Xiaomi subsidiary Huami has launched its Amazfit Ares smartwatch in China. It features an octagonal dial design and boasts of 14-day battery life. The smartwatch arrives with a host of features that are aimed at sports and fitness enthusiasts. The Amazfit Ares will go for CNY 499 ($70/INR 5,300) and will be available in black and army green colors. It’s already up for pre-sale in China while official sales start on June 1.
The Amazfit Ares comes with a 1.28-inch square touchscreen display, protected by 3rd generation Corning Gorilla Glass with AF coating. It is made of polycarbonate and connects to both Android and iOS devices using Bluetooth v4.2. There is a 200mAh battery inside that according to the company, can be charged in about 2 hours using the magnetic charging stand. The sensors include a bio-tracking optical sensor, 3-axis acceleration sensor, barometer, and buzzer, as well as GPS and GLONASS. The Amazfit Ares measures 46.5x55.6x14mm and weigh 48 grams. It comes with Huami's sports algorithm that monitors and records 40 key sports indicators like heart rate, speed, and altitude. It also supports up to 70 sports modes including indoor and outdoor activities like cycling, swimming, dancing, archery, aerobics, yoga, and others. The Firstbeat analysis system provides professional data like VO2 Max, Recovery Time, Training Load, and Training Effect.