This morning, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the United States officially registered a “multi-sport watch” manufactured by Huami. Is this the much-anticipated Amazfit Stratos 4, or something else entirely?
The most recent model of Huami’s (also sold under the brand name Zepp Health outside of China) multi-sport watch was introduced back in August of 2019. Since that time, more than two years have passed, and it is past the point of being overdue for an upgrade.
The Amazfit Stratos 3 has a 1.34-inch transflective LCD screen that is guarded by sapphire glass. This watch is extremely similar to the Garmin Forerunner series in terms of appearance. A body constructed out of stainless steel serves as the housing for the display. Below the hood is a vast number of sensors, some of which are as follows: a Bio Tracker PPG Bio Tracking Optical Sensor, a 6-Axis Accelerometer, a 3-Axis Geomagnetic Sensor, an Air Pressure Sensor, an Ambient Light Brightness Sensor, NFC, and support for GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, and Galileo.
The one thing that stands out as being missing from the aforementioned list is a SpO2 sensor for monitoring blood oxygen levels. This is extremely likely to occur. It will be interesting to see what other treats lie in store for us. All of this is predicated on the idea that we will be purchasing the Amazfit Stratos 4.
New registration with the FCC
The FCC issued documentation for a “multi-sport watch” manufactured by Huami today. They are required to obtain prior approval from the regulator before they can legally sell wireless devices in the United States.
Huami does not actually provide any other products that can be considered to be multi-sport watches due to the fact that they do not have any. Only the Stratos range is compatible with an external heart rate sensor, making it the only option. This function is not available on any other Amazfit watch. In addition, you may pair BlueTooth headphones with your device so that you can listen to music as you exercise.
The Amazfit T-Rex is a watch designed for use in the great outdoors, but the GTS and GTR ranges are more accurately described as fitness smartwatches than as multi-sport timepieces. You might be able to categorize the Amazfit Pace as a watch designed for many sports. However, development on that one halted after the second generation, and the product has not been updated in more than four years. There is still the very real potential for the Amazfit Verge. July 2019 saw the release of that particular book’s most recent edition.
The material submitted to the FCC discloses that the device in question will be round. The watch will be able to support Bluetooth as well as WiFi connections. This second aspect refers to the possibility of built-in storage for music, which is another piece of evidence that leans in the direction of Stratos 4.
Is there another hint? Stratos 3 has been given the model designation A1929. The designation given to this one is A2029. Do you observe any parallels? It goes without saying that all of this is conjecture on our part. It’s possible that this is a completely new model of a sports watch.
From the documentation provided by the FCC, one can infer very nothing further. On January 18th, 2022, the confidential letter was submitted. All of the paperwork will be released for public consumption 180 days after that date or until the gadget is commercially ready, whichever comes first, which indicates that we should anticipate an official unveiling by the beginning of summer.
It’s interesting to note that the Stratos 3 is currently unavailable on the Amazfit website. Is it possible that they are getting ready to supply it with the updated version?