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Featured in this comparison are; the Huawei Watch GT 2, Amazfit Straos 3 and Fossil Gen 5 – three new smartwatches from some of the biggest name in the industry. Each of these three is an upgrade from their respective predecessors, and like you would expect, its better design, performance upgrades and longer battery life. Each of these has met all the aforementioned criteria, however, we’re comparing the Fossil Gen 5 vs Amazfit Stratos 3 vs Huawei Watch GT 2 specs and features, so you know the differences.

Fossil Gen 5 vs Amazfit Stratos 3 vs Huawei Watch GT 2 Specs Compared

 Fossil Gen 5Amazfit Stratos 3 Huawei Watch GT 2 (46mm)
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EDITOR'S RATING

Design:
4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)
Battery:
3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)
Features:
4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)
Price:
3.3 out of 5 stars (3.3 / 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)
Design:
4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 5)
Battery:
4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)
Features:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Price:
3.7 out of 5 stars (3.7 / 5)
Average:
4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameFossil Gen 5 CalyleAmazfit Stratos 3Huawei Watch GT 2 (46mm)
Device typeClassic/Fitness smartwatchClassic/Fitness smartwatchClassic/Fitness smartwatch
PredessesorFossil Gen 4 Q ExploristAmazfit StratosHuawei Watch GT Active
Successor------
Released dateAugust, 2019September, 2019September, 2019
Ideal forMenMenMen

DISPLAY

Display typeAMOLED (Always-on)Full moon reflective LCDAMOLED
Full color,
Always-on-display
Display size1.28 inch1.34 inch1.39 inch
Screen resolution416 x 416 pixels320 x 320 pixels454 x 454 pixels
Density------
Input typeTouchscreen plus 3 physical buttonsTouchscreen,
4 physical buttons
Touchscreen,
2 physical buttons

BODY

ShapeCircularCircularCircular
Dimension44 x 44 x 12 mm45.72 x 45.72 x 12.7mm45.9 x 45.9 x 10.7 mm
Weight----41 grams (excluding straps)
Casing materialStainless steelGlass reinforced with polycarbonateStainless steel/thermoplastic
Strap/band materialStainless steelSiliconeFluoroelastomer, leather or titanium metal
Bezel MaterialStainless steelStainless steel Ceramics
Strap size22mm22mm20mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glassCorning Gorilla glass 3Corning Gorilla glass
Water resistant/ProtectionYes, 3ATMYes, 5ATMYes, 5ATM
Swim-proofYesYes, recommendedYes, recommended
Color(s)Black silicone/steel
Dark Brown/black steel
Smoke stainless steel
BlackBlack, orange, titanium grey and pebble brown

MEMORY

RAM1GB0.5GB32MB
Internal storage8GB4GB4GB
Memory card slot------

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth smart v4.2 LEBluetooth smart v5.0 LEBluetooth smart v5.1 LE
Wi-FiYesYesNo
NFCYesYesYes (China only)
GPSGPS/GLONASS/GalileoYes, GPS/GLONASS/GALILEO/BEIDOUGPS/GLONASS/Galileo

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

TechnologyNoNoNo
SIM slotNoNoNo
BandNoNoNo

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYesYesYes
SMS alertYesYesYes
Calls alertYesYesYes
Event reminderYesYesYes
Weather forecastYesYesYes
Third-party appsYesYesYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep trackingYesYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYesYes
Distance coveredYesYesYes
Steps climbedYesYesYes
CaloriesYesYesYes

MEDIA

Audiomp3/mp4mp3/mp4mp3
Bluetooth musicYesYesYes
RadioNoNoNo
LoudspeakerYesNoYes
MicrophoneYesNoYes
CameraNoNoNo

SENSORS

Accelerometer YesYesYes
Altimeter------
Heart rate monitor (HRM)YesYesYes
BarometerYesNoYes
Gyroscope YesYesYes
Ambient lightYesYesYes
Other sensors------

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)Wear OSProprietary OSHuawei Lite OS
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 3100--Kirin A1
CPU--1.2GHz Dual core processor--
GPU------

BATTERY

Type of batteryNon-removable Li-ion batteryNon-removable Li-polymer batteryNon-removable Li-polymer battery
Battery capacity 310mAh300mAh455mAh
Battery lifeStandby : 4 days+ , Mixed usage: 1 day+Standby: 15 days+
Mixed usage: 7 days
Ultramode: 14 days
Standby :20 days+,
Mixed usage: 14 days+
ChargingInductive charging magnetUSB magnetic charging dockCharging dock
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours

MISC

Payment systemGoogle payAli payAli pay
Compatibility Android 4.4 (excluding Go edition) or later.
iOS 9.3 or later.
Android 5.0+
iOS 10.0+
Android 4.4+ and iOS 9.0+
Companion appFossil Q appAmazfit Watch appHuawei Wear app
Customizable watch faceYesYesYes
Interchangeable band Yes, 22mmYes, 22mmYes, 20mm
Voice commandYesYesNo

BOX CONTENTS

Fossil Gen 5Amazfit Stratos 3Huawei Watch GT 2 (46mm)
StrapsStrapsStraps
Inductive charging magnetCharging dockWireless charger
Quick start guideQuick start guideQuick start guide

PRICE COMPARED

PriceAbout $300About $230About $275 (42mm)

What’s the Difference?

Fossil Gen 5 vs Amazfit Stratos 3 vs Huawei Watch GT 2 Features Compared

  1. Fossil Gen 5 vs Amazfit Stratos 3 vs Huawei Watch GT 2: Design

  2. No doubt, each of these three watches has got an outstanding design that’s stylish in every sense and also classy. However, the GT2 being the slimmest out of these three is the sleekest, it also has the biggest display than the other two, although with slightly bigger case.

    In addition, the Gen 5 and GT2 with stainless steel case material are quite heavier than the Stratos 3 with polycarbonate material. And this makes the Stratos 3 a more befitting and comfortable wear for sport activities than the GT2 and Gen 5 which are rather more befitting for formal events.

    The Gen 5 and GT2 with AMOLED powered display have more interactive and richer display than the Stratos 3 with reflective LCD display. Although, the reflective LCD display of the Stratos 3 is very easy to read outdoors compared to the AMOLED display, and this adds to making the Stratos a better choice if you’re more into outdoor workouts.

  3. Fossil Gen 5 vs Amazfit Stratos 3 vs Huawei Watch GT 2: Connectivity

  4. The GT 2 lacks Wi-Fi which is present on both the Gen 5 and Stratos 3, as such the later two gives you additional option to keep you connected to all that matters to you.

  5. Fossil Gen 5 vs Amazfit Stratos 3 vs Huawei Watch GT 2: Storage

  6. The Gen 5 has a higher storage capacity which twice what you get with either of the GT2 or Stratos 3, and that simply means you get to take more of your favorite music with the Gen 5.

  7. Fossil Gen 5 vs Amazfit Stratos 3 vs Huawei Watch GT 2: Media

  8. The Stratos 3 lacks both microphone and loudspeaker which is present on the Gen 5 and GT2. The GT2 and Gen 5 features Bluetooth calling which allows you to receive and make calls directly from this devices, as well as enabling voice assistant features on these two.

    Moreover, with any of the GT2 and Gen 5 you can play your media files anywhere, thanks to the loudspeaker.

  9. Fossil Gen 5 vs Amazfit Stratos 3 vs Huawei Watch GT 2: Fitness Tracking

  10. With the increasing awareness for fitness and overall wellbeing among the populace, virtually every smartwatch released now is fitness-focused, and these three are no exception. Any of these three will make a great choice for keeping tab on your active life and managing your fitness goals effortlessly.

    While the GT2 features swimming heart rate tracking in addition to complete sleep tracking and recovery time, the Stratos 3 features 19 preloaded sport modes and 8 Featbeat algorithms which includes training load, training effect and recovery time.

    The Gen 5 is also a comprehensive activity tracker with the improving Google Fit as your fitness companion and a host of apps you can download to manage your fitness goals effortlessly.

  11. Fossil Gen 5 vs Amazfit Stratos 3 vs Huawei Watch GT 2: Battery Life

The GT2 has the longest battery life of 2 weeks compared to the Stratos 3 with 7 days long battery life and even longer than the Gen 5 with just about a day or more battery life thanks to the Snapdragon 3100 chip which enables battery saver modes that will see it last a little longer.

In other words, the GT2 has the longest battery life which makes it the most ideal choice for anyone engaged in extreme workout activities.

Fossil Gen 5 vs Amazfit Stratos 3 vs Huawei Watch GT 2: Which is Better?

Each of these three is an outstanding choice, outstanding design and comprehensive activity trackers.

If you’re after design, then any of the GT2 or Gen 5 is a better choice. However, if you’re after long battery life, then any of GT2 or Stratos 3 is better.

Overall, I think the GT2 is the most outstanding smartwatch out of these three, it has the longest battery life and also a comprehensive activity tracker while featuring Bluetooth calling that brings it very close to being a full-fledged standalone smartwatch.

Our Pick

I go with the Huawei Watch GT 2 – It’s a remarkable smartwatch with a sophisticated design and a comprehensive activity tracker with a long battery life.

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