Amazfit Bip vs. Fitbit Versa: Which is more like Pebble?
Okay, so here's my story, I wanted a smartwatch for a very long time.
I backed the Pebble, that was supposed to come out, it never did cuz FitBit bought them and we know what happened.
So I went out and bought a VASA because I was like this seems like the one for me.
And I had it for, I don't know, a week and a half, and I was like no, I hate it, I Wouldn't turn on when I'd flick my wrist, I'd complain to you about it, because it was almost like your fault that this happened to me.
It's not my fault, it's not my fault.
It's not your fault.
Someone on Twitter said, hey, check out this brand from China, and it was Amazfit Bip, and I've been wearing it for a month, and I love this watch.
Because it just does what I want it to do, it's always on, it's got an E ink display.
It was like $79, the battery lasts for a month and then I change the watch face around and I get at least two weeks out of it.
And it just gives me very basic notifications and that's really all I want out of a smart watch.
Well, you know what is my fault?
My fault is that I did not look at the Amazfit Bip sooner.
And you pushed me to finally review it.
It had this kind of surprise US launch, and it came available, it's been a cult hit where a lot of people are buying this.
Like five million people have bought this worldwide.
Yeah and this watch, I looked at amazement the company [UNKNOWN] they're basically taking what the pebble did and doing it more like the pebble than what Fitbit did.
And it's funny cuz Fitbit Bought Pebble.
But I'd say that Fitbit tried to make it much more like the Apple Watch.
And really pursued trying to make this thing look, have a nice design and flashy features, which is fine, but this is much more utilitarian.
And this focuses on things, they're always on screen, super long battery, I've gotten two weeks of battery life, no problem with this.
And it does everything just fine, and is low key, and for a lot of people that don't want to worry about a smart watch-
Yeah, it takes away all the annoying things.
I'd still say it doesn't really address some of the stuff like, it takes a little bit of time to connect to the watch, and kinda goes to sleep after a while.
And I still like the Fitbit app.
If you wanna do fitness, I feel like it's much better for finding communities and tracking.
The Mi Fit app is like you're kinda on your own.
It's not the best.
No, it's bare bones and a little weird, but if you wanna just track steps,
You want to just track things.
I step, sleep in and not worry much about that, it definitely does that.
It even does heart rate.
And the real question is why aren't watchmakers doing things like the amazing [CROSSTALK] It's obviously cheaper to make, it's cheaper to sell.
You would imagine people would buy this Look, it's not the perfect watch, but I do like the fact that I was able to customize my own, just by doing a little bit of research and using Photoshop to create my own face.
That was awesome.
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I couldn't do that.
But I appreciate.
They already have a couple of good watches [INAUDIBLE]
It's a decent community.
Yeah and you can get what you want this watch Don't expect a lot, especially with watch faces and apps cuz this has a lot more of those.
But again, if you're looking for something that's like a basic digital watch that gets notifications, that you can also curate which is nice, you can turn on individual ones like FitBit does.
And i just think that more companies, FitBit if you're listening which I'm sure you are, should be focusing on making more affordable watches with always on screens, better battery life, And not worry so much about being the fanciest one, because look, this thing is really easy to use.
Well, I mean, look, it comes down to this.
What got me to switch from the Versa to the Bit was being able to tell the time.
I just wanted to look at my wrist-
And not freaking flip it a thousand times.
I mean that's-
I've been super conditioned through smart watches to start doing that.
Yeah, that's terrible, right?
And I've gotten used to it.
And you know what, I do appreciate the fact that this is always on.
And yeah, it reminds me that you can do it.
It's definitely doable.
I mean, Bip is already doing it.
So you can get this thing now, but also you can think about maybe a future watch or start incorporating this.
This is the message.
Just do that.
I'm happy to get rid of the Bip if FitBit made their version of this, I'm happy to do that.
I want them to come together.
Come together, that's all I want.
That's what I want, I want the Fit and the Bip.
To fuse into that future product which you don't really have yet.
All right, here we go.