Zepp Z, a smartwatch with premium air
Many times when we look for a low-priced smartwatch we find designs or materials that are not of the quality we would like. Obviously “nobody gives hard to 4 pesetas”, which says the English proverb well, and unfortunately in this type of equipment many times it is more than obvious, becoming excessively general.
Huami wants to show that although he knows how to produce cheap watches, he can also do great things with Zepp, a new brand that seems to be focused precisely on offering technology and (very) good finishes. The firm, which has just been announced by Amazfit’s mother, has landed on the market betting on a premium style design that, at least on paper, convinces more than we imagined.
What the firm has really done is to present two watches under its new Zepp E range, the Square and the Circle, only that both are still the same team with different screen sizes and shape (square or round, of which we have images ). In the rest, we find a proposal with a titanium alloy case and leather strap, AMOLED type display, 550 nits of brightness and 100% of the color gamut NTS.
At the sensor level, it does not skimp on qualities: it has BioTracker 24/7 heart rate sensor, other geomagnetic, gyroscope, pressure air, accelerometer and ambient light. It does not count, yes, with NFC -A pity, big failure for many- and its battery is 340 mAh, which translates into about 15 hours of autonomy on a single charge (it will need 2 and a half to fill 100% when you “plug it in”).
It comes with GPS and GLONASS and does not forget the Bluetooth 5.0 BLE, as well as being water resistant (5 ATM). It also offers blood oxygen level meter -so fashionable nowadays-, it is able to control your sleep and also measures the level of stress.
Despite its more classic appearance, the most active will also find 12 sports modes to register your practice, without forgetting the callsign PAI, the health system that values your status and shared by Amazfit and Xiaomi Mi Band bracelets. What these do not have and the Zepp E does is the expected integration of the Alexa voice assistant, a quality that surely draws the attention of potential buyers.
Zepp E price and availability
At the moment we know about the availability of the watch in the US, where, according to the people of XDA-developers, the equipment will cost $ 349 (It is understood that in the Circle version), which is about 298 euros at the current exchange rate. In that market it is already on sale, through the official website of the brand for the United States.
As for the rest of the markets, there is currently no more information. It could make the leap soon (since it is already in the US) or take a few months. Don’t worry, as soon as it appears through our windows, we will notify you here.