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Update | The Amazfit X, a new curved-display smartwatch, is about to launch on Indiegogo

The Amazfit X. (Source: Huami)
The Amazfit X. (Source: Huami)
Update: Amazfit has finally announced a launch date for the X: April 28, 2020. This 92-degree curved wearable was first introduced as a concept device in 2019. Now, however, it is ready to become a reality via its upcoming Indiegogo campaign.

Update: Amazfit has finally revealed that this Indiegogo campaign kicks off 7 days from today (April 21, 2020) at 9:00 PST (18:00 CET). It has also started a Facebook group for the same, which may supply members with advance reminders and access to early-bird deals. The OEM claims that they could help users take up to US$180 off the price of the unique smartwatch.

Huami is an OEM that makes attractive smartwatches and (as of CES 2020) smart fitness hardware. It releases the latter through the brand Amazfit. The latest addition to this name is the X, a heretofore state-of-the-art concept device that may now be ready to give the Nubia Alpha a run for its money.

Amazfit has announced that it is to launch this curved-display wearable soon. However, it will do so through Indiegogo (IGG) rather than conventional sales channels. Nevertheless, with its ground-breaking 2.07-inch display - which, as the brand has just revealed, will also be AMOLED - it may attract the attention the company is patently looking to gauge through this alternative retail model.

The X's maker has not released many more of its details prior to its IGG campaign teaser, including when it will go online exactly. However, interested consumers can sign up now to be informed of this via email. It should be noted that following through with a backing will come with some risks to the capital involved (Amazfit has of course not mentioned the cost of a reward just yet).

Besides the usual potential downsides of participating in such a crowd-funded event, the X's internals (its SoC and OS included) remain a mystery. Then again, we already know it is likely to ship with a 220mAh battery, and has a motherboard that fits into the slightly bangle-like form-factor thanks to an innovative segmented design. In addition, Amazfit has indicated that it will have numerous health-tracking features, a BioTracker PPG heart-rate sensor included.

However, it will be up to the individual enthusiast whether owning this possibly revolutionary tech at its current stage is worth giving Amazfit their money in the very near future. Those who would prefer a more traditional smartwatch could also consider the same brand's new T-Rex or Bip S, which should also become available soon.

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2020-04-21 (Update: 2020-04-28)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.