What is the limit between inspiration and blatant copy? This is really something very difficult to define and, looking over the years, we can see that not even the companies themselves have this established notion.
The fact is that, from time to time, some “ideas” appear that are so similar to others that we can call “copy”. This seems to be the case with the smartwatch Amazfit Bip, which looks a lot like a smart watch that we know very well …
The Bip is manufactured by Huami, which is also a supplier of Mi Band (from Xiaomi), and, as is quite notorious, it is very similar to the Apple Watch, especially if we look from a distance. Of course, the company seems to have been careful (or not) not to leave it identical to the Apple watch.
There are some differences, both in some external details and, of course, in your system, which is compatible with both Android and iOS smartphones (that is, there is no app store for it, it only serves as a notification center for users). cell phones).
But over and above the appearance, there are some very interesting aspects, such as the fact that it costs only $ 100 and also because the company promises an incredible battery life of 4 months in “watch mode” (“Watch mode”), 45 days in what he calls “Running mode” (race mode) and, if you want to take advantage of GPS, then the autonomy drops to 22 hours, which is basically the standard for smartwatches. The terms for each mode, however, were not disclosed; by the names we can assume that, to last the time they promise, it needs to be used more like a “watch” and put aside its intelligent part.
In addition, the Bip features a 1.28 inch touchscreen, an optical heart rate sensor, GPS, three-axis accelerometer and IP68-rated water resistance.
Amazfit Bip can be purchased on the company’s website or by Amazon, in black. White / black and red / green variations are likely to be available by the end of March.
via The Verge