Analysis and handling of the stratos 3 from Amazfit.

In a few words

Nowadays, there are several hundred watches connected.Functions range from monitoring fitness, health, calculating the number of steps, but also measuring calories burned, or sleep patterns.

Several weak points on this watch :
– Not enough functionality for good health monitoring
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications

Our analysis has identified all cases of use of this connected watch.

The watch that tells you about your health?

For several years now, Amazfit has been producing connected watches that allow the analysis of fitness and health.They may or may not be coupled with other devices such as the telephone or computer.
The stratos 3 may be a bit outdated today, but it is still a good camera.That doesn’t in any way prevent you from buying it for aesthetic reasons.

The main difference with known watches is that it does not run on Propriétaire or Apple.It is still slow and not very intuitive to use.We are far from the smooth navigation of models with Propriétaire or Apple Watchs.
Count a few days before you know how to use it perfectly.
If sleep analysis is your priority, you will need to look at another model.
The stratos 3 unfortunately does not have accelerometer-type components.A device that is very useful when you want to track your movements, such as detecting a fall.
For those who need to take their pulse regularly, or follow their heartbeat, this watch is to be proscribed, as it does not have PPG (photoplethysmography).
In case you need to have the heartbeat curve, this watch is not recommended as it does not have an ECG sensor.

What are its functions for everyday use?

Wondering about the use of a connected watch?Knowing that high-performance models are usually expensive to buy.This is precisely what the stratos 3 test shows.
Amazfit has designed a reliable model that corresponds to classic needs.She’ll be able to accompany you on a daily basis.
Fossil says the device will last about 14 days.
Among the list of interesting features is first of all GPS.A detail for some, but not for many.The counterpart to the activation of this mode will be that the battery life will be less.
An important point on the waterproofing side, the manufacturer did not want it to operate underwater.
No security glass has been fitted to this watch.
An indispensable feature of this watch is wireless charging.You place it close to the stand and load it.
In spite of interesting features, the watch does not have a touch screen.The NFC option is not integrated in this watch connected, which means no contactless payment.
Last point about the features; this is the music function.The function is not available here.

A connected watch for sports

The connected watch offers an interesting alternative to tracking devices, which are only oriented towards sport or health.It is a product with many advantages.Is stratos 3 a new electronic gadget?
Fossil has not really provided this watch for users who are physically active.Installed applications do not track data or statistics.
The watch includes GPS support so you can track your runs.This functionality is made possible without a smartphone being connected.
Due to the absence of a SIM, you will not be able to track tracking data directly from the wristwatch.However, this will mean a much longer battery life.

On the music side, it is also important to specify that this watch does not allow music to be played.

The right model to install applications?

The best connected watches on the market run under Wear OS for Propriétaire or watchOS for Apple, but there are others.Associated applications do not allow the same types of use.These applications not only display notifications on your wrist, they can keep you entertained, track your fitness and health, and help you stay organized.
This model is not well placed in terms of applications.
Due to its proprietary operating system, you will not be able to add other applications to this connected watch.Also, apart from the original applications, there is no possibility of having any others.
The screen is of sufficient size – 1.34 inches, and the data is displayed correctly.And if you need an application in addition to those installed by default, you will have to turn to another model.On the other hand, it is an easy to use watch for entry-level applications.

Finally, The stratos 3…

To conclude, this connected watch is not very technologically advanced and is very simple to use.It’s fast, inexpensive, and easy to replace if you see your need changes.
Several weak points appeared to us on this watch:
– Little functionality for health monitoring
– Not enough sport-oriented features
– The impossibility of putting new applications