Amazfit Pop 2 is the brand’s affordable smartwatch with great looks and unique features. The watch offers a big AMOLED display, a metal build, and stylish looks. The watch also supports Bluetooth calling to pick up calls directly on the watch. Here’s our full review of Amazfit Pop 2 with pros and cons to help you decide if it’s worth buying the smartwatch.
Amazfit Pop 2 Review with Pros and Cons
Amazfit Pop 2’s introductory offer price is Rs 3,299. And once the offer is over, the price will increase to 3,999. In this category, the smartwatch is competing with the likes of Noise ColorFit Pro 4 Max (review) and Evolve 3 (review). Now, let’s dive into the Amazfit Pop 2 review first to find out if this is the best smartwatch for you.
- Amazfit Pop 2
- Magnetic charger
- User manual
Amazfit Pop 2: Design and Build
Amazfit Pop 2 looks very premium at first glance with its shiny case and curved display cover glass. The watch case is all metal with a Chrome finish on top that looks amazing.
The back of the watch is polycarbonate and it holds the sensors and the charging connectors. There is a button on the side to open the menu and navigate through the interface. You see a loudspeaker opening at the left side of the watch and the top side has a microphone hole.
The watch weighs 59 grams and it is IP68 water and dust-resistant so you can be a little careless around water. Straps also feel premium on the wrist, it’s made of silicon material and it has a metal pin buckle mechanism to fasten the watch around the wrist.
These straps are completely replaceable with any aftermarket 22mm watch straps. Overall, the design and build quality of the watch completely satisfied me in all aspects.
Amazfit Pop 2: Display
The display is one of the major selling points of Amazit Pop 2, it comes with a 1.78 inches big AMOLED display. The coverglass is curved around the edges and it has an oleophobic coating on it to avoid smudges.
On our LUX meter, the watch shows 289 as the reading which is pretty good brightness for a smartwatch display. The colors on this display maybe not be very accurate but it is bright enough for outdoor usage.
Amazfit Pop 2 comes with a high-resolution display with a decent pixel density, even the fine text looks very clear on this watch. The refresh rate on the other hand is not 60Hz or even 30Hz, this makes the user experience on this display very choppy.
AMOLED display on this watch gives it the ability for the Always On Display feature and you can select between digital or analog theme. Overall, the display is very good with amazing brightness and clarity but the only point where it disappointed me is the choppy UI.
Amazfit Pop 2: Features
Amazfit Pop 2 is a feature-rich watch and you get some of the most exclusive features on this watch. It can deliver notifications on the wrist but most importantly, you can answer your calls on the watch using the Bluetooth Calling feature.
The loudspeaker is pretty loud and it’s the loudest loudspeaker I have ever encountered on a budget smartwatch. The microphone position is not very great but it works as it should and the Bluetooth calling experience is great here. Since it’s a dual-chip Bluetooth calling setup, the watch also doubles up as a speaker when connected.
You can trigger Alexa on your smartphone right from the watch, the setup is very easy and quick. The watch has a widget page to trigger the assistant and you need to tap on the watch screen to activate the assistant.
You also have to install the Alexa app on your smartphone to use this feature. The watch shows notifications from your phone and it has a feature not to bug you when the phone screen is on which is amazing.
You can control the music playing on your phone directly from the watch and you can also use the watch as a shutter key to your smartphone’s camera. And it comes with all the basic functionalities of a smartwatch including the stopwatch, torch, timer, weather, DND mode, and more.
Amazfit Pop 2: Health Features
Amazfit Pop 2 comes with sensors to monitor your heart rate and SpO2 on the go. The watch does support continuous heart rate monitoring and you can see the data on the watch and in the Zepp Active app. The sensors on the watch came out pretty accurate when we compared them to the oximeter readings.
The watch includes over 100 sports modes to choose from and it is supposed to automatically detect four common activities. The watch failed to do during my testing and I didn’t find any setting related to this feature on the watch. I always needed to start a workout manually even if I have to record my running.
User Interface and Zepp Health app
Remember when I said previously in my review that “the display has a low refresh rate that results in a choppy experience on the interface.” The user interface may be the culprit to that as this watch runs on a proprietary OS and not the Zepp OS we have seen on other recent Amazfit watches. Anyways, the watch interface is very well designed and all the major features that you need are available just a swipe away.
The Zepp Health (not to be confused with the Zepp app) app is used to bind this watch to your phone. The app has a very basic and generic-looking interface that you see on recent affordable smartwatches. You get to see the health overview on the home page and all the settings related to the watch are under the “Me” tab.
The Amazfit Pop 2 comes with five watch faces built into the watch and the rest are readily available to download and install on the app. A customized watch face can be applied to the watch using a picture from your phone.
Amazfit Pop 2: Battery and Charging
The battery on the Amazfit Pop 2 is a decent 270 mAh and the brand claims 10 days of usage with one full charge. In my testing, I got the watch from 80 percent to 30 percent in just 2 days with heavy usage.
If you use Bluetooth calling moderately then you can easily get about a week of usage. The watch comes with a magnetic charger and it tops up the battery in under an hour which is great.
Pros and Cons
Reasons to Buy
- Great design and build
- Big and bright display
- Bluetooth calling
- Decent battery backup
- Good price
Reasons Not to Buy
- Choppy interface
- Proprietary OS (not ZeppOS)
- Dual-chip Bluetooth calling
Amazfit Pop 2 Review: Final Verdict
The Amazfit Pop 2 looks like a very good deal when you look at the build quality of the watch. The experience crumbles as soon as you try the user interface on the watch also the Bluetooth calling needs you to connect to the watch a second time. I can recommend this watch to you if you are in the market for good looks, build quality, and an AMOLED display. However, if you’ve been an Amazfit-fan for a long time, you may find the smartwatch look out-of-the-line.
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