Xiaomi-backed Amazfit BIP And Stratos Smartwatches Set To Launch On July 24 In India

Xiaomi-backed Amazfit BIP And Stratos Smartwatches Set To Launch On July 24 In India

Xiaomi-backed Amazfit BIP And Stratos Smartwatches Set To Launch On July 24 In India

by July 18, 2018

Xiaomi-backed Huami will be launching its Amazfit-Series of smartwatches in India. The company has made the announcement through its social media handle that it will launch Amazfit BIP and Stratos models in India on July 24.

Both the smartwatches – Amazfit BIP and Stratos – will run seamlessly on both iOS and Android OS. The smartwatches will also facilitate swift Bluetooth connectivity. The Amazfit BIP features a square always-on display. The launch price of the smartwatch will be $99 which converts to around Rs. 6,800. The Amazfit Stratos comes with a traditional-looking round dial. It is prized at $199.99, which converts to around Rs. 13,600.

The image posted on the official Amazfit India Twitter account reveals that Huami will launch both the smartwatches in India but doesn’t reveal much about the specifications. The image shows the round dial and the square display to indicate what is in store with respect to these new models.

The Chinese company has also tweeted along with a teaser image about the launch plans. “When power, performance, and innovation unite, a revolution takes place. Watch it unveil in India on 24th July,” the company said in the tweet.

The Amazfit BIP features a 1.28-inch transflective always-on colour display. The smartwatch comes with a resolution of 176×176 pixels. It is safeguarded by a 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 3 and protects the smartwatch from rough usage. The smartwatch has an IP68-certified build and includes features such as PPG heart rate sensor, triaxial acceleration sensor, geomagnetic sensor, barometric pressure sensor, and GPS + GLONASS among other sensors.

The smartwatch is powered by a 190mAh battery lithium polymer battery. It is expected to offer around four months of usage under the watch mode once it is fully charged. The smartwatch will have a battery life of up to 30 days.

The Amazfit Stratos has a 1.34-inch display that comes with a resolution of 320×300 pixels. The display is an always-on circular LCD panel. The smartwatch is protected by a 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla protection.

The smartwatch is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core SoC, coupled with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of onboard storage. The Stratos features an array of sensors, including air pressure sensor, ambient light, geomagnetic sensor, gyroscope, optical heart rate sensor (PPG), and tri-axis accelerometer. The smartwatch has a 5 ATM water-resistant build. It is powered by a 290mAh lithium polymer battery which offers up to five days of battery life on a single charge.

The Amazfit BIP and Stratos offer seamless connectivity via the Bluetooth v4.0 LE connectivity support. The Stratos includes Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g as well. Both the smartwatches come with interchangeable wrist strap design.