Amazfit Ares Smartwatch – Review of Features
In the past few months, Huami Amazfit introduced several amazing wearables in the market. From classic, sport to rugged type of smartwatches.
The last one to be released in the market is the Amazfit T-Rex, a rugged smartwatch packed with sports and fitness features. It’s a rugged smartwatch built for outdoor activities. The device has a huge circular design with touch built. It is a popular device for Amazfit fans, that is why it is just fitting that Amazfit introduce a somewhat rectangular version of it, sort of in some ways. It is called the Amazfit Ares Smartwatch, a wearable with a rugged design.
Amazfit Ares – Light and Rugged
Measuring 46.5 x 55.6 x 14 mm, the rectangular/square shape body of the Ares lightweight, it weighs just 48 grams only. This is possible with its polycarbonate material making it light as well as durable from scratches and bumps.
It is rugged, it is tough with rigged physical buttons for easy operation. We still haven’t confirmed yet if the wearable is supporting touch screen operation or not.
Available in khaki/army green and black color, this includes its sport silicon strap with traditional stainless steel buckle. The overall body is IP68 rated, it can withstand up to 50 meters of water for about 10 minutes. It is built for outdoor so it is equipped to have this waterproof feature.
What are the Features of Amazfit Ares?
Just like its counter part Amazfit T-Rex, the smartwatch is pretty loaded with tons of fitness and health options.
70 Sports Mode, loaded
Packed with fitness and sport tracker, waling, running, cycling, swimming, hiking, skiing, treadmill, volleyball, indoor and outdoor cycling, and other high intensity indoor and outdoor workouts. Its an enticing feature for those who are fitness fans, usually smartwatches has 20 -30 sport features loaded to it. The Ares is loaded with 70 sports mode, which I think is one of the first in smartwatches.
First Beat Technology
Almost high-end smartwatches comes preloaded with this, it a high performance analytics, it’s like a recovery coach to get more out of your fitness routine. The features analyze your stress, recovery and exercise.
Personal Activity Intelligence, it’s a metric for your heart rate, generating PAI score. The features in the Amazfit Ares provides an easy to understand activity metric, helping you get a healthy cardiovascular.
Have a 24/7 heart rate monitoring, with its heart rate sensor. It got the latest sensor to provide an accurate results of your heart rate during an exercise routine.
Additional Function and Features included are
Call and message notifications, mobile payment, music control. The smartwatch is also preloaded with at least 8 watch faces.
Display: 1.28” inch reflective display, Corning Gorilla Glass, 176 x 176 pixels
Sensors: Biotracker PPG, barometer, 3 axis accelerometer, GPS + GLONASS
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.2
Battery: 200 mAh battery 13 days battery life, 90 days basic watch mode
Waterproof: IP68 waterproof rating, waterproof up to 50 meters
So far, it got all the basics and advance features of a sport and fitness tracking, It might not have a high definition display compared to AMOLED LCD by Amazfit GTR but I guess, the reflective display provide a much better display in outdoor settings. The battery life is impressive giving the smartwatch 14 days in normal usage with its health and fitness features used occasionally.
It has 23 hours with GPS+ GLONASS is used continuously and 90 days which is impressive if it is used in watch mode only.