Last Updated on March 31, 2020 by Jude Simeone
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 Specs Compared
|Zeblaze Crystal 2||Amazfit Bip||MI BAND 3|
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|Device name||Zeblze Crystal 2||Amazfit Bip||Mi Band 3|
|Device type||Sport smartwatch||Sport/Fitness smartwatch||Fitness smartband|
|Predessesor||_||--||Mi band 2|
|Successor||Crystal 3||--||Mi Band 4
|Released date||August, 2018||August, 2017||May, 2018|
|Display type||IPS LCD||TFT LCD||OLED (monochrome)|
|Display size||1.29 inches||1.28 inch||0.78 inch|
|Display resolution||240 x 240 pixels||178 x 178 pixels||128 x 80 pixel|
1 physical button
|Dimension||42 x 35.8 x 10.3 mm||39.4 x 34.1 x 9.5 mm||17.9 x 17.9 x 12 mm|
|Weight||34 grams||31g||20 grams|
|Strap size||20mm||20 mm||155 - 216mm|
|Screen protection||Corning Gorilla Glass||Corning Gorilla glass 3||2.5D Tempered glass|
|Water resistant/Protection||IP67||Yes, IP68||Yes, 5ATM|
|Swim-proof||Not recommended||Not recommended||Recommended|
|Memory card slot||No||No||No|
|Bluetooth||Yes||Bluetooth v4.0||Bluetooth v4.2|
|Heart rate monitoring||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Menstrual cycle tracking||No||No||No|
|Under-water heart rate tracking||No||No||No|
|On-screen workout modes||No||No||No|
|Preloaded sport modes||Yes||Yes, 4||Yes|
|Heart rate monitor (HRM)||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Operating system (OS)||Proprietary OS||Proprietary OS||Proprietary OS|
|Type of battery||Lithium-polymer battery||Non-removable Li-Polymer battery||Non-removable Li-Polymer battery|
|Battery capacity||180mAh||190 mAh||110mAh|
|Battery life||Standby:4 days+|
Mixed usage: 1 day+
Mixed Usage: 40 days+
GPS tracking: 20 hrs+
|Standby: 3 Weeks+
Mixed usage: 18 days+
|Charging type||Magnetic charging||2-pins POGO pin||Charging cradle|
|Charging time||About 1-2 hours||About 2-3 hours||About 1-2 hours|
|Battery saver mode||No||No||No|
|Companion app||WearHeart App||Mi Fit App||Mi Fit App|
|Customizable watch face||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Interchangeable band||Yes, 20mm||Yes, 20mm||155 - 216mm|
|Zeblze Crystal 2||Zepp app ( Formally Amazfit app)||Mi Band 3|
|Quick start guide||Quick start guide||Quick start guide|
|NOTE: We can't guarantee that all the information on this table are 100% correct. Read full disclaimer. Please, report an error.|
|Official Site||Official Site||Official Site|
- 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 the 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 the 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 an NFC chip that 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 incredible long 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 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.