When it comes to smartwatches in both budget and premium segments, the name that stands out is Amazfit. Amazfit is one of those brands which have smartwatches in a lot of segments catering to a wider range of audiences. Amazfit has launched their latest budget smartwatch for the Indian market, the Amazfit Pop 2 with an AMOLED display, Bluetooth calling, and also up to 10 days of battery life. The Pop 2 offers a good feature set for the price it is being offered, but let’s see how it performs in the real world in this detailed Amazfit Pop 2 review!
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Here is a detailed video review of the watch.
Design and Build:
In terms of design, Amazfit doesn’t offer anything outstanding and it looks more like any other watch n this segment. It has a squarish kind of design with a curved edged and 2.5D curved glass on top of it. The watch weighs around 39.2g for the body and 17.8g for the strap. The display bezels are quite ok for the price segment it is being offered and hence we don’t have anything to complain about.
On the right side of the watch, you can see the button to navigate and this has a red accent to it. On the left side, you can see the speaker for audio calls. The strap can be removed and it is made of silicone, the comfort level of the strap is good and we did not have any issues wearing it for a long time.
On the back of the watch are the SpO2 and heart rate sensors and you can also see the four magnetic pins for charging the watch. The charger is included in the box. While the back of the watch is made of polycarbonate material, the main frame is high glossy zinc alloy and the button is stainless steel. The build quality and overall fit and finish look good for the segment. The watch also comes with an IP68 rating.
The display on the Amazfit Pop 2 is an HD AMOLED panel 1.78 inches in size with 368 X 448-pixel resolution and 325PPI. It has a screen-to-body ratio of 69.66% and a 110% NTSC color gamut. The peak brightness of the display is at 350nits. Being an AMOLED display, the colors are good and text is sharp and crisp and the brightness levels are also good. The outdoor visibility is also quite good.
Being an AMOLED display, it supports the “Always on Display” or AOD feature. But unlike other premium watches, the AOD is not strictly “always” and it is visible only for a maximum of 20 minutes (this can be configured in settings). The always-on display can be configured for both digital and analog clocks.
Software, UI, and Performance:
Amazfit watches have their own custom UI and the Pop 2 also gets a custom UI. If you swipe from the top to bottom, you are presented with quick toggles, and swiping from the bottom gets you the messages. Swiping on the right or left side has access to main functions like daily activity, heart rate, SpO2, weather, and more. When you press the button, it brings in the main UI, you can swipe up to navigate.
Here you get the main functions like workout modes, blood oxygen, heart rate, workout records, female health tracking, watch settings, voice call details, dial pad, camera control, sleep tracking, and more. It has almost all the features and functions you expect in a watch in this segment.
Talking about the performance, the UI experience is fairly good and we didn’t see any major issues although it could be fine-tuned for better response. There is a minor lag at times, but not a major concern. Overall UI performance is good.
Now, moving on to the most important part of a fitness smartwatch, activity, and health tracking. In our day-to-day testing, we found the watch to be quite accurate in heart rate and step counting. We compared the values with premium smartwatches and also the heart rate to a pulse oximeter and found it to be more or less accurate. However, the SpO2 measurement wasn’t consistent as it gave errant values at times. We wouldn’t suggest you use it for medical-grade testing.
The sleep tracking is accurate and the watch also comes with 24 hours health monitoring with 100+ different sports modes to choose from with real-time tracking and analysis.
The watch also comes with one of the most sought-after features- Bluetooth calling. You can pair your watch with your smartphone and accept or make calls from the watch. The speaker and microphone performance is good indoors but not really suited for outdoor conditions especially when there is a lot of noise. But in indoor conditions, the speaker volume is adequate and calls are clear. It also comes with a dialer and recently dialed numbers can be seen.
The watch can also toggle the voice assistant on your phone, Google Assistant on Android, and Siri on iPhones and search for your answers on the phone.
Amazfit Pop 2 connects to Zepp Active companion app, available on Android and iOS. It is a featured app and once you sync the watch to the phone, you can download all the data from the watch and get a more detailed view. You can also download additional watch faces from the app, there are more than 100 watch faces to choose from.
Amazfit Pop 2 is rated at 10 days of battery life with a 270mAh battery. In our testing, we could get more than 7 days of battery life which is quite good. But the battery life to a larger extent depends on the number of calls you take with the watch. We had used the watch only for very few calls. If the call volumes are higher, then battery life might take a hit.
Priced at Rs 3,299 for the first sale (November 22nd) and Rs 3,999 thereafter, the Amazfit Pop 2 has a good AMOLED display, good build, design, and battery life. Bluetooth calling is an added feature that works pretty well indoors. The pricing of the watch is pretty good for what it offers, but it lacks features like GPS and also an inaccurate SpO2 measurement. There are also minor glitches in the UI, these can be fixed with software updates. Overall, the Amazfit Pop 2 is a good smartwatch for the price it is being offered.
Amazfit Pop 2
Amazfit Pop 2 has a good AMOLED display, good build, design, and battery life. Bluetooth calling is an added feature that works pretty well indoors. The pricing of the watch is pretty good for what it offers, but it lacks features like GPS and also an inaccurate SpO2 measurement.
- AMOLED Display
- Bluetooth Calling
- Battery Life
- SPO2 is inconsistent
- No GPS
Design and Build
Software and UI
Value for Money
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