Amazfit Cheetah Pro Review: The Almost Perfect Sporty Smartwatch?
Amazfit Cheetah Pro is the company’s attempt to enter the sport smartwatch market. It is a premium, lightweight, and very functional smartwatch that looks great. It has super strong titanium alloy bezels, offline maps navigation, excellent battery life, and many remarkable features.
So, can it compete against other premium devices from Garmin, Coros, and Suunto?
- Strong and Sturdy Construction
- Vibrant and Colorful AMOLED Screen
- Great Pricing
- Incredibly precise GPS and fitness tracking
- Excellent battery endurance
- Sleep tracking needs improvement
- Zepp OS is very basic
- No NFC for contactless payments
Amazfit Cheetah Pro – Price
The price is an attractive feature of Amazfit Cheetah Pro. It only cost 299$. It may look a lot, but the price is quite attractive considering the quality and other high-end sports smartwatches from various companies.
Amazfit Cheetah Pro – Unboxing
Unboxing is good, but it feels very basic. There is nothing special in the packaging, and it has a generic smartwatch box. But one good thing is that the package is made out of recycled material. So, I think having a simple packaging is a fair pay-off for an environmentally friendly packaging. Overall, it looks good, and all the contents are well-packed inside.
We have the Amazfit Cheetah Pro, user manual, and a charging dock in the box.
Appearance and Build Quality
The very first touch will make you fall in love with the smartwatch. Amazfit Cheetah Pro feels super premium and has a robust construction. Immediately, the first thing that strikes is the beautiful titanium alloy bezel. It is slightly goldish, well complemented by the matte black frame. The choice of material, I think, is excellent because it not only makes it look great but also adds structural integrity. Like other popular sporty smartwatches, the Amazfit Cheetah Pro has a crown and a button.
Instead of silicon, Amazfit has gone with a nice nylon strap. It’s lightweight and way better than silicon, as it does not leave a pool of sweat underneath and feels light and comfortable on the wrist. Moreover, Amazfit has also used the Velcro mechanism instead of the buckle and pin. It is easier to use and gives you a better and tighter fit.
- OS: Zepp OS
- Display: 1.45-inch AMOLED screen with 480×480 resolution.
- Body: Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Screen with Titanium Alloy Bezels and reinforced polymer body
- Weight: 34 grams
- Sensors: BioTracker PPG Biometric Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Geomagnetic Sensor, Barometer, Ambient Light Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor
- Battery: 440mAh battery
- Connectivity: WLAN 2.4GHz, Bluetooth 5.0
- GPS: Dual Band Positioning system with six satellite
- Speaker and Microphone: Yes
- Waterproof: 5ATM
- App: Zepp App
Amazfit Cheetah Pro – Features
The specifications sound really great. Amazfit Cheetah Pro has a lot to offer for all kinds of users. One of the highlighting features of the smartwatch is GPS. Backed by MaxTrack Technology, it provides 99.5% accuracy, and the hardware has the ability to capture 100% of satellite signal. It is an excellent feature for athletes who often work outdoors.
Another thing that I really like is dual control. It has two modes; you can entirely control the watch with two buttons or switch it to a traditional smartwatch, i.e., a combination of touch and buttons. The feature is quite useful because often you cannot use the screen with sweaty hands. If you are using the button controls for the first time, understanding the controls may take some time.
The 1.45-inch AMOLED screen is stunning. It has bright, vivid colors and can accommodate a lot of information in a friendly manner. Other than that, Amazfit Cheetah Pro can receive notifications and can respond with pre-defined messages. And there are tons of settings to customize your smartwatch according to your style.
Amazfit Cheetah Pro’s menu starts with a list of workouts and tracking, which are quite a lot. Some workouts have extra courses. So, whether it’s heart rate tracking, stress tracking, or SpO2 tracking, the smartwatch is on point. I have some reservations about the sleep tracking; it might get better in upcoming updates. But with initial firmware, it fails to detect awake time at night.
Like Amazfit Bip 5, the sports modes on this device are over 100. One unique thing about the Cheetah is its training templates inside workouts. It provides you with ways to improve your health and get the most out of the activity.
The assistant is also a major advantage of the Cheetah series. It can be used to tune alerts, laps, pace, and many other things. Amazfit devices also have an incredible option called One-Tap Measuring. With one click, the watch provides a quick overview of your health. Allowing you to compare your health before and after the workout easily.
Amazfit Cheetah Pro – Battery
Battery life of the smartwatch is good. It has many features and power-hungry hardware, but still, with all the tracking on and 30-minute workout per day, the smartwatch consumed only 15% to 20% per day. With less tracking, you can extend the battery life up to 14 days, which is excellent for a sporty smartwatch.
Zepp is one of the most consistent smartphone apps that continues to evolve with every generation. It has always been a powerful tool and has added significant value to the smartwatch. All tracked data and information are well-clustered and presented simply and interactively to make it easier for everyone to understand.
Moreover, the app also has an app store and watch face library with many free and paid themes. The app can also be used to transfer offline maps and songs.
One thing that I am not finding good is the slow transition to paid subscriptions. Amazfit has added paid themes, and we will surely see in a couple of years the best features will only be accessible to paid customers.
- The operating system is very basic.
- No NFC.
- Loved to see an LTE version.
- Firmware needs some fine-tuning.
Amazfit Cheetah Pro is an almost perfect sports smartwatch, but if the drawbacks mentioned above don’t bother you, it is one of the best in the market. It has a vibrant screen, precise fitness tracking, incredible battery life, robust construction, and affordable price. So, if you want to buy the smartwatch, click the button below and watch our YouTube video for a better analysis.