Zepp AI-powered fitness watch launched

  • September 11, 2023
  • William Payne

Health wearables specialist Zepp has launched a smartwatch with AI-powered health and fitness features: the Amazfit Balance.

The new smartwatch incorporates mental and physical readiness analysis and body composition measurement and AI-powered sleep guidance and relaxation tools provided by the Zepp Aura rest and wellness service.

The smartwatch provides Chat AI fitness and sleep coaching on subscription and Zepp Pay contactless payment through Mastercard issuing banks, such as Curve.

The company has incorporated an upgraded dual-LED and 8PD BioTracker 5.0 PPG biometric optical sensor, and introduces new functions that assess mental recovery indicators. These include a readiness feature, which provides a score each morning through which users can understand how specific sleep indicators can affect their mental and physical condition as they pursue the optimal balance of activity and recovery.

The watch provides readiness insights generated from a Knowledge Base developed by a team of experts, including Dr Lisa Meltzer, a clinical psychologist board-certified in Behavioural Sleep Medicine by the American Board of Sleep Medicine. Insights can be accessed via subscription to Zepp Aura – Zepp Health’s AI-powered rest and wellness service.

Zepp Aura provides detailed sleep reports and expert guidance, along with an AI Sleep Assistant that operates similarly to the recently-introduced Zepp Coach AI Chat feature that will also be available for Amazfit Balance users in select regions to experience in a complimentary trial period. By using the applied Large Language Model (LLM), these chatbots recognise the user’s natural language and provide answers to their questions in a detailed yet easy-to-understand manner, with the Zepp Aura AI Wellness Coach focusing on queries related to rest and wellness, and the Zepp AI Fitness Coach  focusing on sport and fitness.

The Amazfit Balance also introduces an additional dimension to health data tracking with the new Body Composition measurement feature, which enables users to quickly and easily measure their body fat percentage, skeletal muscle, muscle, water, bone mass, protein, BMI and Basal Metabolism from their wrist. As the smartwatch is worn on the wrist, the data collected is based on the user’s upper body – however, when paired with the Amazfit Body Composition Analyser Mat, which measures these same metrics in the user’s lower body, Amazfit Balance users will be able to understand their full body composition with even greater precision.

“We are thrilled to introduce the Amazfit Balance, a smartwatch that seamlessly integrates advanced health, fitness, and lifestyle features to help people find their ideal balance of life, work, and wellness,” said Wang Huang, Chairman and CEO of Zepp Health. “With advanced features such as Zepp Pay and Zepp Aura, we are redefining the possibilities of wearable technology. Through our partnerships with Mastercard and Curve, we are excited to bring the Amazfit Balance to an even wider community of people, empowering them to lead healthier and more connected lives.”