Regardless if you care or not, there are more smartwatches being released on a regular basis. The difference is that they are not all
Android Wear Wear OS smartwatches. This is where the Amazfit Stratos comes into play.
While branded as coming from Amazfit, the Stratos is actually from Huami. In case you were unaware, Huami is another sub-brand of Xiaomi which is the popular smartphone OEM.
Amazfit Stratos is here!
Huami has announced the new Amazfit Stratos which includes many the best features that a smartwatch can offer. The smartwatch sports the following sensors:
- GPS + GLONASS
- Optical Heart Rate Sensor
Other specs for the Stratos include 512MB of RAM, 4GB of onboard storage, and a water-resistance rating of 5ATM. As one would expect, the Stratos also sports the ability to receive notifications for calls, messages, emails, and more.
The inclusion of the GPS sensor makes it possible for you to leave your phone at home while still listening to your favorite music. On the fitness tracking side of things, this smartwatch sports three new training tools:
- Training Effect highlights the impact that specific activities have on the development of aerobic performance capacity.
- Recovery Time recommends downtime between each activity to maximize the benefit of each session.
- Training Load keeps track of the combined physiological impacts of all activities over the past 7 days.
Keeping with this trend, Huami has partnered with both Zepp and Firstbeat. These partnerships aim to help provide the ultimate workout experience on your wrist while looking stylish.
The only downside that I can see at this moment is that the Stratos’ display is not fully round. There is a flat-tire at the bottom of the display which houses a few sensors, such as the proximity sensor.
With all of these features, you might expect to see a price tag resting around $300 or $400. Thankfully, that’s not the case as the Amazfit Stratos is priced at just $199.
This is a steal compared to other smartwatches on the market. If you want to pick one up for yourself, hit the button below to head over to Amazfit’s website to pick one up today.