12 October 2021
Smartwatches arrive in different shapes and designs but mostly, they are in line with modern demands. If you are looking for a smartwatch that has a retro-look, Amazfit Neo could be the right choice. The watch has a design that will instantly remind you of those old digital watches that were part of the style statement in those years.
The Amazfit Neo sports a 1.2-inch STN LCD but a monochrome display panel. It does not come with touchscreen input and all the navigation and controls can only be accessed through physical buttons. It comes with Always-on display functionality as well as good readability even in broad daylight.
The smartwatch offers three sports modes meant for running, walking, and cycling. There is an optical heart rate sensor that tracks heartbeat 24x7 and offers data by dividing the rate into different zones. It further has sleep tracking support to help users measure the quality of their sleep and different cycles. It is water-resistant up to 5 ATM so that it can be worn during swimming sessions or light rain.
There is a 160mAh battery claimed to last for up to 28 days during "typical" usage and up to 37 days during "basic" usage. The Amazfit Neo has been priced at CNY 299 which is about $43. It is currently exclusive to the Chinese market but should become available in global markets as well.