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We have reviewed a bunch of Amazfit smartwatches on our site. With every review, we are surprised with the feature set and pricing of the Amazfit products. Recently the Amazfit Pace has gained some traction and today we have the Xiaomi Amazfit Pace Review.
This review will cover the contents of the box, specifications, features and final thoughts.
Inside the Box
Inside the box, you can find the watch, the instruction manual and a charger custom designed for the pace. Now, this is something that is a big disadvantage because Amazfit does not make standard watch chargers across its line up. Which means, if you have two different Amazfit watches, you will have two different chargers. You also ear two earbuds along with the Amazfit Pace.
Design and Display
Coming to the look of the watch. The design of the Amazfit pace is a tad better than the Stratos. The ceramic ring included in the Pace makes this smartwatch stand out. It’s also thin and very light. You don’t have the trappings of a large smartwatch from this device. The strap is made of rubber and is pretty strong and it doesn’t leave a mark on your hands because of the lightness of the watch. The watch weights on 53.7 grams, which is super light.
The back of the watch has a heart rate sensor.
The display for the Pace is coloured, which means it’s not monochrome like a lot of the other smartwatches out there. This in itself gives an added design dimension to the watch. The dial is at 46mm, which is a pretty decent size. It’s not too big and bulky and at the same time, not too small like the Fitbit like bands.
The colour display gives a better finish, but affects the quality of the viewing angles in some cases. If you are wondering about the strength of the watch and if it can take a few hits, worry not. The material of the watch is polycarbonate and the ceramics are from Zirconia, which is pretty strong.
There are a few watch faces for people who love to customize the look of their watches, but not too many that you will get confused.
The software running this device are similar to the one running the Stratos. We did mention there were slight interfacing issues with the OS and as it is the proprietary OS of Huami, they are still working and improving. If you are really big on interfaces and care too much for eye for detail, then you should skip this one. The interface does not affect the performing and functions of the device at all.
There are a few apps that work with the Pace. If you want to use a tracking app, then you can use the Nike+ running app that tracks your workouts, this can be integrated with your smartwatch in a simple manner.
One of the best apps that is built-into this watch is the Training Center App. The Training Center App is for trained athletes and professionals, who want to document every training session. This is much bettert han just a simple tracking tool.
There is also the Amazfit App which is pretty fine looking, but the use of it is minimal. The best part about the Amazfit Pace is, all the functions you need to perform can be done directly on the watch itself.
We ran basic odometer tests with the Amazfit Pace and the GPS is pretty accurate. The heart rate monitor works pretty accurately while running, but if you perform other strenuous exercises apart from running, the accuracy drops by a bit.
The battery of the Amazfit Pace is one of the best we’ve seen. When I reviewed the watch, I worked out everyday with the heart rate monitor on and the phone connected continuously. The watch lasted a good 5 days on a single charge, which is pretty awesome, as smart watches come.
The Amazfit Pace is a good alternative to the expensive smartwatches available in the market. It has all the features of a top smartwatch, at half the rate. It has a beautiful design and the ceramic ring is a nice touch. The touch screen is coloured and not mono-chrome, that makes this watch look even better. It’s a sports tracking smart watch and has an amazing running tracker app installed. The battery life is also brilliant, lasting a solid 5 days of constant use.