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Amazfit Smart Sports Watch 3 VS Garmin Forerunner 945: Specs and Features Compare

Amazfit Smart Sports Watch 3 VS Garmin Forerunner 945: Specs and Features Compare

By  Joe Horner 2019-08-27 10264 0

Amazfit Smart Sports Watch 3 (Amazfit Stratos 3) is by far the most professional sports watch in huami history, and its performance and appearance have been greatly improved. The Garmin Forerunner 945 is also excellent professional smart sports watch in the Garmin sports watch. So can Amazfit Smart Sports Watch 3 win compare to Garmin Forerunner 945? Let’s have a look!

Amazfit Smart Sports Watch 3 VS Garmin Forerunner 945 

Specs compare

First, let's have a quick look at the specifications of these two sports watch.



Amazfit Smart Sports Watch 3

Garmin Forerunner 945

Dial thickness



Band width



Body material

Metal, glass fiber reinforced polycarbonate, glass

Corning gorilla glass DX

Screen size

1.34 inch JDL Full moon dispaly MIP reflecting screen

1.2 inch Semi-transparent and semi-trans MIP display screen


Star Wars version
elite version





Control type

Touch control + 4 function keys

Touch control + 2 function keys

IP rating



Sports mode






Charging time



Battery life

Smart mode:7 days (Always on display)

GPS+GLONASS mode: about 32 hours.
GPS+GLONASS+ music mode: about 10 hours.
Smart Mode: about 14 days.
Smart Mode + Music: about 14 hours.
UltraTrac mode (photoelectric heart rate turned on): about 50 hours

Ultra mode:14 days (Always on display)

System mode

Ultra mode+Smart mode



Amazfit OS


Location technique



BioTracker PPG Biological tracking optical
Firstbeat algorithm
6-axis acceleration sensor
3-axis geomagnetic sensor
Temperature sensor

Garmin Elevate wrist optical heart rate.
Pneumatic altimeter.
Electronic compass.
Temperature sensor.
Pluse Ox pulse oxygen

Support equipment

Android 5.0 and above, iOS 10.0 and above

Other highlights

Connect bluetooth headset


1299 RMB

4880 RMB


According to this comparison table, it is not difficult to find that, Amazfit Smart Sports Watch 3 has really improved a lot in terms of exercise performance. Like GPS positioning, built-in low-power Sony GNSS chip, support GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo four different satellite positioning systems, users can choose three navigation combinations to improve positioning speed and trajectory accuracy.


Sports function compare

Amazfit Smart Sports Watch 3 has 19 built-in professional sports modes: outdoor running, walking, outdoor cycling, swimming pool swimming, open water swimming, indoor running, indoor cycling, elliptical machine, outdoor hiking, mountain climbing, cross-country running, triathlon, Compound sports, skiing, football, tennis, rope skipping, rowing machine, indoor fitness.

Amazfit Smart Sports Watch 3 VS Garmin Forerunner 945 

In addition to the rich professional sports mode, it also has a built-in Firstbeat algorithm, which can provide a variety of professional data according to the motion law of the user.such as VO2max, training effect, performaance condition, realtime guidance, recovery time advisor, calories burned, next workout recommendation and training load. For this reason, it is also equipped with the BioTracker PPG biotracking optical sensor, which is independently developed by Huami Technology.

Amazfit Smart Sports Watch 3 VS Garmin Forerunner 945 

According to Huamei Laboratory, the heart rate detection of, Amazfit Smart Sports Watch 3 is comparable to that of professional heart rate bands. The accuracy even exceeds that of the Garmin Forerunner 945.

Amazfit Smart Sports Watch 3 VS Garmin Forerunner 945 

Amazfit Smart Sports Watch 3 supports dual system mode, support free switching between smart mode and ultra mode systems. for the first time. In this way, the power consumption can be reduced and the battery life can be prolonged.

Price compare

Perhaps for professional sports enthusiasts, the, Garmin Forerunner 945 is still their choice, after all, Garmin has always focused on professional sports watches and professional positioning services. But this time, perhaps Amazfit Smart Sports Watch 3 is more popular.

Amazfit Smart Sports Watch 3 VS Garmin Forerunner 945 

In terms of price, the price of, Garmin Forerunner 945 is 4880 RMB, while the price of Amazfit Smart Sports Watch 3 is only 1299 RMB. The price gap is large, but Amazfit Smart Sports Watch 3 is also very professional in function. In addition, Amazfit Smart Sports Watch 3 will also release a Marvel Star Wars version, which will be eye-catching enough in appearance.


Garmin Forerunner 945 is a professional, but Amazfit Smart Sports Watch 3 knows more about the hearts of young people.

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