Huami has announced that their new sports watch will be available in overseas markets. The second-generation timepiece, which has been given the name Amazfit Stratos, is equipped with an internal GPS system, advanced performance metrics, and support for more than a dozen different types of sports. Some of these sports include swimming, biking, running, tennis, soccer, mountain climbing, trail running, triathlon, and skiing.
The Amazfit Stratos is an improved version of the company’s previous sports watches, the Amazfit Pace. The low-cost tablet, which was released before the end of 2016, was quite amazing in terms of its hardware but left a little more to be desired in terms of its software. Many people were perplexed by the notion that it was made available for purchase without the need for a reliable native application. It meant that you had to use the wristwatch itself to look at a lot of the data you got from your workouts.
This time around, Huami will be teamed up with Stratos. The product has been on the market in China for some time now, but this is the first time it will be introduced to markets outside of that country. This time around, the business has collaborated with Firstbeat and Zepp Labs to add enhanced workout stats to its sports watch. Zepp Labs will be responsible for providing real-time sports analytics.
According to Frederik Hermann, Head of Sales and Marketing for Huami, “It was abundantly obvious there seemed to be a genuine need for further athlete-focused wearable devices with the most highly developed biomedical technologies available after the global success of our first GPS wearable, Amazfit Pace.” The Amazfit Pace was Huami’s first attempt at a GPS wearable device.
“Both Zepp and Firstbeat have been great partners, and our work on the Amazfit Stratos means that amateur athletes can now train like pros to reach their full potential.”
The prior device’s built-in GPS and GLONASS navigation systems, continuous heart rate tracking, and onboard memory for audio are carried over into the next generation timepiece, which also adds some new functions to the mix. You now have access to a dual-core CPU running at 1.2 gigahertz, 512 megabytes of random access memory, 4 gigabytes of memory (of which 2 gigabytes are usable), and water resistance rated at 5 ATMs (up from IP67), and better heart-rate monitoring.
The Amazfit Stratos is equipped with a number of enhanced performance statistics, such as Vo2Max, Training Effect, Recovery Time, Training Load, and more, in addition to its ability to monitor your activity around the clock. Dedicated runners and athletes who are interested in making improvements to their performance will find these training tools to be of particular interest.
You probably already guessed that the sports watch has features that are unrelated to physical activity. This includes alerts for incoming calls, messages, calendar events, emails, and notifications from other applications. There is storage for music on board so that users may exercise without having to worry about their phones. You’ll also have direct access to real-time weather forecasts, a stopwatch, a compass, an alarm, and a feature that lets you find your phone.
The design of Version 2 has also been modified somewhat in some respects. The shape of the watch has not changed; however, it now has a finish made of 316L stainless steel, which is mixed with some other water-resistant materials such as carbon fiber to produce the lightest watch imaginable.
The lifespan of the battery has not significantly changed. The 280 mAh Li-Po battery has sufficient power to last for five days on a single charge, or for thirty-five hours with the GPS feature turned on. This is extremely impressive, taking into consideration that the device includes a 1.34-inch transflective colour LCD touchscreen interface that is always on (320 x 300-pixel resolution).
The Amazfit Stratos may be purchased for the price of $199.99 on the Amazfit official online store, which can be accessed through the domain us.amazfit.com. It is also available for purchase on Amazon.com.