The Apple Watch Series 3 just earned the range its best sales period ever, but some potential buyers are still turned off by the need to charge every day.
Now an Apple Watch lookalike has arrived on the market promising up to 45 days of battery life for around a third of the cost.
The Humai Amazfit Bip is a $100 connected timepiece, which arrives with a surprisingly decent spec sheet, including a 1.28-inch always-on touchscreen.
The aforementioned battery will last a month in normal circumstances, but six weeks with “minimal notifications” switched on.
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There’s an optical heart-rate sensor, a 3-axis accelerometer, as well as built-in GPS/GLONASS location tracking tech.
It also arrives with an IP68 water resistant rating, which means it can tolerate being submerged in 1.5m for 30 minutes. However, the Amazon listing says it’ll only cover the “basic needs of outdoor use”.
There’s also support for notifications from a range of key apps on iOS and Android phones, while the Mi Fit app is available for both platforms (via Wareable).
More than another knockoff?
Humai is an offshoot of Xiaomi, so it’s not like the Amazfit Bip is a new product by some fly-by-night knockoff artist.
Contrarily, late last week we brought word of a $160 iPhone X clone that offered the trademark notch and a version of Face ID to Android.
The Oukitel U18 reminded us of the South Park episode when everyone except Cartman has an iPad, but his mum will only buy him a Toshiba Handibook.
However, the Amazfit Bip smartwatch might have a little more going for it, especially for those eyeing a long-lasting smartwatch.
The black edition goes on sale today from the company’s website, while white, red and green options are coming in March.
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