Smartwatches and smartbands have slowly become our trusty business and fitness companions. Some people use them to check out notifications while they’re working, driving, in a meeting or at a date (hopefully few), while others use them to keep track of their fitness life.
A smartband, or a smartwatch with the right features, can indeed be a huge motivational source when getting into an healthy, more sporty, lifestyle.
To help those of you looking for this kind of device, as well as those who just want a good looking smartwatch from which check out notifications or what’s the weather like, we made this list which includes what we believe are the Top 10 Smartwatches from China!
1. Xiaomi Huami Amazfit Pace
The first smartwatch on our list is Xiaomi’s Huami Amazfit Pace. Coming from one of the biggest tech companies world-wide, this device comes with a really premium build quality, as well as a large set of features. Some of which include GPS and GLONASS support, heart rate monitoring, plus Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to bring all the notifications to your wrist.
The Xiaomi Huami Amazfit Pace also packs a large 1.34-inch 320 x 300 pixel touchscreen display that uses reflective display technology, so it’ll be easy to see even under direct sunlight, in fact, it becomes even more visible. The AMAZFIT Pace is powered by a dual-core 1.2Ghz processor along with a 512MB of RAM, which is quite impressive for a watch.
If you device to get one, beware that there are two versions available, English and Chinese. You should, of course, go for the former as the Chinese variant can’t be later updated to English.
2. TicWatch Pro
At second place we have a smartwatch you’ve probably heard about if you’re looking to buy one – the TicWatch Pro. This made-in-China device packs utilizes a Layered display technology
that extends battery life to 5-30 days on a single charge due to the two screens available, an LCD screen that is always active and an AMOLED display below that lights up when requested.
The TicWatch Pro is built from premium materials, including a watch case made of carbon fiber reinforced with high strength nylon, an elegant genuine Italian leather on the outward side and an IP68 certification that makes it water & dust proof.
Of course, the watch is also packed with TicWatch Pro is packed with sensors to ensure your health and fitness information is measured accurately. There’s a GPS tracker, heart-rate monitor, steps counter, calories counter, and a speed & cadence monitor.
3. Xiaomi Mi Band 3
Xiaomi’s latest Mi Band 3 does of course deserve a sport on our top 10 list. Coming with a premium hardware and a whole lot of features, the Mi Band 3 is one of the best smart bands you can get at this time.
The smartband comes with a 0.78-inch OLED touchscreen display and a resolution of 128 x 80 and a 193ppi pixel density. One of the Xiaomi Mi Band 3’s selling points is the 5ATM waterproofing certification though, which allows you to take the band for a swim, when you’re sweating or out on a rainy day.
The Xiaomi Mi Band 3 supports many reminder functions such as the sedentary reminder, event reminder it can show notifications from messages and it does, of course, support real-time heart rate detection function and sleep quality monitoring.
4. Lenovo HX06
A really affordable alternative to the Mi Band 3 is Lenovo’s HX06 smart bracelet. Whether you are a sport enthusiast or concentrate more on a healthier lifestyle, it works perfectly to help you achieve your fitness goals.
Main features include tracking of your exercise, sleep and calories, reminder for calls, SMS, notifications, sedentary time. It packs a bezel-less 0.87 inch display, large enough for you to see the data as you raise the wrist. It’s IP67 waterproof for carefree use in your daily life and it comes with a dedicated Lenovo Healthy App that supports third-party sharing so that your friends on Facebook, Twitter, QQ and WeChat will know your busting your as* off!
5. Lenovo Watch X
One of the latest smartwatches to hit the market is the Lenovo Watch X. The watch comes with a 1.5-inch OLEd display, and a battery capacity of 600mAh for a nice 45 days of standby time.
The Watch X features an HRM heart rate monitor that will give you the real-time feedback, letting you know about your heart rate anytime and anywhere. There’s a sleep monitor function which monitors your sleep quality through measurement of duration for deep sleep, non-REM sleep and waking condition
Of course it can also remind you of calls, messages and whatnot, it can be used as remote camera button and to pin down the smartphone you can’t find.
6. Xiaomi Huami Amazfit Bip
The Xiaomi Huami Amazfit Bip is made out of very durable materials, that are well put together and sealed in order to give the watch an IP68 rating, which is the pretty much the best you can get as far as electronics waterproof ratings are converned. This means you can use the Bip under the shower, when swimming or sweating; it’ll never get damaged because of water!
The watch sports a 1.28-inch 2.5D screen with HD resolution 176 x 176 pixel, it uses Corning Gorilla glass for durability Reflective Display Technology so that it’s always bright even under direct sunlight.
Xiaomi’s Amazfit Bip is equipped with a 3.7V / 190mAh Polymer Lithium battery for up to 45 days standby time, GPS + Glonass, mileage, altitude, stride frequency, pace and other professional sports data. There’s even a built-in PPG heart rate sensor to monitor your real-time heart rate during sports.
Other features include Sleep Monitoring, Information Push from apps such as Facebook, Wechat, WhatsApp and call reminder.
7. Zeblaze THOR 4 4G
The Zeblaze Thor 4 is a smartwatch that comes with a beautiful 1.39-inch Super AMOLED display and a blistering fast 4G LTE network support powered by a Mediatek MT6737 chipset paired with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. As most watches, the Thor 4 is also a health and sports tracker thanks to its heart rate sensor.
Zeblaze’s first LTE-enabled smartwatch comes with a premium look and materials, including a sharp AMOLED display coated in Corning Gorilla Glass 4 for added durability.
The Thor 4 has been provided with an high-quality and more expensive 580mAh, which is said to last longer than those on similar smartwatches. Zeblaze’s watch is then packed with a 5MP HD and a custom-optimized image processing technology, so that you can get good looking photos even out of a watch.
8. Zeblaze VIBE LITE
Within the portfolio of the same company above – Zeblaze – we also find the latest Zeblaze VIBE LITE. This watch is one of the more affordable ones as well as one of the more unique, coming with a very classy design and basically the look of a normal watch, with the addition of LEDs that will allow you to check out whether you receive a message or call.
The watch comes with a sapphire glass face and a diameter of 43mm, meanwhile the rest of the body is made of metal and high-quality plastic. We also have 50-meter waterproof rating, so you can wear it throughout summer without worries, whether you go for a swim or you’re too lazy to remove it when you shower.
Zeblaze’s VIBE LITE also comes with tons of features such as SOS positioning, Smart time correction, Luminous Pointer, Today’s date, Steps counting, Burned calories, Walking calories, Target setting, Activity mileage, Sleep monitoring, Remote camera, Incoming call reminder, Information reminder (SMS, Facebook, Twitter, Skype, WhatApp, WeChat), Gesture photography, Search for mobile phone and Sports sharing. The watch has an autonomy of 24 months and is compatible with both iOS and Android.
9. NO.1 D5 PRO
On the opposite spectrum of the market we have a smartwatch you’ve probably never heard of – the NO.1 D5 PRO. We’ve added this watch to the list as we’ve first hands experience with it and we found one of the best devices we’ve ever tried out.
Hardware wise, the D5 Pro comes with a quad-core CPU along with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. There’s also a large and sharp 1.39-inch IPS display which is what makes it a great device. Its display is indeed really high quality, bright even outdoors and a joy to look at.
Another selling point is its very slim design which allows it to be the thickness of an ordinary premium watch, while also packing all the hardware for it to be “smart”. Finally, the watch – in its black version – looks and feels premium. Albeit software lacks behind bigger brands, we still suggest getting the No.1 D5 Pro if you’re after a great looking smartwatch that won’t break the bank.
10. Xiaomi Huami AMAZFIT Equator
Huami’s AMAZFIT Equator wristband is the perfect combination between fashion and technology. It is indeed suitable for many occasions: when you workout, go to work; of course, you can also wear at dinner and gatherings.
The bracelet comes with selected zirconia ceramics as dial shell. This material is lightweight, mild like jade, hardness is second only to diamond and sapphire, and has high wear resistance. It can also maintain a permanent gloss.
Features wise, the watch can independently monitor sober and asleep body status, transmit data to household equipment, automatically manage lighting, television and air conditioning. (This feature requires electrical equipment supports Amazfit control protocol)
As any fitness tracker, it can also monitor your sleep, sport level and help you develop good living habits. It has notifications for incoming calls, it’s IP68 waterproof, which means you can wear when washing hands, take showers and swimming.
With the Xiaomi Huami AMAZFIT Equator we conclude our Top 5 Best Smartwatches from China 2018. We really hope you found your next smartwatch or smartband among our picks. If you’d have suggested anything else, please let us know down below!