessing four weeks like most things from GB.

  • Can this connect to bluetooth bicycle sensors?

    • Pretty sure it can't. It has a cycling mode, but I think that just affects the display during the activity, and tells it to use GPS (as opposed to e.g. treadmill).

      • Thanks!!

  • would people be better off upgrading from mi band 2 or are the features not much in comparision?

    • +4

      I upgraded from a mi band 2 and couldn't be happier. Does everything the mi band does but with a bigger screen, better notifications, better battery life, and more features.

      • +1

        this made me decide to order one based on your feedback, cheers.

  • +1

    Thanks OP ! I just pulled the trigger. Sensational.

  • +1

    There's heaps of good comments on the HUKD page. There's a couple of posters that have the item already (from previous) purchases and are answering questions and posting photos.

  • I have one, as does my daughter.

    I'm delighted with it in all regards. GPS is internal (no phone required) and very accurate in the country. Not so good in 'urban canyon' but none are.

    Battery life is excellent, easily a week between charges.

    Only slight negative is that tracks can't be exported for import to strava and there is no integration.

  • +1

    Sorry, stupid question, but would this work for changing music with spotify?

    • +1

      Also curious. Not a stupid question.

    • From my search, only the pace and pace 2 can do that.

    • I think some of the apps I've mentioned above will allow you to do this, but I haven't tried it. Out of the box, no, it won't let you.

    • yes, you can, as Ttam mentioned above, use Notify&Fitness app that allow you to skip tracks in Spotify

  • Can anyone tell me if it has "constant" heart rate monitoring?

    Also, can you just flick your wrist up to bring the display on, or is it always on?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Always on: like an LCD display of yester-year.

      • Cheers - and the heart rate monitoring?

        • You can set in the app how often it monitors heart rate. I have mine set to every half an hour, but it seems to check more frequently than that, and I get a plot of heart rate through the day available in the app. You can set it to as frequent as one minute.

          EDIT: The display is always on, but the backlight can be set to come on when you lift your wrist. I have mine set so backlight only comes on when I lift my wrist 7.00 - 22.00, so it doesn't keep lighting up the bedroom. The screen is perfectly legible without backlight though (in some cases, backlight makes it harder to read), and is easiest to read in direct sunlight.

        • @Ttam: The backlight lighting up the bedroom whilst sleeping was a big downside of my Pebble. I'm glad there's a solution for that.

    • +1

      You can flick wrist up to activate the backlight, if not stays on in low power mode like kindle ink text

  • No difference between Chinese and international. I bought the Chinese version and language just synchs to language on app.

    Great price OP!

    • Same price?

    • If no difference in price than wouldn’t you want international version? Or is there any other benefits to it functionality wise?

  • Works, thanks!

  • Still waiting on my items from gearbest ordered 8th January - apparently in clearing in Sydney on 17 January and nothing there after just be cautious on shipping method.

    Mine was “Australia Registered Post” - gearbest are yet to tell me if this will be fulfilled by a 3rd party here or Australia Post. Logging a call with Australia Post they could not find anything - they said what is the HEMI part of your tracking.

    Though last item sent by gearbest said “Australia Post Registered Post” and it was tracked all the way through and fulfilled by Australia Post.

    Something dodgy going on- asked gearbest plenty of times for a please explain on who is fulfilling the parcel and NO response. Items was sent via China warehouse.

    Negging this deal to warn others on shipping!!!

    Thankfully I have credit card insurance and used PayPal

    Gearbest answer my questions!!!

    • Exactly same boat, same shipping method, same status. ordered 29/12.

      I've had the same issue last year (with different seller tho) and suddenly everything showed up mid march, not sure if it is a Christmas thing or a Chinese new year thing.

    • +1

      I’ve ordered heaps of stuff from Banggood and Gearbest. They’ve always arrived.

      My suggestion is to not think about a delivery date. This stuff arrives when it arrives. Anything from 2 weeks to 4 months. I like to try and forget about having bought something as quickly as possible. That way when it eventually turns up it’s like a surprise present that I happened to buy for myself. 😂

      • +2

        for me normally by the time it arrives is when I have already forgotten about it with how often I buy stuff online.

  • Been wanting an Apple Watch for years but they are still too expensive for what they do to justify buying one in my opinion. Have ordered one. Haven't worn a watch regularly for years so will be interesting. Plus for $69.50 (I used registered shipping), it's great value in my opinion.

  • +1

    Do these look nicer 'in the flesh' than they do in pics? Why'd they need to pop the brand name on the bezel?

  • +4

    A thorough video review with a look at all watch features and the Mi app for iOS.

    • Thanks on the share.

  • Does this have a stopwatch function

    • after watching many review videos I don't remember seeing timer or stopwatch functions however as I don't own one I cannot be 100% sure on this, also doesn't have in-built sound

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