Huami is the equivalent of smartphone makers like Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi. Cos’ they seem be turning out new smartwatches every other day. We are not going to post every single wearable that come out of their factory’s doors, but this new one, the Huami Amazfit Neo, caught our eyes.
Not only the squared off design that reminiscent that of Casio G-Shock draws our eyes to it; it is the very competitive price of US$49.99. Yes. You read that right. 50 bucks for a smartwatch and one that comes from a pretty darn big company.
Key features of smartwatch with retro vibe include 24/7 always-on display, BioTracker PPG sensor for heart rate tracking, real-time workout tracking, sleep monitoring, 5 ATM (50 meters or 164 feet) water resistance, and a cool 28-day battery life.
The long battery is likely due in part to the monochromatic display. Mind you, though. 28 days battery life is everyday use. It can bump up to 37 days in power-saving mode. Perfect for those who hating daily charging.
The retro watch design also touts 4 physical buttons for accessing to the functions, including turning on, activating the backlight, select, back, up and down function, as well as page up and down. They are essentially navigation keys.
Strangely, Huami did not list this new smartwatch on its official website; instead it is now selling on AliExpress for the said price. But lets get real. For the price, you are essentially getting the basics of basics, which means, no GPS which many active lifestyle person would love to have.
On a related news, the company does have a similar looking new smart timepiece posted on its official China website called Amazfit Ares. Ares also has a squared off design, but of an octagonal shape. Looks pretty dope too, IMHO.
Ares does appear to be GPS, an 1.28-inch color display, 14-day battery, and yet, it sells for just 499 RMB or about US$72.
Images: Huami [CH].
Hat tip: Notebook Check.