It’s over a year since Amazfit Bip was released and it’s worthy to note that over this period there have been lots of positive reviews on the Amazfit Bip. This year we have seen MI band 3 and most recently Zeblaze crystal 2 which has almost similar appearance with the Bip. One thing for sure is that these three devices all have really nice designs and features, but however we are comparing Zeblaze Crystal 2 vs Amazfit Bip vs MI Band 3 to find out what the difference are and which is the best choice.
Zeblaze Crystal 2 vs Amazfit Bip vs MI Band 3 Compared
|Zeblaze Crystal 2||Amazfit Bip||MI Band 3|
WHERE TO BUY
|Device name||Zeblaze Crystal 2||Amazfit Bip||Mi Band 3|
|Device type||Sporty/fitness smartwatch||Fitness/Classic smartwatch||Sporty/fitness smartwatch|
|Predessesor||--||Amazfit Cor||Xiaomi MI Band 2|
|Released date||August, 2018||August 2017||May, 2018|
|Ideal for||Unisex||Great for both sex||Best for women, also great for men|
|Display type||IPS color dispaly||Transflective LCD||OLED|
|Display size||1.29 inches||1.28 inch||0.78 inch|
|Screen resolution||240 x 240 pixel||176 * 176 pixel||128 * 80 pixel|
|Input type||Touchscreen||Touchscreen and digital crown button||Touchscreen|
|Dimension||42 x 35.8 x 10.3 mm||39.4 x 34.1 x 9.5 mm||17.9×46.9×12mm|
|Weight||34 grams||31 grams||20 grams|
|Casing material||Metallic alloy||Polycarbonate||ABS/aluminum|
|Bezel Material||Zirconia Ceramics|
|Screen protection||Corning Gorilla glass 4||Corning Gorilla glass 3||--|
|Water resistant||IP67||IP68||Yes, IP67, 5ATM|
|Swim-proof||No, not recommended||No, not recommended||Recommended|
|Color(s)||Black and blue||Black, light gray, green||Black|
|Internal storage||2 weeks data storage||--||--|
|Memory card slot||--||--||--|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth smart v4.0 LE||Bluetooth smart v4.0 LE||Bluetooth smart v4.2 LE|
|GPS||None, works with phone GPS||Yes, GPS/GLONASS.||None|
|Heart rate monitoring||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Heart rate monitor (HRM)||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Operating system (OS)||Propreitary OS||Propreitary OS||Propreitary OS|
|Type of battery||Lithium polymer battery||Lithium polymer battery||Lithium polymer battery|
|Battery life||Standby:7 days , Mixed usage: 1 day+||Standby :23days+ , Mixed usage: 12days+||Standby :15days+ , Mixed usage: 10days+|
|Charging||Charging cable||Magnetic cradle charging dock||USB wireless based charging|
|Charging time||About 1 hr||About 2 hours||About 1- 2 hours|
|Compatibility||Android 4.4 or later.|
iOS 8.0 or later.
|Android 4.4 or later.|
iOS 8.0 or later.
|Andriod 4.4 and above,|
IOS 8.0 and above
|Companion app||--||MiFit app||MiFit app|
|Customizable watch face||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Zeblaze Crystal 2||Amazfit Bip||Mi Band 3|
|Strap + screwdriver||Strap||Strap|
|Charging cable||USB magnetic charging cradle cable||Charging dock|
|User manual||User manual||User manual|
What are The Differences?
- Fitness Tracking
These days design matters a whole lot as far as smartwatches are concerned. Amazfit bip has a sleek and stylish design which is similar to Zeblaze crystal 2. Although Zeblaze crystal 2 is slightly bigger. MI band 3 has the smallest screen size amongst the three. No doubt navigation of smartwatch interface will be easier on a bigger screen. On that note, Amazfit bip and Crystal 2 has the edge.
Amazfit bip is the slimmest out of the three, its 9.5mm thick while Zeblaze Crystal 2 is 10.3mm and MI Band 3 is 12mm thick. Obviously, the Amazfit Bip is the sleekest in design. Looking at the display properties, MI Band 3 has the sharpest and richest display, but screen can be viewed much clearer and better under sunlight with the Amazfit Bip which uses a transflective display technology. Worthy to note, the display on Zeblaze is rich and bright too.
Going by the weight, MI Band 3 is the lightest weighing just 20 grams followed by Amazfit Bip weighing 31 grams and Zeblaze crystal 2 having the highest weight 34 grams.
Amazfit Bip 2 has inbuilt GPS which lets you track outdoor activities. However, there is no inbuilt GPS in neither Zeblaze crystal and Mi Band 3. Surprisingly MI Band 3 comes with NFC chip which supports a payment system. Looking at the Bluetooth versions, MI Band 3 has the most recent which means faster connections.
In terms of fitness tracking features Amazfit bip is the most robust. It has the inbuilt GPS advantage which means more accurate tracking stats compared to a connected GPS as you will be getting on Mi band 3 and Zeblaze Crystal 2.
Amazfit Bip has an incredible battery life. It has been confirmed and testified by thousands of happy customers. Amazfit bip has a battery life that exceeds 10 days on mixed usage. The battery life is much lesser with Zeblaze crystal 2 only MI Band 3 comes close with about 3-5 days battery life on mixed usage.
Which Should You Buy
If you are just after a fitness band why not go for MI Band 3, the design is good plus it has really nice fitness tracking features and a long battery life.
Why not disputing the fact that Zeblaze crystal 2 is a really nice smartwatch with a stylish design and a huge list of fitness tracking features, we think Amazfit Bip has been tested and trusted unless you want to try a new smartwatch from a different brand. Zeblaze has quiet a whole lot going well for them in the smartwatch industry you know and they have some of the best smartwatches available right now. Their Thor 4 is a killer.
So if you want to try something new from a different brand, why not, you can go for Zeblaze crystal 2. Otherwise continue to flex your Amazfit Bip if you already own one.
There are quite a few reasons why we will go for Amazfit Bip, there is GPS built in, a feature that can’t be found in Zeblaze Crystal 2. Plus the fact that Amazfit Bip has an impressive battery life that has been tested and confirmed. It also has a sleek design. For this reasons we choose Amazfit Bip as our preferred choice.