Review of Amazfit GTS and Amazfit GTR – smart watches that can not be charged for weeks

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Watch appearance

Amazfit GTS: Apple's Precepts

Amazfit GTS are sold in six colors: black, gold, gray, blue, pink and red. In almost all cases, the shade changes not only in the strap, but also in the case. Black Amazfit GTS came to the editor.

            Review of Amazfit GTS and Amazfit GTR - smart watches that can not be charged for weeks

On the right side is a crown. Alas, this is just a button that spins idle. She is responsible for returning to the initial dial or entering the training mode by long pressing (this function can be reassigned).

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            Review of Amazfit GTS and Amazfit GTR - smart watches that can not be charged for weeks

The case is made of aluminum and plastic. The straps are interchangeable, fastened with a classic buckle and fastened with two clips – a similar mechanism we saw, for example, in the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2.

            Review of Amazfit GTS and Amazfit GTR - smart watches that can not be charged for weeks

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The bracelet is elastic and the watch is rather lightweight – it’s comfortable to wear. For several days of using the device, only one problem arose: the case freely moves along the wrist and touches the sleeves. You can tighten the strap tighter, but then it will not be so convenient.

The Amazfit GTS has an AMOLED screen with a resolution of 348 × 442 pixels and a 1.65-inch diagonal. It seems that the developers could make the display bigger, but the interface and most of the dials hide this drawback. You can be upset because of the thick frames, unless you turn on the "Flashlight" mode.

            Review of Amazfit GTS and Amazfit GTR - smart watches that can not be charged for weeks

The Amazfit GTS display has excellent pixel density and a sufficient margin of brightness: the image on the screen is detailed when using most dials and reads well even in the sun. The display turns off when you press the crown or yourself after a set time.

There are a lot of dials, they are available in the Amazfit app. The option with a nice and unpretentious animation could not be found. Most of the dials are static, with some with a minimum frame rate, the hands move.

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Dials differ in widget sets. The one presented below, for example, displays weather data, date, device charge level, number of steps taken and heart rate.

            Review of Amazfit GTS and Amazfit GTR - smart watches that can not be charged for weeks

Holding your finger on the screen, you can switch between the three dials. By default, options with a bunch of widgets are installed in Amazfit GTS: they show not only time, but also activity indicators and weather.

            Review of Amazfit GTS and Amazfit GTR - smart watches that can not be charged for weeks

Amazfit GTS partially repeats the design of the fourth and fifth generation Apple Watch. And we also saw the “Infograph” dial on watchOS.

            Review of Amazfit GTS and Amazfit GTR - smart watches that can not be charged for weeksAmazfit GTS on the left, Apple Watch Series 5 on the right

However, seriously comparing these watch models is wrong: they are just from different weight categories. External borrowing is perceived here without irritation. Perhaps Apple fans will be only too happy to purchase such a gadget without overpaying for features that they might not need.

Amazfit GTR: for lovers of the classics

And this is an option for those who want a gadget with a technological filling and the usual look of a mechanical watch. From them, the Amazfit GTR took a round dial, a metal case and a traditional bezel with divisions.

This model has many modifications. In addition to colors, they differ in materials: there are aluminum, steel and titanium watches on sale. Also available in two sizes: 42 and 47 mm. We got a smaller version made of aluminum alloy and with a red strap.

            Review of Amazfit GTS and Amazfit GTR - smart watches that can not be charged for weeks

The serious case does not really fit the strap from our kit. You want to wear such a watch with a leather one, like the big Amazfit GTR.

            Review of Amazfit GTS and Amazfit GTR - smart watches that can not be charged for weeks

There are two buttons on the right side: one of them is responsible for locking the screen and the “Back” action, the other for switching to training. And each of them can uselessly spin.

            Review of Amazfit GTS and Amazfit GTR - smart watches that can not be charged for weeks

The 42 mm version received a screen with a diagonal of 1.2 inches. Large – with a diagonal of 1.65 inches. The display is made according to AMOLED ‑ technology and is located deep under the glass.

            Review of Amazfit GTS and Amazfit GTR - smart watches that can not be charged for weeks

Amazfit GTR has support for the Always On Display non-fading screen mode, but with only two dial options – digital and arrow. The second one looks good.

            Review of Amazfit GTS and Amazfit GTR - smart watches that can not be charged for weeks

A large dial set is available in the app. There are far fewer nice and interesting options than the Amazfit GTS – round-screen limitations affect it.

            Review of Amazfit GTS and Amazfit GTR - smart watches that can not be charged for weeks            Review of Amazfit GTS and Amazfit GTR - smart watches that can not be charged for weeks

Amazfit GTR and Amazfit GTS are approximately the same and have a similar set of functions. The main difference is the design. And if the GTS is suitable for those who do not want to overpay for the Apple Watch, then the GTR will appeal to conservatives who need a gadget for a strict suit. True, for this you still have to purchase a version with a leather strap or buy it separately.

Amazfit Smart Watch Features

Using sideways swipes on the Amazfit GTR and Amazfit GTS, activity and heart rate data are opened. When you click on the appropriate screens, a heart rate graph is displayed, the number of steps taken and kilometers, as well as calories burned.

            Review of Amazfit GTS and Amazfit GTR - smart watches that can not be charged for weeks

More detailed data is presented in the Amazfit application. There you can start a training session with GPS or see sleep statistics.

            Review of Amazfit GTS and Amazfit GTR - smart watches that can not be charged for weeks            Review of Amazfit GTS and Amazfit GTR - smart watches that can not be charged for weeks

During the testing process, it turned out that the sensors may fail slightly. For example, the sleep report did not include a couple of short awakenings.

From the bottom of the swipe, you can go to the old notifications, weather, vibration alarm and settings. New notifications appear on the screen immediately, you cannot answer them.

            Review of Amazfit GTS and Amazfit GTR - smart watches that can not be charged for weeks

The Amazfit display shows notifications of incoming calls, but there is no microphone here – you still have to get a smartphone to answer. But from the clock you can control the playback of music.

            Review of Amazfit GTS and Amazfit GTR - smart watches that can not be charged for weeks

Devices cope with the functions of a fitness tracker: they analyze data during training and provide a detailed report. There are few types of exercises, but there are the most common ones: walking, running, cycling and swimming. You can take Amazfit into the pool without fear: protection class 5 ATM allows you to dive to a depth of 50 m.

All the features mentioned do not prevent Amazfit from living for weeks. During the time that we used them, not one of the models was discharged. We did not activate GPS, but turned on the automatic heart rate detection and worked hard to test the clock in different scenarios. During the day, the GTS charge fell by about 10%, GTR – by 20%. The manufacturer claims that with moderate use, the GTS will last for 14 days, and the 42 mm version of the GTR will last for 12 days without recharging.

Specifications

Amazfit gts
Amazfit gtr

Dimensions
43.25 × 36.25 × 9.4 mm
42.6 × 42.6 × 9.2 mm;
47 × 47 × 10.75 mm

Weight
24.8 g
About 25.5 g;
36 to 48 g depending on materials

Display
1.65 inches, 348 × 442 pixels, AMOLED
1.2 inches, 390 × 390 pixels, AMOLED;
1.39 inches, 454 × 454 pixels, AMOLED

Battery
220 mAh
195 mAh;
410 mAh

Autonomy
About 14 days as usual
About 12 days as usual;
about 24 days as usual

Connection
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth 5.0

Contactless payment function
Not
Not

Protection class
5 ATM (allow diving to a depth of 50 m)
5 ATM (allow diving to a depth of 50 m)

Compatibility
Android 5.0 and above, iOS 10.0 and above
Android 5.0 and above, iOS 10.0 and above

Summary

            Review of Amazfit GTS and Amazfit GTR - smart watches that can not be charged for weeks

Amazfit GTS is an affordable option for those who want to carry something like an Apple Watch on their hand, but are not going to overpay for the brand and some functions. At the same time, they cannot be called a full-fledged alternative. I don’t want to use this watch just like that, for example, spin the wheel aimlessly, or experiment with the dials to find out what this or that design will look like on the screen. Amazfit GTS is an affordable price utility gadget that is needed to replace a smartphone in some scenarios, as well as monitor activity.

Amazfit GTR is a variant of the classic watch with the same functions and slightly less cute dials.

Both models cost about 10,000 rubles, prices in different stores may vary.

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The author thanks Huami for providing the devices for testing.

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