Amazfit’s range of smartwatches are known for their usually impressive battery lives, along with a variety of features—all combined in an affordable package. Now, the company’s latest pair of smartwatches builds upon that: the Amazfit GTR 2 and the Amazfit GTS 2.
At first glance, the biggest difference between the two is the squarish design that the GTS 2 sports—much like a certain Apple Watch–compared to the more conventional circular design of the GTR 2.
Price and availability
Both models are competitively priced for what they offer, with leather strap or sport-centric options available for the Amazfit GTR 2, while the Amazfit GTS 2 is available in a single variant. Official pricing in China is as follows:
Amazfit GTR 2 Sports – CNY 999 (~RM610)
Amazfit GTR 2 Classic – CNY 1,099 (~RM671)
Amazfit GTS 2 – CNY 999 (~RM610)
Availability begins in China on the 23rd of September 2020, and the unfortunate news is that we don’t know if there will be a global release for now.
Amazfit GTR 2 specs
The GTR 2 features a 1.39″ AMOLED display, and there are two versions: Classic and Sports. The former comes with a stainless steel body and leather strap, while you get an aluminium alloy watch case and silicone strap on the Sports variant.
One of the headlining new features of the Amazfit GTR 2 is the new SpO2 sensor. This helps to measure the oxygen in your bloodstream, while you also get Huami’s OxygenBeats (blood oxygen engine) and SomnusCare (sleep engine). These readings help to measure the quality of your breathing while sleeping, which work in tandem with a nap detection feature.
Additionally, you’re also looking at an astronomical 38-day battery life in basic use mode, while the GTR 2 offers 14 days of battery life on a single charge in normal usage. There’s also a built-in microphone so that you can answer calls, and in China, you can access the Xiao Ai voice assistant—although we don’t expect this to be available in regions outside of China.
There are a total of 12 indoor and outdoor sports mode, while built-in GPS will also be essential for adventurers who want to track their routes. Onboard storage of 4GB should store up to 600 songs, although there isn’t any mention of offline support for Spotify or other music streaming services. However, NFC is supported for cashless payments.
The rest of the GTR 2’s specs are pretty much standard: 5ATM water resistance, notifications, and compatibility with both iOS and Android smartphones.
Amazfit GTS 2 specs
The Amazfit GTS 2 is the slightly cheaper option here, although you’re still getting a 1.65″ AMOLED display, along with the same number of professional sports modes (12). Amazfit also promises up to 90 additional modes in the future.
Again, you get 5ATM water resistance, blood oxygen monitoring, NFC support, and a built-in microphone to make/receive calls. There’a also built-in GPS, along with 4GB of storage for MP3s. However, battery life is significantly worse on the GTS 2—seven days in normal usage, and 20 days with basic usage.