Amazfit GTR: A Stylish Smart Watch with 24 Days Battery & Heart Rate Monitor
Amazfit is a leading smartwatch brand, which focuses on Wearables. The devices from the company are well-known for their affordable price tag, but with a stylish design and utility to withstand against other luxurious smartwatches like Samsung Gear. The new Amazfit GTR is one such a smartwatch with a classic, stylish look at a very affordable price tag. The AmazeFit GTR is available for $139.99 discounted price from Gearbest with two sizes 42 model and 47 model.
Here is a quick review of Amazfit GTR smartwatch.
Amazfit GTR smartwatch comes in two different size variants – 42mm and 47mm. We had a chance to get the 47mm model on the hands, which feels way more classic. The circular metallic frame and the leather straps giving the watch a traditional classy look. So, no one would know that you are wearing a smartwatch unless you swipe away the watch face. You can also get silicone or rubber straps to use on various occasions. Don’t get it confused with an Android Wear smartwatch. Amazfit GTR is a smart wearable with Amafit’s own ecosystem, having some essential features.
You can choose between the aluminum alloy case and the stainless steel case. The aluminum case has a matte finished colored body, while the stainless steel comes with matte chromium finish only. There are two traditional push buttons on the right side of the case, alongside the rotating dial around the display similar to Samsung Gear S3. That pair gives it a more classic look, to be frank. The heart rate sensor, as usual, takes up space on the behind of the watch body.
The Huami (Xiaomi’s) Amazfit GTR smartwatch sports a 1.39-inch AMOLED display, which has a retina level resolution. The screen is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass for scratch resistance. Like most other expensive smartwatches, it has a water-resisting capacity up to 50 meters (5 ATM pressure max).
In order to keep track of your activities, the smartwatch is equipped with lots of sensors including heart rate monitor, pedometer, sleep monitor, accelerometer, gyroscope, etc. Using the app provided with the smartwatch to pair with your phone, you can track your health as well. It has a 24 hours heart rate monitoring facility and a personal health assistant. Using this, you can clearly find out out your sleeping pattern, get personal training for indoor and outdoor activities ad workouts. Like Apple Watch, the device can also find out and alert if it finds abnormal heart rate.
Using the GPS/GLONASS provided, you can also track your outdoor activities, running, etc. Amazfit’s ecosystem supports tons of watch faces, which can be changed according to the occasion. You can use it a fitness tracker while working out, or as an elegant classic watch during a business occasion.
The Amazfit GTR smartwatch is not exactly a smartwatch like Samsung Gear or Apple Watch. It does not have a proper Operating System to work standalone. However, the Amazfit ecosystem has much of the integration adopted from generic wearable Operating Systems. You can mirror notifications, attend calls and do many other tasks. There is no app installation allowed on the Watch.
While using the device, we considered it more as a smart fitness wearable with an elegant display and features. The device performs well with activity tracking and health recording. Since it cannot store much data within the watch itself, you need to pair the device with the smartphone to sync activity data with the Amazfit app. The heart rate monitor seems to showcase an impressive performance with 24 hours of monitoring, but the accuracy leaves a little more room for improvement. The touch screen has a better response, compared to the older models from the brand.
The smart wearable comes with 410mAh Li-ion battery, which ca be boosed up within 2 hours of charging. Amazfit GTR smart wearable can function up to 24 days in a single charge. It can go up to 145 days if you are keeping it in standby mode. Even with the GPS and heart rate monitor enabled, the device shows an impressive battery backup throughout the usage period.
Amazfit provides a magnetic charger along with the device, which resembles the Magnetic charging cable for Apple Watch.
Amazfit GTR is a great choice if you are looking for an affordable, but a utility-focused smartwatch. Since the Android Wear devices cost more, this is the best option for your pocket and most of your daily needs. You can track your daily activities and develop better fitness habit utilizing the device features. Also, Waterproofing and longer battery life make it a great device to go for 149.99 from GearBest ($139.99 discounted price). There are two sizes of GTR watches available on Gearbest 42 model and 47 model.