Amazfit Bip S vs Amazfit Bip: everything that has changed in the best-selling Xiaomi smartwatch

The Amazfit Bip arrived a long time ago as one of the spiritual heirs of Pebble, with 45 days of autonomy per flag and a transflective LCD screen that minimizes its energy consumption. Learn more about new devices at globalluxuryimportsllc.com

After an Amazfit Bip 2 that did not set foot in Spain, within the framework of CES 2020, Amazfit has presented the candidate as the true successor of the well-known Amazfit clock. The new version is called Amazfit Bip S and comes with some improvements over the original model.

New transflective screen, similar design

If we look at the technical sheet, we see that the Amazfit Bip S has the same resolution and the same inches as the Amazfit Bip. That is 1.28 inches for a resolution 176×176. However, the panel, according to Amazfit, is brand new. Amazfit, although it has retained the resolution and screen technology of the Amazfit Bip, promises a better display of the panel

In the first place, Amazfit promises to look better in the sun, something that was already a strong point in the Amazfit Bip, since these types of screens look better under direct light incidence. Similarly, the color gamut is now somewhat broader, so a better interpretation of them is promised. Recall that, being a transflective panel, it can also reflect internal light to the screen, so if it is night, the screen will continue to shine.

Regarding the design of the watch, it is still “very Amazfit Bip”. We find quite pronounced bezels, in a plastic finish for the box. Of course, more details have been taken care of. For example, the main button of the device is now coated in stainless steel, it is not completely plastic, as in the previous version.

As for belts, they are still 20mm, which means that we can use the ones we had in the previous Bip, or buy in external pages others that have this size.

New GPS chip and 40 days of autonomy

Another novelty of the Amazfit Bip S regarding the Amazfit Bip is the inclusion of a new GPS chip signed by Sony. This new 28nm chip promises to be faster in satellite search, positioning accuracy and energy consumption. Specifically, up to 22 hours of continuous use are promised using GPS. Amazfit promises 40 days of autonomy in Bip S, below the 45 days we saw in Bip. However, the days are indicative and will depend on our use

Regarding autonomy, we have 40 days of autonomy, according to Amazfit, thanks to a 190mAh battery. This is the same figure seen in the Bip, and that, as always, will vary according to the use we give it. However, in our experience with the first model, unless we abuse the GPS, it is difficult to lose the three weeks of use.

Finally, Bip S improves water resistance, which is now 5 atmospheres (5ATM). Regarding the price, the change is about 69 dollars, without knowing at the moment the availability of it in Europe.