Huami unveils the Amazfit T-Rex smartwatch, Amazfit Bip S fitness tracker, and Amazfit PowerBuds and ZenBuds wireless earbuds

Huami unveils the Amazfit T-Rex smartwatch, Amazfit Bip S fitness tracker, and Amazfit PowerBuds and ZenBuds wireless earbuds

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Just like all the previous models, Huami is making the Mi Band 5 for Xiaomi. But besides making Mi Bands, Huami has assembled a decent portfolio of its own and that comprises several smart fitness trackers in the Amazfit lineup. We recently reviewed the Amazfit GTR and the Apple Watch-lookalike Amazfit GTS and really liked the two watches for their horde of features and ease of use. At CES 2020, Huami has now announced a new lineup of products including a new smartwatch Amazfit T-Rex and a lighter, more advanced Bip S fitness tracker. With this, Amazfit has also announced its entry into audio accessories with two truly wireless stereo earbuds – Amazfit Powerbuds and ZenBuds – that are also fitness products besides being audio products.

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Amazfit T-Rex

The Amazfit T-Rex is a rugged smartwatch for fitness enthusiasts who like to challenge themselves with new adventures and terrains. The Amazfit T-Rex is claimed to be built according to the U.S. Military’s standards which give it the ability to withstand harsh weather conditions and ensure great durability. The rigid outer shell and the large etched metallic buttons give the Amazfit T-Rex’s shape a distinctive and solid look. The four buttons along each of the corners have well-defined features and strong texture, making them suitable even for scenarios when you could be wearing gloves.

Huami Amazfit T-Rex, Amazfit Bip S, and PowerBuds/ZenBuds

The “high-strength polymer body” allows the T-Rex to endure extreme variations in temperature; it can operate in a range between -40º to 70º in Celcius (-40º to 160ºF) and can survive rapid temperature changes between these extremes for up to two hours. The Amazfit T-Rex can also withstand damage attacks from alkalis or salt for up to 96 hours and resist extreme humidity or dampness for up to 240 hours. Additionally, the corners feature bumpers outside the bezel to absorb any vibration and prevent any physical shock from interfering with the working of the watch. Its 5ATM rating along with protection against salt water means that you can wear it while swimming, scuba diving, surfing, or any other seawater-related activity besides the pool and open-water swimming activities.

Besides the rugged watch body, the silicone wrist band is sweat-permeable, breathable, and offers a comfortable wearing experience in spite of sweat. Huami’s T-Rex has also passed 12 United States Department of Defense certifications accrediting it for its strength and rigidity.

The Amazfit T-Rex features a 1.3-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 360 x 360. Our Editor-in-Chief, Mishaal Rahman, visited the Amazfit booth at CES 2020 and found the display to be bright and readable. The smartwatch also supports an Always-On Display feature which shows only the basic information; while lifting the wrist instantly turns on the full display. This feature, however, can be turned off to save battery on the Amazfit T-Rex. Meanwhile, the support of a large number of watchfaces makes watch even more exciting and fitting for your personality.

When it comes to fitness tracking, the Amazfit T-Rex 14 different sports modes and supports tracking for a wide range of outdoor activities including skiing, mountain climbing, trail running, cycling, etc. Huami will also add a new triathlon feature with an upcoming OTA. For accurate activity tracking, the smartwatch is equipped with a Huami Biotracker PPG optical heart-rate sensor. For outdoor trail tracking, the Amazfit T-Rex features a high-end GPS chip from Sony which enables dual-satellite positioning system (GPS + GLONASS) and optimized signal efficiency, making the satellite search and positioning more efficient, best suited for your needs in urban jungles and wilderness alike.

The battery on the Amazfit T-Trex can last for 20 days in casual usage and up to 66 days if you just use the basic watch features without engaging much into any physical activity tracking. Further, if the GPS is used continuously, the battery lasts for up to 20 hours.

Huami Amazfit T-Rex, Amazfit Bip S, and PowerBuds/ZenBuds

Besides aiding your active and adventurous lifestyle, the T-Rex can be an exciting tool for your daily usage and assist you with the weather forecast, call and app notifications, and a sedentary reminder that suggests you to get up and move around if you’ve been sitting for too long.

Huami will launch the Amazfit T-Rex in the U.S. starting this month and it will be priced at $139.90.

SpecificationsAmazfit T-Rex
Dimensions47.7 x 47.7 x 13.5mm
Weight58g (with strap)
Waterproofing5ATM, supports swimming
Screen1.3″ AMOLED, 360×360 resolution
Touch ScreenCorning Gorilla Glass 3 + anti-fingerprint coating
Sensors
  • BioTracker PPG bio-tracking optical sensor
  • 3-axis acceleration sensor
  • Geomagnetic sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
PositioningGPS + GLONASS
ConnectivityBluetooth 5.0/BLE
Battery390mAh LiPo (minimum value)
Theoretical charging timeAbout 2 hours
Battery Life
  • Daily use mode: 20 days. Receive 150 messages per day, lift the wrist 30 times to watch the screen, and other operations 5 minutes per day, run 30 minutes every 2 days
  • Basic watch mode: 66 days. Bluetooth connection to phone turned off, heart rate monitoring and other functions, screen activated by wrist tilt 100 times a day
  • GPS continuous working time: 20 hours. GPS activated to track exercise and monitor heart rate.
Body materialPolymer materials
Supported devicesAndroid 5.0 and above, iOS 10.0 and above
AccessoriesMagnetic charging base, user manual

Amazfit Bip S

Back in 2018, Huami launched a fitness tracker, called Amazfit Bip, in a super lightweight smartwatch form factor. At CES 2020, Huami launched the upgrade to the Bip, called the Amazfit Bip S, with new internals but without any noticeable changes in terms of the design. The Amazfit Bip S weighs only 31 grams with the strap included and can be comfortably carried while working out or playing an outdoor sport. Besides that, the lightweight build also makes it fairly unobtrusive while sleeping.

The Amazfit Bip S sports a 40-day battery life on a single charge thanks to Huami’s wise choice of internal components for the fitness tracker. Outside, the Bip S uses the same polycarbonate shell, that grants it its lightweight. The silicon straps are made of skin-friendly TPU material.

Just like the older generations, the Amazfit Bip S features a transflective display, which gets brighter with increasing intensity of the light that falls on it. This makes the Bip S excellent for outdoor usage whereas, for indoor usage, the display is also backlit.

Huami Amazfit T-Rex, Amazfit Bip S, and PowerBuds/ZenBuds

The Amazfit Bip S gets 10 sports tracking modes while an OTA in the future will add support for freestyle training, elliptical trainers, indoor cycling, and yoga. The 5ATM water-resistance allows tracking of swimming activities in freshwater. However, unlike the T-Rex, the Bip S is not suited for saltwater swimming. The fitness band also comes with a PPG optical heart rate monitor that can measure the heart-rate round the clock while you can set warnings for scenarios when the heart rate exceeds a certain high value. Aiding the PPG sensor in fitness tracking is a 28nm low-power GPS tracker chip that supports GPS + GLONASS dual-mode positioning. The GPS on Amazfit Bip S can be used continuously for 20 hours.

Just like other Amazfit smartwatches, Amazfit Bips S gets the Huami-PAI health assessment feature. Using data about your physical activities over the last seven days, the companion app shows a PAI score. Maintaining a PAI score of more than 100 ensures a healthy lifestyle and reduces the chances of cardiovascular diseases.

Apart from the comfortable and ergonomic design and a long-lasting battery, the Amazfit Bip S can be utilized for controlling music playback, checking the weather forecast, setting alarms, and much more.

The Huami Amazfit Bip S will be available starting February and is priced at $69.90.

SpecificationsAmazfit Bip S
Dimensions42 x 35.3 x 11.4mm
Weight31g (with strap) and 19g (without strap)
Strap length110mm (long), 85mm (short)
Waterproofing5 ATM
Screen1.28″ Transflective Color TFT, 176×176 resolution, Always-on Display, 64 RGB color gamut
Touch Screen2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 3 generation tempered glass + anti-fingerprint coating
Sensors
  • BioTracker PPG Bio-Tracking Optical Sensor
  • 3-axis acceleration sensor
  • 3-axis geomagnetic sensor
PositioningGPS + GLONASS
ConnectivityBluetooth 5.0/BLE
Battery200mAh lithium-ion polymer battery (typical value)
Theoretical charging timeAbout 2.5 hours
Battery Life
  • Daily use mode: 30 days
  • Standby mode: 70 days
  • GPS continuous working time: 20 hours
Body & Strap materialPolycarbonate; Silicone and skin-friendly TPU
Supported devicesAndroid 5.0 and above, iOS 10.0 and above
AccessoriesMagnetic charging base, user manual

Amazfit PowerBuds and Amazfit ZenBuds TWS Earphones

Huami has also entered the audio segment with two new TWS products aimed at making your workouts better. In this lineup are the Amazfit PowerBuds, which are TWS earphones with heart rate sensors and inbuilt alerts, and the Amazfit ZenBuds with a noise-blocking design, sleep tracking system, and soothing sounds to help you relax and unwind instead of actually listening to music.

Amazfit PowerBuds

The Amazfit PowerBuds feature an in-ear design. Ear hooks can be magnetically attached to the earbuds to make them more secure and stable during workouts. These ear hooks can be taken off and kept inside the carrying case so that they don’t get lost. The PowerBuds come with a PPG optical heart rate monitor that measures your heart rate while the inbuilt alert system notifies you when heart rate, pace, or any other fitness-related data exceeds a certain preset value, ensuring that you’re not working out too vigorously.

Huami Amazfit T-Rex, Amazfit Bip S, and PowerBuds/ZenBuds

The Amazfit PowerBuds come with a professional athletic sound system which, besides the safety alerts, brings great audio via an advanced composite diaphragm for the drivers. If you’re exercising outdoors and want to stay aware of your surroundings, the Thru Mode can be used to increase the volume of the ambient sounds. Meanwhile, if you want more boost from the music, the Motion Beat mode increases the bass during workouts. The Sports Status feature sends voice notifications about your pace, duration distance, heart rate, and rapid heart rate.

Besides the host of features, the Amazfit PowerBuds come with an IP55 rating that offers resistance against any water-related damage due to sweating or rains. However, wearing them while swimming might not be a good idea. Further, the IP rating only applies to the earbuds and the not the carrying case.

The Amazfit PowerBuds features an 8-hour battery life per charge while carrying case offers an additional 16 hours of battery backup, totaling it to 24 hours per charge. 15 minutes of charging can ensure 3 hours of playback.

The Amazfit PowerBuds also features touch controls that can be customized for actions such as Next/previous, play/pause, answer/hang-up, ThruMode, or waking the voice assistant including Google Assistant, Siri, and Xiaomi’s XiaoAI. In terms of calling support, the earbuds come with two mics, one of which works for environmental noise cancellation (ENC) to filter out background noise and ensure clarity during calls.

Lastly, the Amazfit PowerBuds come in laser-cut dual-tone designs. Pretty affordable for the features they offer, the Huami Amazfit PowerBuds are priced at $99.90 and will be available starting February.

SpecificationsAmazfit PowerBuds
Dimensions16.8 x 21.4 x 26.8mm
Weight6g per earbud
Noise cancellationENC
WaterproofingIP55
Touch ControlsNext/previous, play/pause, answer/hang-up, ThruMode, Voice assistant
Sensors
  • PPG heart rate monitor
ConnectivityBluetooth 5.0
Battery55mAh per earpiece; 450mAh for the case
Battery Life
  • Earpiece: 8 hours
  • Case: 16 hours

Amazfit ZenBuds

The Amazfit ZenBuds are specifically designed for plugging into your ears and blocking out outdoor noise. Besides helping you unwind, the snug fit is designed to help you sleep more peacefully. The ZenBuds come with soothing sounds built-in that help you rest and fall asleep easily. They are also equipped with sleep tracking sensors and these turn the relaxing sounds automatically when you fall asleep. Besides the sleep trackers, the Amazfit ZenBuds also feature support for heart rate monitoring and provide you with sleep data as well as suggestions for better sleep within the companion Amazfit app.

Huami Amazfit T-Rex, Amazfit Bip S, and PowerBuds/ZenBuds

The Amazfit ZenBuds feature Knowles Balanced Armature drivers, which were originally created for hearing aids and are now used for true and unamplified output. Each earbud weighs less than 2 grams so the weight shouldn’t hinder your relaxing slumber. Plus, the silicone tips are rated to be skin-friendly so you can keep on wearing them for quite long without causing any irritation. The Secure Fit design with the loops that can be secured against the inner side of the ear flap allows the Amazfit ZenBuds to stay within the ear without slipping out while you’re sleeping or even while you’re flipping sides. In the morning, you can wake up with the personal alarm without disturbing or waking anyone up.

Each earbud has a battery life of 12 hours with sleep and heart rate tracking and after three hours of sleep-inducing sounds. The carrying case provides 52 extra hours of battery life, meaning you can get about eight nights of usage (considering you sleep eight hours on an average).

The Amazfit ZenBuds can also be used during the day and the inbuilt nature sounds can act as white noise to help you concentrate at work. The earbuds also come sounds that can breathing instructions to attain mindfulness or help you meditate, boosting your journey to attaining zen.

The Amazfit ZenBuds will be available in 2020 for $149.90 but there is no information about the exact availability.