So I took a chance and purchased two Amazfit Bip smartwatches for my parents for Christmas. They were on sale for $60 each on Amazon which I thought was a great price. They have e-ink always on displays, heart rate monitor, GPS, sleep tracking, water resistance and everything else you would want out of a smartwatch. They use a an app called Mi Fit, which is pretty nice. They boast battery life of 30 days, but it looks like if you are doing heart rate tracking and notifications a week may be closer to reality. These devices are made by a company named Huami, who makes all the smart wearables for Xiaomi. They say they are the biggest wearable company in the world, but I had never heard of them.
I just wanted to post about this in case anyone else was thinking of picking up one of these devices. They seem to be very good quality devices. If you already have one and been using it for a while I’d be curious to hear a more long-term take on them.