The Apple Watch Series 3 and Amazfit GTS are two fine and outstanding smartwatches, each with a decent design and interesting features. While the Watch 3 is available in two sizes; 42mm and 38mm, the GTS although a fine fitness smartwatch has fewer features with a far longer battery life compared to the Watch 3. We’re comparing the Apple Watch Series 3 vs Amazfit GTS to find out the differences and to help you make a more informed decision.
Apple Watch Series 3 vs Amazfit GTS: Specifications Compared
Apple Watch Series 3 (42mm) Specifications, Features and Price
Amazfit GTS Specifications, Features and Price
|ABOUT DEVICE||ABOUT DEVICE||ABOUT DEVICE|
|Device name||Apple Watch Series 3 (42mm)||Amazfit GTS|
|Device type||Standalone/Fitness smartwatch||Fitness/Sport smartwatch|
|Release date||September, 2017||September, 2019|
|Predecessor||Apple Watch Series 2||—|
|Successor||Apple Watch Series 4||—|
|Versions||Apple Watch Nike+||—|
|Dimension||42.5 x 36.4 x 11.4 mm||43.25 x 36.25 x 9.4 mm|
|Weight||52.8 grams||(excluding straps), 24.8g|
|Bezel material||Bezeless||Bezeless, Ceramics|
|Strap size||140 – 180mm (small), 180 -220mm (big)||20 mm|
|Interchangeable strap||24mm, Yes||20mm, Yes|
|Screen protection||Ion-X glass (aluminum)||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|Water resistance||Yes, 5ATM||Yes, 5ATM|
|Swim-proof||Yes, recommended||Yes, recommended|
|Color||Black, White||Aqua, Black, Cyan, Gray, Red, Rose-gold|
|Display size||1.65 inch||1.65 inch|
|Display type||1000nit, OLED||1000nit, AMOLED|
|Display resolution||312 x 390 pixels||348 x 442 px|
|Custom watch face||Yes||Yes|
|Input type||1 Physical button, Digital crown, Touchscreen||1 Physical button, Touchscreen|
|Bluetooth||Yes, Bluetooth v4.2 LE||Bluetooth v5.0|
|GPS||GLONASS, GPS||GLONASS, GPS|
|Wi-Fi||Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n||No|
|ROM||16GB (GPS + Cellular), 8GB (GPS)||—|
|Memory card slot||No||No|
|CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY||CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY||CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY|
|Third-party apps alert||Yes||Yes|
|Pulse oximeter (SpO2)||No||—|
|ACTIVITY TRACKING||ACTIVITY TRACKING||ACTIVITY TRACKING|
|Heart rate monitoring||Yes||Yes|
|Incidental fall detection||No||No|
|Underwater heart rate tracking||No||No|
|Sport modes||Yes||12, Yes|
|Battery type||Non-removable Li-ion battery||non-removable Lithium-polymer|
|Battery life||Regular: up to 18hrs||Regular: 14 days, Standby: 46 days|
|Charging type||Charging dock||2-Pin charging|
|Charging time||1-2 hours||1-2 hours|
|Operating system||WatchOS 4||Amazfit OS|
|Companion app||Apple Watch App||Amazfit Watch App|
|Compatibility||iOS 12.0+||Android 5.0+, iOS 10.0+|
|Payment system||Apple Pay||Alipay|
|Voice command||Yes, Siri||No|
|Find my phone||Yes||Yes|
|Box content||Apple Watch Series 3, Charger, Manual, Straps||Amazfit GTS, Charger, Manual, Straps|
Difference Between Apple Watch Series 3 vs Amazfit GTS
The Amazfit GTS is actually a clone of the Apple watch design that obviously aims to give smartwatch lovers a cheaper alternative to the Apple Watch. And no doubt, it’s a fine-looking smartwatch with a great resemblance to the Watch 3.
The GTS has the same aluminum case as the Watch 3 and it also has the same 1.65 inches display size as the 42mm unit of the Watch 3. Meanwhile, the 38mm unit of the Watch 3 has a 1.5 inches display size.
The display type is, however different as AMOLED powers the display of the GTS while OLED powers the display of the Watch 3. Both display types are very colorful and easy to read even outdoors.
In terms of navigation, the Watch 3 has a physical button and a digital rotating crown in addition to a touch-sensitive display that makes it easy to navigate. The GTS is also easy to access with a single button and touchscreen display.
In summary, both watches are sturdy and have a colorful display.
Talking about fitness tracking features, each of these two will track your steps, calories, sleep, and heart rate. Each of these two also has an inbuilt GPS that will allow you to track your locations and routes when you go for outdoor workouts.
The Watch 3 comes with an 8GB storage capacity which allows you to store your favorite tracks on the watch. This isn’t possible with the Amazfit GTS because it lacks a significant storage capacity for onboard music storage.
Moreover, the Watch 3 also has a microphone and speaker that allows you to make and receive calls directly from the watch when your phone is nearby. You can’t make calls with the Amazfit GTS because it lacks both a microphone and speaker.
The Watch 3 beats the GTS in every aspect except battery life. With the GTS, you can get up to 14 days of battery life which is far longer than about 18hrs with the Watch 3.
Which is Better?
Clearly, the Watch 3 is a better smartwatch compared to the GTS. It’s a more equipped smartwatch with onboard storage, microphone, loudspeaker, fitness tracking features, and there’s a cellular model which makes it a more comprehensive smartwatch. It’s the best for iOS device users.
On the other hand, the GTS is a fine alternative, it’s way cheaper, has a lightweight design, is equipped to track your daily activities, and has a far longer battery life than the Watch 3 which lets you go longer from a single charge.