The stylish Zepp E Circle and Square smartwatches offer 7-day battery life and a focus on health tracking


Zepp E

After it’s recent rebranding from Amazfit to Zepp, the Huami-owned smartwatch maker has announced a new fitness wearable available in two designs – Circle and Square. The Zepp E Circle and Square offer pretty much the same hardware, other than the display size, with 7-day battery life, sleep tracking, heart-rate monitoring, and blood oxygen saturation monitoring(with a SpO2 sensor), with prices starting from $249/£209.

While both watches are essentially the same, cosmetically they are quite different, the Circle watch boasts a circular 1.28-inch AMOLED display with 416 x 416 resolution while the Square watch offers a larger 1.65-inch AMOLED display with 348 x 442 resolution. Both offer a stainless steel construction with color options such s Onyx Black, Polar Night Black, and Moon Grey, with the Circle watch also being available in Ice Blue and Champagne Gold Special Edition. The Zepp E Square gets its own Metallic Black Special Edition, along with unique Deep Sea Blue and Pebble Grey bands.

The Zepp E series of watches run on Zepp’s proprietary smartwatch OS platform that features five watch faces to choose from, although more options are available to download via the Zepp app. Sporting a 188mAh battery, Zepp claims the watches will provide up to 7-days of typical usage while the basic watch mode offers up to 15-days usage, with a full 0-100% charge taking two hours via the 2-in Pogo connector on the charging base.

Both watches offer the same skill-set which includes a built-in heart-rate sensor which will be upgraded via a future software OTA to also track stress levels. Sleep quality is monitored, with the watches able to detect the different stages of sleep such as light or deep sleep, REM, when you are awake, and even when you take those sneaky 15-minute power naps in the afternoon.

The watches feature 11 sports modes consisting of walking, running (indoor and outdoor), cycling, climbing, and more. Being water-resistant to 5ATM, the Zepp E watches also offer swimming mode. One thing that the Zepp E watches don’t have, surprisingly, is a built-in GPS.

The Zepp E Circle and Square smartwatches both cost the same and are already available to order in the UK from £209, with pre-orders set to go live in the US soon with pricing starting from $249.

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