Huami's Amazfit Cor is breaking out of China, with Fitbit in its sights

Sub-$100 wearable packs in a lot of features

Xiaomi offshoot Huami has seen some success with the Amazfit Bip, its affordable smartwatch with 45 days of battery life. Now it's turning its attention to wallet-friendly fitness trackers with the Amazfit Cor.

The Cor looks a bit like a Fitbit Charge 2, but unlike Fitbit's flagship tracker it comes with a 5 ATM water resistance rating, which means you can take it swimming. Don't be afraid to take it surfing or boating either, as the Cor features marine-grade stainless steel and a 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass on its 1.23 inch IPS LCD display for added durability.

Read this: Amazfit Core review

You'll get sports tracking for running, biking, swimming and walking, plus sleep tracking - all available on the Mi Fit app. Other features include a 7-day weather forecast, alarms, timer, and stopwatch. And of course, there are notifications.

As for sensors, there's a heart rate sensor and a 3-axis accelerometer to track movement, but no GPS like you get on the Bip. You'll get up to 12 days of battery life on a single charge, which is actually a little disappointing considering the Amazfit Bip smartwatch managed an impressive 45 days - but by no means terrible.

The Cor actually debuted over in China back in January, but it's now made its way over to the US. It's available right now on Amazfit's website for $79.99. We've had ours for the past couple of days, so stay tuned for a full verdict soon.

Huami's Amazfit Core is now available in the US for $79


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  • scatterthought·

    Looks promising. I tried a Mi Band 2, but didn't like that the notifications disappear so quickly on the tiny screen. By the time I looked at my wrist, I'd missed it. If the Core holds onto notifications for a minute or so (like the Charge 2), this would be a very viable competitor.