Huami unveiled three smartwatches in China in August last year. One of the most remarkable wearables was Amazfit X, while the Amazfit GTS stole some audience due to its cheap nature. The third device, Amazfit Smart Sports Watch 3 didn’t make any buzz and consequently, it has lost its name and space in the market. Now, Huami is giving another chance for this smartwatch, this time in the Indian market. The device is now rebranded and arrives in India as Amazfit Stratos 3.
Despite the new name, the Amazfit Stratos is essentially the same Smart Sports Watch. Therefore, it has a pretty obvious sports watch design. Unline the Amazfit GTR and GTS, the Stratos doesn’t want to catch customers with its display. Instead, the watch wants to offer a huge gamma of smart features. The list of smart features includes GNSS solutions, in other words, you don’t need to connect the device with your smartphone for GPS and route tracking. Moreover, it also offers Wi-Fi connectivity and 2GB of internal storage allowing to store music. It obviously comes with Bluetooth support allowing you to pair with Bluetooth headsets. Remember the days of MP3 players? Well, the Stratos 3 is a smartwatch with a wireless MP3 player function.
Amazfit Stratos 3
- 48.6mm diameter x 13.4mm thickness
- Stainless steel and zirconia ceramic bezel, Reinforced plastic bottom, Stainless steel buttons
- 1.34″ MIP Transflective TFT LCD (round), 320 x 320 resolution, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Bluetooth 4.2 + BLE 5.0, Wi-Fi 2.4GHz 802.11 b/g/n
- BioTracker PPG optical sensor, 6-axis acceleration sensor, 3-axis geomagnetic sensor, Air pressure sensor
- GPS + GLONASS, GPS + GALILEO, GPS + BEIDOU
- 300 mAh, USB magnetic charging stand, pogo pin connection
All these features allow you to use the smartphone for workouts without needing to have your smartphone. You don’t need the handset for listening to music or GPS tracking since the watch can do it alone. The Stratos 3 offer with up to 80 sports modes and has heart rate monitoring. There are buttons for navigating the interface since the touchscreen isn’t the most reliable. The smartwatch also promises an impressive battery life thanks to the Ultra Endurance Mode. It pauses some of the functions of the watch but still allows the heart rate reader and exercise features to work. It doubles up the battery life to 14 days.
In India, the Amazfit Stratos 3 will be available for purchase starting today on Amazfit India as well as on Flipkart. The wearable will set you back INR 13,999 which is around $185. It’s more expensive than the GTS and GTR, but we believe that the added features might justify the increase.