Amazfit has been producing wearable electronics since 2016. For seven years, the brand’s accessories, thanks to the favorable price-performance ratio, have taken their place in the market. Will the new Amazfit Balance be a worthy successor to this tradition or is it just a balance in name?

Design and screen

The watch has a classic round design and is available in two colors: gray and black. Fans of discreet everyday style will definitely like the accessory, although the new item will also be combined with a tracksuit. In this regard, there is complete versatility here.

The body is made of anodized aluminum with a matte finish. The diameter is 46 mm, so the gadget is more likely aimed at a man’s hand than a woman’s. The strap fastening is standard (22 mm), so there will be no shortage of compatible models to choose from. The quality of materials and assembly are not satisfactory. Water protection up to 5 ATM is claimed.

Amazfit Balance

On the right side there are two controls: a navigation crown and a training mode button. The rotation of the crown is accompanied by vibration. The frames around the screen are thin and decorated with a timeline. The entire front panel is covered with tempered glass. In theory, it should be resistant to chips and scratches. Still, I would like the display and glass to be slightly recessed, and the frames to act as a protective barrier. After all, this is an accessory for active users, which means the reliability requirements are high.

The round screen is made using AMOLED technology, has a diameter of 1.5” and a resolution of 480×480 pixels. Usable area is 73.4%. A pixel density of 323 ppi is enough to make it impossible to see individual pixels. But that’s not what’s impressive, it’s the peak brightness of 1,500 nits. Even in direct sunlight the picture does not fade. The watch also has a light sensor to automatically adjust brightness.

Amazfit Balance

Eight watch faces are pre-installed on the device, the rest are available in the application on the smartphone. There are both classic arrows and more advanced options with widgets and customization. Always-On Display mode is also provided.

System and capabilities

Amazfit Balance is equipped with a built-in speaker and microphone, which allows you to answer calls and record voice messages. You can play music from the watch, although the usefulness of this function is questionable. Tracks are played both from the smartphone and from the internal memory of the watch.

Amazfit Balance

The device runs the ZeppOS 3.0 operating system. The interface logic is standard for similar models. There are widgets to the left and right of the dial; swiping from top to bottom opens a curtain with quick settings, and from bottom to top opens the notification center. Clicking on the crown brings up a list of installed utilities.

Out of the box, the watch is already pre-installed with a number of applications: alarm clock, calendar, player, weather, compass, voice recorder and others responsible for basic functions. Third-party services are installed via the phone.

To fully operate the device, you need to download the Zepp program to your smartphone. It allows you to simultaneously connect several gadgets, set up notifications, widgets and shortcut cards, download software and watch faces, as well as set training goals and track metrics.

Amazfit Balance

Sports and health features

To monitor health indicators, Amazfit Balance has a set of BioTracker 5.0 sensors. Thanks to it, the watch accurately measures your heart rate, tracks the duration and phases of sleep, estimates blood oxygen levels and even blood pressure. The only thing missing is the ECG function. But there is an accelerometer, gyroscope, altimeter and GPS receiver. All this makes the accessory a useful companion not only in the gym or while jogging, but also on a hike.

Among the interesting things is that there is a dual-band positioning system based on 6 satellite systems and an advanced antenna with circular polarization. Such a system allows you to receive more signals from the satellite, reduce interference from houses and trees, and track your position more accurately.

Amazfit Balance

The new product supports over 150 training modes, including mountaineering, yoga, cycling, snowboarding, swimming and strength exercises.

There are also Readiness Score and Zepp Coach functions for athletes. The first provides advice and recommendations based on health indicators such as sleep, exercise, stress levels and 24-hour monitoring of vital signs.

Amazfit Balance

Zepp Coach is an AI-powered feature that acts as a digital fitness coach and can create and modify personalized workout programs.

The watch also learned to analyze body composition. Amazfit Balance can estimate bone and muscle mass, fat percentage and water percentage.

Working hours

The device received a 475 mAh battery. When activating all health monitoring functions without AoD enabled, about 10% of the charge is consumed per day. With the Always on Display mode active, the operating time is slightly shorter. It turns out that even with intensive use you can count on a week of autonomy. For a watch with so many options, this is a very decent indicator.

Amazfit Balance

Specifications

DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
46 x 46 x 12.7 mm
52 years
DISPLAY
AMOLED 1.5″, brightness – 1500 nits, 480×480 pixels, 323 ppi, tempered glass, screen-to-body ratio – 73.4%
BATTERY
475 mAh
WIRELESS
INTERFACES
Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi, GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS
SENSORS
gyroscope, altimeter, geomagnetic sensor, ambient light sensor, biometric sensor BioTracker 5.0
PECULIARITIES
5 ATM water resistance, built-in microphone and speaker, Zepp OS 3.0 operating system
Amazfit Balance

What’s the result?

Amazfit Balance lives up to its name: the device really turned out to be balanced in terms of characteristics and capabilities. The impressive autonomy indicators deserve special attention. You can take the new product on a week-long hike with peace of mind and not worry about charging. The only significant drawback is the lack of ECG measurement (however, in this price category there are models with this option). If this is not so critical, the gadget deserves attention.