Amaz­fit needs no intro­duc­tion. Its fit­ness bracelets and smart­watch­es have already con­quered the mar­ket. The brand recent­ly released a new watch mod­el in a clas­sic design — GTR 2. Let’s find out what improve­ments the device has received and who might be inter­est­ed in it.

Classic is always in fashion

A round dial, a met­al case, two con­trol but­tons on the side — the Amaz­fit GTR 2’s strict design and dimen­sions hint that the watch is aimed at a male audi­ence. For a wom­an’s wrist, the diam­e­ter will already be too large. There are two ver­sions of the watch: a sports ver­sion in an alu­minum case, and a clas­sic ver­sion in a steel case. It was the sports ver­sion that was test­ed. At the same time, the new prod­uct is clear­ly lighter than the pre­vi­ous mod­el: it weighs 39 grams, not 48, as was the case with the GTR.

A heart rate sen­sor and mag­net­ic con­tacts for replen­ish­ing the bat­tery were placed on the bot­tom of the case. I would like to see wire­less charg­ing, but you will have to pow­er the acces­so­ry using the usu­al method. The strap is made of high-qual­i­ty mate­r­i­al that is pleas­ant to the touch. It has a stan­dard 22mm width and a tra­di­tion­al pin mount. If desired, the orig­i­nal strap can be eas­i­ly replaced with anoth­er.

Amazfit GTR 2

Clear and frameless display

An inter­est­ing fea­ture of the Amaz­fit GTR 2 screen is that it extends to the side edges of the watch, cre­at­ing a frame­less effect. Looks attrac­tive. On top, the dis­play is cov­ered with a pro­tec­tive lay­er of ODLC with a declared hard­ness of 9H. Note that the oleo­pho­bic coat­ing is good: your fin­ger glides eas­i­ly on the glass, fin­ger­prints are invis­i­ble.

In the first min­utes of acquain­tance, the AMOLED matrix leaves a pleas­ant impres­sion. A bright­ness of 450 nits is enough for infor­ma­tion to be read even on a sun­ny day. With a res­o­lu­tion of 454x454 pix­els and a diag­o­nal of 1.39 inch­es, the pix­el den­si­ty is 326 ppi. The image is clear, there is not a hint of image loose­ness. The smooth inter­face also adds com­fort.

There are a lot of inter­est­ing fea­tures in the set­tings. For exam­ple, the “At the The­ater” pre­set is use­ful for attend­ing cul­tur­al events — the screen bright­ness is reduced to a min­i­mum, the watch stops respond­ing to rais­ing your wrist. If you need to con­stant­ly dis­play the time on the screen, the Always on Dis­play option will help out. More­over, you can choose a dig­i­tal or ana­log dial accord­ing to your own taste.

Amazfit GTR 2

Staying fit is easier than it seems

The watch is replete with fea­tures aimed at sup­port­ing a healthy lifestyle. Amaz­fit GTR 2 received the sec­ond gen­er­a­tion Bio­Track­er opti­cal sen­sor. It can mon­i­tor your heart rate around the clock. The device ana­lyzes the phas­es of deep and REM sleep and mon­i­tors stress lev­els. Activ­i­ty records are easy to view thanks to visu­al inter­face wid­gets. Mea­sur­ing blood oxy­gen sat­u­ra­tion is anoth­er use­ful option that was miss­ing in the pre­vi­ous gen­er­a­tion.

The acces­so­ry offers 12 main sports modes, but with updates their num­ber can be increased. There are run­ning, cycling, moun­tain climb­ing and swim­ming in the pool. We decid­ed to test the last sce­nario in prac­tice. Dur­ing exer­cise, the touch screen is blocked and water does not inter­fere with the work­out. The dis­play shows basic para­me­ters such as dis­tance swam, time spent, num­ber of cross­ings of the pool from edge to edge. There were no com­plaints about the mea­sure­ment error. I was a lit­tle con­fused by the work of the GPS — the gad­get search­es for satel­lites very slow­ly. The step count seems quite accu­rate: the watch and the pedome­ter built into the smart­phone showed sim­i­lar num­bers.

Amazfit GTR 2

Connecting to a phone

To pair your smart­watch, you will need to down­load the Zepp app on your smart­phone. The con­nec­tion is sim­ple: a QR code appears on the Amaz­fit GTR 2 dis­play, which must be scanned with your mobile phone cam­era. The util­i­ty pro­vides detailed sta­tis­tics on the use of the acces­so­ry — dis­tance trav­eled, heart rate, analy­sis of sleep phas­es and oth­er para­me­ters. You can set goals and track your progress, as well as receive the nec­es­sary rec­om­men­da­tions to improve your qual­i­ty of life. If you are bored with the stan­dard dials, it is easy to install an alter­na­tive option through the Zepp pro­gram.

Amazfit GTR 2

Autonomy

The new prod­uct was equipped with a bat­tery with a capac­i­ty of 471 mAh. For com­par­i­son, the pre­vi­ous mod­el had 410 mAh. The auton­o­my of Amaz­fit GTR 2 is decent. Judg­ing by test mea­sure­ments, one charge is enough for 11–12 days of con­tin­u­ous use. This sce­nario includes con­stant heart rate mon­i­tor­ing, step count­ing, receiv­ing noti­fi­ca­tions, 3 work­outs per week, sleep qual­i­ty analy­sis. Not to men­tion peri­od­i­cal­ly mea­sur­ing stress lev­els and the amount of oxy­gen in the blood.

It’s easy to extend the oper­at­ing time: to do this, you need to acti­vate the eco­nom­i­cal pre­set in the quick access cur­tain. The menu is sim­pli­fied, the watch only records steps and sleep infor­ma­tion. But the auton­o­my is impres­sive — the time allot­ted for the review was sim­ply not enough to sig­nif­i­cant­ly dis­charge the Amaz­fit GTR 2 in max­i­mum ener­gy sav­ing mode.

Amazfit GTR 2

Pleasant trifles

The longer you use the new prod­uct, the more inter­est­ing things you notice. For exam­ple, there is a set­ting for quick access func­tions. The bot­tom but­ton can dis­play the weath­er, alarm clock or train­ing menu. The watch is equipped with 3 GB of inter­nal mem­o­ry. There­fore, it is con­ve­nient not only to man­age music on your smart­phone, but also to store albums on the device. A use­ful nuance for those who don’t want to car­ry their phone between exer­cise machines or take it for a run. Your favorite playlist will remain on your wrist; you can down­load it via Wi-Fi from your smartphone’s mem­o­ry. You can lis­ten to music in two ways: through the speak­er or by con­nect­ing Blue­tooth head­phones direct­ly to the watch, for exam­ple, native Amaz­fit Power­Buds.

The micro­phone and speak­er allow you to answer calls via Blue­tooth. The qual­i­ty of com­mu­ni­ca­tion is suf­fi­cient so that the inter­locu­tor does not expe­ri­ence dis­com­fort in com­mu­ni­ca­tion. Anoth­er inter­est­ing option is sup­port for the Alexa voice assis­tant. How­ev­er, you will have to wait until Ama­zon’s AI assis­tant starts work­ing in EU. This will approx­i­mate­ly hap­pen at the begin­ning of 2021.

Amazfit GTR 2

Specifications

DISPLAY
AMOLED, 1.39″, 454x454
DIMENSIONS
46.4 x 46.4 x 10.7 mm
WEIGHT
39 grams
MONITORING
sleep, phys­i­cal activ­i­ty (steps, move­ments, sports), calo­ries, heart rates
BATTERY
471 mAh
PECULIARITIES
Bio­Track­er 2 bio­log­i­cal data sen­sor, water resis­tance up to 5 ATM, Blue­tooth 5.0 and WLAN 2.4 GHz, GPS, music stor­age in watch, Zepp mobile appli­ca­tion
Amazfit GTR 2

Results

Lacon­ic and sophis­ti­cat­ed design, high-qual­i­ty dis­play, wide range of func­tions, decent auton­o­my — Amaz­fit GTR 2 pleas­es with bal­anced char­ac­ter­is­tics. There are few rea­sons for crit­i­cism: there is not enough NFC, and ques­tions arose regard­ing the oper­a­tion of the GPS receiv­er on the test unit. But the new prod­uct clear­ly has more advan­tages. The watch allows you to store up to 3 GB of music, mea­sure stress lev­els and the amount of oxy­gen in the blood. The device will please both the ath­lete and the ordi­nary user who mon­i­tors his health.

The Amaz­fit GTR 2 smart watch can already be pur­chased at , Svyaznoy, Mega­Fon and MTS stores.

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