Xiaomi-backed Huami is set to bring his Amazfit Series of smartwatches to India. The company revealed through its recent social media presence emerged in the country that it is starting the Amazfit Bip and Stratos models in India on July 24th. Both smartwatches are compatible with both Android and iOS devices and powered via Bluetooth connectivity. While the Amazfit Bip with a square always on display was launched in February at the price of $99 (about Rs 6,800), the Amazfit Stratos with a traditional round dial appearance comes to $199.99 (about Rs 13,600).
Amazfit Bip specs
The Amazfit Bip features a 1.28 inch transflective always on the color display that comes with a 176 × 176-pixel resolution and is protected with a 2.5 D curved Gorilla Glass 3. The smartwatch is equipped with an IP68-certified generation degree which includes PPG heart rate sensor, a triaxial acceleration sensor, a geomagnetic sensor, barometric pressure sensor, and GPS + GLONASS among other sensors. It also packs a lithium polymer battery 190mah that is touted to offer four months of use in clock mode on a single charge. On regular use, the smartwatch is rated to have a battery life of up to 30 days.
Amazfit Stratos specs
Unlike the Amazfit Bip, Amazfit Stratos has a 1.34-inch (320 × 300 pixels) circular LCD 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla protection panel. The smartwatch is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core SoC, coupled with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of integrated memory. It comes with a series of sensors, including air pressure, ambient light sensor, geomagnetic sensor, gyroscope, optic, heart rate sensor (PPG) and tri-axis accelerometer. There is a 5 ATM water resistant and create a 290mAh lithium polymer battery that is touted to offer up to five days of battery life with a single charge.
The Amazfit Bip and Stratos both are equipped with Bluetooth v4.0 LE support for connectivity. The Stratos also includes Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g. Also, the smartwatches are interchangeable wrist strap design.
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