5. Amazfit Bip Lite – Cheapest Smartwatch
Bluetooth Connectivity: Yes | Accepts Calls: No | Weatherproof: Yes | GPS: No | Size(s): 43mm | Band Size(s): 20mm | Display: 1.28” | Weight: 1.13oz | Colors: White, Green, Black | Battery Life: 45 days | Heart Rate Monitor: Yes | Connectivity / LTE: Bluetooth 4.1 BLE | Mobile Payments: No | Compatibility: Android 4.4+, iOS 9.0+ | Automatic Workout Tracking: Yes | Sleep Tracking: No | Charging: Wireless | OS: Proprietary | Processor: Mediatek | Onboard Storage: N/A $89.99 View on Amazon Last update on 2021-02-11 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API
I’ve found some of the best inexpensive smartwatches on the market from a few major lines. This is definitely true with the Amazfit Bip Lite, which is easily the cheapest smartwatch you can find – bar none – making it the go-to pick if you just want the most affordable device available, period.
However, despite this low asking price, the Bip Lite is a pretty good watch overall. For instance, it features an “always-on” touchscreen, making it pretty responsive and easy to use. It also offers decent swim resistance down to 30 m, which isn’t the best on the market but is still good enough for most swimming activities or showering.
Additionally, it features many of the same excellent sensors for your health metrics as its main Bip predecessor. For example, it uses PPG sensors to monitor your heart rate 24/7 and provide you some insight as to your sleep patterns and quality.
Plus, it comes with built-in daily fitness tracking availability, and the ability to remind you if you are being too sedentary. Four distinct sports modes are available – while this limits its use for more niche sports activities, it’s not too bad given the extremely low asking price.
As with the main Bip, the Bip Lite also impresses due to its extraordinary battery life. You can use this smartwatch for up to 45 days after charging it for just 2.5 hours. That blows many of the most expensive smartwatches out of the water entirely.
Ultimately, I’d recommend this particular smartwatch for those who want something super affordable and super long lasting. While it’s not the most robust in terms of features or functions, it comes with all the basics you’d want from a fitness smartwatch, such as sensors and exercise-assistant apps. Just don’t plan on relying on it for calls or other more advanced features and you won’t be disappointed. Pros
- Very, very affordable – probably the cheapest smartwatch you’ll find anywhere you look
- Has a spread of staple fitness features and functions like sedentary reminders, sports modes, and daily fitness tracking
- Uses good sensors to track your heart rate and sleep patterns
- Has a reflective display that does a good job of remaining vibrant, even in bright daylight
- Comes with several colors for the wristband
- Only comes with a single wristband size
- The clock face and app are very simplistic and can’t be customized very much
- Doesn’t have some of the more advanced smartwatch features like calls