We've seen similar devices like the Nubia Alpha but while it only got two stars in our review, the Amazfit X might actually execute the idea properly.

The smartwatch went live on Indiegogo yesterday and has already hit, at the time of writing, a whopping 1444% of its £16,098 goal. That means £232,599 has been pledged by 1,837 backers and there’s still 30 days left.

Amazfit is asking just £120 or $149 for the Amazfit X as part of the crowdfunding campaign. That’s more than half the RRP of £265 or $329 and includes free shipping globally.

It’s estimated that the Amazfit X will start shipping to customers in August 2020.

Amazfit X

We can see why with the Amazfit X’s futuristic 2.07-inch curved AMOLED display inside a titanium alloy uni-body. It’s also got a ‘Huami self-developed BioTracker PPG’ optical sensor, and the promise of a 7-day ‘uninterrupted usage’ on a single charge.

That screen is the main headline feature of course and has a 92° curvature to fit your wrist along with a crisp 326ppi pixel density (matching Apple’s Retina quality), 400 nits of brightness and 100% NTSC color saturation.

With no physical buttons, the firm says users can “complete the operation through the force-sensing button on the right side of the watch.”

To support the design, the Amazfit X has a 3-segment-motherboard as well as a 200mAh curved lithium battery.

Other features include a SpO2 sensor which can measure oxygen levels or oxygen saturation in your blood, built-in GPS and 5ATM water resistance. Full specs are below:

  • Screen - 2.07-inch flexible color AMOLED screen, 206x640, 326ppi
  • Size - 55.4 x 22.8 x 13.6 mm
  • Weight - 39g with short wrist strap
  • Color - Eclipse Black, New Moon Gold
  • Connectivity - GPS, GLONASS, Bluetooth 5.0
  • Sensors -PPG Optical HRM Sensor, SpO2 Sensor, 6-axis IMU, Ambient Light Sensor
  • Lens Materials - Corning Gorilla 3 tempered glass and anti-fingerprint coating
  • Strap Size - 22mm
  • Body Materials - TC4 Titanium alloy
  • Strap Materials - Fluororubber
  • Waterproof - 5ATM
  • Battery Life - 200mAh, up to 7 days
  • Package - Magnetic charging stand, Replaceable long wrist strap, user manual
  • Sports Modes - 9 sports modes
  • 24-hour Heart Rate Monitoring - Yes
  • Smart Notifications - Yes