Amazfit is not a family name, but the company has The best (and most effective) budget around is quietly entering as a smartwatch maker. Now Amazfit GTR / GTS is back with the third refresh of the smartwatch line, As well as a fancier, “premium” version known as the GTR3 Pro.
Last year’s GTR 2 and GTS2 Was already impressive For their $ 180 price, because both are offered Advanced health features that you typically find in flagship smartwatches that cost hundreds more. GTR 3 and Keep GTS 3 Those features With Some hardware upgrades, and Advanced One of the biggest weaknesses of Amazfit’s entire platform is: The Zepp app. The only problem is that it displays some features like speakers, Bluetooth calls and onboard music storage – the $ 230 GTR 3 Pro has been moved.
At this point, the three watches have a six-Photodiode PPG sensor that measures heart rate, blood oxygen saturation, stress level (varying heart rate) and respiratory rate. The watch has an option to take four measurements at once. Amazfit has also reduced the time to get SPO2 Read up to 15 seconds. Another new health feature is period-tracking, which includes cycle and fertile window forecasting. Runners now have the option to use a “virtual pacer” to track workouts as well as analyze progress and recovery. Finally, there is Amazfit Apple Health, Google Fit, Strava, Relive, Rankkeeper have expanded their third party integration, And training peaks.
The clock Now include “shortcut card,” Which effectively widgets which you can swipe left or right Get quick access to frequently used apps. Like last year’s watch, they also feature an offline assistant and Alexa. Also includes 150+ watch faces, with some snug animation and the ability to upload photos as a custom watch face. Amazfit Water Drink or Rise Reminders, Calendar Events, To-Do List, Weather Forecast, and Bluetooth remote camera control.
None of these features All that new in wearable places, but rare to see them on watches below $ 250. THe is still the main thing Missing from Amazfit’s watch Cellular connection and unpaid payments. That said, dropping the NFC isn’t so weird for a budget smartwatch and you just won’t find a cellular connection for 28 280 (which is how much the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 LTE version costs).
The main difference between Amazfit Three new ones Clock design. The GTR Pro 3 has a 1.45-inch AMOLED Ultra HD display 331 ppi and 70.6% screen-to-body ratio. It has a 450 mAh battery with approximately 12 days of battery life and 2.3 GB of storage with normal use. GTR 3 with 1.39 inch display is slightly smaller 326 ppi and 66% screen-to-body ratio. It was Same battery, But is rated for 21 days of general use. Meanwhile, the GTS3 has a 1.75-inch square display and a 250mAh battery, though it is rated for 12 days. Both round watches weigh 32 grams, While the GTS 3 weighs 24.4 grams slightly. The way you disassemble it, they are fairly light watches with good display and killer battery life.
I’ve got some time to play with the GTR3 Pro, and so far it’s been a promising smartwatch. It still has some clutter in Amazfit, such as a cluttered menu, but many other grips seem to have been resolved since last year. The devices don’t look as impressive as the GTR2, and the screen looks like it includes a more expensive smartwatch. I’ve been reading this thing for about a week, done about 90 minutes of GPS workout and still have 29% battery. (I didn’t always have on-display Time, however The biggest Improvement, Although, Zepp app has been. I have A beta version was used last week, and Interface It’s overPulled to be more intuitive at a glance. Metrics appear in a more natural way, and there aren’t many bugs with incorrect translations – though I want to Argue there are still a lot more settings menus. But while it’s not perfect, it’s a big step up from what the app looked like a few months ago.
GTR and GTR Pro Pro are available from the US Amazon Store today For 180 and 230, Amazon did not specify a specific US launch date for the GTS3, but said it would be “available soon.”