At the moment, Huami is launching a lot of smartwatches, including the Amazfit GTS 2 Mini. Yes, it is a different model from the GTS 2, which came out last October.
In December 2020, the redesigned GTS 2 Mini came out with the Amazfit GTS 2e and GTR 2e, both available globally. For the time being, we’ll ignore those two watches and concentrate on the GTS 2 Mini. How does it stack up against the GTS 2? What characteristics do you lose or gain?
We’ll have a look at the specifications and features, which may help you differentiate and choose between the two.
Cost and the availability
As previously stated, the GTS 2 Mini and the GTS 2 came out within a few months of each other. The GTS 2 Mini is your best bet if you’re looking for a low-cost wearable.
The GTS 2 is a significant price increase in comparison.
The Amazfit GTS 2 Mini is an excellent option for anybody seeking a low-cost fitness tracker that also looks good on your wrist outside of the gym. It features over 70 sports modes and stands out due to its bright and colorful display. Which, by the way, will give you up-to-date health metrics.
Although the GTS 2 is really young, it offers a lot of advantages over its Mini predecessor. It has more pixels on its display for a better user experience for one. And it allows you to store music, browse applications by using voice commands, and answer phone calls. However, you’ll spend almost twice as much on it, and it lacks the fitness functions that the Mini has.
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Build and display
The GTS 2, and its smaller counterpart, the GTS 2 Mini, are designed to be elegant square smartwatches. For the price, you’ll get a watch you’ll actively want to wear. Though realistically, the build quality will never be as good as an Apple Watch.
The GTS2 measures in with a 42mm, 9.7mm thick case, available in three colors: grey, black, and gold. The case is aluminum alloy and features a 20mm silicone strap and a plastic case back. The entire thing is water-resistant to a depth of 50m and has only one physical button.
With a casing size of 40mm and an 8.95mm thickness, the GTS 2 Mini is available in black, pink, and green. The casing is likewise made of an aluminum alloy and polycarbonate. It’s also waterproof and features the same-sized silicone strap.
Hence, while maintaining the standard case materials, the Mini maintains a smaller and slimmer form. The Mini lacks the curved edge of the GTS 2.
The size reduction invariably necessitates a change in the display compared to other versions:
- The GTS 2 has a 1.65-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 348 x 442 pixels
- TheMini has a 1.55-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 354 x 306 pixels
That entails a reduction in resolution, but because it’s crammed into a compact display, it will still provide a crisp screen experience for a watch around $100. Both have display modes that feature an Always-On mode.
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The great news regarding battery life is that both watches offer a long battery life. For everyday use, the GTS 2 guarantees 7 days, 20 days in basic use, and 3.5 days in heavy use.
In comparison, the GTS 2 Mini guarantees 14 days of regular use, 21 days of basic use, and 7 days of heavy use.
Those figures suggest the Mini will provide more in the way of battery life, but keep in mind that the Mini has a smaller screen and fewer functions to power. Meaning, this will affect how long it can go without charging.
Fitness and sports tracking features
In the same way, Fitbit smartwatches combine fitness tracking with smartwatch functionality, Huami’s Amazfit smartwatches are starting to be cited in the same sentence as Fitbit’s smartwatches.
Overall, the fitness monitoring capabilities have impressed users, so whatever GTS 2 version you choose, you can anticipate more of the same.
All major motion sensors are included in the larger GTS 2 to provide daily activity tracking and sleep monitoring.
In addition to continuous heart rate monitoring, heart rate during activity, and enabling Huami’s PAI Health assessment system, the BioTracker 2 PPG health sensor allows tracking stress levels and stress levels during activity.
It also allows for continuous or on-the-spot blood oxygen measurements.
It supports 90 sports monitoring modes, including running, pool swimming, and cycling, as well as GPS and GLONASS for mapping your outdoor activities.
When it comes to sensors, the Mini is nearly identical to the larger GTS 2.
The air pressure sensor appears to be missing, which offers additional data from the environment while tracking outdoor pursuits like trekking and rock climbing.
Although there are 70 rather than 90 sports modes, it does include the same core sports modes and provides the same analytics.
Apart from the air pressure sensor and a few other sports modes, these two watches perform admirably in health and fitness tracking.
The Amazfit offering has always felt like it lags behind competitors in this area. However, with the GTS 2 and GTR 2, Huami has clearly tried to better balance smartwatch and fitness capabilities.
With the GTS 2, we got a watch that worked with both Android and iOS smartphones, allowing you to see notifications, make calls over Bluetooth, customize watch faces, and control music playback on your linked smartphone.
With the Zepp companion phone app, you can synchronize your music with the embedded music player, which offers approximately 3GB of storage. It also includes an offline voice assistant for controlling essential watch functionalities and settings and Alexa smart assistant connectivity.
So, how much of the GTS 2 Mini’s features made the cut? The app will still support notifications, but it will also come with 50 watch faces, 30 of which will display continuously, as well as a Pomodoro clock mode. If you’re unfamiliar with Pomodoro, it’s a technique for increasing productivity throughout the day.
It lacks a built-in audio player, but it does allow you to control music on your smartphone. Huami and Amazon’s smart assistants are also unavailable. Phone calls are not possible, and Huami appears to be unavailable.
Clearly, the GTS 2, not the GT2 Mini, is the smartwatch to choose if you want a more feature-rich smartwatch experience.
The GTS 2 Mini appears to be a scaled-down version of the GTS 2 as it shares many of the same features.
The Amazfit GTS 2 was excessively pricey when compared to competitors. There are certain flaws with the app experience when compared to Fitbit and Apple, but they’re easy to overlook at their price points.
The Amazfit GTS 2 Mini, on the other hand, overcomes this problem. It effectively provides the same experience at a significantly lower cost. If you want more music storage and a smart assistant, the bigger GTS 2 is the way to go. However, the GTS 2 Mini is a better deal due to the lesser price point of these items.
If you’re looking for a smaller version of the GTS 2, the GTS 2 Mini is the way to go.
The most cost-effective smartwatch available. The combination of fitness and health functions in a reasonable package with long battery life and a crisp screen. There’s a lot to enjoy about this place.
Amazfit GTS 2 Mini: What sets it apart from Amazfit GTS 2?
- 7 days longer battery life (14 days versus 7 days)
- 0.75mm thinner (8.95mm versus 9.7mm)
- 5.2g lighter (19.5g versus 24.7g)
- Built-in camera remote control function
- 2.3mm shorter (40.5mm versus 42.8mm)
- 12.2% less body volume (12.98cm³ versus 14.779696cm³)
- Social features
Amazfit GTS 2: What sets it apart from Amazfit GTS 2 Mini?
- Branded damage-resistant glass
- Stroke counter for swimming
- Can be used to answer calls
- 11.82% more battery power
- 42% higher resolution (348 x 442 pixels versus 306 x 354 pixels)
- 13.29% higher pixel density
- 6.45% bigger screen size (1.65 inch versus 1.55)
Which should you buy?
For a smartwatch with a good balance of fitness and smartwatch functions, the GTS 2 is the go-to device. For individuals who are more focused on a smartwatch with great fitness functions, long battery life, and similar aesthetics, the GTS 2 Mini might be a better option.
If you want to measure up the Amazfit offering with a good alternative, check out the TicWatch Pro 3 GPS.
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Last Updated on September 17, 2021