Amazfit GTR vs. Stratos vs. Pace: Which Is Best For You?

Dec. 15, 2019, 11:46 a.m.

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Wondering what is the difference between the three Amazfit smartwatch models: Pace, Stratos, and GTR? It might be a bit confusing to decide which one is better for you but let's make it a bit clearer for you.

Amazfit GTR Quick Look

Design

The GTR version comes in a nice-looking black box. Inside you will find the watch, a magnetic charging cable, and a manual book. It is available in a few different colors. The brown strap and an aluminum alloy version look stylish, it is protected by Gorilla Glass and won't have fingerprints on the screen. The Amazfit GTR is 5 ATM water-resistant. There are two physical buttons on the right side and heart rate sensors on the back. Pairing with the phone is easy. The AMOLED screen is bright and sharp. Touchscreen and navigation are not as smooth as on a Pace or Stratos but is okay for the price.

Operation & Battery Life

By swiping left, right and up you can go through the menu. You can receive notifications, track the distance walked, etc. Recharging from the magnetic charging station takes about 2 hours. Officially the company claims battery life would be up to 24 days of use, 74 days in basic watch mode and 40 hours with GPS on. 

Because of the long battery life, and the price, the Amazfit misses some features of a real smartwatch. The OS is basic and is not based on Android, not allow installing more apps, no microphone or speaker. It stores free watch faces in memory. Fair to say that a collection of watch faces is pretty decent tho.

Stratos vs. Pace

The first screen you will pay attention to when comparing it to the Pace and Stratos would be a screen. While GTR has a crispy and more detailed AMOLED display, the Stratos uses a reflective screen with backlight. It is not as bright but the best thing about this sort of display is that it's always on and you can see it even under the direct sunlight.

Stratos and Pace are based on Android OS, have 4 GB of storage and 512 MB of RAM. You can install more apps and also upload some music to listen to via Bluetooth earphones. If you are about to go running, you don't have to take a heavy phone, the watch allows listening to music without the need of having a phone. It works just fine, however, the quality would not be as good as if you stream from your phone directly.

Speaking of GPS. GTR and Stratos take up to 30-45 seconds to establish a GPS connection. The Pace version is struggling even more.

While testing the three with the same distance, the Stratos shows 3.64 km, the GTR - 3.69 km. Stratus is more accurate in terms of showing the path walked. When the distance was about to end, the GTR still kept the best record while Stratos got lost and even went further on the map.


Amazfit Stratos vs. Pace vs. GTR: Which one to buy

Amazfit Pace is a good choice for those who want a budget device with a reflective screen, 5 days battery life, and the ability to store music.

In case you want something more sporty and aggressive looking 5 ATM waterproof design, the Amazfit Stratos is a watch for you.

Lastly, if you`re trying to find one of the best-looking design watches in 2019. If a superb up to three weeks battery time. Gorgeous AMOLED display, and basic smart features you will easily fall in love with the Amazit GTR.


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