If bulky and easily noticeable smartwatches aren’t your style, you might want to check out Amazfit GTR by Huami. Its elegant design stands out among the the usual tech-oriented watches which may not be everyone’s cup of tea.
GTR is one of several recent smartwatch releases by Huami which provides high-quality wearable tech at a relatively affordable price. You might want to check out the details of their other releases to make the right choice for your lifestyle: Amazfit Stratos 3, Amazfit GTS, Amazfit Nexo, Amazfit Verge Lite and Amazfit BIP Lite.
If you prefer to match your wearable tech to your personality and style, the GTR has a lot to offer. We’ve compiled everything you need to know about this smartwatch in order to help you make the correct choice.
|Battery lasts up to 24 days||Sleep analysis|
|12 Sports modes||Remotely control your music app|
|Waterproof||Available in 47mm and 42mm|
|AMOLED display||Heart rate monitoring|
Appearance And Design
The Amazfit GTR comes in two size variations, 47mm and 42mm. The watch body is made from titanium for durability while the microcrystalline zirconium ceramic bezel gives the dial a more elegant look.
The 47mm GTR has a standard edition and a glitter edition made with sparkle cubic zirconia Austrian Crystals. It utilizes a 1.39” AMOLED display with a resolution of 456 x 456 pixels. The touch screen is made from Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and has an anti-fingerprint coating. the always-on feature is not present in this version. Additionally, it comes with a 22mm strap, which is made from leather or fluororubber, depending on the version.
The 42mm version has four colours: Starry Black, Cherry Blossom Pink, Moonlight White and Coral Red. It also has a glitter edition for a further refined look. Its 1.2”AMOLED display has a display resolution of 390x390pixels. The strap varies in colour depending on your choice, and is slightly thinner at 20mm. This GTR does have an always-on display.
Both variants have a power button and a function button on the body. The power button can be used to close the screen, return to the main dial and shut down the device after a 10-second press. The function button allows you to set a quick access function to customise the device according to your needs.
According to the manufacturer, the 47mm smartwatch has an impressive battery life of 24 days in ordinary usage. If you turn off the fitness tracking features, its life can be extended to 74 days as a basic watch. The 42mm version is less frugal on power – typical usage will give you 12 days while basic watch mode extends to 34 days.
Both smartwatches can be fully charged in around two hours and use a LiPo battery.
Aside from looking like fashionable wearable tech, GTR does aim to provide users with the smartwatch functionality, which consists of:
From notifying you about calls to setting up reminders, the GTR will never let you miss an alert. You can integrate the smartwatch to provide utility to elevate your lifestyle. Get reminders to move or set your own alarms for various tasks without relying on your phone. You can view most of your notifications from different apps on the device, minimising distractions. There is no microphone, speaker or keyboard so you’ll need to have your phone in order to respond to notifications or calls.
Up To 12 Fitness Activity Modes
In order to help you accurately understand your fitness activities, the Amazfit smartwatch has 12 distinct modes:
|Treadmill||Open Water Swimming|
|Trail Running||Pool Swim|
Aside from the physical sports aspects, the watch comes with its proprietary BioTracker sensors which help analyse performance, heart rate and sleep. It alerts you on any irregularities and allows you to recalibrate your lifestyle accordingly.
You can remotely control your music player with the GTR so you can get an uninterrupted, hands-free listening experience. You can perform basic functions like playing, pausing or skipping tracks, as well as volume control, all from the touch screen.
In-built GPS Tracking
Whether you’re out on a run or need to evaluate your pace, the device’s GPS framework helps to gather the data you’ll need. Having on-device functionality allows for an accurate reading while enabling better battery management.
Activity Sync and App
All your tracked data is neatly presented in an accompanying app with further analytics to help you make sense of your readings. It completes the whole smartwatch experience by providing you with historical records to understand your performance better. Additionally, it also allows you to customise your watch faces and customise notifications according to your own preference.
|Main Advantages||Main Disadvantages|
|Fashionable covert design||GPS, sleep and heart rate tracking can be slightly inaccurate|
|Customizable watch faces||Limited features available|
|12 Activity modes including swim track|
|Heart rate monitoring|
|Long lasting battery|
The Amazfit GTR offers the functionality of a sports watch with the design elegance of traditional watches. While there are some limitations, it does deliver on its basic premise and provides you with analysis you could use to improve your daily life. All in all, if you’re looking for a covert smartwatch without much of the frills and bulk of traditional wearable tech, the GTR is definitely worth checking out.
Last Updated on December 13, 2020
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