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Compare Zeblaze Crystal 2 vs Amazfit Bip vs Mi Band 3

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It’s over a year since Amazfit Bip was released and it’s worth noting that over this period there have been lots of positive reviews on it. This year we have seen Mi band 3 and most recently the Crystal 2 from Zeblaze which has almost similar appearance to the Bip. One thing for sure is that these three devices all have really nice designs and features, and as such we are comparing Zeblaze Crystal 2 vs Amazfit Bip vs Mi Band 3 to find out what the differences are and which is the best choice.

Update: it’s over 5 years since I published this post. Today, the Mi Band 8 is the latest in the Mi series while the Amazfit Bip 5 is the latest in the Bip series. Each of these is fantastic in their respective ways, having loads of improvements compared to their respective predecessors.

Zeblaze Crystal 2 vs Amazfit Bip vs MI Band 3 Full Specifications

Zeblaze Crystal 2Amazfit BipMi Band 3
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EDITOR'S RATING

Design:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Battery:
4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Features:
3.3 out of 5 stars (3.3 / 5)
Price:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Average:
3.9 out of 5 stars (3.9 / 5)
Design:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Battery:
4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
3.9 out of 5 stars (3.9 / 5)
Features:
3.3 out of 5 stars (3.3 / 5)
Price:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Average:
4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)

Design:
3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Battery:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Features:
3.6 out of 5 stars (3.6 / 5)
Price:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Average:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)

ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameZeblze Crystal 2Amazfit BipMi Band 3
Device typeSport smartwatchSport/Fitness smartwatchFitness smartband
Predessesor_--Mi band 2
SuccessorCrystal 3--Mi Band 4
Released dateAugust, 2018August, 2017May, 2018
Ideal forUnisexUnisexUnisex

DISPLAY

Display typeIPS LCDTFT LCDOLED (monochrome)
Display size1.29 inches1.28 inch0.78 inch
Display resolution240 x 240 pixels178 x 178 pixels128 x 80 pixel
Pixel density__--_
Input typeTouchscreenTouchscreen,
1 physical button
Touchkey
Always-on_YesYes
Customizable watch faceYesYesYes

BODY

ShapeRectangularRectangular/curvedRectangular/curved
Dimension42 x 35.8 x 10.3 mm39.4 x 34.1 x 9.5 mm17.9 x 17.9 x 12 mm
Weight34 grams31g20 grams
Casing materialAluminumPolycarbonatePolycarbonate
Strap/band materialSiliconeSiliconeTPU
Bezel Material_PolycarbonatePolycarbonate
Strap size20mm20 mm155 - 216mm
Interchangeable band Yes, 20mmYes, 20mm155 - 216mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla GlassCorning Gorilla glass 32.5D Tempered glass
Water resistant/ProtectionIP67Yes, IP68Yes, 5ATM
Swim-proofNot recommendedNot recommendedRecommended
Color(s)Pink
Blue
Black
White
Green
Red
Black
Black
Red

MEMORY

RAM_----
Internal storage_----
Memory card slotNoNoNo

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothYesBluetooth v4.0Bluetooth v4.2
Bluetooth callingNoNoNo
Wi-FiNoNoNo
NFCNoNoNo
Payment systemNoNoneNone
GPSNoYes, GPS/GLONASSNo

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

TechnologyNoNoneNone
SIMNoNoneNone
BandNoNoNo

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYesYesYes
SMS alertYesYesYes
Calls alertYesYesYes
Event reminderYesYesYes
WeatherYesYesYes
Third-party appsYesYesYes
Text response_NoNo

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep apneaNoNoNo
Sleep trackingYesYesYes
StepsYesYesYes
Floors climbedNoNoNo
Heart rate monitoringYesYesYes
CaloriesYesYesYes
DistanceYesYesYes
StressNoNoNo
VO2 Max.NoNoNo
Blood oxygenNoNoNo
Blood pressureNoNoNo
Menstrual cycle trackingNoNoNo
Swim trackingNoYesYes
Under-water heart rate trackingNoNoNo
Preloaded mapsNoNoNo
On-screen workout modesNoNoNo
Triathlon modeNoNoNo
ECG TrackingNoNoNo
Preloaded sport modesYesYes, 4Yes
Safety trackingNoNoNo

MEDIA

AudioNoNoNo
Music streamingNoNoNo
Bluetooth musicNoNoNo
RadioNoNoNo
LoudspeakerNoNoNo
MicrophoneNoNoNo
CameraNoNoNo

SENSORS

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)Proprietary OSProprietary OSProprietary OS
Chipset__----
CPU__----
GPU------

BATTERY

Type of batteryLithium-polymer batteryNon-removable Li-Polymer batteryNon-removable Li-Polymer battery
Battery capacity 180mAh190 mAh110mAh
Battery lifeStandby:4 days+
Mixed usage: 1 day+
Standby: 90days
Mixed Usage: 40 days+
GPS tracking: 20 hrs+
Standby: 3 Weeks+
Mixed usage: 18 days+
Charging typeMagnetic charging2-pins POGO pinCharging cradle
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 2-3 hoursAbout 1-2 hours
Battery saver modeNoNoNo
Solar powerNoNoNo
Rapid chargingNoNoNo

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYesYesYes
StopwatchYesYesYes
AlarmYesYesYes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Control cameraYesYesNo
Music controlYesYesNo
Find phoneYesYesYes

MISC

Compatibility Android 4.4+
iOS 8.0+
Android 4.0+
iOS 8.0+
Android 4.4+
iOS 9.0+
Companion appWearHeart AppZepp app (Formerly Amazfit app)Mi Fit App
Voice commandNoNoNo

BOX CONTENTS

Zeblze Crystal 2Amazfit BipMi Band 3
StrapsStrapsStraps
Charging cableChargerCharger
Quick start guideQuick start guideQuick start guide
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Zeblaze Crystal 2 vs Amazfit Bip vs Mi Band 3 The Differences

  1. Design
  2. These days design matters a whole lot as far as smartwatches are concerned, and on that note, the Amazfit Bip with its sleek and stylish design look very similar to Zeblaze Crystal 2. Although, the Crystal 2 is slightly bigger. Meanwhile, on the other hand, the Mi Band 3 also looks adorable, though has the smallest screen size among the three devices. No doubt navigation will be easier on a bigger screen, and on that note, Amazfit Bip and Crystal 2 have the edge.

    Amazfit Bip is the slimmest out of the three, it’s only 9.5mm thick while Zeblaze Crystal 2 is 10.3mm and Mi Band 3 is 12mm thick. Looking at the display properties, Mi Band 3 has the richest display, but the Amazfit Bip which uses a transflective display technology that can be viewed much clearer and better under sunlight. On the other hand, the Crystal 2 has a colorful LCD which is also legible and easy to read.

    Going by the weight, Mi Band 3 is the lightest weighing just 20 grams, followed by Amazfit Bip which weighs 31 grams and Zeblaze Crystal 2 weighs a little more at 34 grams. Nonetheless, all three are very lightweight and comfortable to wear.

  3. Fitness Tracking
  4. In terms of fitness tracking features Amazfit Bip is the most robust. It has an inbuilt GPS that allows it to map your routes during an outdoor workout without carrying your phone along. With the other two, you must carry your phone along to track routes. Meanwhile, each of these three is equipped to track your daily activities such as steps, calories, heart rate and sleep.

  5. Battery
  6. The Amazfit Bip has an incredibly long battery life, it has been confirmed and testified by thousands of happy users. It has a battery life that exceeds 10 days on mixed usage. On the other hand, the battery life is much lesser with Zeblaze Crystal 2, though Mi Band 3 comes close with about 3-5 days of 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.

Although 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, I think Amazfit Bip has been tested and trusted unless you want to try a new smartwatch from a different brand. Zeblaze has quite 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.