Specs and features Pace

TypeSmart watches and bracelets

    Amazfit Pace Overview

    Amazfit Pace is a smart watch from Huami, a subsidiary company of Xiaomi, was designed by order of Xiaomi.
    The watch is available in two versions:
    1. Asian — Amazfit Watch, is supported by Xiaomi Mi Fit and Mi Dong's own application, Amazfit Watch interface is presented in Chinese;
    2. International — English interface, synchronization with Strava.
    Overall, Amazfit Pace is equipped with rather standard features: a dual-core processor with a frequency of 1.5GHz, its RAM is 512MB and its ROM is 4GB. The Amazfit Pace processor is referred to as one of the best one among smart watches at the beginning of 2018.
    A transflective display, compatibility with various types of running, treadmills and exercise bikes together with an excellent processor and design make Amazfit Pace an excellent choice for those who are engaged in cardio sports.
    In terms of the battery capacity, the predecessors are not much different from Amazfit Pace: Amazfit Bip Light and Amazfit Bip capacities differ from Amazfit Pace by only 10 mAh (190 mAh in previous models against 200 mAh in Amazfit Pace). But Amazfit Pace is distinguished by the number of supported kinds of sport because in addition to running and cycling outdoors it can offer classes tracking using cardiovascular equipment.

    Amazfit Pace functions

    • The opportunity of regular pulse measurement;
    • Measurement of the steps taken and fulfillment of the goals of the steps (the function is removed from the firmware);
    • Tracking of the distance covered with GPS;
    • Tracking of the sleep phases duration and sleep graphs drawing in the Amazfit Watch application;
    • Displaying and synchronization of notifications of an attached device with a watch;
    • Playing of music downloaded to a smart watch via Bluetooth headset;
    • Additional functions: a stopwatch, a compass, weather, GLONASS.

    Amazfit Pace design and construction

    Amazfit Pace has a sporty design that can be transformed into a little more classic one because you can change straps at the device. In addition, the design of the device can be customized by changing the look of the main screen. Additional themes for the screen can be downloaded from the Internet.
    It is worth noting that the "native" Amazfit Pace strap is made of soft rubber which is very comfortable, user-friendly and hard-wearing.
    There is a ceramic rim, stylized for a metal one around the display.
    Amazfit Pace has a degree of moisture resistance IP67, and the screen covered with Gorilla Glass and the ceramic rim of the device are scratch resistant.
    From the inside part of the watch there is an optical sensor for pulse measurement and four magnetic sensors that are used to recharge and synchronize Amazfit Pace with a computer using a USB cable.
    A clear user-friendly interface of smart watch deserves special attention.

    Pros of Amazfit Pace

    • Battery life. If you are looking for a smartwatch that will not run out of charge very quickly, then Amazfit Pace can be an excellent choice. The charge of this watch lasts from 2 (when using GPS) up to 7 days;
    • Many types of activities. The problem of almost all fitness wristbands is solved in the smartwatch Amazfit Pace. The watch from Amazfit is compatible not only with running and walking that is quite usual for wristbands, but also with treadmill running, cycling, exercise bikes, trail running and elliptical trainers;
    • Regular heart rate measurement. Huami has also solved the problem of irregular pulse measurement which accompanies a lot of fitness wristbands (Xiaomi Mi Band 1s, Amazfit Arc and others): these devices measure the pulse only when you are not moving and exclusively with the intentional calling of this function.
    Amazfit Pace allows you to measure your pulse regularly, even when you go in for sports, that gives a complete picture of the heart rate throughout the day;
    • Device autonomy. Perhaps, it is the autonomy of the smartwatch that gives it additional points to win in the fight with smart wristbands. Smart watches can perform much more functions than wristbands, for example, Amazfit Pace can measure the number of steps taken and the running distance per day on its screen, so you don’t have to synchronize the device with a smartphone or a tablet;
    • Excellent GPS performance. GPS on Amazfit Pace works fine and shows the route of running or walking as accurately as possible;
    • Visibility of the screen in the sun. Unlike many fitness wristbands, the Amazfit Pace screen is perfectly visible in the sunlights. Moreover, the more sun falls on the display of the device, the better it is visible;
    • A convenient charger. It is very inconvenient to charge many smartwatches and fitness wristbands with magnetic charging, as the charger isn’t fixed firmly. Amazfit Pace is equipped with a docking station that is attached to the back of the watch, connecting it to the USB port for charging;
    • A good motivator. Amazfit Pace allows you to set the desired speed and target distance when running. The smartwatch will monitor your speed, and if it is less than the set one, Amazfit Pace will tell you about it on its screen;
    • Synchronization with Strava. This function makes Amazfit Pace especially useful for runners because each of them knows about this application at first hand.

    Cons of Amazfit Pace

    • Not the most responsive touchscreen. In order to press something on the Amazfit Pace display, sometimes you have to put some effort by pressing it several times;
    • GPS search does not work immediately. Sometimes Amazfit Pace requires extra time (more than 30 seconds) to detect your location and to start tracking it with GPS which can be annoying;
    • Lack of water sports support. Moisture protection IP67 does not allow you to immerse the device underwater for a long time and to track water sports. That's why Amazfit Pace will be useless for swimmers. If you go swimming, we recommend you to spend a little more money and consider the purchase of Apple Watch Series 3, Fitbit Ionic, Garmin Vivioactive 3 and Samsung Gear Sport;
    • Lack of strength training support. When you do strength training, Amazfit Pace shows the heart rate that is only slightly different from the readout when you are not engaged in any sport activities, so it makes Amazfit Pace a useless device for those who work out at the gym. If you are engaged in strength training, you should choose Garmin Vivosport, Atlas Wristband 2, Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro, Fitbit Charge 2 or TomTom Spark 3;
    • Inability to reply to messages. Receiving notifications about incoming messages to your smartphone, you can see only the text of the message, but you cannot reply to it using text (only smilies are available). Moreover, if you receive two notifications about messages from one application, this text will not be visible.

    Errors and bugs of Amazfit Pace

    • Incompatibility with Android 8.0;
    • Playing music in random order (fixed in the new firmware version);
    • Problems with iOS synchronization (may not occur after several successful synchronizations);
    • Call notifications do not always show the name of the caller. To correct this error, write down all the phone numbers in the device attached to Amazfit Pace without spaces in the following form +(country code)(operator code)(phone number);
    • Sometimes Amazfit Pace is not connected to the attached device without any obvious reason;
    • Amazfit Pace can display that it reads data using the units of imperial systems of measurement, but in fact it provides data in the metric system;
    • The Amazfit Watch app does not allow you to change from metric units of measurement to the imperial ones. This minor flaw will not seem to be significant to you if you do not live in the USA, but if you are used to measure the distance covered in miles, you will have to bother installing Annex Strava app.

    Recommendations for Amazfit Pace

    • Charge Amazfit Pace with USB, avoiding charging it from the grid which can damage the smartwatch battery;
    • We recommend to avoid using unofficial firmwares for Amazfit Pace, as it can put the device out of operation.

    Reviews about Amazfit Pace

    • Users note that the device does not suit those who like small screens because the device display is rather large;
    • The watch is suitable for tracking the overall picture of user’s state of health, amateur and professional running;
    • It is reported that the Amazfit Pace heart rate monitor works as accurately as possible, but nevertheless, its measurements are not absolutely ideal.

    Analogs Pace - Comparison

    Brand Xiaomi Huawei Honor Fitbit iWOWNfit Amazfit Xiaomi Apple Huawei Huawei Fitbit Samsung Apple Fitbit
    ModelPace Mi Band 2 Band 3 Charge 2 i6 Pro Arc Mi Band 1S Watch 3 Watch 2 Watch Ionic Cor Gear S3 Watch Series 1 Alta HR Pace Bip Watch 2
    Minimum price USD
    User rating 4.6 4.3 4.4 4.1 3.9 4.8 4.0 4.2 4.2 4.0 4.3 4.5 4.4
    Functionality 3.4 4.1 4.9 4.1 2.6 2.8
    Sesors accuracy 3.9 3.2 4.2 2.6 3.8 2.7
    Pulsometer 4.3 2.9 3.8 2.3 4.5 2.3
    Accelerometer 4.3 2.7 4.4 3.0 4.2 2.8
    Sleep Analysis 3.1 4.0 4.5 2.6 2.9 3.1
    Light sensor
    Bluetooth 4.0 LE 4.2 4.0 LE 4.0 4.0 LE 4.2, A2DP, LE 4.1, A2DP, LE, EDR 4.1, LE 4.0 LE 4.2, A2DP, LE 4.0 LE
    SIM Apple e-SIM e-SIM
    2G Bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 900 / 1800
    3G Networks HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 / 800 - Europe, Australia (A1891) HSDPA 2100
    4G Networks LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 26(850) - Europe, Australia (A1891) LTE
    Wi-Fi version 802.11 b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n 802.11 b/g 802.11 b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz
    Connected GPS
    Material sensor Plastic; aluminum Plastic Stainless steel Stainless steel Aluminum Aluminum; polycarbonate Stainless Steel/Ceramic back Stainless Steel 316L Stainless Steel 316L Aluminum Stainless Steel 316L
    Material strap Thermoplastic elastomer Polyurethane Elastomer Polyurethane Elastomer Silicone Silicone Silicone
    Item width 15.7 mm. 16.5 mm. 225 mm. 19.8 mm. 19 mm. 13.6 mm. 46 mm.
    Item height 40.3 mm. 43 mm. 129 mm. 39.6 mm. 11 mm. 37 mm. 49 mm.
    Item depth 10.5 mm. 10.3 mm. 2506 mm. 9.5 mm. 245 mm. 9.9 mm. 12.9 mm.
    Item weight 19.4 gram 18 gram 36.8 gram 18 gram 20 gram 15 gram 52.8 gram 64 gram 59 gram 30 gram
    Replaceable straps
    Strap dimensions S;L;XL
    Buttons 1 1 2 1 1
    Package weight 90 gram 104 gram 300 gram 85 gram 116 gram 95 gram
    Package width 10 mm. 100 mm. 112 mm. 95 mm. 73 mm. 96 mm.
    Package height 3 mm. 40 mm. 53 mm. 20 mm. 55 mm. 31 mm.
    Package depth 10 mm. 160 mm. 200 mm. 175 mm. 135 mm. 96 mm.
    Display size 0.42 Inches 0.91 Inches 1.5 Inches 0.73 Inches 0.42 Inches 1.65 Inches 1.2 Inches 1.4 Inches 1.42 Inches 1.3 Inches 1.4 Inches
    Screen-to-body ratio 55.4 % 42.6 % 71.5 % 48.1 %
    Support slides
    Display backlight
    Display colors 1 1 1 1 1 16M 16M
    Constantly working screen
    Display width 32 px 88 px 72 px 390 px 400 px 348 px 360 px 36 px
    Display height 128 px 128 px 40 px 390 px 400 px 250 px 360 px 128 px
    Pixel density 147 ppi 213 ppi 196 ppi 303 ppi 326 ppi 286 ppi 302 ppi 278 ppi 95 ppi
    Auto adjust brightness
    Protection Sapphire crystal glass Corning Gorilla Glass Sapphire crystal glass Corning Gorilla Glass SR+
    Water Resistant IP67 WR50 WR20 IP67 IP67 IP67 WR50 IP68 IP67 WR50 IP68
    Temperature minimum -20 °C 14 °C -20 °C -20 °C -4 °C
    Temperature max 70 °C 113 °C 60 °C 70 °C 113 °C
    Military-grade durability MIL-STD-810G
    Battery type Li-pol Li-pol Li-pol Li-pol Li-pol Li-pol Li-Ion Li-Ion Li-Ion Li-pol Li-Ion
    Battery capacity 70 mAh 100 mAh 58.2 mAh 70 mAh 41 mAh 380 mAh
    Replaceable battery
    Battery life - Waiting 480 hours 720 hours 720 hours 240 hours 480 hours 480 hours 96 hours 96 hours
    Battery life - Tested 15 hours 10 hours 15 hours 1.5 hours 2 hours 2 hours 10 hours
    Magnetic Charger
    Wireless Charger WPC
    Input voltage 5 volt 5 volt 5 volt 5 volt 5 volt 5 volt
    Input current 45 mA 25 mA
    Fast charging
    Charging time 2 hours 1.5 hours 1-2 hours 2 hours 0.5 hours 2 hours 2 hours 2 hours
    Android version 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.3+ 4.4 4.3
    iOS version 7 8 8+ 9.0 7 iOS 9
    Blackberry 10
    Windows 8.1 10 8.1
    Mac OS 10.6
    Incoming call Ringtones MP3, WAV ringtones MP3, WAV ringtones
    Incoming message
    Call ID display
    Digital faces 2 10 2 2 15+
    Analog-digital faces 1 3 15+
    Analog face
    Display weather
    RAM 256Kb 128Kb 758Mb 768Mb 512Mb 768Mb
    ROM 1Mb 8Mb 8Gb 4Gb 4Gb 2.5Gb 4Gb
    CPU ARM Cortex-M4 Dialog DA14681 Apple W2 Quad-core 1.1 GHz Cortex-A7 Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 Exynos 7270, 1000 MHz
    GPU PowerVR Adreno 304 Adreno 305
    Flash 16Mb
    Chipset SmartBond DA14681 Apple S3 Qualcomm MSM8909W Snapdragon Wear 2100 Qualcomm MSM8926 Snapdragon 400
    Operating System Proprietary OS Proprietary OS Proprietary OS Proprietary OS Proprietary OS Proprietary OS watchOS 4 Android Wear OS 2.0 Android Wear Tizen
    Third-Party Applications
    Support updates
    Microphone 4
    Play audio MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB
    Music control
    Photo viewer
    Play video
    USB cable
    Find My Phone
    Unlock identity
    Find My Device
    Camera shoot control
    Smart alarm
    Silence alarm
    Call initialization
    Read SMS
    Read Email
    Ability to turn off
    Rotate to switch
    Voice control Siri S-Voice
    Samsung Pay
    Dynamic heart rate
    Training mode
    Reminder to move
    Guided breathing sessions
    Calorie consumption
    Distance covered
    Active Minutes
    Food log
    Water log
    Weight log
    Scan barcode
    Applicatio feature
    Add friend
    Share results
    Weight training
    Table Tennis
    American Football
    Skipping rope
    Ice skating
    Rock climbing
    Rowing machine
    Compatible apps 3 3 18 3
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