The Amazfit Bip Lite smart watch monitors your heart rate continuously and alerts you when something is wrong.
Huami is a brand created by Xiaomi to fill the gaps in its portfolio of smart personal devices. Its latest India offering is a smart watch -- Amazfit Bip Lite -- which is a more affordable version of the earlier Bip. It economises by leaving out the GPS and deriving the information from a paired phone. Its core offerings remain: the usual monitoring of the wearer's step, distance covered, calories burnt, sleep patterns -- plus a sensor touching the wrist that continuously keeps track of the heart rate. You can set a rate for an alarm to kick in and warn you. The rectangular 1.28-inch gorilla glass display displays bold info in sunlight or darkness and a 200mAh battery is good to go for about six weeks. By using silicone only for the wrist band and polycarbonate for the body, the makers have created an extremely light (less than 32 grams) device. And yes you can wear it while swimming.
Once synced to your phone, you get alerts and notification. I found the controls easy -- mostly an up-down swipe works. At Rs 3999, solid value if you say 'bless my heart' -- and mean it!