For people who love sports, it’s preferable to do sports outdoors. But this also means you can appear in situation that regular wearing and gadgets won’t protect you and themselves. As you guess, we are going to talk about a rugged smartwatch. And this time we have chosen a Xiaomi product. Huami Technology, which has been focusing on sports smart wear, brought us a product positioned as outdoor sports, namely the Huami Amazfit Ares.
It has a unique octagonal screen, and the design of the watch body adopts a style similar to ‘armor’. The angular lines, the tough shape, the protruding frame, and the cool protection for the screen and buttons are quite good. Generally, it looks a lot more resistant than ordinary light smartwatches.
Although the appearance is unique, the Huami Amazfit Ares is not unique. In terms of functions, like its siblings, it supports up to 70 professional sports modes. In the basic use mode, this watch can last for up to 90 days. It also has heart rate monitoring, sleep monitoring and other health management functions. There are many of them.
On the packaging, the style of Huami Amazfit Ares remains unchanged. The simple white packaging comes with the logo, front view of the product, and introduction of some functional parameters.
The octagonal chassis has a rectangular display area in the center. In addition to the button function logo, the four corners also have a WR 50M, indicating that it supports up to 50m waterproof.
The dial of the Huami Amazfit Ares supports custom replacement. There are many dial options you can choose from.
The body of the watch is made of polycarbenoic acid, which is hard and light in weight.
On the back of the watch, we can find the PPG biosensors and metal contacts for charging.
There are a total of four physical buttons on the watch – three on the right and one on the left. They are used to page up and down, call out the function menu and return the previous screen.
The Huami Amazfit Ares uses a color reflective screen. The color vividness is not bad. However, the most important thing is that it also has very good visibility under strong light. So this is very suitable for outdoor use.
The strap is made of silicone material, which is similar to the design of the watch body.
In terms of sports and health functions, the Huami Amazfit Ares not only supports many modes but also maintains a consistently high level of professionalism.
The Huami Amazfit Ares supports 70 professional modes. Using the built-in barometer, acceleration sensor and heart rate sensor and other devices, it can monitor common running, walking, cycling and other sports. Moreover, it can also track and identify, record your exercise intensity, consumption and time.
Apart from the mentioned simple records, the Huami Amazfit Ares also supports FIRSTBEAT professional sports analysis functions. It can provide data on maximum oxygen uptake, exercise effect, exercise load, recovery time, and can also provide a large reference during exercise.
After selecting the sport mode, a preparation interface will appear, showing the current heart rate and battery status.
The Huami Amazfit Ares also supports GPS+GLONAS dual-star positioning. There will also be GPS icons to indicate the status of star search. When the star search is completed, the watch can record when working in sport mode. Distance.
After completing the exercise, you can view the exercise record on the watch interface, or you can view more detailed data through the smartphone app.
The GPS accuracy of Huami Amazfit Ares is quite satisfactory. The subtle changes in the path during the movement can be perfectly reproduced. In addition, with the help of the barometer and acceleration level, the pace of the movement and changes in altitude can also be accurately displayed.
With the help of FIRSTBEAT professional sports analysis, there is a comprehensive evaluation of the effect of each exercise.
It is worth mentioning that in the sports status column of the watch, you can also see the three reference data of recovery time, maximum oxygen uptake, and exercise load generated based on FIRSTBEAT professional sports analysis.
The Huami Amazfit Ares supports heart rate monitoring and sleep monitoring. Turn on the heart rate all-weather monitoring mode in the Amazfit app to achieve 24-hour heart rate recording.
With the help of this app, you can view the recent changes in heart rate. In the details page, the data like the highest, lowest, and average are displayed. And the heart rate will be divided according to personal exercise status.
Even if you don’t use your smartphone, you can view the statistics of recent heart rate changes on the watch side.
In sleep monitoring, the Huami Amazfit Ares can distinguish between deep sleep and light sleep stages, and conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the user’s sleep quality based on the ratio of deep sleep to diving and the total sleep duration. In addition, the combination of app can also make a regular summary of recent sleep conditions, such as changes in sleep time, wake up time, and recent changes in sleep quality.
If you want to cultivate healthy sleeping habits, comparing this function with similar users is also of great reference significance. It can be compared with the sleep data of other people in the same area and the same age, and it can more intuitively show what bad habits are in their work and rest.
The Huami Amazfit Ares comes with the huami-PAI health assessment system. It can generate an exclusive health goal for each person based on a person’s age, weight, gender and other physiological data. Completing this goal every day can greatly reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
The health goal is expressed graphically with PAI values. It is different from the traditional mode. It uses pedometer and exercise time to calculate the score. Instead, it combines heart rate sensors, acceleration sensors, etc. to comprehensively record all the movements of the day.
Compared with several smartwatches, the angular shape of the Huami Amazfit Ares is not stiff after wearing. And the shell is lighter and harder, and has a thick border protection for the screen and buttons. You don’t have to worry too much about the bumps in everyday life.
The 1.28-inch reflective color screen of the Huami Amazfit Ares is also satisfactory in daily use.
The Huami Amazfit Ares supports a maximum of 50 meters of water resistance. The material of polycarbonate itself also has the characteristics of corrosion resistance. So no matter what kind of sports you do, it won’t suffer when you are exercising.
In addition, in terms of functions, the Huami Amazfit Ares also supports Alipay mobile payment, music control, alarm clock/timer and message reminder functions. It can also play a convenient role in daily life outside sports.
In terms of battery life, the Huami Amazfit Ares consumes 6% of its electricity in 15 hours and 09 minutes on the premise that heart rate monitoring is enabled throughout the day and GPS has been turned on multiple times for exercise. Under the heavy usage habits, the battery life can reach about 10 days. If it is used more lightly, there is no problem to reach 14 days of battery life.
For the Huami Amazfit Ares, the biggest feature is undoubtedly its unique appearance. The angular shell, thick frame, quite sci-fi style, looks quite strong.
The experience of the Huami Amazfit Ares is indeed the same as its first impression. If those exquisite all-glass large dial watches make you cautious during outdoor sports, fearing that you will feel distressed after a bump, you can put on this watch and devote yourself to the movement with full confidence.
In terms of functions, the Huami Amazfit Ares has a lot of professional FIRSTBEAT sports analysis and huami-PAI health system, heart rate monitoring, sleep monitoring, up to 70 sports modes, and a long battery life of up to 90 days.
The price of 499 yuan ($70) is quite affordable and acceptable when taking into account its tough shape, reflective color screen that is not afraid of sunlight, full functionality, and good battery life. So we can state the Huami Amazfit Ares is a product suitable for outdoor sports.