The Amazfit Stratos is a smartwatch and fitness tracker with a difference. It offers premium performance at a very affordable price. Unlike other feature-packed devices, the Amazfit Stratos keeps the price right down. But when you consider it’s from Xiaomi, leaders in providing top quality for less, then maybe the budget price isn’t that much of a surprise?
Nothing seems to have been missed out in the Amazfit Stratos; the LCD 1.34-inch display with 2.5 Corning Gorilla Glass is clear and bright, while you receive all the bells and whistles you require with touch controls, notifications at a glance, and high-tech sensors for accurate activity tracking. You can run phone-free with onboard music storage, and at the same time you can track your pace, distance, elapsed time, heart rate and more. Beginners through to seasoned marathon runners can follow AmazFit’s running training plans. Furthermore, the device’s 5ATM water resistance means it’s ideal for swimmers as well.
What else does the versatile Xiaomi AmazFit Stratos let you do? Well, you can customize your watch face by uploading your favourite photos, and you can also receive calls, texts, emails and app notifications on the always-on display, which is easily readable even in bright, sunny conditions. This smartwatch all-rounder is tough as well, with a ceramic bezel that is durable and resistant to scratching. Swimming, rain, snow, diving and snorkelling can’t stop the Amazfit Stratos. It’s a premium performer in every respect, despite what the low-price tag suggests.
An alternative watch is the Amazifit Stratos Pace 2 launched in late 2018, which currently retails for less than $400.