Amazfit Sports Smartwatch 2 and 2S bring a mighty five days of battery life

But they're only available in China for now
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Xiaomi is looking to continue its wearable conquest with a duo of new smartwatches from sub-brand Huami, the Amazfit Watch 2s and Sports Smartwatch 2, 2017's successors to the Amazfit Pace.

Both watches have the 1.34-inch display with 320 x 300 pixel resolution and stainless steel buttons, but the 2S ups the style with a ceramic bezel, sapphire glass on top and a nice leather strap. Both, however, look a lot nicer than the Amazfit Pace.

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Naturally the Sports Smartwatch 2 is where fitness types will want to look. It supports 11 different types of activity, from indoor running to open water swimming and triathlon and comes with a built-in GPS and an optical heart rate sensor.

The Watch 2S doesn't come with the GPS or heart rate skills - that one's all about style - but both watches are waterproof to 50 meters. More interestingly, the Sports Smartwatch 2 will supposedly recognize whether you're in open water or not. We've no idea how that might work, but we're more than a little intrigued to find out.

The other big sell is battery life. Huami claims these watches can run up to five days, which is even longer than the Samsung Gear S3 and Gear Sport. With GPS and continuous heart rate tracking on, it's about 35 hours.

Both watches support contactless payments with China's AliPay, so we assume NFC is in there, and there's 4GB of internal storage for putting music on. Note that they runs on the proprietary Amazfit operating system, too.

The Sports Smartwatch 2 and Watch 2S have only been announced for China, where they're sold for the Yuan equivalent of about $150 and $225 respectively. No word yet on an international release, but like the Amazfit Pace, we expect we'll see them made more widely available.

Source: Android Authority

Amazfit Sports Smartwatch 2 and 2S bring a mighty five days of battery life

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Now at Business Insider, Hugh originally joined Wareable from TechRadar where he’d been writing news, features, reviews and just about everything else you can think of for three years.

Hugh is now a correspondent at Business Insider.

Prior to Wareable, Hugh freelanced while studying, writing about bad indie bands and slightly better movies. He found his way into tech journalism at the beginning of the wearables boom, when everyone was talking about Google Glass and the Oculus Rift was merely a Kickstarter campaign - and has been fascinated ever since.

He’s particularly interested in VR and any fitness tech that will help him (eventually) get back into shape. Hugh has also written for T3, Wired, Total Film, Little White Lies and China Daily.

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