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Amaz­e­fit pro­duces a huge range of smart­watch­es, but the inex­pen­sive but func­tion­al Amaz­e­fit Bip U Pro mod­el occu­pies a spe­cial niche.

It is posi­tioned as a bud­get. But many users are con­fused by the low price of the gad­get.

To under­stand what fea­tures and tech­ni­cal char­ac­ter­is­tics the watch­es dif­fer in, and whether it is worth spend­ing mon­ey on them, we rec­om­mend that you read the review of the mod­el. You can buy the watch here.

Specifications

Despite the demo­c­ra­t­ic cost, the Amaz­e­fit Bip U Pro smart watch has suf­fi­cient tech­ni­cal char­ac­ter­is­tics for full use.:

  • prod­uct weight (with strap) 31 g;
  • bat­tery capac­i­ty 220 mAh;
  • the lev­el of dust and mois­ture pro­tec­tion is 5 atm;
  • indi­ca­tor type: vibra­tion sig­nal;
  • strap mate­r­i­al: sil­i­cone;
  • size: 41x35x11 mm;
  • con­nec­tion meth­ods: Blue­tooth, LE, A2P.

At the same time, the future own­er should take into account that of the com­mu­ni­ca­tion func­tions, the mod­el pro­vides only a micro­phone..

There is no cam­era, Inter­net and built-in speak­ers in the device.

Design

In gen­er­al, the design resem­bles the design of any oth­er smart watch. The rec­tan­gu­lar dial is com­ple­ment­ed by a flex­i­ble strap that can be adapt­ed to any wrist size.

Many users call the watch look like a toy.

First of all, because of the turquoise col­or. The dial is made of plas­tic, and its edges are paint­ed in the same turquoise col­or as the strap.

Togeth­er, this design makes the watch infor­mal.. For peo­ple who pre­fer a loose or sporty style of cloth­ing, the mod­el will cer­tain­ly fit, but in the office or at a seri­ous busi­ness meet­ing, the device will not look quite appro­pri­ate.

Oth­er fea­tures of the watch’s appear­ance include:

  1. On the back side there are sen­sors (oxy­gen lev­el and heart rate) and infor­ma­tion about the mod­el. There are also con­tacts for charg­ing.
  2. Detach­able strap made of sil­i­cone. It has a stan­dard size and type of fas­ten­ing, so there will be no prob­lems with assem­bling the watch. In addi­tion, this design will help in the future to choose anoth­er strap if the base gets tired or breaks.
  3. The but­ton is only one and has a stan­dard func­tion­al­i­ty. Its sur­face is smooth, but slight­ly pro­trudes above the dial. The but­ton is pressed with an effort of medi­um force, so acci­den­tal press­ing is exclud­ed.
  4. The edges of the glass are slight­ly round­ed, but when viewed from the side, this round­ing is prac­ti­cal­ly not notice­able.

The watch sits very com­fort­ably on the hand. There are many holes in the strap, so it will not be dif­fi­cult to adapt it to the diam­e­ter of the brush..

Gen­er­al­ly speak­ing, the impres­sion of the design is ambigu­ous.

The strap and case are paint­ed in bright orig­i­nal col­ors, the watch itself sits very com­fort­ably on the hand, but the over­all design seems a bit child­ish and toy. The mod­el is pre­sent­ed in three col­ors.

3Screen

The dis­play is one of the key parts of a smart watch. In this mod­el, the screen is rec­tan­gu­lar and equipped with an IPS matrix..

The diag­o­nal is 1.43 inch­es, and the res­o­lu­tion is 320x302. For a device of this price cat­e­go­ry, this is a very wor­thy indi­ca­tor.

Oth­er screen fea­tures are:

  1. The front sur­face of the dis­play is cov­ered with a spe­cial glass plate so that the screen is not cov­ered with scratch­es. The sur­face of the plate is mir­ror-smooth, which great­ly facil­i­tates the read­ing of infor­ma­tion.
  2. Also on the out­er sur­face of the screen there is a spe­cial grease-repel­lent coat­ing. Due to this, fin­ger­prints are erased with min­i­mal effort, and appear less fre­quent­ly than on watch­es with a con­ven­tion­al glass dis­play.
  3. Prac­ti­cal tests show that in terms of anti-glare prop­er­ties, the dis­play of this mod­el is not infe­ri­or to the screens of more expen­sive smart­watch­es.

autonomy

The instruc­tions indi­cate that in nor­mal mode, the watch can work with­out recharg­ing for 9 days, and with active use — 5 days.

But in prac­tice, active use means the use of all func­tions. Accord­ing­ly, if the own­er addi­tion­al­ly uses the train­ing mode, the bat­tery will run out even faster.

Com­pared to oth­er mod­els of the brand, the auton­o­my of this watch is low­er.

But the expla­na­tion is very sim­ple: the device is equipped with a bright col­or dis­play, which con­sumes bat­tery resources much faster.

fourFunctions and interface

To start using the watch ful­ly, you will have to install the Zepp app. It is com­pat­i­ble with all Android and iOS mobile devices.

This app is com­pat­i­ble with oth­er Amaz­e­fit and Zepp brand gad­gets.

The func­tions of this watch are in many ways sim­i­lar to those of pre­vi­ous mod­els.:

  1. Noti­fi­ca­tions are dis­played on the screenthe user can con­trol music play­back on the smart­phone, track the dura­tion and qual­i­ty of sleep, and mon­i­tor the heart rate.
  2. The clock does not glitch and does not freezeso all noti­fi­ca­tions arrive quick­ly and with­out delay.
  3. Despite the fact that the watch is pro­duced by a Chi­nese com­pa­ny, Cyril­lic is dis­played cor­rect­ly on the screen. Prob­lems can only occur with the dis­play of some emoti­cons. A small draw­back is also present: if the mes­sage is too large and does not fit on the screen, you will not be able to open the full text.
  4. The appli­ca­tion menu is divid­ed into two parts. The first list includes basic func­tions, and by click­ing on the “More” but­ton, the user will be able to see addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion that did not fit on the main screen. Both lists can be changed and adjust­ed to your lik­ing using the Zepp app.

Also, the user will be able to down­load addi­tion­al dials and change them at their dis­cre­tion.

In terms of func­tion­al­i­ty, the mod­el is per­fect for ath­letes, because it pro­vides a wide range of work­outs..

Among them there are also water ones, as the watch is equipped with full pro­tec­tion against mois­ture. But here, too, there was a draw­back. The man­u­fac­tur­er was guid­ed by an incom­pre­hen­si­ble log­ic when choos­ing work­outs.

For exam­ple, the func­tion­al­i­ty pro­vides for such unusu­al sports as fish­ing or archery, but there is no ski­ing train­ing.

At the same time, there are skat­ing and snow­board­ing train­ings, so, if desired, the user will be able to solve the prob­lem.

The device also has built-in GPS, which will help you nav­i­gate in unfa­mil­iar areas dur­ing out­door work­outs.

Stan­dard fea­tures like basic step track­ing, dis­tance trav­eled and calo­ries burnedas well as heart rate mon­i­tor­ing, the device is also pro­vid­ed.

It is worth pay­ing atten­tion to addi­tion­al func­tions.

Smart watch­es have:

  • Alexa app for voice con­trol of oth­er smart devices;
  • Pomodoro Track­er, which will help increase con­cen­tra­tion;
  • track­ing the female cycle;
  • mea­sure­ment of SpO2 (blood oxy­gen sat­u­ra­tion).

If we talk about algo­rithms for mea­sur­ing the lev­el of oxy­gen in the blood, then so far no device can boast of per­fect mea­sure­ment accu­ra­cy.

If you mea­sure the oxy­gen lev­el sev­er­al times in a row, the results will range from 95 to 100%. The first indi­ca­tor is too low for a healthy per­son, and the sec­ond is con­sid­ered unre­al­is­tic.

But this is not a draw­back of this mod­el: sim­i­lar inac­cu­ra­cies are also found in more expen­sive devices.

In the func­tion­al­i­ty of the device, there are reminders of phys­i­cal activ­i­ty enabled by default.

But, as in oth­er mod­els of the brand, they do not always work cor­rect­ly. In par­tic­u­lar, smart­watch­es do not always take into account recent work­outs, so the watch can send a reminder of phys­i­cal activ­i­ty even if the user has just fin­ished a work­out..

The mod­el does not sup­port third-par­ty appli­ca­tions, so it will not work to con­nect the smart watch to music or sports appli­ca­tions. As a bonus, the man­u­fac­tur­er has pro­vid­ed sup­port for the Stra­va and Apple­Health appli­ca­tions.

Equipment

To make sure that you bought the orig­i­nal mod­el (espe­cial­ly if you ordered the watch via the Inter­net), you need to famil­iar­ize your­self with the gad­get pack­age in advance..

The fac­to­ry pack­ag­ing of the gad­get is white, flat and com­pact. On its front side there is a clock.

The watch comes with a detach­able sil­i­cone strap and a USB charg­ing cable.

There is no pow­er sup­ply for charg­ing. It will not be dif­fi­cult to deal with the device, as the kit includes a detailed user man­u­al in sev­er­al lan­guages, includ­ing Euro­pean.

Smart­watch charg­ing deserves spe­cial atten­tion. Unlike the Bip S Lite mod­el, where the device had to be insert­ed into the cra­dle with force, every­thing is as sim­ple as pos­si­ble in this mod­el.

The charg­er cable is laid out on the table, the clock is placed on the charge so that the con­tacts of the two devices are aligned.

Despite the fact that this is a sim­ple manip­u­la­tion, many users find it incon­ve­nient, because if the user acci­den­tal­ly touch­es the watch with his hand, it will stop charg­ing..

6Conclusion

An objec­tive assess­ment of the cost and func­tion­al­i­ty of the Amaz­e­fit Bip U Pro shows that this mod­el is suit­able for ath­letes and lovers of an active lifestyle.

The design and qual­i­ty of the mate­ri­als are eval­u­at­ed ambigu­ous­ly, but if the user prefers a sporty style of cloth­ing, this mod­el will def­i­nite­ly suit him.

The choice of func­tions on the watch is also quite decent, although some users find it strange that ski­ing is not on the list of work­outs.

The obvi­ous advan­tage of the mod­el is the pres­ence of GPS, so you can safe­ly take the watch with you on trav­els in unfa­mil­iar areas. And you can buy watch­es in the online store.