A new brand of smart watches has appeared on the European market — Zepp. The Zepp E line is positioned as premium. The designers did their best: you can’t take your eyes off the gadget with its anthracite-black, slightly curved screen. Let’s figure out what else the watch can please you with.
A display for every taste
Zepp E devices are the case when watches can be selected not only by color and materials, but also by screen format. The model range is represented by options with round and rectangular displays. In other respects, the accessories are identical. We reviewed the Square version, equipped with an AMOLED matrix with a diagonal of 1.65 inches. The pixel density of 341 ppi guarantees excellent picture clarity. The auto-brightness sensor works flawlessly, the image is visible even in direct sunlight.
The display of the new product is covered with 3D glass, smoothly flowing into a body made of polished stainless steel. When turned off, the screen and frames merge into one, creating the feeling that the matrix in the gadget is curved. Thanks to the excellent oleophobic coating and rounded edges, swiping across the display is pleasant. Convex glass entails nuances — even with careful use, scratching it is as easy as shelling pears.
Unisex in appearance
The watch turned out to be compact — about 9 millimeters in thickness. Therefore, wearing the device is comfortable day and night. Despite its modest size, the gadget looks natural on both men’s and women’s hands. The manufacturer included a pair of straps of different lengths so that the accessory fits confidently on a wrist of any size.
The new product, depending on the color of the case, comes with two variations of straps: leather or fluoroelastomer (reminiscent of silicone). We got the first option. Leather is a delicate material, so abrasions may appear over time. The strap fastening is standard — 20 mm. There will be no problems replacing it.
Five indicators of health
On the back of the watch there is a slightly protruding platform with a heart rate monitor and a pulse oximeter. Using these sensors, the gadget constantly monitors heart rate and blood oxygen levels (will be available with an update). Based on the results obtained, the device determines the level of stress, helping the user analyze their psychophysiological state. In order for sleep to bring maximum health benefits, it is necessary to monitor it and adjust it depending on the characteristics of the body. The accessory measures the stages of slow and fast sleep, then evaluates its quality. The gyroscope and accelerometer record human activity throughout the day. In the Zepp app (available for Android and iOS), using the built-in health assessment system Huami-PAI, all indicators are combined into a single metric, which gives a comprehensive view of your physical and psychological state.
Fitness trainer on your wrist
Zepp E offers 11 sports modes. Among the common ones are running, cycling, swimming in the pool (the water resistance of the case is declared to be 5 ATM), and among the non-standard ones are trail running and mountaineering. During exercise, the watch records training status and health characteristics so that the user can adjust the intensity of the exercise. The gadget can motivate you to lead an active lifestyle. To do this, you need to set daily goals for steps taken and calories burned, after which the device will remind you of them and reward you with achievements for successful completion.
The interface is organized as follows. Swipe from top to bottom—call up the quick settings curtain, swipe from bottom—go to the notification center, swipe left and right—activate quick access applications, the list and order of which can be customized. A single physical button opens a menu of all programs. The system functions quickly, there are no slowdowns. Notifications come with a pleasant vibration and the correct icons for instant messengers and social networks, but you cannot respond to them. To switch tracks and pause them, you don’t need to take your smartphone out of your pocket, because this can be easily done right from the watch screen. The DND (Do Not Disturb) mode turned out to be useful, which turns off all notifications during the owner’s precious sleep.
Synchronization with phone
Basic settings are collected in a proprietary utility. The main screen displays statistics on daily activity. In the clock tab, you can select notification sources, daily goals, a list of programs with quick access, and much more. By default, Zepp E comes with 4 watch faces preinstalled, but the app has 48 more design options with the ability to add your own background.
A week without sockets
It would seem, what to expect from a modest 188 mAh battery? In fact, the gadget lasted 8 days — and this was with constantly active synchronization with a smartphone and monitoring of all health indicators. The result is not a record, but worthy. The watch is powered using a magnetic cradle, which is integral with the cable. Since there is no power adapter included, the charging speed was measured using a regular 10-watt unit. From 0 to 100% the battery was replenished in 1 hour 10 minutes.
- 43.3 x 35.7 x 9 mm
- 36 grams (excluding strap)
- body — stainless steel
strap — leather
- Square — 1.65″, AMOLED, 442×348, 341 ppi
Circle — 1.28″, AMOLED, 416×416, 326 ppi
- 188 mAh
- heart rate monitor, pulse oximeter, gyroscope, accelerometer, geomagnetic sensor
- 11 workout modes, waterproof to 50 meters (5 ATM), stress measurement, Zepp app
Zepp E is a balanced smartwatch suitable for everyday use by a modern city dweller. The gadget will fit perfectly into both a business and sports look. As a new product, I would like to add GPS support and an NFC module, which competitors in the same price segment can boast of. However, the gadget has plenty of advantages: good battery life, a wide basic set of functions, interesting design and the ability to choose a screen format. Moreover, the device not only monitors the body’s indicators and controls physical activity, but also analyzes the data obtained and promptly warns of possible health problems.
Zepp E watches can already be purchased in the official Zepp store on AliExpress and in the Allo store in Europe. And very soon they should appear on the network in EU at an estimated price of 18,9 dollars for a round model and 20,500 for a square one.
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