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Xiaomi Huami Amazfit Bip smartwatch hits the US for US$99.99

Xiaomi Huami Amazfit Bip smartwatch hits the US for US$99.99
Xiaomi Huami Amazfit Bip smartwatch
The Amazfit Bip Android Wear smartwatch was launched in China last year, and now it can be pre-ordered in the US for less than US$100. This smart wearable with an impressive battery life is expected to start shipping in the US next month.
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Smartphones and phablets aside, Xiaomi does not sell many products in the US via the official channels nowadays. Obviously, those interested can always purchase a wide range of Xiaomi products from various Chinese online stores, but shipping can sometimes take forever, not to mention the import fees that could push the price beyond the "reasonable" threshold. Fortunately, the Xiaomi Huami Amazfit Bit smartwatch is now entering the US market officially, not long after making its debut in China.

The Amazfit Bip has an always-on 1.28-inch color touchscreen display protected using a 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 3 layer. This smart wearable is IP68-rated for protection from dust, splashes, and rain. It weighs just 1.1 ounces and the 190 mAh battery can provide up to 45 days of autonomy. However, this does not mean that Xiaomi had to remove the GPS tracking abilities since the Amazfit Bip comes with built-in GLONASS support, an optical heart rate sensor, a barometer, as well as a compass.

Compatible with both Android and iOS devices, the Amazfit Bip connects to them via Bluetooth 4.0 LE and can deliver multiple notifications to your wrist, such as calls, texts, emails, and so on. When combined with the Mi Fit app, it can also analyze sleep patterns.

The four color options to choose from are Onyx Black, Cinnabar Red, Kokoda Green, and White Cloud. Orders can be placed directly on Amazfit's website, but shipments are expected to begin next month. For US$99.99, this smart wearable with a design (heavily) inspired by the Apple Watch looks like a tempting choice. For Xiaomi fans in the US, it is definitely a "must buy" device, and it would not be a surprise to see the Amazfit Bip soon followed by the Mi Air smart air purifier or the company's handheld electric mop (no joke here).

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Codrut Nistor, 2018-02- 6 (Update: 2018-02- 6)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.