The King of the watches Amazfit GTR Lite 47mm
Kernani Halim

The King of the watches Amazfit GTR Lite 47mm

The Amazfit GTR is the latest smartwatch from Huami, a company backed by Chinese tech giant Xiaomi which is continuing its near two-year tradition of churning out impressive budget smartwatches under its Amazfit brand, including the Stratos, the Verge, and the Bip.

The Amazfit GTR is is another of Huami's affordable smartwatches that makes bold claims about its style, display and extended battery life.

On the specs sheet, it certainly looks like good value for its pricetag: at around £100/$170 - prices vary depending on the size and style you choose - you get GPS, a battery that can supposedly last up to two weeks with normal usage, tracking of 12 different activities, step counting, sleep monitoring, and an AMOLED display with 326 pixels per inch, the same resolution density found on an iPhone 11.

Design and display

  • Sharp display works well in any light
  • 42mm looks slim and sporty, while 47mm leather strap gives a classic feel
  • Black watch face bezel lends a premium look

There’s a huge difference in the design of the two variants. The 42mm feels sleeker and sportier: it has a silicone strap and most of its designs are single color, giving it an understated look.

The 47mm Amazfit GTR feels more like a classic watch, with a titanium or aluminum alloy body and a traditional leather strap. The underside of the strap is silicone, which means you can wear it for exercise without worrying about damaging the leather — a thoughtful touch.

The face on the 47mm model is, naturally, bigger. We have relatively thin wrists, but it didn’t look too large: it shouldn’t be a problem unless you have exceptionally thin wrists.

Both sizes are stylish in their own right, and the matte black bezel on our units make them look more expensive than they actually are. Though note that some models come with a different color bezel.

The screen itself is one of the Amazfit GTR's best features. The 42mm version has a 390 x 390, 1.2-inch AMOLED display, while the 47mm has a 454 x 454, 1.39-inch AMOLED display.

The size difference means they both come out at 326 pixels per inch, the same density as an iPhone 11, and that translates to a clear, crisp picture with plenty of detail. You can read small words and numbers easily, and nothing was ever distorted in our time with the smartwatch.

The screen is also bright enough to view in full daylight, and we never had a problem with sun glare making it hard to read.

Amazfit GTR Lite 47mm Smartwatch 24 Days Battery Life 5ATM Waterproof Ceramics Bezel AMOLED Screen 8 Sports Modes International Version (Xiaomi Ecosystem Product)



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