Xiaomi's wearable partner Huami has now launched its GPS-enabled, fitness-oriented Amazfit Stratos smartwatch on a global level, and the wearable is now available for purchase via the banner below. At just short of $200, this is a wearable that's well worth a look for anybody in the market for a fitness watch. That's because it's not only loaded with a ton of features that should be useful to any fitness enthusiast. It also won the Red Dot Product Design Award for 2018, meaning its likely one of the nicest looking watches in its category that's available.
With regard to features, this wearable comes packed in with a Firstbeat Technologies heartbeat analytics solution and Zepp Labs-designed multi-sport sensor technology to track more than 12 different sports. That includes swimming since this wearable comes with 5 ATM certified water resistance down to around 164-feet deep. However, the real-time analytics for sports also includes cycling, running, tennis, soccer, mountaineering, trail running, triathlon, and skiing, as well as a few others. By syncing up with the associated app, users can gain access to highlights about the impact of their specific activities on their aerobic performance, recommendations for downtime between activities, and combined impacts over time. That's precisely the type of information many professionals use to improve the effectiveness of their workouts for the best results.
Meanwhile, interactions with the watch itself take place via touches on an always-on transflective 2.5-inch LCD screen or through hardware buttons. That's also been coated in Corning's Gorilla Glass and set in a stainless steel frame for added durability. GLONASS and GPS are available on the watch itself, as is storage for music files but connecting to a smartphone offers a few added benefits, too. The Amazfit Stratos also supports notifications for calls, messages, emails, and calendar alerts, in addition to those other apps that support push notifications on external devices. The primary caveat may be that it only comes in a single color - namely, a black configuration. Bearing that in mind, anybody interested in buying Huami's newest smartwatch should head over to the official store via the button below for more details.