Amazfit was not generally meant to produced multi-sports smartwatches at the start, as the competition in this genre is immense. That being said, if the company still sticks to its trademark styles and innovative features that are loved by the users, it still can top the charts. Now I’m not saying that Amazfit gives the best multi-sports watches, but if you compare it with Garmin, a well-reputed brand, the pricing is comparatively less, and that’s exactly why people love it.
Although the features both these smartwatches have are less than any high-end expensive watch from Garmin or Suunto, but it has all those features which come handy in required conditions. Along with that, some people like to keep things simple, even if they own a multi-sports smartwatch, they don’t need those extra features which they won’t be using, ever. So, for those people, these two have the capacity of being a worthy candidate for their ultimate decision of choosing.
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1. Amazfit Stratos Multisport Smartwatch
Design and display:
Amazfit did a pretty good job manufacturing this smartwatch because it is equipped with some amazing innovative features. It comes in a 1.34-inch reflective low-power consumption color display with a screen resolution of 320 x 320. The always-on LCD touch screen is made up of reinforced corning gorilla glass, which gives clarity in the display. The ceramic bezel adds the beauty to it and its finishing is top-notch.
This smartwatch is the perfect example of killing two birds with one stone because if you look at its display, it will you the vibe of the chronograph watch. But, in reality, it is filled with features that make it a proper multi-sports watch.
GPS + GLONASS:
It comes with built-in GPS and GLONASS along with two satellite positioning, which makes sure the accurate tracking of your outdoor sessions can be done. Along with that, as this feature drains battery the most, it is made in such a way that it will feed low power, which will result in increased battery life.
It wouldn’t be called a multi-sports watch if it weren’t for this feature. It comes with 14 different built-in sport modes which include skiing, soccer, tennis, open water swimming, cycling and many more.
VO2max fitness analysis:
For a fitness enthusiastic person, this feature can be really handy as it describes the ability to utilize oxygen through which you can get insights about your physiological information and much more. It also tells you the recovery time, which means you would know about the body’s strength or whether it is ready for the next workout or not.
Heart rate monitoring:
It is equipped with a PPG optical heart rate sensor, which measures your heart rate 24/7 and gives you detailed insights about it. You can also have a look at your heart rate after a heavy workout or irregularities from time to time.
Not only it is swim-proof, but if you want to track your swimming session, it can do that too. It comes with a water-resistance of 5ATM, which means it is water-resistant up to 50m or 165ft. to track your swimming session, just use the sports mode and it will track your data down easily.
You can not only control your phone’s music through this watch, but you can put your favorite songs into it. Yes, it offers 2GB of memory specifically for this purpose, just fill it with your playlist and enjoy it while for a walk or during the workout.
The company claims that it can last for 4 days after a single charge under normal usage and 35 hours under constant GPS usage. If you want to use the GPS feature every day, you might have to take the pain of charging it almost every day, otherwise, you don’t have to worry about it in a longer run.
- Color: Black
- Weight: 2.56 ounces
- Display: 1.34-inch reflective color display
- Screen material: Reinforced corning gorilla glass
- Processor: 1.2GHz Dual-core processor
- RAM: 512MB
- Storage: 4GB
- Geomagnetic sensor
- Air pressure sensor
- Ambient light sensor
- PPG optical heart rate sensor
- Tri-axis accelerometer
- GPS + GLONASS
- Multi-sport modes
- VO2max fitness analysis
- Heart rate monitoring
- Sleep tracking
2. Amazfit Pace
Design & display:
This smartwatch has such a stunning appearance that it instantly becomes eye-catching if you look at it. There’s nothing fancier in the design of it, just a round dial with silicone straps, but what makes a difference is when you tap on that LCD touch screen.
A ceramic bezel is mounted on the top of the display, which goes perfectly with the always-on display. It is the type of watch which can be disguised as a normal sports watch, but in actual it has really good features.
GPS + GLONASS:
Tracking can be easily done from it since it comes with built-in GPS and GLONASS technology, which makes sure your outdoor activities get tracked easily and efficiently.
Heart rate monitoring:
It is equipped with an optical heart rate sensor so that you can get detailed insights about your heart rate anytime. After a long-running session or a heavy workout, you can compare your steady heart rate with the pumped one too.
You can measure your sleeping cycles through this smartwatch, as it comes with a sleep monitoring feature, which gives you details about the light, deep, REM and the awake status during the night.
Along with health monitoring, it is equipped with 8 built-in sport modes, which makes it a proper multi-sports watch. Not only that, but all-day activity tracking can also be done, which includes step count, total distance covered and the number of burnt calories.
To enjoy music during long trails and workouts, it has 2GB of space specifically for this purpose, which you can fill with your favorite playlists and listen to them whenever you want through the Bluetooth feature.
- Color: Red & Black
- Weight: 2.4 ounces
- Processor: 1.2GHz core processor
- RAM: 512MB
- Screen shape: Circular
- Screen type: LCD touch screen
- Stylish design
- Innovative display
- GPS + GLONASS
- High-end sensors
- Music library
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Smartwatches Comparison: Amazfit Pace vs Stratos
Even though this comparison itself is skeptical in nature, but since these two are multi-sports watches, we’ll try to decide which one is better
Well, every smartwatch is different from others in overall appearance one way or the other, but I liked Stratos more than Pace in the first look. As it has the perfect mixture of sports and casual business watch. That being said, Amazfit Pace isn’t bad in appearance at all, but Stratos won the battle here.
Amazfit Stratos has more than 14+ sport modes, while Amazfit pace has 8+ sport modes. Both of them have GPS + GLONASS tracking, so the difference doesn’t really count since all the important modes are there.
Some of the fitness features i.e. VO2max, Training effect, Exercise load and recovery time are missing Amazfit Pace, while they are present in Amazfit Stratos.
This is where Amazfit Pace wins the battle by being fairly less priced as compared to Amazfit Stratos.
Now the choice is yours whether you sacrifice a few features over an expensive smartwatch or you’ll stick to slightly less expensive watch, but with great features.
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Q: Can you listen to music on Amazfit pace?
Ans: Yes, it has 2GB of memory dedicated for this purpose and you can fill it with your favorite playlists and enjoy the music while working out or training. However, you’ll need Bluetooth headsets or air pods, since it can only be connected with it through the Bluetooth feature.
Q: Is Amazfit Stratos water-proof?
Ans: It’s not completely water-proof, but yes it is water-resistant to 50m or 165 ft, which means you can wear it while swimming, showering or light snorkeling. So, it can be termed as swim-proof, but not as water-proof.
Last update on 2020-04-01 at 11:20 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API