Bip S Lite Review: One Of The Best Options Under Rs. 5000

Aadhya Khatri - Aug 05, 2020


Bip S Lite Review: One Of The Best Options Under Rs. 5000

Wearables are gaining momentum and there are lots of under 5,000 options available in India, the Bip S Lite is one of them

Wearables are gaining momentum and there are lots of under 5,000 options available in India, the Bip S Lite is one of them.

There is no denying the affordability of this smartwatch but is it a good value for money purchase? Read on our Bip S Lite review to find out.

Bip S Lite Price In India

Bip S Lite price is Rs 3,799 in India.

Design, Display, Navigation

The design of Bip S Lite is nothing to write home about. With smartwatches getting more appealing designs in the last few years, Amazfit might want to consider a change as this is the fourth budget wearable it manufactures that have the same screen.

Bip S Lite screen
With smartwatches getting more appealing designs in the last few years, Amazfit might want to consider a change as this is the fourth budget wearable it manufactures that have the same screen

The panel looks dull and color reproduction is far from great. Amazfit has given up on the AMOLED display to go for a transflective TFT screen. While the latter choice is definitely not as highly regarded as the former, it does have its own advantages.

By taking a step down with the display, Amazfit is able to offer an amazing battery life and an always-on panel. Under sunlight, the viewing angle is great with the transflective display.

Bip S Lite is made for outdoor activities and is perfect for those who just want a decent smartwatch with a durable battery, always-on display, and acceptable display.

Amazfit’s touchscreen on the Bip S Lite is responsive and issue-free most of the time. The Corning Gorilla Glass 3 ensures the display is scratch-resistant and the anti-fingerprint coating means you don’t have to worry about cleaning too often.

Amazfit Bip S Lite Review display
The Corning Gorilla Glass 3 ensures the display is scratch-resistant and the anti-fingerprint coating means you don’t have to worry about cleaning too often

The 5ATM water resistance rating means the smartwatch can survive the pressure of being submerged under 50m of water.

On its back, there are two pins and a heart-rate sensor. On the right, there is a button for back and wake.

Performance

Bip S Lite Amazfit is quite accurate when it comes to step counting and heart rate, with a small margin of error. If you want something more, you may have to look above the budget-friendly price bracket.

One disappointment here is you cannot set an alert when your heart rate reaches a certain threshold.

Bip S Lite performance
Bip S Lite Amazfit is quite accurate when it comes to step counting and heart rate, with a small margin of error

Since the Bip S Lite doesn’t have GPS like the Bip S, it has to rely on your phone to know how much distance you have covered when you are not walking. And again, the information it provides is not 100% accurate.

One of the perks here is the sleep data is quite handy. The app can even tell you if you are not getting enough rest time.

Bip S Lite comes equipped with eight sports modes, including outdoor running, treadmill, indoor/outdoor cycling, walking, elliptical trainer, freestyle, and yoga.

The watch lets you set event reminders and alarm but there is nothing for food or water consumption, nor blood pressure.

Users have the Unlock Phone feature onboard to unlock their smartphones. However, many early adopters find the feature redundant.

While users have access to 150 watch faces, only a few of them are customizable. You cannot create your watch face either.

Bip S Lite shows you notifications and messages for most apps but you cannot reply to them. At least it allows you to reject calls.

Amazfit app

The Amazfit app is user-friendly but it isn’t the quickest when it comes to syncing with a smartphone.

Bip S Lite app
The Amazfit app is user-friendly but it isn’t the quickest when it comes to syncing with a smartphone

Once the two devices are connected, you will see three sections with different information. The first one contains data on sleeping patterns, steps taken, heart rate, and some other training information.

The second section is where you set alarm, daily target, and some other things. You can choose which apps can send you alert.

Options like continuous heart rate, Watch Face settings, and app alerts are in the profile section. The app doesn’t consume much power and it runs in the background.

Battery

According to Amazfit, users will have a 30-day battery with the Bip S Lite, but it turns out to be an overstatement.

If you are a casual user who uses only a handful of features per day, you can expect 20 days between charges.

If you rely on the watch for heart rate monitoring, listening to music, reminder, and alarm, with brightness set to 100%, the best the Bip S Lite can do is 12 days of battery life, which is commendable.

The smartwatch takes around two hours to fully charge.

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