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Amazfit Band comes with a 1.47-inch screen and a price tag of $50

Zepp Health today announced the next iteration of its Amazfit fitness band series. Band 7 comes with a large 1.47-inch screen, 18-day battery life, and an affordable price of $50. No built-in GPS, however.

The device closely follows the Xiaomi Mi Band range. Not too surprising given that Huami (or Zepp Health as it’s also known) makes both wearables.

But while we’ve seen a new iteration of Xiaomi’s device every year, it’s been about two years since we’ve seen a new device in the Amazfit Band series. Which explains why the latest version was dubbed Band 5, there is no Band 6 and now we have Band 7.

Amazfit Band 7 – what’s new?

Big screens seem to be all the rage these days and Zepp Health has taken advantage of this trend. The most noticeable change coming with Amazfit Band 7 is the 1.47-inch touchscreen. With its 198 x 368 pixel resolution, always-on option and 500 nits of peak brightness, it’s a bit reminiscent of the Redmi Smart Band Pro.

For comparison, Amazfit Band 5 has a much smaller 1.1-inch AMOLED. Which means the visible area on Amazfit Band 7 has increased by 112%, while the body remains slim and light.

Amazfit Band 7

No big surprises on the sensor side. You get the usual stuff, including the latest generation heart rate technology (BioTracker™ 3.0 PPG biometric sensor), accelerometer and gyroscope. This allows users to track habits including stress, blood oxygen and heart rate around the clock.

There were speculations that the device might have built-in GPS, but that didn’t turn out to be the case. But you have the option of tapping into your smartphone’s GPS signal.

Amazfit Band 7 has the ability to monitor over 120 sports with automatic workout detection for four of them (walking, running, elliptical, rowing machine). Performance metrics have been extended. They now include Vo2Max, Recovery Time, Training Load and Training Effect. You can even use the Virtual Pacer to race against your previous best times.

The laptop has a decent water resistance rating of 5 ATM and weighs just 28 grams. There is 8MB of RAM and 128MB of onboard storage with compatibility with any Android 5.0 or iOS 10.0 and above device via Bluetooth 5.2.

Amazfit Band 7

Beyond that, the Amazfit Band 7’s battery is good for 18 days between charges with normal usage. With heavy use, that drops to a respectable 9 days. So another improvement over the previous generation.

Of course, you also get smart features including Alexa support. More than 50 watch faces are available to personalize the device, 8 of which are customizable. If you like looking at yourself, you can even upload your own photos.

The device will cost you a reasonable price of $49.99. It’s now available for purchase in the US and a few other countries on the Amazfit website. Case color choices include black and beige, and this can be paired with green, blue, pink, and orange straps.

It’s not the only Amazfit-branded wearable we’re expecting in the near future. A bunch of devices from the GT 4 range are also expected to land. Probably not immediately, more likely in the third trimester.

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