I find it strange that after so many days of wearing this watch…

I find it strange that after so many days of wearing this watch the step numbers between the watch and the phone are so off today. Usually they are spot on. Makes me sad on a day that we walked all over Mall of America… Guess I am not going to get my 3 days in a row over 10,000 steps. (at Monticello, Minnesota)


Amazfit Bip – A Better Smartwatch


I have been a little obsessive lately. I have been watch shopping.  This in itself is a big deal because I have loved my Pebble watches that I have had for the last few years.  I was looking for something similar to the Pebble, but I didn’t want to spend a lot of money.  

Honestly I got sucked into a Facebook ad or 2. “Free watch, only pay shipping”. I was like, “What do I have to lose?”. The correct answer to that question is $8. Thankfully I paid through PayPal and just had to report it to get my money back. Lesson learned. Or was it?

The next scam I was pulled into was a new company called TruGadgy Seems like a nice name. Their deal? $19.99 free shipping.  Guaranteed to be shipped in 3 business days. I have that a month and then reported it to PayPal and got my money back again. 

That was when I decided that the only way that I was going to be able to actually receive a product was to go with a reputable store. I started shopping the likes of Walmart and Amazon. Both had good selections of the same cheap looking watches, priced $30 and up.  

I quickly became obsessed with reading reviews. I started to mentally make a list of what I wanted.  I love the idea of an epaper watch. Mainly because the battery life is awesome.  Step tracking is huge as well because I tend to do 10,000 steps a day without trying. I also wanted something with a heart rate monitor, because of some of the troubles I have experienced in the last few years..

That’s when I started reading about the Amazfit watches. What caught my eye right away was that they claim “up to 30 days battery life”. I thought there was no way. So I started reading reviews. People are claiming 2 weeks with heart rate and notifications.  It also had the fitness and sleep tracking so I made the decision to go with it.  It was around $70, but I knew o would be wearing it in a couple of days with Prime. 

Now that I have it I couldn’t be happier.  The battery life is AMAZING. I honestly charged it 10 days ago, with constant heart rate and a bunch of email and social media notifications per hour it is still charged. 12% at the time of writing. (See the above picture.)

The app is nice as well. Well laid out and has a bunch of options for sleep details, heart rate details and any other fitness option you could imagine. 

So give it a shot. I’m pretty sure you will like it.  I’m convinced that at 12% battery I can still confidently let it track my sleep tonight and I can wait to charge it in the morning.  I just have to get moving and get those additional ~200 steps to hit my goal…..