Zepp: Defining a global, premium health management brand
Zepp is a pioneer in motion hardware design. While it had historically specialized in smart devices that track athletic performance, it had a bold vision for the future: transition from being a niche sports performance brand to a leader in premium health management, with a new ecosystem of smart devices and apps in the works.
With the competitive field saturated with long-established tech titans, Zepp needed a brand identity that would help it truly break through. Lippincott partnered with Zepp to build an emotionally resonant brand with a bold logo and visual identity.
Lippincott’s research found that for Zepp’s target customer, the definition of healthcare had shifted from being primarily focused on physical activity to one that puts equal emphasis on mental and emotional health. This insight made clear that people wanted to be more in control of their well-being and to better understand what their bodies and minds needed in order to thrive. The new visual identity needed to speak to core customer needs: putting them in control of their health with advanced AI capabilities, making it easy to become healthier, and giving them the full picture of wellness.
This is reflected most prominently in the unique form of the E in the new logotype. An interpretation of a Sigma—the mathematical symbol representing the sum of everything— it represents Zepp’s use of AI technology to give customers control and precise measurements of their whole health.
Further expressing Zepp’s unique, always-on monitoring capabilities, the color palette uses a gradient of day-to-night colors inspired by the hues of twilight: cool blues and greens to reflect the calming experiences of rest and meditation, and bright golds and reds that burst with energy. The photography shows a wide variety of everyday activities. Expansive compositions, dramatic shadowing and contrast give imagery a premium look and feel. These visual elements, coupled with a modern, distinctly digital typeface and intuitive iconography system, convey that Zepp empowers customers with a modern interface and gives them control over their health and well-being.
In August 2020, Zepp revealed its new brand to the world with the release of the Zepp E smartwatch, which was lauded for it’s sleek and sophisticated appearance. And, in a COVID-19 world, when holistic health and control over well-being is of tantamount importance to consumers across the globe, the Zepp brand is positioned to make its mark.
“The Zepp's watch-face library is one of the best I've seen, with a generous mix of whimsical, stylish, traditional and health-minded options. Some of the faces support customization, meaning you can choose between various widgets in different spots. Cooler still, each face has its own unique "always-on" variant as well, which is one of the E's notable features.” – Rick Broida, CNET
“The Zepp E Circle is a stunning smartwatch that looks beautiful, feels premium, and has terrific battery life.” – C. Scott Brown, Android Authority
“Zepp E Square smartwatch hands-on: Gorgeous design, long battery life, and focus on health.”- Matthew Miller, ZDNET