Amazfit GTR

Huami Amazfit GTR Smartwatch Review (Latest): Power Lasts Up To 24 Days

ByGB Blog Official 2019-07-25 4982

With the development of smartwatches, more functions have been incorporated. Therefore, short battery life becomes commonplace, about which is complained by most people. For example, the prestigious Apple Watch can barely last 2 days. Nearly all smartwatches proclaimed to be long-lasting merely supports light use of up to half a month. Surprisingly, Huami's new watch series released the other day, Amazfit GTR can last up to 24 days! Huami defines the name "GTR" in this way: the three letters stand for "Good-looking," "Tools," and "Reliable" respectively.

 

 

Amazfit GTR features the low-key luxury, which is rarely found in other Amazfit smartwatches. However, the price is still constrained. 

Love At First Sight Of The Handsome Business Style 

The stainless steel is the most common material used in traditional business mechanical watches.

 

After taking out the lid, you can see the body of the body that is half exposed, more typical and traditional double crown, round dial design.

Let's look at its outline. The polished stainless steel body matches well with the leather strap. This is the most fashionable business watch in Huami's portfolio. It marks the transition of Huami, from youth, sporty style, to maturity. 

 

Characterized by maturity, Amazfit GTR inherits a great number of features from previous Huami products. The case is made of high-end stainless steel, and the curves make it appear thinner.

 

 

Let me turn on the screen. The AMOLED screen is round, without any edges. It is 1.39-inch, with a resolution of 454 x 454, up to 326ppi. With an ultra-clear user interface, the appearance of Amazfit GTR stands out in the competition.

 

 

A zirconium ceramic bezel between the dial glass and the middle frame can protect the frame and maintain the integrated look. Meanwhile, it protects the glass from scratches.

 

The Amazfit GTR 47mm that I've got has a brown leather strap, which is in the business style. As for me, a leather strap is better than a silicone one for sports watches. Additionally, it is not easy to deform because of sweat and rain.

 

 

This Amazfit GTR has two buttons. The upper one is the power/home button, and the lower button is for customization. You can customize the commonly used functions. You can swipe or click on the screen to interact with it.

 

 

The back of the Amazfit GTR watch is plastic, different from the stainless steel on the front. However, its design and texture are equally good. Additionally, limited by the cost, Amazfit GTR doesn't support wireless charging, as you can see from the contacts of the charging base.

Display: Over 100 Watch Faces Will Be Coming To Avoid Monotony For A Whole Year

On the 1.39-inch display whose resolution is 454×454, Amazfit GTR 47mm presents ultra-fine details thanks to its hardware. 

However, it is impossible to stand out with only competitive hardware. The watch faces are optimized for the software of Amazfit GTR to work seamlessly with the hardware. Thus, the user interface will bring you a clear and vivid visual experience.

 

 

I want to show you my favorite watch faces. Look! 

 

 

Default Watch Face▲

 

 

 

 

 

 

As you can see from the above, each watch face represents a different style. The watch can be as retro as traditional mechanical watches, or in a fresh style.

 

Most watch faces support displaying a lot of information simultaneously, including time, date, heart rate, steps, remaining battery percentage, and more. Apart from being ornamental, they are practical. 

 

 

 

User Experience

 

Unprecedented Long Battery Life Of 24 Days. Don't Need To Take Off Once You Put It On

 

1. Sports

 

Although it appears the same as traditional wristwatches, however, the functionality manifests the essence of smartwatches. 

 

Amazfit GTR incorporates common motion detection features such as indoor and outdoor running, elliptical machine, swimming, skiing, and more.

 

 

 

In the actual experience, this Amazfit GTR weighs less than 50g (not including strap). In addition to the strap, the watch is not as uncomfortable or cumbersome as traditional wristwatches.

 

It won't affect the flexibility of my wrist. Nevertheless, I wish it could come with a rubber strap. 

 

 

The built-in independent GPS module in Amazfit GTR is a power-efficient 28mm Sony GPS chip that supports GPS and GLONASS. Not only intended for outdoor sports, but the watch is also 50m waterproof, suitable for most outdoor environments.

 

 

Amazfit GTR features the BioTracker PPG sensor and algorithm developed by Huami, which provides 24-hour continuous heart rate monitoring.

 

You can turn on the excessive heart rate alarm and get reminded of the dangerous heart rate zone through vibration during workouts.

 

 

 

By the way, I would like to inform you that Amazfit GTR 47mm also support the automatic identification of arrhythmia (including atrial fibrillation).

 

However, this function will be available by October this year.

 

 

 

2. Functions For Daily Life

 

Amazfit GTR supports sleep monitoring. I have been wearing it while sleeping, during which I don't feel uncomfortable at all.

 

 

 

 

3. About Battery Life

 

Limited by the time, I only tested the battery performance by wearing it for more than 24 hours.

 

Throughout the entire test, the light use of the watch (with notifications, heart rate monitor, sleep monitor on) only drained away 1% of electricity, which is ignorable.

 

The outstanding battery life is mainly attributed to its power-efficient chip. 

 

 

It is also because Huami has optimized the power management system by improving the standby, screen-on time, and sports modes of Amazfit GTR.

 

According to Huami Official, for the standby mode, the optimization is focused on 15 sensors and peripherals for much lower power consumption than other smartwatches.

 

 

According to official data from Huami:

In the basic watch mode, for example, with Bluetooth, heart rate monitoring and other functions disabled, Amazfit GTR 47mm can last 74 days even if the screen is turned on 100 times. 

 

 

In the sports mode, "Marathon" with GPS enabled, Amazfit GTR 47mm provides users with 40 hours of long-lasting battery life.

The battery performance is impressive. Once you put on the watch, you won't need to take it off to charge it frequently. The uplift of battery life is unprecedented in the industry of smart wearable devices. 

 

 

 

 

Summing Up

 

Huami Has Blazed Another Trail To The High-end

 

Long before, Huami was dedicated to providing youthful and sporty products, for which the consumer market acknowledges it. 

 

This time, Amazfit GTR demonstrates that it can advance on another way to the high-end smoothly. If we consider Huami as a man, it is now mature, dressed up in a suit, instead of casual sportswear. 

 

 

Speaking of Amazfit GTR 47mm, because of its polished stainless steel body and leather strap, the price of $149.99 seems incredible. 

 

On the whole, Amazfit GTR is the best Huami smartwatch in both design and workmanship. In particular, the quality and appearance of the eye-catching stainless steel body completely change our first impression on Huami's industrial design, which is based on Amazfit Bip Series.

 

Functionality is an important aspect of Amazfit GTR. It is a typical smartwatch with attractive appearance and functionality. It supports various sports modes, including indoor/outdoor running, elliptical machine, swimming, skiing. GPS+GLONASS dual positioning and the 50m water-resistance widen its applications in the outdoor.

 

 

With power consumption and cost taken into account, currently, Amazfit GTR doesn't support eSIM. If you think eSIM is a must-have, go for the Amazfit Smartwatch 2 released last month.

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