After a two-year hiatus, a new Amazfit Band is coming. The fitness tracker will boast a new design and features, including a bigger screen.
A new Amazfit fitness tracker is coming, and an early look has revealed some major design changes in addition to specs and pricing. The Amazfit brand is best known for its smartwatches, but that’s not the only type of wearable it sells. Amazfit also has fitness trackers, which shouldn’t be surprising since it is the ODM that manufactures Xiaomi’s Mi Band fitness tracker.
The Amazfit Band 5 was the last fitness tracker from the brand. Released in 2020, it had a similar design to the Mi Band 5 that was announced the same year. However, the Amazfit Band 5 was the better of the two as it had features that were missing from Xiaomi’s fitness band, such as support for blood oxygen level monitoring.
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The new fitness tracker will launch as the Amazfit Band 7, as reported in an exclusive by GSMArena, confirming that there will be no Amazfit Band 6. For its next-gen wearable, Zepp Health is going with a revamped design, one that sees the display increase in size. The bigger display is now a large rectangle, unlike the last-generation fitness tracker that was shaped like a pill. The bigger display also means the strap, which appears to still be silicone, is also wider. Like its predecessor, it’s rated 5 ATM for water resistance. The renders also show that the fitness tracker will be available in black and white colorways when it launches.
A Bigger Battery & More Sports Modes, Too
Alongside the renders depicting the design, there are a handful of specifications, revealing that the new fitness tracker is getting some upgrades. For starters, the bigger display is still AMOLED, but its 1.47-inch size translates to a 33.6 percent increase compared to the 1.1-inch display of the Amazfit Band 5. It also has a 194 × 368 resolution and a maximum brightness level of 500 nits. Amazfit has included a PPG sensor for 24/7 heart rate monitoring, and while there is no mention of blood oxygen level monitoring, it is expected to support it.
The Amazfit Band 7 will also come with support for 100 sports modes. This is a big jump from the 11 sports modes supported by the last-gen model. Furthermore, the fitness tracker will be able to automatically detect select workouts. The source also mentions the watch will have 8MB of RAM and 128MB of built-in storage. The small RAM and storage are not unsurprising since this is a fitness tracker. Now that the wearable is bigger, Amazfit has been able to cram a bigger battery into it. The battery capacity is now 230mAh, almost double the 125mAh battery capacity of the Amazfit Band 5.
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With the bigger battery, the Amazfit Band 7 will last up to 18 days on a single charge (typical usage) and up to nine days of heavy use. In contrast, the Amazfit Band 5 lasts up to 15 days on a single charge in typical usage mode. Like its predecessor, the new fitness tracker will be compatible with devices running Android 5.0 and up or iOS 10 and later and will connect via Bluetooth 5.1. The source didn’t specify when the Amazfit Band 7 will be launched this year, but when it does, it will cost $50. In comparison, the Amazfit Band 5 launched for $45 but now sells for $39.