In any sport, be it running, mountaineering or paragliding, it is important to monitor health indicators. Fortunately, today there are enough gadgets for this. The new Amazfit T‑Rex Pro has a protected body, a clear display and many training modes. Let’s check what these smart watches can surprise you with.
Protection on all fronts
When you first look at the T‑Rex Pro, you immediately understand that the target audience of the watch is men. The accessory looks brutal, as befits secure gadgets. The dimensions are quite large: almost 48 mm in diameter and 13.5 mm in thickness. Despite this, the device together with the strap weighs only 59 grams, which contributes to comfort during long-term wear. The included silicone strap is comfortable and universal for any wrist. A large number of holes ensures good ventilation. The 22mm traditional mount strap can be removed by removing the screws.
The body of the new product is made of practical polycarbonate and comes in three colors: black, blue and beige. The four physical buttons are made of steel. The T‑Rex Pro is MIL-STD-810G certified. This means that the device can withstand shock, vibration, prolonged contact with salt water and temperatures from +70 to ‑40 degrees. The manufacturer also claims 10 ATM water protection, which is rarely found in smart watches.
Display without compromise
The round 1.3‑inch matrix is made using AMOLED technology, the resolution is 360x360. This gives a high pixel density and, accordingly, a clear image. The display is slightly recessed into the body, which reduces the risk of scratches on the Corning Glass 3 glass. Thanks to the high-quality oleophobic coating, fingerprints almost do not remain on it. The panel is framed with decorative bolts and a metal-plated bezel. The light sensor works correctly: the display instantly adapts to external conditions. The maximum brightness is enough to use the screen in direct sunlight. Another plus is support for the Always on Display function, due to which the current date and time are always displayed on the screen.
To communicate with a smartphone, the Zepp utility is used, available on Android and iOS. The initial pairing with the phone is simple: scan the QR code from the watch display. The main panel of the program displays statistics on daily activity and various health indicators. In the section with the accessory, you can configure it: change the list of applications displayed on the watch, select notification sources, adjust display settings, and more. By default, the T‑Rex Pro comes with five watch faces preinstalled, three of which can be customized. In addition, 28 more design options are available for download through the utility. Some of them allow you to add your own background.
Control methods and system capabilities
Smart watches operate under proprietary firmware. The software functions quickly, the interface is rendered smoothly. Swiping right opens a list of all applications, swiping left opens the notification center. Up to 20 recent messages are stored in memory without the possibility of a reply. Icons for most instant messengers are displayed correctly. A movement from below brings up widgets, the order and list of which can be configured, and from above there is a curtain with quick adjustments. Four buttons (select, back, up and down) allow you to control all functions of the device without using the screen. This is a great help in cold conditions and high humidity, when the touch layer does not respond to touch.
Thanks to the built-in barometer, altimeter and compass, the watch accurately determines atmospheric pressure and altitude. Utilities for controlling music playback on your smartphone, viewing the weather forecast, and finding your phone are also useful. I liked the smart Do Not Disturb mode, which turns off notifications while the owner is sleeping, and the flashlight function, which displays a white background and maximizes brightness. You cannot answer calls using the accessory, but you can reject calls and mute the sound. Among the interesting features, we note the adjustment of vibration intensity and the assignment of a quick launch of a specific application to the Select button.
The watch supports 104 training modes, divided into 12 sections. Among them there are both standard (running, cycling, swimming) and extraordinary (various dance styles, types of martial arts and sports games). The built-in ExerSense system recognizes movement patterns and automatically launches the appropriate training format. A wide range of navigation systems are supported: GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo. Therefore, the gadget accurately determines the location during activities, reflecting the distance traveled in the application.
Sensors that measure heart rate and blood oxygen levels are located in a slightly raised platform on the back of the device. The accessory notifies you if your heart rate is too low or too high. T‑Rex Pro, thanks to a gyroscope and accelerometer, records every body movement during sleep, and then creates a detailed graph. Analyzing the collected indicators, the device displays information about the level of stress. The proprietary health assessment system (PAI) gives the owner optimal recommendations for improving physiological indicators.
T‑Rex Pro is equipped with a 390 mAh battery. If you enable constant synchronization with your smartphone, receive notifications and monitor your heart rate around the clock, the battery will be discharged by about 8% per day. If you add the Always on Display function to this scenario, energy consumption will increase 3–4 times: up to 25–30% per day. During an hour of running while using navigation systems, the device loses 6% of its charge. The gadget is powered using a two-pin magnetic cradle. Replenishing energy from 0 to 100% through a 10 W power supply takes an hour and a half.
- 47.7 x 47.7 x 13.5 mm
- 59 grams (with strap)
- body — polycarbonate
buttons — metal
strap — silicone
- 1,3’’, AMOLED, 360×360, 392 ppi, Corning Glass 3
- 390 mAh
- Bluetooth 5.0 LE, GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, Beidou
- heart rate monitor, pulse oximeter, gyroscope, accelerometer, barometer
- more than 100 training modes, 10 ATM water resistance, BioTracker 2 PPG biological optical sensor, Firstbeat algorithms, MIL-STD-810G protection
The new T‑Rex Pro fully lives up to its purpose. The device is not afraid of deep-sea diving, extreme temperature changes and shocks. The bright, clear display makes it easy to view your health indicators. Over a hundred training modes allow you to monitor your achievements in various sports. In addition, the watch is pleased with decent autonomy, if you do not rely on the Always on Display option.
Until May 21, the new product can be purchased with a discount of 1,5 dollars in the official Amazfit store on Tmall. The watch is also presented in the Citilink and Svyaznoy chain stores at a price of 13,10$.