Specs and features Amazfit Arc

TypeSmart watches and bracelets
BrandAmazfit
Release date 2016.10.27
Display 0.42" OLED 72x40px.
Battery Li-pol 70mAh 20 hours
Dimensions 19x11x245mm. 20gram
Communication Bluetooth
Sensors
  • Pulsometer
  • Accelerometer
  • Sleep Analysis

Colors

Wristband sizes

SizeLength
M 155-230 mm

Customer reviews Amazfit Arc

ShopReviewsRating
GearBest 235 4.8
KEY 1 5.0
Amazon.com 306 3.1
AliExpress 55 4.7

Applications Amazfit Arc

ApplicationDeveloperRating
Amazfit - Activity Tracker Huami 2.8
Amazfit - Activity & Sleep Tracker Huami 3.7

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Amazfit Arc Overview

Amazfit Arc is an alternative to Xiaomi Mi Band designed by Huami (sub-brand Xiaomi) company.
The model Amazfit Arc is popular due to its relatively low price and stylish design, but the set of functions of the device is very limited and absolutely will not satisfy people professionally engaged in sports.

Is it worth buying Amazfit Arc?

Athletes should pay attention to Mio FUSE or Garmin vivosmart HR, and ordinary users who want to monitor their daily routine activities and their health can find a cheaper alternative in the form of Xiaomi Mi Band 2 wristband or choose an updated model Amazfit Cor.
The fitness wristband launched on December 9 in 2016 has completely the same technical features as Xiaomi Mi Band 2 does, but at a higher cost. Amazfit Arc is behind a new Amazfit Cor fitness wristband version in many points, for example, the latter has a display with a larger diagonal, the ability to report notifications from social networks and a more durable steel and aluminum body at the same as at Amazfit Arc price.

Amazfit Arc functions

The wristband has the most basic functions of a fitness tracker:
  • Regular pulse measurement with an optical heart rate monitor;
  • Calculates the number of steps taken during the day;
  • Amazfit Arc notifies users of incoming calls, messages and notifications with the help of vibration and by showing icons of some applications on its display;
  • Amazfit Arc tracks sleep phases and their duration;
  • Amazfit Arc is able to remind a user that he/she is sitting for a long time without moving and needs to walk to maintain physical well-being;
  • Amazfit Arc allows you to set up to 8 alarms and it wakes up its owner with vibration which can be turned off by pressing on the bottom of the screen.

Amazfit Arc design and construction

Amazfit Arc is equipped with a touch screen OLED display with a diagonal of 0.42 inches. The device is hardly perceptible on the arm, its weight with a strap is 19g. The design of Amazfit Arc is quite plain, simple and stylish, although it is presented in only one version. The Amazfit Arc strap is fastened in the same way as the strap on the watch.
The Amazfit Arc display shows the time and the number of steps taken, allows you to measure your pulse when you press the bottom of the display.
Dust and moisture protection IP67, the display is protected from scratches with the help of ultraviolet covering, but despite this fact the case is more prone to damages due to its monolithic design and convexity than its analogue models with a removable capsule, like Xiaomi Mi Band 2.

Pros of Amazfit Arc

  • Long battery life. The battery capacity of Amazfit Arc is 70 mAh, a fitness wristband can withstand up to 20 days of operation without recharging which is an excellent result for a device equipped with a display. The battery life and battery capacity of Xiaomi Mi Band 2 is the same.
  • In comparison, Amazfit Cor withstands up to two weeks working without being recharged with a larger battery capacity;
    • "Independence" of the device. Unlike some fitness wristbands among which we can mention Xiaomi Mi Band 1s, Amazfit Arc is not useless when it is not connected to a phone or a tablet. Amazfit Arc has a pre-set alarm clock, pedometer and a heart rate monitor;
    • Accuracy of data. Despite the fact that the set of functions of Amazfit Arc is limited, the data that this wristband is able to read is very accurate and does not cause users’ complaints, but its cheaper equivalence Xiaomi Mi Band 1s does it;
    • Simple software interface. If you want a gadget simple to interact with, then Amazfit Arc is a reasonable choice. The Amazfit and Xiaomi Mi Fit utility softwares are equally perfectly synchronized with a fitness wristband, allowing a user to view his/her own activity and sleep schedules, to control notifications and alarms.
  • Help in goals achievement. Amazfit Arc allows you to set the desired number of steps and to show how much you have worked towards your goal;
  • Gesture recognition. In order to see time on Amazfit Arc, you do not have to press the display, just one gesture is enough: raise your hand with the device and set it opposite your face.
  • Cons of Amazfit Arc

    • Weak set of functions. Newer models of a similar price range like Smartix Smart band X3 can offer a wider range of functions (remote control of the smartphone / tablet camera, search for devices connected to a wristband);
    • Supports few types of activities. Amazfit Arc can track the heart rate and the number of steps taken while walking and running. Such opportunities are perfect for people who are not very active, for whom, with the help of a fitness wristband, it is important to have a picture of their day, but athletes should look for more functional models: Amazfit Cor, except for walking and running, offers tracking while swimming and cycling, and the smartwatch Sony SmartWatch 3 will suit those who engage in golf;
    • The charger has no equivalences. Having lost the Amazfit Arc charger, be ready to throw away the fitness wristband itself because its magnetic charger has absolutely no equivalences on the market and can be replaced by nothing;
    • The display is not visible in the sun. The Amazfit Arc display shows low efficiency in the sunlight. To see something on the screen of this fitness wristband on a sunny summer day, you definitely have to go to the shade which is very inconvenient;
    • Low durability of a strap. Users note that the Amazfit Arc strap is highly prone to stretching. This makes the process of a fitness wristband wearing less convenient. Therefore, if you want a long-lasting device that remains in good condition for a long time, we would recommend you to pay attention to smart watches which have a higher price than fitness wristbands. The straps of these devices are made of leather (Asus ZenWatch 3) or metal (Huawei Watch, Asus ZenWatch 2);
    • An overpriced model. Amazfit Arc is almost an absolute equivalence of Xiaomi Mi Band 2, but the price of devices differs significantly not in favor of Amazfit Arc. Undoubtedly, Amazfit gadget has a more presentable design and looks like an accessory that gives its owner a high status, but for many users the appearance does not play a major role. If you are one of those who are looking for a gadget for a wide range of working purposes, rather than a minimalistic accessory, then we strongly recommend you to choose Xiaomi Mi Band 2.
  • A small screen. Fans of large displays definitely will not like Amazfit Arc. Such people should buy an updated version of Amazfit Cor;
  • Partial work of a touchscreen. For some users this point may seem to be insignificant, but if you want to buy Amazfit Arc, it is worth taking into account that the touchscreen of the device is controlled only by clicking on its bottom;
  • A sensitive display. It's great that Amazfit Arc responds well to touch, but in most cases this too high sensitivity is not convenient at all because you can click on the device's screen by accident.
  • Errors and bugs of Amazfit Arc

    • The Amazfit Arc heart rate monitor may fail or begin to display inaccurate data. In such cases it is highly recommended to contact the warranty service;
    • Sometimes the Amazfit Arc alarm goes off without being set;
    • If you carry something in the hand where you wear Amazfit Arc, be prepared for the errors in the steps measuring.

    Recommendations for Amazfit Arc

    • Like any other fitness wristbands, Amazfit Arc is recommended to be charged using USB, without using grid, since charging from the grid negatively affects the performance of the battery;
    • To obtain more accurate data about the heart rate, it is necessary to ensure that the wristband fits your arm tightly;
    • Sometimes for a more accurate data reading it's necessary to turn the Amazfit Arc display on another side of the wrist;
    • Some users report that they have problems with the charger cable. It is suggested to wipe the cable with alcohol, but such actions contradict the warranty conditions, and in such situations it is necessary to replace the wristband and the charger according to the guarantee.

    Reviews about Amazfit Arc

    • Amazfit Arc perfectly copes with the functions of moisture protection during daily and household chores. It easily allows its user to wash hands, do the washing-up or take a shower without taking off the fitness wristband from the hand. However, you should not misuse this Amazfit Arc waterproof function and it's not recommended to swim in the pool or in the sea while wearing it;
    • Users note that the monolithic design of Amazfit Arc is certainly a beautiful but impractical feature. The strap and its fastener are not hard-wearing which makes impossible to wear the case of the device either;
    • The fastener is not very reliable and causes difficulties when it is used;
    • It is noted that in some cases the Amazfit Arc charge lasts up to a month.

    Analogs Amazfit Arc - Comparison

    Brand Amazfit Xiaomi Huawei Honor iWOWNfit
    ModelArc Mi Band 2 Band 3 i6 Pro
    Minimum price USD
    36
    USD
    25
    USD
    46
    USD
    30
    User rating 3.9 4.6 4.3 4.1
    Functionality 2.6 3.4 4.1 4.1
    Sesors accuracy 3.8 3.9 3.2 2.6
    Sensors
    Pulsometer 4.5 4.3 2.9 2.3
    Accelerometer 4.2 4.3 2.7 3.0
    Sleep Analysis 2.9 3.1 4.0 2.6
    Altimeter
    Communication
    Bluetooth 4.0 LE 4.2 4.0
    Navigation
    Connected GPS
    Design
    Material sensor Aluminum Plastic; aluminum Plastic Stainless steel
    Material strap Elastomer Thermoplastic elastomer Polyurethane Polyurethane
    Item width 19 mm. 15.7 mm. 16.5 mm. 19.8 mm.
    Item height 11 mm. 40.3 mm. 43 mm. 39.6 mm.
    Item depth 245 mm. 10.5 mm. 10.3 mm. 9.5 mm.
    Item weight 20 gram 19.4 gram 18 gram 18 gram
    Replaceable straps
    Strap dimensions
    Buttons 1 1 1
    Package
    Package weight 116 gram 90 gram 104 gram 85 gram
    Package width 73 mm. 10 mm. 100 mm. 95 mm.
    Package height 55 mm. 3 mm. 40 mm. 20 mm.
    Package depth 135 mm. 10 mm. 160 mm. 175 mm.
    Display
    Display type OLED OLED PMOLED OLED
    Display size 0.42 Inches 0.42 Inches 0.91 Inches 0.73 Inches
    Touchscreen
    Support slides
    Display backlight
    Display colors 1 1 1 1
    Display width 72 px 32 px 88 px
    Display height 40 px 128 px 128 px
    Pixel density 196 ppi 147 ppi 213 ppi
    Auto adjust brightness
    Protection
    Water Resistant IP67 IP67 WR50 IP67
    Temperature minimum -20 °C -20 °C
    Temperature max 70 °C 60 °C
    Battery
    Battery type Li-pol Li-pol Li-pol Li-pol
    Battery capacity 70 mAh 70 mAh 100 mAh 58.2 mAh
    Battery life - Waiting 480 hours 480 hours 720 hours 240 hours
    Battery life - Tested 10 hours 15 hours
    Charger
    Magnetic Charger
    Input voltage 5 volt 5 volt 5 volt 5 volt
    Input current 45 mA
    Charging time 0.5 hours 2 hours 1.5 hours 2 hours
    Synchronization
    Android version 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.3+
    iOS version 9.0 7 8 8+
    Windows 8.1
    Notifications
    Vibration
    Light
    Incoming call
    Incoming message
    Call ID display
    Apps
    Watch
    Digital faces 2 2 2
    Analog-digital faces 3
    Display weather
    System
    RAM 128Kb 256Kb
    ROM 8Mb 1Mb
    CPU Dialog DA14681 ARM Cortex-M4
    Flash 16Mb
    Chipset SmartBond DA14681
    Operating System Proprietary OS Proprietary OS Proprietary OS Proprietary OS
    Support updates
    Wearing
    Wrist
    Contents
    Manuals
    USB cable
    Features
    Find My Phone
    Unlock identity
    Find My Device
    Camera shoot control
    Smart alarm
    Silence alarm
    Read SMS
    Ability to turn off
    Rotate to switch
    Stopwatch
    Fitness
    Dynamic heart rate
    Training mode
    Reminder to move
    Calorie consumption
    Distance covered
    Active Minutes
    Log
    Weight log
    Applicatio feature
    Add friend
    Share results
    Sport
    Runing
    Treadmill
    Walking
    Weight training
    Cycling
    Soccer
    Tennis
    Volleyball
    Table Tennis
    American Football
    Basketball
    Badminton
    Swimming
    Skipping rope
    Ice skating
    Bowling
    Ski
    Dancing
    Yoga
    Aerobics
    Plank
    Mountaineering
    Rock climbing
    Integration
    Compatible apps 3 3
    Google Fit
    MyFitnessPal
    UP by Jawbone
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