Huami (Xiaomi) Amazfit Bip £41.34 @ Joybuy
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Huami (Xiaomi) Amazfit Bip £41.34 @ Joybuy

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Found 9th AprEdited by:"GeorgeR010"
Cheapest place currently selling the Bip! I had never heard of this Chinese company but ordered on March the 14th and it arrived (at my house in Spain) on the 28th via Belgium Post. Most accurate tracking I've had while ordering something from China.

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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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TylerDurdenUK2 h, 59 m ago

I'd love to hear from someone who had both how this stands up against the …I'd love to hear from someone who had both how this stands up against the mighty pebble, I suspect it'll be a step back functionality wise.


This and the PTS are kind of different sides of the same coin. The PTS is a smart watch with some fitness features where as the Bip is more of a fitness watch with some smart features. The Bip has no microphone so you cannot use it to reply to texts. It has no way to respond to texts either, it is display only. There are no apps you can download for it and you cannot control music (although there is something on the app store that provides some functionality in this area). There are a large number of watch faces available for the Bip but unlike the PTS they are not configurable (i.e. you can’t change colours and you can’t determine whereabouts the various information shows on the watch face).
With the negatives out of the way, I’ll move onto the positives. Firstly, it has the same always on display as the PTS and where as the PTS can last 10 days between charges, depending on how you use the BIP, 30-40 days between charges is a reality. The screen is a slightly higher resolution than the PTS and rather than relying on 4 buttons, the Bip has one crown with a touch screen. All notifications (e-mail, texts, WhatsApp + pretty much anything that pops up on your phone) can be shown on the Bip and like the PTS, you can decide if there are any you don’t want the watch to show. The only slightly annoying thing about the Bip notifications is that they only show for about 5-10 seconds. You can use the Bip to recall old notifications, but hopefully a future update will allow the display time to be configurable.
If you are more into fitness tracking than smart features, the Bip also gives you GPS and a Heart Rate monitor. The GPS is activated when you select an activity (such as cycling, running or walking) and turns off only when you end the activity. The GPS is the biggest drain of the battery so if you use this regularly you are only likely to end up with 10-15 days use between charging. The HR doesn’t seem to use too much power, I have it on 24 hours with apparently little battery impact.
The Bip is all plastic with a silicon type strap, very comfortable and light to wear. In my opinion, looks a little nicer than the PTS.

For the money (I paid around £40) it is excellent value and if you are looking for a watch that offers notifications and fitness options, a very worth replacement for the PTS.
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I'm becoming increasingly more wary of some Chinese suppliers and what they do with my details.

In the grand scheme of things im wondering if its worth the hassle after recent poor experiences.
I love my Amazfit Bip. Only just had it's 3rd charge since I opened it on Christmas Day.
good price. another possible replacement for the pebble time
Aaargh, sorry, fat fingers! Meant to heat, apologies OP. Would love to hear personal experiences of this as have an old sw30 that is dying on me 😬
jillantrobus11 h, 57 m ago

I love my Amazfit Bip. Only just had it's 3rd charge since I opened it on …I love my Amazfit Bip. Only just had it's 3rd charge since I opened it on Christmas Day.


Nice, what features have you been using though?!

I'd love to hear from someone who had both how this stands up against the mighty pebble, I suspect it'll be a step back functionality wise.
Great price op heat added .
jillantrobus13 h, 6 m ago

I love my Amazfit Bip. Only just had it's 3rd charge since I opened it on …I love my Amazfit Bip. Only just had it's 3rd charge since I opened it on Christmas Day.


Is this anything like the new Fitbit Versa?
I don't know how it stands up to the pebble, but I'm very pleased with my watch. The battery life is excellent, and it's the size of an Apple watch. As long as it does all the fitness stuff but alerts me to messages, calls and my sleep quality I'm happy.
TylerDurdenUK1 h, 13 m ago

I'd love to hear from someone who had both how this stands up against the …I'd love to hear from someone who had both how this stands up against the mighty pebble, I suspect it'll be a step back functionality wise.


To be honest, I think the vast majority of smart watches in this price range will be a step back from the pebble.

I don't think the pebbles will simply stop working when the servers are switched off in june but I do think a lot of people will ditch them anyway.

I use mine primarily as a notification device and a music controller for my phone so I'm hoping it won't be too much of a problem
FREEZIN_WOLF4 h, 15 m ago

I'm becoming increasingly more wary of some Chinese suppliers and what …I'm becoming increasingly more wary of some Chinese suppliers and what they do with my details.In the grand scheme of things im wondering if its worth the hassle after recent poor experiences.


I think they try to learn from the words so they can make their item titles more native sounding instead of like the good old days where it would be 'Super Cool Hand-Clock, heart/soul reader'.
Bargain, thanks OP. Been looking for a while for one with GPS rather than just steps as I do a lot of cycling.

Anyone know if you are likely to get hit with import duties?
Well....as a great singer once said 'Never say Never', I still think it's quite unlikely to be stung by customs if you go for the free shipping. But with big name companies such as DHL, a lot more likely.
I’m sure I got one of these for about £20 from focalprice a couple of months ago. It’s good but I did love my mi fit 2. This is massive compared to it.
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I got this and probably thos has been answered before. Is there a way to make it not display all notifications and buzz for every recent unread email or messages, as I find it really annoying!
FREEZIN_WOLF4 h, 50 m ago

I'm becoming increasingly more wary of some Chinese suppliers and what …I'm becoming increasingly more wary of some Chinese suppliers and what they do with my details.In the grand scheme of things im wondering if its worth the hassle after recent poor experiences.


Better than the UK/US having your info.
TylerDurdenUK2 h, 59 m ago

I'd love to hear from someone who had both how this stands up against the …I'd love to hear from someone who had both how this stands up against the mighty pebble, I suspect it'll be a step back functionality wise.


This and the PTS are kind of different sides of the same coin. The PTS is a smart watch with some fitness features where as the Bip is more of a fitness watch with some smart features. The Bip has no microphone so you cannot use it to reply to texts. It has no way to respond to texts either, it is display only. There are no apps you can download for it and you cannot control music (although there is something on the app store that provides some functionality in this area). There are a large number of watch faces available for the Bip but unlike the PTS they are not configurable (i.e. you can’t change colours and you can’t determine whereabouts the various information shows on the watch face).
With the negatives out of the way, I’ll move onto the positives. Firstly, it has the same always on display as the PTS and where as the PTS can last 10 days between charges, depending on how you use the BIP, 30-40 days between charges is a reality. The screen is a slightly higher resolution than the PTS and rather than relying on 4 buttons, the Bip has one crown with a touch screen. All notifications (e-mail, texts, WhatsApp + pretty much anything that pops up on your phone) can be shown on the Bip and like the PTS, you can decide if there are any you don’t want the watch to show. The only slightly annoying thing about the Bip notifications is that they only show for about 5-10 seconds. You can use the Bip to recall old notifications, but hopefully a future update will allow the display time to be configurable.
If you are more into fitness tracking than smart features, the Bip also gives you GPS and a Heart Rate monitor. The GPS is activated when you select an activity (such as cycling, running or walking) and turns off only when you end the activity. The GPS is the biggest drain of the battery so if you use this regularly you are only likely to end up with 10-15 days use between charging. The HR doesn’t seem to use too much power, I have it on 24 hours with apparently little battery impact.
The Bip is all plastic with a silicon type strap, very comfortable and light to wear. In my opinion, looks a little nicer than the PTS.

For the money (I paid around £40) it is excellent value and if you are looking for a watch that offers notifications and fitness options, a very worth replacement for the PTS.
TylerDurdenUK3 h, 18 m ago

I'd love to hear from someone who had both how this stands up against the …I'd love to hear from someone who had both how this stands up against the mighty pebble, I suspect it'll be a step back functionality wise.



More options than the pebble, like way more - obviously due to the sport features. Not as straightfordward to setup on the phone app as a pebble, again due to the features.
Also, quite annoying vibration - it seems that notifications will vibrate every so often when you receive new notifications and they vibrate for too long imo. And I can't figure out how to reduce the vibration intensity.
I have only used it for a day since it got delivered 2 months ago, so maybe I need to have a look at the settings again.
If the chinese version is cheaper, go for that. Once you pair it with your phone, it will update it to the english version.
FREEZIN_WOLF5 h, 37 m ago

I'm becoming increasingly more wary of some Chinese suppliers and what …I'm becoming increasingly more wary of some Chinese suppliers and what they do with my details.In the grand scheme of things im wondering if its worth the hassle after recent poor experiences.


What do you mean by "do with my details"? FB, Twitter, Google etc probably have way more info than these Chinese suppliers. Are you wary of these?
Edited by: "AgentDaleCooper" 9th Apr
Its being continuously updated by the company via their official app, so expect more improvement to the watch (visit XDA forum as well, there are some threads there regarding using certain functions (via third party apps) on the watch (Music controller, etc). I had mine for 26 days now since its last charge (still has 9% on it). I wear in my shower/bath. I love it, super light weight and very long battery life.
neat, how does this compare to Amazfit Stratos?
HankHandsome11 h, 0 m ago

To be honest, I think the vast majority of smart watches in this price …To be honest, I think the vast majority of smart watches in this price range will be a step back from the pebble.I don't think the pebbles will simply stop working when the servers are switched off in june but I do think a lot of people will ditch them anyway.I use mine primarily as a notification device and a music controller for my phone so I'm hoping it won't be too much of a problem


Hopefully rebble.io will extend their functional life of Pebbles (at least until the hardware fails)
The.Lone.Ranger9 h, 18 m ago

This and the PTS are kind of different sides of the same coin. The PTS is …This and the PTS are kind of different sides of the same coin. The PTS is a smart watch with some fitness features where as the Bip is more of a fitness watch with some smart features. The Bip has no microphone so you cannot use it to reply to texts. It has no way to respond to texts either, it is display only. There are no apps you can download for it and you cannot control music (although there is something on the app store that provides some functionality in this area). There are a large number of watch faces available for the Bip but unlike the PTS they are not configurable (i.e. you can’t change colours and you can’t determine whereabouts the various information shows on the watch face).With the negatives out of the way, I’ll move onto the positives. Firstly, it has the same always on display as the PTS and where as the PTS can last 10 days between charges, depending on how you use the BIP, 30-40 days between charges is a reality. The screen is a slightly higher resolution than the PTS and rather than relying on 4 buttons, the Bip has one crown with a touch screen. All notifications (e-mail, texts, WhatsApp + pretty much anything that pops up on your phone) can be shown on the Bip and like the PTS, you can decide if there are any you don’t want the watch to show. The only slightly annoying thing about the Bip notifications is that they only show for about 5-10 seconds. You can use the Bip to recall old notifications, but hopefully a future update will allow the display time to be configurable.If you are more into fitness tracking than smart features, the Bip also gives you GPS and a Heart Rate monitor. The GPS is activated when you select an activity (such as cycling, running or walking) and turns off only when you end the activity. The GPS is the biggest drain of the battery so if you use this regularly you are only likely to end up with 10-15 days use between charging. The HR doesn’t seem to use too much power, I have it on 24 hours with apparently little battery impact.The Bip is all plastic with a silicon type strap, very comfortable and light to wear. In my opinion, looks a little nicer than the PTS.For the money (I paid around £40) it is excellent value and if you are looking for a watch that offers notifications and fitness options, a very worth replacement for the PTS.


I would also comment that the font used to display notifications is pretty small - I can't read these at a glance, whereas on my PTS I could.
FREEZIN_WOLF14 h, 40 m ago

I'm becoming increasingly more wary of some Chinese suppliers and what …I'm becoming increasingly more wary of some Chinese suppliers and what they do with my details.In the grand scheme of things im wondering if its worth the hassle after recent poor experiences.


The Daily Mail gets everyone scared and suspicious about evil foreigners but are totally ignorant that we are already monitored and details sold on by our own government/UK companies.
Got mine last week, loving it so far. Upgraded from my mi fit 2, can finally see the screen in daylight, yay.
thedon1 h, 7 m ago

I would also comment that the font used to display notifications is pretty …I would also comment that the font used to display notifications is pretty small - I can't read these at a glance, whereas on my PTS I could.


Yes, the text is smaller and unlike the PTS, no option to change the size. Time will tell if this is a hardware limitation or whether any options can be available via an update. I should also point out that in my experience the sleep tracker is not very accurate - does a poor job of noticing if you wake during the night.

Overall I would say it is not as good as the PTS if you want something to replace it on a like for like basis. My first PTS had battery issues after 6 months and my 2nd after a year so I'm not going to bet on "3rd time lucky". It may only be a third of the price of a PTS, but it is at least 80% as good IMO.
Elbandito10 h, 52 m ago

I got this and probably thos has been answered before. Is there a way to …I got this and probably thos has been answered before. Is there a way to make it not display all notifications and buzz for every recent unread email or messages, as I find it really annoying!


Yep you can change it all from the mi app
FREEZIN_WOLF15 h, 58 m ago

I'm becoming increasingly more wary of some Chinese suppliers and what …I'm becoming increasingly more wary of some Chinese suppliers and what they do with my details.In the grand scheme of things im wondering if its worth the hassle after recent poor experiences.


You'd better be wary of the American companies that you *KNOW* they steal your data and sell them on (i.e. Facebook), than the Chinese companies that you *THINK* they do no good with your details ;-)
TylerDurdenUK13 h, 52 m ago

I'd love to hear from someone who had both how this stands up against the …I'd love to hear from someone who had both how this stands up against the mighty pebble, I suspect it'll be a step back functionality wise.


I've had the Pebble and the Pebble time and now using the Amazfit Pace. The Pebbles are old technology now and do not compare favorably to the Amazfit range, in my opinion.

I only upgraded from Pebble Time to Amazfit Pace around 1.5 years because I wanted the heart rate monitor (which the Pebble Time doesn't have). End of service for the Pebble was announced later.
I love mine which I’ve had for about 2 months or more. The silicone band I threw away as it caused a skin reaction. I bought mine on Amazon and I’m very happy with it.
I have an Apple Watch at the moment but I literally only use it to show me the time and notifications to save me looking at my phone all the time, been looking to get this for a while now as charging my watch every day or two is a bit annoying. Not sure what it’s like with an Apple phone anyone else had on as well as or instead of an Apple Watch??
I have the Amazfit Bip, battery life is awesome, GPRS tracking can take a while to kick but once up and running very accurate, pleased with my purchase
Got one of these recently. It's very basic as a smart watch but if notifications and activity tracking are the main things you're after then it's great. Battery life is amazing, and there are loads of fun watchfaces available online. Light and small enough to sleep comfortably in, which was important to me. The transflective screen is viewable in ambient light too, so there's no need to push a button to see the time.
spiritfighter9th Apr

Its being continuously updated by the company via their official app, so …Its being continuously updated by the company via their official app, so expect more improvement to the watch (visit XDA forum as well, there are some threads there regarding using certain functions (via third party apps) on the watch (Music controller, etc). I had mine for 26 days now since its last charge (still has 9% on it). I wear in my shower/bath. I love it, super light weight and very long battery life.



Do you know if there's an alternative app that I can use for notifications only? I don't need the fitness options, sometimes I need to open the app before it will pair with the watch. And then it wants me to enable location.
vbnmu3 h, 6 m ago

Do you know if there's an alternative app that I can use for notifications …Do you know if there's an alternative app that I can use for notifications only? I don't need the fitness options, sometimes I need to open the app before it will pair with the watch. And then it wants me to enable location.


in the mifit app just turn everything off except notifications and don't enable notifications

done!
thedon7 h, 50 m ago

Hopefully rebble.io will extend their functional life of Pebbles (at least …Hopefully rebble.io will extend their functional life of Pebbles (at least until the hardware fails)


i've been keeping an eye on rebble but i personally don't think they'll be ready for some time - you might be able to switch over a few things come june, but as far as the firmware and functionality of the watch goes, i think they're a long way off.

i'm happy to hang on though - as long as i can keep the watchfaces i have and the notification and music control functionality still works, then i'll keep my pebble time until it dies.
I almost brought one of these, at a similar price. Feature set looks too good to be true... And I believe it is!
Did A LOT of research online and found out that the heart rate monitor is not accurate... A deal breaker for me.

There are loads of videos of people starting an activity such as running and leaving the Bip on a table (ie not on their wrist). The heart rate registers and steadily increases, just like you would expect while exercising. I presume it runs off some pre-programmed heart rate algorithm/program to give a false but believable reading. Presumably to save on battery life I'd say.

Others compared to a dedicated heart rate monitor also got wildly different results from the Bip while exercising.

Was very disappointed to see this and cancelled my order.
bsw1 h, 50 m ago

I almost brought one of these, at a similar price. Feature set looks too …I almost brought one of these, at a similar price. Feature set looks too good to be true... And I believe it is! Did A LOT of research online and found out that the heart rate monitor is not accurate... A deal breaker for me. There are loads of videos of people starting an activity such as running and leaving the Bip on a table (ie not on their wrist). The heart rate registers and steadily increases, just like you would expect while exercising. I presume it runs off some pre-programmed heart rate algorithm/program to give a false but believable reading. Presumably to save on battery life I'd say. Others compared to a dedicated heart rate monitor also got wildly different results from the Bip while exercising. Was very disappointed to see this and cancelled my order.


Cannot wait for the next exciting episode...
vbnmu8 h, 50 m ago

Do you know if there's an alternative app that I can use for notifications …Do you know if there's an alternative app that I can use for notifications only? I don't need the fitness options, sometimes I need to open the app before it will pair with the watch. And then it wants me to enable location.


Try Alert Bridge for Amazfit Bip on the Play store.
rand0m21 h, 7 m ago

neat, how does this compare to Amazfit Stratos?


Its smaller, lighter, 3 x cheaper and has 6 x the battery life of the Stratos ( which lasts on average 5 days ).
However, the Stratos is a more premium looking watch, has a higher res screen, a more powerful processor, 4gb to storage for music ( play via bluetooth headphones ) and a GPS tracker.
I bought both watches from China, kept the Stratos and sold the Bip.
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