Hello everyone. In this essay, I’ll compare the Apple Watch SE and the Amazfit GTS 3. Let’s get started right now.
These two smartwatches appear to be very similar but very different. The Apple Watch is one of them, and it is significantly more expensive. The other doesn’t have as many cutting-edge features, so the question is whether you need them. To find out, let’s first discuss these smart watches, after which I’ll discuss how they work daily.
|Amazfit GTS 3||Apple Watch SE|
|BUY NOW||BUY NOW|
|+ Same performance as the Series 8|
+ Cheaper than previous Watch SE
+ Car-crash detection for additional safety.
+ Premium build with water resistant design
|+ Eye candy design|
+ Comprehensive and colorful Zepp app
+ AMOLED display
+ 5ATM water resistance
|– No always-on display|
– Thick bezel around screen
– Still no ECG and blood oxygen sensor
|– No calling or message reply option|
– Not Wear OS level of app supportme.
Amazfit GTS 3 vs Apple Watch SE: Specs
|Categories||Amazfit GTS 3||Apple Watch SE|
|Screen Size||1.75 Inch||44 mm|
|Features||Voice Control||Water Resistant|
|Battery Life||Up to 20 Days||Upto 18 hours|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v5.1, BLE||Yes|
|Gps||Yes, with Galileo, Glonass, QZSS||Yes|
Amazfit GTS 3
Let’s start by examining the Amazfit GTS 3. The GTS 3 has a 1.75-inch AMOLED screen with a resolution of 390 by 450 pixels and a pixel density of 341 PPI. The watch weighs 24.4 grammes and measures 42 millimetres by 36.8 millimetres by 8 millimetres. For sensors, it is waterproof up to 5 metres. It has an Amazfit third-generation Biotracker sensor, which can track your Heart Rate and Blood Oxygen levels.
Additionally, it has a Gyroscope, a Geomagnetic sensor, a Barometer, an Ambient light sensor, and an internal GPS. This has a Temperature sensor, as stated in the specifications sheet on the Amazfit website, but there is no way to use it, or maybe that’s a mistake; I know one of their other smartwatches has one, but I don’t have access to any temperature controls on this one, so who knows, maybe it’s going to be updated or added in the future.
There are up to 120 sports tracking modes built into the watch, which has a built-in microphone but no speaker, so you can’t use it as an external phone or to make calls, but it does have a voice assistant and can access Amazon Alexa if you connect it to that service. You can use this with both Android and Apple phones, of course.
When connected to the Zep app, which controls the watch, you can download a few apps that will expand some functionality but there are only 10 and they don’t do that much, so there are a lot of built-in features. There is no app store within the watch itself, so essentially, what you get on the watch is what you will have forever. A wide variety of apps are available for the watch, and they have a tonne of functionality.
I activate the 24–hour heart rate monitoring and have an always-on display, so my battery life is probably more like 8-9 days, but even so, I think that’s great for what the watch can do. Their battery will last you about 12 days on a full charge, which is quite a lot.
Apple Watch SE
Okay, let’s talk about the Apple Watch SE from 2020. There are two sizes available for the Apple Watch SE: 44 millimetres and 40 millimetres. I own the slightly cheaper, smaller model with a 324 x 394-pixel retina OLED display, with a bright screen with 1000 nits of brightness. I believe this version is the more popular one. You can use this with both Android and Apple phones, of course.
The case feels incredibly premium and is made entirely out of recycled aluminium. A speaker and a microphone are included in Apple’s second-generation device, which also has an optical heart sensor, an accelerometer, a gyroscope, and an ambient light sensor. It has an Always-On Altimeter, a Compass, and an Internal GPS and is water resistant up to 50 metres.
You can choose between a Wi-Fi-only version and one that can connect to LTE data, allowing you to use this as a full external phone that you can wear on your wrist and make calls, send texts, and more. Even with the Wi-Fi version, you can use the apple watch to send messages and access various online services like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and other things as long as it’s connected to your phone.
There are a lot of apps available, some of them, I would say a bit gimmicky (I don’t need to play ping pong on my watch; it’s just not something I need to do), but there are some useful ones like Uber, Spotify there’s lots of fitness apps functionality the Apple Watch as it is. That’s the difference between these two, and the biggest difference, I would say, is that you can expand the functionality of the Apple Watch SE quite a lot.
However, if we compare the technical details, I don’t believe there is much difference between them. For example, the screen is not significantly different. When you choose the same brightness for both screens, I can’t tell the difference and don’t notice much difference.
Amazfit GTS 3 vs Apple Watch SE: Design
If we compare the specs of these watches, the Amazefit wins when looking at the screen, technology, and size. It has a larger screen, which I think is better overall. I think it’s a good size to display more information and data. Its resolution is also higher, and its pixel density is higher. The designs of the two watches are once more eerily similar.
Therefore, you can’t tell the difference between the two, or the Amazfit has a slightly higher resolution. Considering both of these watches’ costs, I think that’s quite a feat. Considering the price difference between the two, the Amazfit GTS 3 still looks great. I prefer the colour of the Amazfit GTS 3; it has a kind of Pinkish-Goldish hue. Both operate pretty much the same, but I would say the Apple one feels slightly more ergonomically designed. It also feels more premium overall.
I have thin wrists and don’t notice them, but I struggle with larger watches because they interfere, especially if I’m wearing a shirt or a jumper. Still, these two are very thin, super comfortable, and they work well, so you can wear them all day and all night without them bothering you. They’re also almost the same size and thickness, so you won’t notice either of these watches when wearing them all day.
Amazfit GTS 3 vs Apple Watch SE: Sensors
The difference between these two, I don’t think, is that the cheaper Amazfit GTS 3 beats Apple in terms of sensor functionality and the number of sensors it has. Let’s face it, sensors and tracking is the main reason most people have a smartwatch. Well, it’s the main reason I have one: I work out a lot, I do a lot of fitness, and I like to track that. I like to track health and stuff like
The Amazfit GTS 3 has a blood oxygen sensor and a heart rate sensor, allowing it to monitor your spo2 levels and track almost all the health metrics you want to monitor.
I believe it to be fairly accurate. I’ve worked out while wearing the GTS 3, and I’ll admit that it wasn’t very accurate at first. However, there has since been an update, and although it wasn’t a known bug, I can now see my heart rate increasing. The Apple Watch SE is another fantastic little gadget for tracking heart rate and health, and it’s also extremely accurate. I’ve worn this countless numbers of times while working out.
The Apple Watch SE does one thing better than the Amazfit—it can tell when you’re working out without having to tell it. However, it lacks the sp02 tracker, so that’s an entire missing sensor, and it’s unclear how useful that particular sensor is. Many people, including myself, don’t think that is a particularly useful metric.
There is not much difference between the two watches, despite their prices being quite different if you were looking for a watch primarily made for tracking your daily activities, health, and fitness.
The difference becomes more noticeable when you consider the kinds of other details you might not think about, such as the speaker and microphone making it possible to use the apple watch as an external phone. They’ve also really designed the keyboards and functionality of the menu system well so that you can type messages on this, and it’s not that difficult.
You also have access to a wide variety of notifications, including those from Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp, and you can respond to those messages right away on Amazfit. However, there is no way to respond to those notifications; you must go to your phone.
It would be great if there were some basic, automatic responses that you could quickly send off using the watch in the future generation—people have been asking for this for a while—but unfortunately, that is not currently possible.
Amazfit GTS 3 vs Apple Watch SE: Functionality
You can interact with many apps on the Apple Watch that you won’t find on the Amazfit, so that’s basically what it comes down to. Of course, this is the less expensive version of the Apple smartwatch; you can also buy the full version, the Apple series 7, which has more functionality and fitness tracking.
Concentrating on this less expensive model because we’re comparing it to a kind of mid-range, less expensive smartwatch, there are some other features that the Apple Watch does have that the Amazfit doesn’t, which I find very useful. For example, NFC allows you to use Apple Pay, which is very useful for paying for things and eliminates the need to take out your wallet or phone to complete transactions.
Additionally, it has 32 GB of internal memory. If you wanted to store something here, you could download music, podcasts, and other content and have it ready to go on the watch. This is not possible with the GTS 3. So there you have it, guys. I did a similar analysis last year comparing the Apple Watch SE to the previous generation of the Amazfit, and I believe that’s pretty much it.
If you wanted a fully functional smartwatch, you could download any app for everything including podcasts, music, to–do lists, fitness, work, personal training and workouts. Everything you might find on the phone, including Uber and Spotify. There is no other option besides the Apple Watch SE if you want that on your wrist.
It’s a fantastic piece of equipment, but most of those features are not necessities for me. The Amazfit can do everything I need, including tracking my health and fitness and other daily tasks like controlling my music and keeping track of my sleep, so that’s all I need. However, do you know what the sticking point for me was? The battery life was and continues to be the icing on the apple watch cake for me.
I get about a day and a half from a full charge of the apple watch, compared to 8 to 9 days with the Amazfit. If the apple watch had a 5-day battery life, I would probably wear it constantly, but since it doesn’t, I stick with the Amazfit GTS 3.