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Huami wants to be the next health tech powerhouse, starting with a lot of watches, earbuds and gym equipment.

The Pebble Watch is long dead, absorbed by Fitbit, which was then eaten by Google, but its spirit lived on in the Amazfit Bip. A watch nobody knew, by a company no one recognized, became one of the most loved watches on Amazon over the last few years.

I didn’t expect the Bip to be back at this year’s CES, but it is, in a new model called the Bip S. It’s the global debut of what was previously called “Amazfit Bip 2,” and adds a few key extras: 5 ATM water resistance, swim tracking, added exercise modes and Bluetooth music controls.

The Amazfit Bip is made by Chinese health tech company Huami, a former manufacturer of wearables for Xiaomi. You still might not know who Huami is. Huami sold over 4 million Amazfit Bips, making it the company’s biggest hit.

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