The new watch is a handsome improvement over the first generation. Using more premium construction, now featuring carbon fiber reinforced polycarbonate base, stainless steel elements, hand polished ceramic bezel and a 2.5D sapphire crystal face. It can compete stylistically with the best watches on the market today.
Sports and Health
Huami has partnered with Firstbeat Data to offer more health information such as: Maximum oxygen uptake(VO2max), Exercise load(TD), Exercise effect(TE), Recovery Time – they’ve also increased the number of sports and health tracking features on the watch itself. Running, Walking, Cycling, Swimming (pool and outdoors), Ellipticals, Mountaineering, Trail Running and Triathlon monitoring are now included. To support the new swimming modes the new watch has 5ATM waterproofing allowing the watch to work up to 50 meters underwater!
From what we can tell at this time the processor and memory of the watch are unchanged. It still features a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor. Likely still the Ingenic #M200S – this is the only disappointment. While the first generation had more than acceptable performance – we normally expect a processor bump in a new update. The battery keeps the same fantastic battery life as the first generation as it is still the 280mAh li-po battery.
The new Amazfit Stratos will come in two models a Standard and a Premium edition available for $140 US and $200 US. The only difference we could discern is the watch strap. The Premium apparently comes with a sports strap and a leather strap. The watch hardware remains identical. The Standard edition is available now at the Huami store: CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE
Given the quoted pricing the new Xiaomi Stratos remains one of the most compelling smartwatches on the market today. It’s price and performance ratio can’t be bested and it’s battery life continues to blow all competitors out of the water!
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12Amazfit Watch Pace 2 / Stratos Specifications
- 1.34-inch reflective low-power color display
- Resolution of 320 X 300
- Capacitive touchscreen
- Sapphire glass panel
- 1.2 GHz dual-core processor
- 512M RAM
- 4 GB built-in flash memory, the user free space of about 2 GB
- Low-power GPS + GLONASS binary positioning
- PPG Heart Rate Sensor
- Triaxial Accelerometer
- Geomagnetic Sensor
- Barometric Sensor 4
- Ambient Light Sensor
- Three Hardware Buttons
- 280mAh lithium polymer
- USB interface dedicated charging stand
- 5 days (running 30 minutes a day, pushing 200 messages)
- 35 hours (full open GPS, full heart rate monitoring) 5
- Linear motor
- Ceramic, stainless steel, glass-reinforced polycarbonate, sapphire crystal
- 22mm Width
- Quick-Release Leather Strap 6
- Quick-Release Viton Sports Strap 7
- 5ATM (50 meters waterproof)
- GB / T 30106-2013 / ISO 22810: 2010 standard
- AMAZFIT Watch 2.0
- Simplified Chinese
- Android 4.4, iOS 9 and above
1, according to GB / T 30106-2013 / ISO 22810: 2010 standard, waterproof up to 50 meters, passed the National Center for Quality Supervision, Inspection and Testing test report number: QT1711018.
2,5 days battery life test conditions: the use of the factory default dial, Bluetooth connection, running 30 minutes a day, pushing 200 messages.
3,35 hours battery life test conditions: the use of the factory default dial, turn off Bluetooth connectivity and communications, running GPS mode, the whole point to remind the function.
4, pressure sensor to reflect changes in altitude.
5, in actual use, the battery time and setting, operation and use of the environment and other factors, may be different from the laboratory data.
6, leather strap is not waterproof, do not touch the water.
7, the product strap material has passed the biocompatibility test, but does not rule out the individual users due to special physical conditions after wearing the device caused by skin discomfort or allergies. Remove the device once the skin of the wrist begins to appear reddish or irritated. If the symptoms have not been relieved for more than 2-3 days after removing the device, contact your dermatologist.
* To prevent corrosion of the watch charging end, clean the equipment with water (especially after water sports activities) and wipe to keep it dry and clean.
Box Contents: Huami Amazfit SmartWatch, 1 USB Cable, 1 Charging Dock, User Manual