Xiaomi Amazfit Stratos
SmartWatches

Xiaomi Amazfit Stratos Review

Xiaomi Amazfit Stratos

$179.99
8.2

Design

8.0/10

Battery

10.0/10

Performance

8.0/10

Software

7.0/10

Feature

8.0/10

Pros

  • Good build quality
  • Good battery life
  • Built-in GPS
  • Price is good

Cons

  • Screen is not so good
  • UI need improvement

Hey, what’s up guys this is Emej Ck welcome back to my review site. Now today I have something special to show you guys. This is Xiaomi Amazfit Stratos is also known as the Amazfit Pace 2 SmartWatch. It’s a premium quality top and multi-sport GPS SmartWatch from Xiaomi. It’s a SmartWatch with amazing features.  It has some features supports multi-sport tracking, heart rate sensor also has a built-in GPS. It can show call and message notifications measure vo2 Max. It’s 5 atmospheres water-resistant, stores onboard, music and provides a minimum of five days of battery life on a single charge.

The Stratos can even connect wirelessly to Bluetooth earphones to enjoy music. It’s got an always-on display and has a durable and scratch resistant ceramic casing. The features look very interesting to let’s get started a BIG REVIEW Xiaomi Amazfit Stratos.

Design

The amazed with shadows the mace which Xiaomi Amazfit Stratos is a premium multi-sports GPS SmartWatch. It’s got a polished ceramic bezel that is very shiny and has a rugged carbon fiber like the design on the casing that is super nice. On the right side, you’ve got three stainless steel button. This watch comes with 22 mm silicone straps with the two-tone design. And the best part is you can also replace them with other straps like leather or metal ones. The quality is very nice they feel soft and durable and this is how the back of the watch looks like. There’s a heart rate sensor at the center charging contacts about that and some info regarding the watch. It says 5 atmospheres water-resistant. So that was our or beyond the design and built quality

Specs

Let’s go through the specs the Xiaomi Amazfit Stratos has a 1.3 four-inch trans-reflective LCD always-on display. It powered by a dual-core CPU clocked at 1.2 gigahertz has 512mb RAM and 4gb of internal storage. Supports Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi has a heart rate sensor. Built-in GPS plus GLONASS. It’s 50 meters water-resistant and has a 290mAh battery. So these it specs the Xiaomi Amazfit Stratos.

Display

Xiaomi Amazfit Stratos

So this is how the display looks like it’s got a 1.3 4-inch trans-reflective display. The display has its own good and bad points. The good part is it’s an always-on display and looks very nice in bright lighting conditions even under direct sunlight. As you can see in outdoors the visibility is far better than AMOLED displays. It’s got a 320 by 300 resolution and the sharpness is also fine. But the problem is the display can be very reflective sometimes. And also in dim lighting conditions at night time the display doesn’t look that good. It does have an optional backlight. But still, it’s not like an LCD or LED display. The viewing angles were also not that great.

Watch interface

Now let me show you the watch interface. When you press the power button the watch is unlocked and the backlight turns on this is our the watch face looks on this watch. You’ve got lots of watch faces to choose from I’ll show them to you later but

Swiping down you can access the status panel. This panel shows you the connection status, battery level, date, and time weather, and access to some quick shortcuts which include DND airplane mode brightness and settings.

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Xiaomi Amazfit Stratos has flat tire design. This cutout at the bottom houses some sensors most probably there’s an ambient light sensor over there for auto brightness. Yes, this watch also has auto brightness. Let me see if I can show you the sensor

Now Swiping up from the whole screen reeks of notifications panel. Where you can access all your notifications that you receive on your phone. This is how the notifications look like you can read the entire message. But there’s no option to reply it from the watch. By swiping left or right on the home screen you can access all the different apps and features.

The settings on this watch you can access it from here and this is how the Settings app looks like. In the connections, we’ve got Wi-Fi and Bluetooth settings. You can even pair Bluetooth earphones to this watch and listen to music on the go even without a phone. Now you can navigate through the watch using the touchscreen or you can even use this up-and-down physical buttons to do the same. The quality of the buttons is very nice.

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In the comment section, you’ve got time format, language, silent, airplane mode, laughs key settings, watch faces. You can change the watch faces backlight brightness raised to make auto brightness upload and tapped awake. So these are all the common settings.

Now let’s check out the different watch faces. You’ve got lots and lots of watch faces to choose from you just need to tap on them to apply. And you’re not just limited to these watch faces you can even download and install custom watch faces on your watch. So these are all the main settings of this watch

Apps and features

Now let’s check out the different apps and features. You can access them by pressing up and down navigation buttons or you can simply use touch gestures. Swiping left brings the weather forecast panel. Where it shows you a week’s forecast. And if you want more detailed info just click on any particular day to get a better view. So that was about the weather.

Swiping left again we have a heart rate monitor. You’ve got a graph over here that shows you how your heart rate is changing over time and if you want to check your heart rate just hit this button to start measuring.

This is the music player you can store songs and the watch itself and listen to music by connecting some Bluetooth earphones. there’s no inbuilt speaker microphone so that’s the only option you have. So that was about the music player.

Xiaomi Amazfit Stratos

You can set alarm to any particular time and the watch will vibrate and alert you.

Xiaomi Amazfit Stratos

There’s also a compass on it and this is how it looks like. It very accurate and can be very handy on a watch.

You also have a stopwatch. You’ve got sleep analysis which helps you track the quality and duration of your sleep.

Xiaomi Amazfit Stratos

This is the training center which helps improve your running performance. You can choose from beginner 5 kilometers 10 half marathon and even a marathon. It completely monitors your activity and helps improve your states.

Xiaomi Amazfit Stratos

And on the extreme end, you’ve got a timer function. Going left from the home screen you can access a sports page. Where you can track and monitor a variety of sports like walking, running, cycling, swimming, treadmill,l indoor cycling, climbing skiing, tennis, soccer, and multi-sport activities. Now that’s a huge list.

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As soon as you click on any activity the watch starts searching for a GPS signal. As it even keeps a track on your route by hitting the Go button. It starts monitoring your activity. Where it will keep a track on your time number of steps taken mileage heart rate calories burned and Karen’s. To stop you need to press the power button. So I think to write again brings up the activity page where you can check your recent sports activities. It gives you a complete analysis on that. And finally, you have a daily overview. Where it shows you how much activity you’ve done for the day. And even check your weekly summary. So that was it guys that were our complete look at all the apps and features of this watch.

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Xiaomi Amazfit Stratos

It’s a premium dedicated watch made for sports and fitness. The heart rate monitor on the Xiaomi Amazfit Stratos. You can access the heart rate monitor from the watch you need to do is hit this check now button to start measuring your heart rate. The heart rate monitor was working well. It was precise and giving accurate results almost 90 percent of the time. The Xiaomi Amazfit Stratos also supports call and message notifications.

You can either mute the notification or reject the call from the watch. It supports a lot of social media apps like WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, and more. The Xiaomi Amazfit Stratos is 5 atmosphere certified water resistant. That means you can go up to 50 meters underwater.


 

You can take a shower and even go diving with this watch up to 50 meters underwater. Which is around 164 feet and nothing will happen to the watch. The touchscreen doesn’t work underwater. So instead you have to use those buttons to navigate through the menu.

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The battery this SmartWatch has a 290 milliamp battery and the battery life is pretty amazing. On an average with both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi turned on and continue using the watch I was getting around 5 to 6 days of battery life. And if you switch off all those functions and use it only as a simple watch. You’ll easily get about 11 to 12 days of battery backup. And charging it from 0 to 100 took about two and a half hours.

Finally

So that is a review on the Xiaomi Amazfit Stratos. It’s a great SmartWatch for fitness and sports. The GPS on it is very accurate keeps a track on a lot of info looks very premium stylish and has an amazing battery life. The only thing I felt was instead of a trans-reflective display. If the company had gone with an IPS or an AMOLED display. It would have been awesome. And also there’s no speaker or microphone on it. This watch costs around $179.99. 

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