Zepp E smartwatch a superb smart health connected watch health and activity a brand like Amazfit from Huami (Xiaomi group).
- Zepp E smartwatch complete health and activity
- Zepp E design: round or square
- Integrated Zepp E sensors
- Zepp E health, activity and smartphone features on the wrist
- Smartphone functions on the wrist
- Health monitoring
- Tacking activity and 11 sports
- Sleep analysis, score and advice
- Good battery life of 7 days in normal use
- Zepp E price, date and competitors
- Zepp E review
Zepp E smartwatch complete health and activity
Price $249.99 | Zepp Amazfit Huami group subsidiary Xiaomi (China)
Zepp E design: round or square
Good idea, the watch is available in round format, analog style or square screen Apple Watch style.
Several finishes are offered around the curved 3D curved glass without edge which is really very refined, but which more easily exposes the screen to scratches.
- Black, gold or silver dial circle
- Original leather strap in black, sky blue or white
The watch connects in Bluetooth 5.0 to your phone.
You can customize the faces (image displayed) with those directly present in the watch or add new ones with the new Zepp E (formerly Amazfit) app by long pressing on the screen.
A watch waterproof to 5 ATM, usable in swimming pool (or in the shower).
The round version, the first to be marketed, comes with a nice leather strap. However, the width of a 20mm band might have been 22mm, as it looks a bit disproportionate to the case. There is also no silicone bracelet offered better suited to sports and especially swimming. But, it is possible to buy others to personalize it according to your style or your activities.
Rectangular Zepp E Square model
- AMOLED touchscreen 1.65 ” with a resolution of 348 × 442 pixels (341 ppi)
- one button
- Dimensions 4.33 cm x 3.57 cm with a thickness of 9 mm
- Weight without bracelet 36 g
Zepp E Circle round model
- AMOLED touchscreen 1.28 ” with a resolution of 416 × 416px (341 ppi)
- one button
- Dimensions 4.33 cm x 3.57 cm with a thickness of 9 mm
- 20 mm leather strap
- Weight without bracelet 32 g
It is a screen of good size to visualize data and the passage from one screen to another is done with a satisfactory fluidity.
The display has rich, deep blacks that you would expect from a high-quality AMOLED display. It offers good brightness as well as important viewing angles.
Integrated Zepp E sensors
- Heart rate sensor
- SpO measurement2 which corresponds to the level of oxygen in the blood
- Acceleration and geomagnetic sensor
- Sensor ambient light
- Use your phone’s GPS
Zepp E health, activity and smartphone features on the wrist
Zepp E uses its proprietary OS, it records your daily exercise and gives you an overview of any changes in your physical condition. In addition, the AI analyzes your physiological parameters in real time. The app is therefore able to pick up any early warning sign and provide professional advice, allowing you to better understand your general health.
Zepp app replaces the Amazfit app
Since August 25, 2020, the “Amazfit” application is officially renamed “Zepp” by Huami, with a new icon.
Both Zepp E models must be paired with your compatible smartphone running Android 5+ or iOS 10+. To retrieve the application, simply scan the QR code present with the camera of your mobile. Alas, it didn’t work with my Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro. I therefore advise you to go directly to the right store:
After logging in, I also advise you to check if there is a software update available.
- Profile> My Device> Zepp E> Check for updates to check or update the watch system.
Smartphone functions on the wrist
Compare the features of the Zepp E to those of similarly priced smartwatches and you will find that they don’t quite match up. You won’t find any contactless payments, apps, or built-in music player here. On the other hand, it offers notifications, weather updates and a controller for the music played on your phone.
These features are very similar in their execution to what we have experienced on the latest Amazfit watches.
If your smartphone is paired with your watch and within 10 meters maximum covered by Bluetooth, you receive your information on the wrist:
- Show notifications from your mobile (Profile> My Device> Zepp E
> App alert, then tick the apps you want to receive notifications on your watch).
- Receiving phone calls. You can click on your watch to decline the call or accept it to take it on your smartphone.
- Music player control from your mobile.
- Find your phone from your Zepp E or vice versa
- Calendar / agenda
- Alarm, reminder
- Stopwatch and countdown
Zepp records data relating to your physical condition such as:
- Cardiac frequency,
- Calories burned,
- Hours of sleep.
Your PAI score
All this, by providing you with professional interpretations of this data. So you get your PAI which is an indicator of personal physiological activity. It is based on heart rate data, intensity of daily activity, and multidimensional and comprehensive dynamic assessment of personal physiological data, it is converted into a simple value using an algorithm to help you understand your general condition.
According to the results of the HUNT Fitness * study, keeping your IAP above 100 helps reduce the risk of death from cardiovascular disease and increases life expectancy. And good news, unlike the Fitbit Sense, you don’t need a premium subscription to fully enjoy it.
Heart rate monitoring and alert
Heart rate is an important health indicator. More frequent heart rate measurement allows you to detect more changes in heart rate and helps you create a healthy lifestyle.
So you can turn on the heart rate alert function when you set the detection interval to be less than 10 minutes. The watch vibrates when the measured heart rate is higher than the set value and that no activity has been detected on your part in the last 10 minutes.
Tacking activity and 11 sports
Zepp E is also able to record your data while you exercise, and will display it in real time, including details of your walk or run.
The watch offers 11 training modes: Outdoor running, walking, outdoor cycling, treadmill, indoor cycling, pool swimming, elliptical trainer, climbing, track running, skiing and free training.
After waking up the watch, press the side button on the face of the watch to access the apps list and press workout. Touch the desired workout mode and touch GO on the workout preparation screen to start recording your workout data.
Like on Apple Watch or Google Fit, you can create your daily activity goals. The watch automatically records your activity data, including steps, calorie consumption, standing, and distance to run or walk. It calculates your fat burning minutes based on heart rate flow data.
- The daily activity goal consists of three bands: the activity band (you can select Steps or Calories as the target), fat-burning band, and stand-up band.
- To motivate you, the watch vibrates when you finish a strip.
Sleep analysis, score and advice
The quality of sleep is closely linked to health. When you wear the watch while you sleep, it automatically records your sleep quality. You can synchronize the recordings with the application to view:
- how long you sleep,
- the stages of your sleep
- Your sleep score,
- as well as receiving suggestions for improving sleep.
Keep the watch smart health connected to the phone. Open the Zepp app, choose Profile> My device> Zepp E
> Health monitoring, and activate the sleep assistant. This allows you to obtain
information about the quality of your sleep (during the REM sleep phase).
Good battery life of 7 days in normal use
Autonomy officially clearly above watches under Wear Os, varying from 7 to 15 days. This is mainly due to the lack of a very resource-intensive integrated GPS. This typical measurement is based on the use of continuous heart rate monitoring, sleep monitoring, measuring blood oxygen levels twice a day, receiving 150 notifications, activating screen 30 times a day and walk 3 days a week for 30 minutes.
- 188 mAh battery (Typical value)
- Full recharge in 2 hours
In reality, the autonomy is rather 3 to 4 days, without the permanent display mode being activated or the screen being close to its full brightness.
When you get to 0% battery, it takes about 2 hours to fully charge it. The small charging cable, attached magnetically to the back, is thankfully secure in case you are worried about waking up with an uncharged battery.
Zepp E price, date and competitors
Surprising, because traditionally Amazfit products have a very aggressive price. Here both versions are available at $249, i.e. the price of the French watch Withings ScanWatch which benefits from the Medical CE for its sensors.