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In this comparison chart, we compare the standalone Verge 2 (Nexo) and the two latest addition to Amazfit rich lineup of smartwatches; the GTS and Stratos 3 which succeeds the Stratos 2 and features 8 Featbeat algorithms and a longer battery life than its predecessor. We compare the Amazfit Verge 2 vs GTS vs Stratos 3 specs and features, so you know what the differences are and which is the right choice for you.

Amazfit Verge 2 vs GTS vs Stratos 3 Specs Compared

 Amazfit Verge 2Amazfit GTSAmazfit Stratos 3
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EDITOR'S RATING

Design:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Battery:
2.5 out of 5 stars (2.5 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Features:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Price:
3.8 out of 5 stars (3.8 / 5)
Average:
3.8 out of 5 stars (3.8 / 5)
Design:
4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)
Battery:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
3.9 out of 5 stars (3.9 / 5)
Features:
3.4 out of 5 stars (3.4 / 5)
Price:
3.6 out of 5 stars (3.6 / 5)
Average:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Design:
4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Battery:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)
Features:
3.9 out of 5 stars (3.9 / 5)
Price:
3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Average:
4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameAmazfit Verge 2Amazfit GTSAmazfit Stratos 3
Device typeStandalone/Fitness smartwatchSporty/Fitness smartwatchClassic/Fitness smartwatch
PredessesorAmazfit Verge --Amazfit Stratos
Successor------
Released dateJune, 2019September, 2019September, 2019
Ideal forUnisexUnisexMen

DISPLAY

Display typeAMOLEDAMOLEDFull moon reflective LCD
Display size1.39 inches1.65 inches1.34 inches
Screen resolution454 x 454 pixels348 x 442320 x 320 pixels
Density326 ppi341 ppi--
Input typeTouchscreen plus 1 buttonTouchscreen plus 1 buttonTouchscreen,
4 physical buttons
Always-onYesNoYes

BODY

ShapeCircularRectangularCircular
Dimension35.4 x 35.4 x 13.7 mm43.25 x 36.25 x 9.4 mm45.72 x 45.72 x 12.7mm
Weight49g (excluding straps)24.8g (excluding straps)--
Casing materialmicrocrystalline zirconium ceramicAircraft-grade aluminumGlass reinforced with polycarbonate
Strap/band materialSiliconeSiliconeSilicone
Bezel Materialmicrocrystalline zirconium ceramicBezelessStainless steel
Band size22 mm20 mm22 mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glass 3Corning Gorilla glass 3Corning Gorilla glass 3
Water resistantYes, IP68Yes, 5ATMYes, 5ATM
Swim-proofNot, recommended Yes, recommended Yes, recommended
Color(s)BlackBlack, gray, cyan, rose-gold, red, aquaBlack

MEMORY

RAM512MB--512MB
Internal storage4GB--4GB
Memory card slotNoNoNo

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth smart v5.0Bluetooth smart v5.0Bluetooth smart v5.0
Wi-FiYesNoYes
NFCYesYesYes
GPSYes, GPS/GLONASSYes, GPS/GLONASSYes, GPS/GLONASS/GALILEO/BEIDOU

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

Technology2G/3G/4GNoNo
SIM slotYes, e-SIMNoNo
Band------

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYesYesYes
SMS alertYesYesYes
Calls alertYesYesYes
Event reminderYesYesYes
Weather forecastYesYesYes
Facebook notificationYesYesYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep trackingYesYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYesYes
Distance coveredYesYesYes
Steps climbedYesYesYes
CaloriesYesYesYes

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4Nomp3/mp4
Bluetooth musicYesNoYes
RadioNoNoNo
LoudspeakerYesNoNo
MicrophoneYesNoNo
CameraNoNoNo

SENSORS

AltimeterNoNoNo
Accelerometer YesYesYes
Magnetometer YesYesYes
Heart rate monitor (HRM)YesYesYes
BarometerYesYesYes
Gyroscope YesYesYes
Ambient lightYesYesYes
Other sensorsECG (special edition only)----

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)Proprietary OS Proprietary OS Proprietary OS
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2500----
CPU1.1GHz Dual core processor--1.2GHz Dual core processor
GPU------

BATTERY

Type of batteryNon-removable Li-polymer batteryNon-removable Li-polymer batteryNon-removable Li-polymer battery
Battery capacity 420mAh220mAh300mAh
Battery lifeStandby :2 days + , Mixed usage: 24hrs+Standby :46 days Mixed usage: 14 daysStandby: 15 days+ , Mixed usage: 7 days
Ultramode: 14 days
ChargingCharging cradle via USBCharging cradle via USBMagnetic cradle charging dock
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours

MISC

Payment systemAlipayYesYes, (China only)
Compatibility Android 5.0 or later.
iOS 10.0 or later.
Android 5.0+
iOS 10.0+
Android 5.0+
iOS 10.0+
Companion appAmazfit watch appAmazfit watch appAmazfit watch app
Customizable watch faceYesYesYes
Interchangeable band YesYes, 20mmYes, 22mm
Voice commandYesNoNo

BOX CONTENTS

Amazfit Verge 2 (Nexo)Amazfit GTSAmazfit Stratos 3
StrapStrapStrap
Charging cradle and USB cableCharging cradle and USB cableMagnetic cradle charging dock
Quick starter guildQuick starter guildQuick starter guild

PRICE

About $190 ECG,
$145 standard edition
About $150About $230

What’s the Difference?

Amazfit Verge 2 vs GTS vs Stratos 3 Features Compared

  1. Amazfit Verge 2 vs GTS vs Stratos 3: Design

  2. The Stratos 3 being a higher-end smartwatch has got a sophisticated design that’s rugged and more durable, its glass reinforced polycarbonate case leaves it with a classy and elegant appearance. So also is the GTS with an appearance similar to the Apple Watch, it’s very slim and weighs the least thanks to the aircraft-grade aluminum case which makes it a more comfortable wear all day long.

    The Verge 2 with a microcrystalline zirconium ceramic case material looks very stylish, but quite thick at 13.7mm.

    Secondly, while AMOLED powers the display of the GTS and Verge 2, reflective LCD powers the Stratos 3 1.34 inch display. The AMOLED display is more lively and interactive than the reflective LCD, but isn’t easily read outdoors compared to the reflective LCD that’s easy to read outdoors which makes the Stratos 3 a better choice for outdoor activities as you can easily catch a glance while on the go.

  3. Amazfit Verge 2 vs GTS vs Stratos 3: Storage/Media

  4. Both the Verge 2 and Stratos 3 come with 4GB onboard storage capacity that allow you take your favorite music with you on the go which can be fun especially while working out. The GTS lacks significant onboard storage, and as such you can’t store music on this device.

    Moreover, the Verge 2 being a standalone smartwatch features a loudspeaker that allow you play your media files anywhere and a microphone supports its cellular features.

  5. Amazfit Verge 2 vs GTS vs Stratos 3: Cellular Connectivity

  6. While the GTS and Stratos 3 lack cellular connectivity capabilities, the Verge 2 ships with embedded e-Sim that supports cellular connectivity up to 4G LTE which allows you make and receive calls directly from this device. Supported countries include Spain, the UK, Germany and Vietnam with more countries being added.

  7. Amazfit Verge 2 vs GTS vs Stratos 3: Fitness Tracking

  8. Each of these three is fitness-focused just like other watches on the Amazfit lineup, each of these will track your sleep, calories, heart rate with inbuilt GPS that enables outdoor activity tracking. Although, while the GTS comes with 12 preloaded sport modes, the Verge 2 has only 10 preloaded workout modes.

    The Stratos 3 being a premium smartwatch is a more equipped to track your active life with 19 preloaded sport modes compared to the other two, and features 8 FeatBeat algorithms which is twice what’s featured on its predecessor. These makes it a more comprehensive activity tracker.

  9. Amazfit Verge 2 vs GTS vs Stratos 3: Battery Life

The GTS is tested to last 14 days with mixed usage and 46 days with basic watch mode which is much longer than the Stratos 3 tested to last 7 days, also impressive. These two have far more impressive longer battery life than the Verge 2 with about 28 hours battery life, no thanks to its standalone feature and Snapdragon 2500 chip.

These makes any of Stratos 3 or GTS a better choice for tracking extreme workout activities.

Amazfit Verge 2 vs GTS vs Stratos 3: Which is Better?

Each of these three has got a remarkable design with lots of features and great choices for managing your fitness goals. However, the Stratos 3 featuring more fitness tracking features is a more comprehensive activity tracker, and also has a long battery life.

While the GTS with its classy appearance is a decent choice if you’re looking for a smartwatch with a long battery life and able to keep you connected to all that matters to you, while also being a more comprehensive activity tracker than the Verge 2.

On the hand, if you more interested in cellular features, then the Verge 2 is a great choice that allow you make and receive calls directly from the watch. You should be sure to check that Verge 2 cellular feature is supported in your country before proceeding to buy one.

Our Pick

I go with the Stratos 3 – its rugged and comprehensive activity tracker with a quite impressive long battery life and onboard music storage.

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