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The Amazfit Bip U Pro is pushed closer to launch with a Bluetooth certification

A Bip U Pro teaser. (Source: Huami)
A Bip U Pro teaser. (Source: Huami)
Huami has announced that it will release a new version of the Amazfit Bip U smartwatch with its own GPS, mic and geomagnetic sensor. Now that this Pro variant has gone through Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) testing, this event is likely closer than ever. This leak reveals the wearable will have up-to-date wireless specs and confirms one of its extra features.

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The Bip U is a new smartwatch unleashed on the Indian market recently that, based on its looks, could be called a Fitbit Versa clone. It offers popular features such as blood-oxygen saturation, sleep tracking and sports modes in generous profusion. However, it is also confirmed to get a Pro variant with even more features in the near future.

The wearable's maker Huami has previously stated that this new version will have a geomagnetic sensor (for navigation) and a mic (most likely for on-watch virtual assistant activations and possibly calls). It will also rock the "high-precision" GPS module the original Bip U lacks. Therefore, it can inform its 60+ workout modes for the user on its own, thus affording the option of exercising smartphone-free if desired.

That addition to the Pro model has been confirmed as part of its approval to use Bluetooth 5.0. This documentation notes that the device (also known as the Amazfit A2008) "has GNSS" - most likely standing for a global navigational satellite system - whereas the A2017 (the Bip U) does not.

Therefore, the Pro is likely to make its debut very soon. It is currently projected to be a little more expensive that its vanilla counterpart's original starting price of INR 5,999 (US$82).

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The Bip U Pro is assessed by the Bluetooth SIG. (Source: Bluetooth SIG)
The Bip U Pro is assessed by the Bluetooth SIG. (Source: Bluetooth SIG)
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-11- 8 (Update: 2020-11- 8)