Today we will be unboxing and testing the flagship 2023 smartwatch from Zeblaze.
Zeblaze Stratos is the company’s flagship line of smartwatches, and the latest model is Zeblaze Stratos 3.
Let’s see if this is really the best Zeblaze smartwatch to date.
By the way, I currently have Zeblaze Stratos 3 and Zeblaze Vibe 7 Lite smartwatches. They are from different price ranges, so I decided not to compare them in the same article.
The video about Zeblaze Vibe 7 Lite will be next week on our YouTube channel.
Inside the box of Zeblaze Stratos 3, we have a smartwatch, a silicone strap, a magnetic charging cable and a user manual.
Now, let’s talk about design of the new smartwatch.
The smartwatch has a zinc metal bezel, while the rest of the body is made of plastic. However, the manufacturer calls it a drilling carbon coating.
On the back of the watch, we can see charging contacts, heart rate and spO2 sensors. You can also read the model name, built-in GPS and voice calling on the back.
As for the strap, it is made of liquid silicone. It has a nice texture on the outside.
I think Zeblaze Stratos 3 is primarily designed for sports, so it is not surprising that it has water protection by IP68 rating. You can wash your hands, take a shower, and even swim in the pool with this smartwatch.
When it comes to the display, it has a diagonal of 1.43 inches and 466 x 466 pixels resolution.
You know, AMOLED panel doesn’t surprise me in budget watches anymore, but the brightness of Zeblaze Stratos 3 screen is awesome. The manufacturer says it is 1000 nits. Unfortunately, I can’t check this, so I will take the manufacturer’s word for it.
The screen is clearly visible outdoors in direct sunlight.
Activation time for Always-on Mode is also available in the settings, such as active 24 by 7 or choose your own time.
By the way, there are three watch faces available out of the box, buy you can upload much more from the app on the smartphone.
Let’s take a look at other smartwatch settings.
First, you can change the screen brightness in the settings.
The wrist awake settings have duration, activate 24×7 and turn off options.
You can also choose a bright screen time from 5 seconds to always bright.
You can also change a menu view, such as Grid View and List View.
Then, you can read about calls, device info, QR code, reboot, power off and reset the watch.
First, you can read new notifications by swiping down from the home screen.
Finally, you can press on the Start button, and enter the menu with all the functions.
The application is called Zeblaze Fit, and it is available on Android and iOS devices.
So, it is very easy to add a new smartwatch to the app.
Wait a little while for the watch to be found, and select it.
Click Pair on your smartphone and on your smartwatch. That’s it.
Now, we can see the connected device and battery level of it.
The first menu in the app is a Dial Center. Here we can upload a large number of free watch faces on the smartwatch.
One of the main features of Zeblaze Stratos 3 is Bluetooth Phone calls. In the app, you can add Frequent Contacts.
In the Message notification settings, you can select apps that can send notifications on your watch.
Reminder Settings have alarm, event, sedentary, drink water and hand washing reminders.
The sleep settings have a single option of rapid eye movement.
The other two options in the app are weather settings and shake to take photos.
At first, I thought it was all the settings in the app, but you can also click on the watch, and find the other options, such as raise to wake, do not disturb mode, sports mode selection, find device and more settings.
By the way, Zeblaze Stratos 3 supports many languages, including English, Spanish, Turkish, and others.
Now let’s talk a little about the sport modes. I said before that the new workout modes on the watch can be uploaded from the mobile app.
Then, you can click on Add in the upper right corner, and add the new workout mode. It looks like there are over a hundred of them.
You know, one of the main features of Zeblaze Stratos 3 is the built-in GPS.
I will start outdoor walking mode on the watch and on the smartphone.
The difference is 50 meters, and I think that is an acceptable inaccuracy.
As for the battery of Zeblaze Stratos 3, it has a capacity of 400mAh. I already told you that the new smartwatch has 45 days of battery life, but this is in a power saving mode.
With constant GPS and heart rate tracking, the battery life of the smartwatch is 84 hours or about 3.5 days. That’s very good.
So, what did I like most about Zeblaze Stratos 3? First, it is a built-in GPS.
Now you can run or walk without your smartphone, but when you get home, sync the smartwatch with your mobile device and see the map and other details of your workout.
Finally, I think the battery life of Zeblaze Stratos 3 is one of the best among sports watches.
Of course, there are many other useful functions on the new smartwatch like Bluetooth calling, but we have already tested them in previous Zeblaze watches.