Apple Watch Series 3 vs Amazfit GTS – Which is Better?

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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.

The Amazfit GTS is less equipped, however, its cheaper

Apple Watch Series 3 vs Amazfit GTS: Specifications Compared

 
 
Product Info
Apple watch series 3 (42mm) specs

Apple Watch Series 3 (42mm) Specifications, Features and Price

Amazfit GTS Specs

Amazfit GTS Specifications, Features and Price

Price - $119.99
ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE
Device name Apple Watch Series 3 (42mm) Amazfit GTS
Device type Standalone/Fitness smartwatch Fitness/Sport smartwatch
Gender Unisex Unisex
Release date September, 2017 September, 2019
Predecessor Apple Watch Series 2
Successor Apple Watch Series 4
Versions Apple Watch Nike+
BODY BODY BODY
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
Shape Rectangular Rectangular
Case material Aluminum Aluminum
Strap material Elastomer Silicone
Bezel material Bezeless Bezeless, Ceramics
Strap size 140 – 180mm (small), 180 -220mm (big) 20 mm
Screen protection Ion-X glass (aluminum) Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Water resistance Yes, 5ATM Yes, 5ATM
Durability test
Swim-proof Yes, recommended Yes, recommended
Color Black, White Aqua, Black, Cyan, Gray, Red, Rose-gold
DISPLAY DISPLAY DISPLAY
Display size 1.65 inch 1.65 inch
Display type 1000nit, OLED 1000nit, AMOLED
Display resolution 312 x 390 pixels 348 x 442 px
Pixel density 341ppi
Always on No No
Custom watch face Yes Yes
Input type 1 Physical button, Digital crown, Touchscreen 1 Physical button, Touchscreen
CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY
Bluetooth Yes, Bluetooth v4.2 LE Bluetooth v5.0
Bluetooth calling Yes No
GPS GLONASS, GPS GLONASS, GPS
NFC Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n No
MEMORY MEMORY MEMORY
RAM 0.768GB
ROM 16GB (GPS + Cellular), 8GB (GPS)
Memory card slot No No
CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY
Technology None None
SIM type None None
Band
NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS
SMS alert Yes Yes
Calls alert Yes Yes
Email alert Yes Yes
Event reminder Yes Yes
Third-party apps alert Yes Yes
MEDIA MEDIA MEDIA
Audio mp3/mp4 No
Bluetooth music Yes No
Loudspeaker Yes No
Microphone Yes No
Camera No No
Radio No No
SENSORS SENSORS SENSORS
Accelerometer Yes Yes
Altimeter Yes No
Ambient light Yes Yes
Barometer Yes Yes
Compass No Yes
ECG No No
Gyroscope Yes Yes
HRM Yes Yes
Pulse oximeter (SpO2) No
Thermometer No No
Other sensors
ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING
Blood oxygen No No
Blood Pressure No No
Calories Yes Yes
Distance Yes Yes
ECG tracking No No
Heart rate monitoring Yes Yes
Sleep tracking Yes Yes
Steps Yes Yes
Floors climbed Yes -
Stress Yes
Incidental fall detection No No
Menstrual cycle Yes No
VO2 Max Yes
Swim-tracking Yes Yes
Underwater heart rate tracking No No
On-screen workout No No
Sport modes Yes 12, Yes
BATTERY BATTERY BATTERY
Battery type Non-removable Li-ion battery non-removable Lithium-polymer
Battery capacity 279mAh 220mAh
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
Solar charging No No
PLATFORM PLATFORM PLATFORM
Chipset Apple S3
CPU Dual core
GPU
Operating system WatchOS 4 Amazfit OS
MISC MISC MISC
Companion app Apple Watch App Amazfit Watch App
Compatibility iOS 12.0+ Android 5.0+, iOS 10.0+
Payment system Apple Pay Alipay
Interchangeable strap 24mm, Yes 20mm, Yes
Voice command Yes, Siri No
Find my phone Yes Yes
Box content Apple Watch Series 3, Charger, Manual, Straps Amazfit GTS, Charger, Manual, Straps
Price $119.99

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?

Apple Watch Series 3 vs Amazfit GTS
The Watch 3 is a more comprehensive smartwatch than Amazfit GTS. (Source: Apple)

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.

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