If you already own a recently launched smartphone or you just don’t need a new one, smartwatches might be the second best gift you can make yourself this winter holidays. Now, in order to help decide which one to get, we’ve made a list with the top 5 best Chinese smartwatches currently on sale; keep reading!
1. Amazfit GTR 3 Pro
Let’s kick off with the latest Amazfit GTR 3 Pro. The smartwatch comes with an ultra-clear 1.45-inch AMOLED display and boasts a 70.6% screen-to-body ratio, which is one of the highest around.
The Amazfit GTR 3 Pro also brings health data accurately and efficiently with its advanced 6PD (six photodiode) and biometric sensor BioTrackerTM PPG 3.0; which is able to track multiple health indicators at the same time and use light more efficiently. It also has over 150 built-in sport modes and can track metrics such as heart rate, calories burned and more.
Finally, despite its extensive feature list and thin and light design, the smartwatch is still able to offer up to 12 days on a single charge.
2. Huawei Watch 3
Next, we have the Huawei Watch 3. The smartwatch features a classic round bezel and rounded screen which encases a stunning 1.43-inch AMOLED panel. Meanwhile, under the hood, the wearable uses a dual-processor architecture to not only increase performance, but also achieve better data processing. With its intelligent energy-saving algorithm Smart Power-Saving Algorithm 3.0, the Watch 3 can indeed stay offline for several days in a row, while monitoring your health status around the clock. This feature allows for a total of 14 days of autonomy in battery saving mode.
As for the health features, the Huawei Watch 3 has instant blood oxygen (SpO2) information with TruSeenTM4.5 + technology, which uses a state-of-the-art light sensor to accurately quantify molecules. There are also 6 skin temperature sensors so you can always know when the temperature is rising.
Finally, the wearable has over 100 workout modes, of which 19 professional modes for indoor and outdoor sports; as well as 85 user-defined workout modes for the 6 most common workouts.
3. Honor MagicWatch 2
Coming from Huawei’s ex-sub brand, Honor, we find the Honor MagicWatch 2. The smartwatch features a 1.39-inch AMOLED display encased in a refined 316L stainless steel case which offers a high strength-to-weight ratio.
Meanwhile, for sports, the Honor MagicWatch 2 has 15 goal-based fitness modes which are supported by a voice guide for advices in real time. There’s SpO₂ monitoring, resistance to water TruSeenTM 4.0 which helps better understand our swimming performance by accurately measuring the heart rate, distance, calories and speed.
Finally, the MagicWatch 2 by Honor has a dual satellite positioning system to accurately records speed and course while running, walking or cycling and a battery life 14 days.
4. Redmi Watch 2 Lite
If you’re looking for something more affordable, the Redmi Watch 2 Lite might be a very good option. The wearable features a relatively large 1.55-inch screen, which makes it better for visual and touch control.
Sports wise, the Redmi Watch 2 Lite will be able to track exercises with its 17 professional modes; including HIIT and yoga, to help achieve the desired fitness goal. It also supports more than 100 training modes; it’s waterproof 5 ATM and has a GNSS chipset; which is used to improve performance for more accurate location tracking. This chipset supports four major global positioning systems: GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and BDS.
Finally, the smartwatch features blood oxygen saturation (SpO₂) tracking; sleep monitoring; 24-hour heart rate tracking and packs a large battery that lasts 10 days on a single charge with typical use.
5. OPPO Watch Free
Last but not least, we have the OPPO Watch Free. The wearable comes with a large 1.64-inch AMOLED screen that is capable of displaying 16.7 million colors and covers 100% DCI-P3 color space; this means that it has incredibly accurate color reproduction.
The smartwatch is also ultra-light weighing only 33 grams, yet it brings features such as OSleep technology; which provides comprehensive monitoring of the night’s rest. There’s also continuous sleep blood oxygen and heart rate variability monitoring data to fully understand the causes of breathing problems.
The OPPO Watch Free has over 100 sport modes and can automatically detect four of them: running, walking, rowing and elliptical; it’s 5 ATM waterproof and sports 14 days of battery life along with fast charging support.