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Amazfit Bip smartwatch - 30+ day battery + GPS for $60-$99 USD

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For those of you who have bought it, would you say it was a good purchase? Worth the price? How does it compare to a legitimate smart watch experience?

Just looking for something to show notifications and possibly be used to skip songs (saw a mod that allowed the power button to do it on YouTube)
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SkimGuy wrote:
Feb 27th, 2018 8:15 am
For those of you who have bought it, would you say it was a good purchase? Worth the price? How does it compare to a legitimate smart watch experience?

Just looking for something to show notifications and possibly be used to skip songs (saw a mod that allowed the power button to do it on YouTube)
Yes - good purchase.

Price and battery life can't be beat, Day 3 and I'm still at 91% battery - unreal.

Function : It's not an android/iOS watch with apps but It's as good as any higher end fitness watch I have tried. Notifications and GPS all work great.
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Went ahead and ordered one this morning. I'm a bit nervous about it since I've bought and returned two Garmins in the last 6 months. My expectations for this will be lower, but with the Garmins the performance and SW bugs were just not acceptable for $200-250 products.
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I pulled the trigger today as well. It is available to order at GeekBuy. No more presale. $78.41 with extra strap. Will keep you guy posted once it arrives.
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SkimGuy wrote:
Feb 27th, 2018 8:15 am
For those of you who have bought it, would you say it was a good purchase? Worth the price? How does it compare to a legitimate smart watch experience?

Just looking for something to show notifications and possibly be used to skip songs (saw a mod that allowed the power button to do it on YouTube)
Been using it just one day so far and it's pretty good. I used to wear a Garmin Vivosmart HR and this is definitely an upgrade. The only problem I'm having so far is that I'm getting multiple app alerts for a single event (e.g., I get a WhatsApp message but it buzzes my wrist a bunch of times instead of just once). I'm not sure where the problem lies but I've turned off app alerts for now because it's driving me crazy. I'm hoping a future MiFit update will fix it.
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Can you sync running activities to Strava?
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jaggu2001 wrote:
Feb 27th, 2018 12:15 pm
I pulled the trigger today as well. It is available to order at GeekBuy. No more presale. $78.41 with extra strap. Will keep you guy posted once it arrives.
Do you have a link? Thanks
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SkimGuy wrote:
Feb 27th, 2018 8:15 am
Just looking for something to show notifications and possibly be used to skip songs (saw a mod that allowed the power button to do it on YouTube)
Can you give more info on that? I haven't found anything about music control.
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Kynax wrote:
Feb 27th, 2018 12:55 pm
Can you give more info on that? I haven't found anything about music control.
There's a great XDA thread where someone shows a bunch of cool hacks. Haven't tried any of them yet, though.
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Kynax wrote:
Feb 27th, 2018 12:55 pm
Can you give more info on that? I haven't found anything about music control.


The poster above me has the relevant XDA thread. You'll have to pay a few bucks in the Google play store for some app but seems to be worth it. It seems to be a new development so more features are to come which is a good sign.
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Has anyone tried Sleep as Android integration or any other forms of smart alarm for this watch?
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goathead wrote:
Feb 27th, 2018 1:12 pm
That's the same one I ordered. It'll be interesting to see how long it takes to ship, since it's listed as in stock now. I've never ordered from GB before, but the ability to use Paypal made me happy.
Same here.

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