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Jun132018

Amazfit Stratos Multisport GPS Smartwatch Review

This Video Review focuses on several key areas I go over as an interested user? I purchased the Amazfit Stratos Multisport GPS Smartwatch because of my personal interest in it and have been using it for the past couple of months making sure it does what I need to do. As a side note I have also been wearing my Samsung Gear Sport Smart Watch along side the Amazfit Stratos Multisport GPS Smartwatch as a measuring stick to make sure the data was in line with what I already know to be true.

Here are the areas I go over in this Video Review of the Amazfit Stratos Multisport GPS Smartwatch:

  • What comes in the box.
  • Price compared to similar devices.
  • Quality & Style.
  • Battery life.
  • Screen.
  • Software (Phone / Device / Compatibility).
  • Accuracy.
  • Will it be my Daily Driver?

What Comes in the Box:

Price compared to similar devices:

I would say about half compared to similarly featured name brand devices like a Garmin for instance. I paid around $169 US for mine. A Similar Garmin would be around $299-$399.

Quality & Style:

The overall quality of the Amazfit Stratos Multisport GPS Smartwatch is excellent and has been holding up well for me during my testing. It has a carbon fiber look body, a ceramic bezel and gorilla glass screen. The Amazfit Stratos Multisport GPS Smartwatch also features stainless steel buttons and a soft removable strap that has a universal design to it. I personally really like the classic  round look with modern highlights to compliment the Amazfit Stratos Multisport GPS Smartwatch.

Battery life:

Amazfit claims up to around 4-5 days of battery life but this is a real best case scenario. I really only get around 1 good day but can stretch it out to 2 days sometimes. I am using up a lot of the Amazfit Stratos Multisport GPS Smartwatch resources since I have the heart rate monitor on constantly, go for at least a 1 hour GPS walk each day and track my 2 hour workouts while paired to an external heart rate monitor. I also have my notifications on the watch and tend to be fairly dependant on checking my watch through the day.

Screen:

The screen on the Amazfit Stratos Multisport GPS Smartwatch is actually really a feature of the watch in my opinion. You do need to get use to it by making sure you view the watch at the right angle in certain lighting but the Transflective Screen is easy to see in virtually any lighting condition and day or night with the built in backlight for low light . The screen resolution is also very detailed at 320x300 px.

Software (Phone / Device / Compatibility)

For a Chinese based company I was surprised at how good the software really is, for me it has all I need to see and most importantly it works with little to know bugs and crashing or loss of data. For the most part you can see everything on the Amazfit Stratos Multisport GPS Smartwatch but of course it's not as easy to see as on a phone with a larger display. My biggest complaint is the lack of compatibility with the big boys like MyFitnessPal, Google Fit or even Apple Health. It would be nice if the Amazfit Stratos Multisport GPS Smartwatch was able share its data with other software programs but this was not a deal breaker for me since more importantly the data was accurate and I can easily take my calorie consumed data form the Amazfit Stratos Multisport GPS Smartwatch and add it into my Base Metabolic Rate for a total calorie output for the day.

Accuracy:

At the end of the day I want a device that can honestly track my steps and calories burned form all my activities during a given day. The Amazfit Stratos Multisport GPS Smartwatch does this really well. I did find that the built in optical heart rate monitor was not accurate for my weight training but this is a pretty normal problem with optical heart rate monitors. The good news is that the Amazfit Stratos Multisport GPS Smartwatch allows you to pair an external heart rate monitor to it for super accurate heart rate data recording.

Will it be my Daily Driver?

At this time I am using the Amazfit Stratos Multisport GPS Smartwatch stand alone and so far it is working out great for me. I really like how it looks and I know that I am getting super accurate and reliable activity info from it so what more do I really need?

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