When it comes to the wearable market, it’s not easy making a name for yourself when other established competitors are ruling the space. I have had my share of “fitness tracking” devices, and many of them priced under a $200 have failed me at some point. Until now. The Amazfit “Pace” offers a few unique number of features that you don’t expect to find on a device under $160— such as a built-in music player, GPS, and a customizable watch face.
The 1.34-inch round display and ceramic bezel protect the watch from scratches and scuffs. The red silicone band is a nice touch, but I would like to see a few more colored and fabric options for a more personalized touch. Under the hood, you’ll find a 1.2GHz processor, a 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. All of which according to the company will run for five days of battery. I’ve gotten up to 4.5 days on average without a single recharge due to the enabled GPS.
Syncing the watch was one of the simplest things I had to do. My past experiences with other smartwatches, the Bluetooth connection would fail at some point on a daily basis. I never had this issue with the Amazfit watch. The Pace doesn’t run on Android Wear. Instead, it has a custom built OS but works with both Android and IOS devices.
Outside of the standard features like running tracking, heart rate, calories, speed, notifications, etc. the two features that stand out is the internal storage for phone-free music and the built-in GPS. It is tough always finding a place for your phone while on the treadmill, or next to a pair of dumbbells, so it ‘s nice to know I can still listen to my favorite songs without the worry of anything happening to my mobile device. The Pace device really works with my active lifestyle by keeping me on the move. If I am sitting down for too long, I will receive a notification telling me to get up.
If you are looking for a watch that can send emojis, text messages, this isn’t the watch for you. The Pace is, however, a straightforward and affordable smartwatch that can get the job done without a significant investment. As a bonus, GENTS AMONG MEN readers can save 20% now until 4/2 by using promo code “FINDYOURFIT”
All photos via Amazfit.com
This post is sponsored by Amazfit*