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Amazfit teases its new, heart rate-sensing TWS earbuds

Amazfit's new TWS earbud teaser. (Source: Amazfit)
Amazfit's new TWS earbud teaser. (Source: Amazfit)
Amazfit has announced that its next pair of TWS earbuds will be unveiled during its upcoming “Future of Health” event. The popular health-wearable brand claims that they will help the user improve their posture in addition to their cardiovascular health, thanks to various kinds of advanced sensors. Its owner may also unveil a new, custom chip and OS for smartwatches during the same show.

Amazfit is a premier brand of Huami Zepp Health with a solid record in the area of health- and fitness-focused TWS earbuds. Now, it indicates that the next generation of these peripherals will definitely continue this trend with features normally confined to full touchscreen devices such as smartwatches.

They include heart-rate sensing, which will apparently be done directly through the upcoming earbuds and sent as a read-out to their connected app. Similarly, Amazfit has already revealed that the earbuds will send "feedback" via this UI as to the position of the user's head relative to their cervical spine, so as to help the user improve their posture over time.

Then again, the brand has yet to mention their price or any more specific detail about them, such as whether they will be always-on or not. Presumably, mysteries such as these will be cleared up during Zepp Health's upcoming press conference.

This event, dubbed "The Future of Health", is also said to be held in order to unveil the company's all-new custom chipset for smartwatches. This SoC, reportedly called the Huangshan 2S, may be interesting indeed as it is slated to come with an "independent" GPU and, furthermore, use the RISC-V architecture that might rise as an alternative to ARM soon.

Zepp Health has also apparently designed the 2S to address the ever-pressing issue of battery life in the wearables world. Finally, it is also projected to run a new, in-house ROM for the smartwatches in which it is to be integrated. 

The OEM has yet to specify if this software is to be another version of the RTOS currently found on existing Amazfit watches. Nevertheless, it is rumored to confer support for dynamic watch faces in their successors, not to mention new UI modules for features such as heart-rate tracking.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-07-11 (Update: 2021-07-11)