Not so long ago, we tested Zeblaze Ares 3 smartwatch. I liked it because of the rugged military design, navigation crown, Bluetooth calling and long battery life.
After only two months, the Pro model of this smartwatch has been released. The new Zeblaze Ares 3 Pro has a smaller display, but now it is a higher quality AMOLED panel with maximum brightness of 1000 nits. The battery life has also increased to 30 days. The new smartwatch still has a rugged design and Bluetooth calling.
Unfortunately, I don’t have Zeblaze Ares 3 to compare it to the Pro model side by side, but you can read the full review article by this link.
Now, let’s do a full review of Zeblaze Ares 3 Pro. At the end of the article, I will tell you which smartwatch I liked more – Zeblaze Ares 3 or Zeblaze Ares 3 Pro.
So, the box of the new Zeblaze watch is white now, unlike the black box of the Zeblaze Ares 3.
By the way, there is a smartwatch with black strap on the box, but I actually have a desert gray color.
So, I have a gray strap, but you can also buy a smartwatch with a blue or black strap. The dial is black in all color versions, but the back and side edges match the color of the strap. In my case, they are gray. This means that you can additionally buy a strap in a different color, but it will not match the case.
We will talk about the control buttons a little later, but now I want to draw your attention to the fact that there is no navigation crown. I liked it in Zeblaze Ares 3, and I don’t understand why it was removed.
You know, the Zeblaze Ares line of smartwatches used to be called Rugged, but now it is called Military-Grade Toughness. The manufacturer says that the watch passed 12 military-grade tests. The smartwatch is heat resistant, cold resistant, shock resistant, etc.
Zeblaze Ares 3 Pro also has IP68 waterproof rating.
Now let’s talk about the display, because it looks like it is the main improvement of the new watch.
Although the display diagonal of Zeblaze Ares 3 Pro is smaller than Zeblaze Ares 3 – 1.43 inches and 1.52 inches, respectively, the new smartwatch has higher resolution of 466 x 466 pixels and AMOLED panel with 1000nits maximum brightness.
First, I noticed that the font is smaller and clearer on the new smartwatch. This means that the resolution of the screen is really higher.
By the way, the display of the watch is protected from scratches by Corning Gorilla Glass.
Before talking about the watch functions, I want to say that Zeblaze Ares 3 Pro supports Always On mode. You can select a digital clock or analog clock for the Always-On screen.
You can also use widgets on the Zeblaze Ares 3 Pro to check your daily activity, measure heart rate, monitor sleep, weather, music, and workouts. If you want to remove any of the widgets, press on the Plus button, select widget and press on the Minus button.
Finally, you can access the menu with all the functions by swiping to the right.
There is telephone, contact person, call records, voice assistant, Data, workout, workout records, heart rate, sleep, blood pressure, blood oxygen, messages, weather, female, music, breath training, stopwatch, timer, alarm clock, business card, set time, find phone, calculator, calendar, camera and settings.
So, there are many functions on the watch, but we also need to look at the settings menu.
First, we can change the menu style. There are two menu styles available on the Zeblaze Ares 3 Pro.
Multi-language support is available on the watch.
The new option in the settings is the down key settings. I don’t remember this on Zeblaze Ares 3. So, you can select no function, menu, turn off the screen, return, workout, data, and many other functions for a single click on the button.
Finally, you can set the time and use some system functions in the settings.
So, the functions of the new Zeblaze Ares 3 Pro smartwatch are almost the same as the previous Zeblaze Ares 3, but I would like to mention a much better-quality screen, so it is very pleasant to read the menu text, and even use the smartwatch outdoors.
Now, I want to show you the companion app.
You know, I still don’t understand why the latest Zeblaze smartwatches don’t use their own mobile app called Zeblaze Fit. Like the Zeblaze Ares 3, the Pro model is connected to the smartphone via FitCloudPro app.
When you click the Device, you will see the connected smartwatch.
First, you can add business cards to the smartwatch, such as WeChat, QQ, Facebook, etc.
Then, you can select the apps that can send you notifications on the smartwatch.
The other functions in the app are alarms, sedentary reminder, Drink Water reminder, Watch face, and Sports Rush. By the way, the smartwatch has 9 workout modes by default, but you can download additional modes in the app. There are over 100 sport modes available in total.
Zeblaze Ares 3 Pro supports Bluetooth calling, so you can add your favorite contacts on the smartwatch for quick dialing.
Finally, there is shake to take a photo, hardware version and restore to factory reset.
I already mentioned that the new smartwatch supports Bluetooth calling. Let’s see how it works.
So, when someone calls you on your smartphone, you can accept or reject the call. When you take a call, you can talk on the watch because it has a built-in speaker and a microphone.
If you have previously added a favorite number in the app, it will be available in the Contact Person menu.
Okay, now I want to measure heart rate, blood pressure and blood oxygen.
At the beginning of the article, I told you that the battery life of Zeblaze Ares 3 Pro has been increased to 30 days. However, it is in power saving mode.
By the way, the battery capacity of Zeblaze Ares 3 Pro is 400mAh.
So, the new Zeblaze smartwatch has a few upgrades, but the main one is the screen. The display is smaller but better quality. The AMOLED panel and high resolution make the screen one of the best among budget watches.
You should know that both watches do not have built-in GPS.
So, if the choice between Zeblaze Ares 3 and Zeblaze Ares 3 Pro, it is better to go for the Pro model because it has a much better display, while the price is the same.