This Apple Watch clone has GPS and 45 days of battery life for $99

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One of the biggest complaints with smartwatches is the need to recharge them as often as a smartphone. The best smartwatches you can get typically don’t last longer than two days, and most require daily charging. The new Amazfit Bip, which is available in the US starting today, provides up to a promised 45 days of battery life, putting even the venerable Pebble (RIP) to shame.

The Bip is not a hybrid watch or a stripped down device, either: it has a 1.28-inch touchscreen display, an optical heart rate sensor, true GPS for location tracking, a 3-axis accelerometer, IP68-rated water resistance, and notification support from both Android and iOS devices. The company says that the watch can reach 30 days on a single charge, and up to 45 days with “minimal notifications.”

On top of its long battery life, the Bip is available for $99, considerably less than the Apple Watch and other full touchscreen smartwatches.

The Bip’s design can best be described as derivative of the Apple Watch and the Pebble Time, with its rounded rectangular shape and side button. The Pace, Amazfit’s other smartwatch that arrived in the US in late 2016, features a circular design, but just one week of battery life. The big difference between a Bip and something like the Apple Watch or an Android Wear watch is third-party app support — there’s no app store for this watch, so it’s just good for fitness tracking and basic notifications.

The Amazfit Bip is available to order from the company’s website in black starting today. Red, green, and white color options are expected to be available by the end of March 2018.

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Even though I only have a fitness band, the ~25 day battery life is a godsend.

A device which unlocks my phone, send me notifications, tracks sleep, and heart rate.

This looks good as far as specs go, but the design, much like the Apple Watch, I’m not a fan of.

This blantent Apple Watch ripoff has GPS and 45 days of battery life for $99

Fixed the title for you.

Do you not understand the word clone?
Clone – a person or thing regarded as an exact copy of another.

You seem badly hurt by this article
#isheep

I was talking about the design.

So was the word clone in the headline.

I figured that was blantently obvious.

stupidity isn’t always so obvious though

Did it feel good when you jumped in with the group to insult someone who made an error?

You just made it more aggressive (catharsis?). You didn’t fix anything.

blatant lol.

As noted in the piece, it looks as much like a Pebble Time as it does an Apple Watch.

blatantly

Fixed the spelling for you.

This much improved Apple Watch Clone is what Apple should have done

Fixed your fixed headline for you

Wish they would have cloned a smartwatch that looks good.

Wish they would understand that "looking good" is not universal.
Oh wait they do. They just copied the one that sold best.

I’d say it sold well not because of its looks but more because of its manufacturer

One with a reputation for making good products.

Of course. I’m not a big apple fan but they make solid devices that people really love.

Right, because people stand in line to pay hundreds for products they think are ugly regardless of who sells it to them.

Actually yes, quite often.

Looks are subjective.

This looks more like the Pebble Time rather than the apple watch in reality, although some images in the way they’re shot would like it to look like Apple.
After their name Amazfit, it sounds more like an Amazon basic section smartwatch If amazon buys them then they could add some Alexa to it and make it a deal at 50 bucks.

Like GoPro action cam. The law of diminishing return is coming in hot.

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