An upgrade to the smartphone software that Zepp Health offers has just been made available. This update brings with it a brand-new aesthetic style, complete with data cards and a new health page.
The mobile application has undergone a number of noteworthy revisions in recent weeks and months, and this latest one is not the first of its kind. To refresh your memory, the Amazfit app was rebranded as Zepp at the end of the previous year as part of a renaming and branding initiative.
Earlier this year, we had a question and answer session on Huami with Zepp Health COO Mike Yeung. During that session, he disclosed that the rationale for this choice is that Zepp is a brand that is more recognized in the United States and Europe. This is also the reason why the company’s name was changed from Huami to Zepp Health so that it could be more easily recognized internationally.
The Zepp app now includes data cards and a health page.
A new and improved graphical interface has been implemented in the program. As of today, users in the United Kingdom and several other countries may download it via the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. The updated version was sent to the United States three days ago. This results in an improved user experience as well as a more straightforward structure.
The software that runs on Amazfit and Zepp watches is impressive, but the smartphone app leaves a lot to be desired. Despite this, we have nothing but praise for both brands. It’s a little cumbersome to use. The most recent patch addresses a significant number of the problems that have been reported.
The most significant alteration is to the dashboard. This is now available in a card format, which makes for a much neater overall appearance. It is quite similar to the dashboard of the Fitbit app in a lot of ways.
The first two pictures are of the home screen, and the third picture is of the health screen.
Simply tapping on any card will lead you to a more in-depth look at that particular card. It would seem that this one is not much different from the last one.
You may also rearrange the cards, and you can get rid of the ones that you don’t need or that you just seldom use. In the earlier edition, there was a glaring omission in the form of a lack of dashboard customization possibilities, which was quite problematic.
The first two pictures are different home screen customization possibilities, while the third picture is for the health page.
It’s interesting to note that one of the cards that may be added to the Home Page is for monitoring glucose levels. A portent of the functionality that is still to come? We surely do hope that it is. However, that is unlikely to happen this year.
There are tabs that include Home, Health, and Profile towards the bottom of the page. Nicely organized and uncomplicated. The dashboard that was discussed earlier may be found on the home page.
A card-based interface may also be found on the health page. Walking, running, cycling, establishing goals, and spending time with friends are some of the activities that might be included in that category. Perhaps a better choice would have been to call this one exercise rather than health. It is more about manually beginning exercises and establishing targets than it is about looking at statistics. It might be construed in a different way.
One of the numerous shifts that are yet to come
This is just one of several significant shifts that are on the horizon from Zepp Health. It is plain to see that the corporation is stepping up its game. The level of competition is rising, and in order to keep up, you need to do all in your power to maintain your edge. In recent years, Zepp Health has increased its share of the wearables industry, and the company intends to keep moving in this direction.
A few days ago, we learned that there are plans to develop a new Zepp operating system as well as a wristwatch chip. At the event titled “The Future of Health,” the company said that the new operating system would be one-eighth the size of the Amazfit OS and would have a power efficiency that is 65 per cent better.
It will operate even more smoothly than before, and it will be available to developers from other parties so that they may design their own applications. It is still unknown if the software will only be made available on brand-new watches or whether it will also be made available to owners of previously purchased devices.
The Huangshan 2S chip also seems like it may be quite interesting. It has a power consumption that is 56% lower than the version that is now available (Huangshan 2), a power consumption that is 93% lower while it is inactive, and it has a visual performance that is 67% higher.
Readings of the wearer’s blood pressure will also be taken by Amazfit and Zepp watches, first per the user’s request and thereafter automatically. It is anticipated that all of this will arrive by the end of this year. Because this makes use of an optical heart rate sensor, we are hopeful that existing watch users will also be able to benefit from this feature.
The revised iOS application should be ready for download from the App Store. Because it seems to be a slow rollout, we are unsure whether it has reached all nations yet. However, we know that it has reached the United States and the United Kingdom. If you want to check it out, below is the link to the direct download. It is anticipated that the update will also be made available for Android smartphones (direct download link).