Do you want to control the Music player with Amazfit Bip? Today in this article you’ll learn how to control a camera or music player using the Amazfit Bip. Well, this method works only with Android, so if you are searching for Amazfit Bip Camera Control with iPhone or music control, this guide is not for you.
The Amazfit Bip is an amazing smartwatch, but it has some restrictions like you cannot attend calls, reply to messages or sideload apps. Well, you cannot do anything about calls and messages. But, what you can do is change the watch face, allow smileys, remap the single button to trigger the camera, control music, etc. Well, Amazfit smartwatches always turn a lot of attention because of their attractive features and aggressive pricing. Their latest device Amazfit Bip2 went on sale in August 2019 actually. However, Amazfit Bip2 happens to be more of a health monitoring device suitable for elders actually. Come let’s check how to control the music player with Amazfit Bip.
How To Control Music Player & Camera With Amazfit Bip
Follow the steps to control the Music player with Amazfit Bip:
Amazfit Bip Camera Control
If you want to control the camera, we can then remap the button on Amazfit Bip. After complete exploration, I found the best app to do this known as Mi Band 2/3 & Amazfit Selfie. This allows you to remap the single tap of the button action to tap a picture. However, the caveat is that it works only using a selected number of third-party camera apps. Here are the camera apps that work with it:
Pairing the app with Amazfit Bip is very simple or easy. You want Mi-Fit installed and the band that is connected to the Mi-Fit app. Now, just install or download the Mi Band 2/3 & Amazfit Selfie app and then open it. However, the app will auto-discover Amazfit Bip MAC Address if it is connected with Mi-Fit.
Whenever you are on the Amazfit Bip page, dive down under the page. Here, you will find “Bluetooth Address” which in turn is the MAC Address of Amazfit Bip. Now, whenever you have entered the MAC Address, tap on the Connect button at the bottom.
Once you tap on the connect button, wait a while and the app will maintain a connection with the watch. Whenever it does, the Connect button under it will change to Disconnect.
When the app is successfully connected to the watch. You can then open the camera app. In my situation, I have installed the Bacon Camera app. Now, I just want to open the camera app and single click the button on Amazfit Bip. However, it’ll trigger the camera shutter and then tap a picture. The band mildly vibrates showing it has tapped a picture.
Well, it’s a handy utility whenever you want to capture a group picture. Or else if you have the camera mounted on a tripod. Although, it’s good if it worked with all the camera apps. Well, that’s not the issue to me since I was already using Bacon Camera.
Another cons is the single tap works as the back button in Amazfit Bip. However, when you have the Mi Band 2/3 & Amazfit Selfie connected with the watch, then the back button features cease to function. The only method to combat this is to connect or attach the Mi Band 2/3 & Amazfit Selfie app whenever you capture a picture.
Control Music Player With Amazfit
Well, there is not a single app that allows you to control both the camera or music player. However, for a music player, we want another third-party application known as “Amazfit BIP Assistant“. This is one of those apps with a poor user-interface but very useful functionalities.
Anyways, whenever you installed the app, just open it and it’ll ask you to input the MAC Address manually. In case you don’t know how to do that, follow these instructions mentioned above.
When your band is connected to the app, you’ll have a display screen to customize the watch button actions. If it looks confusing, then we are on the same plane. It has the action i.e “2 Pause 3 Next” which means two times click can pause or play the song and if you click 3 times you can then move to the other song.
Also, you’ll get a slider that allows you to customize the interval between the taps. The 600 ms default value is fine and works best for you.
Also, you have a chocie to map the long press of the button to either turn on Google Assistant on the volume control. However, keep in mind that you don’t have other actions assigned to the long press. In my situation, the long press was mapped to initiate Outdoor Running activity. In such scenarios, you’ll have conflicts and the actions stop work as desired. I hope you can now easily control Music Player with Amazfit.
For music player control, you can find lots of apps on the Play Store. I liked these apps because of the reliability, simplicity, and ease of use. But if you want further functionalities such as your data charts, comparisons, reports with button remapping, then head over to paid apps like “Notify & Fitness for Amazfit” or “Amazfit & Tools”. For any issues or queries let us know in the comments section below.