Over the course of the last few months, Huami has introduced a multitude of new timepieces. The Amazfit GTS and the Amazfit GTR are two of these. Both are loaded to the gills with sensor technology, yet their physical appearances couldn’t be more different. The first watch is a knockoff of the Apple Watch, and the second is a smartwatch that has a more conventional appearance.
Continue reading if you are undecided about which of these options is best for you so that you may gain a better understanding of the differences between them.
Design and hardware differences between the Amazfit GTS and the GTR
Both the Amazfit GTS and the Amazfit GTR are primarily concerned with improving the aesthetics of what Huami already has available. Our review of GTS was just recently made public, and we are now conducting testing on GTR. Perhaps the most notable distinction between them is in their respective designs.
The Amazfit GTR is available in two different diameter sizes: 47 millimetres and 42 millimetres. Cases made of stainless steel, aluminium, and titanium are available for the first of them. Titanium is also an option. Aluminium alloy is the lightest of these, although titanium is especially remarkable due to its sturdiness. Aluminium alloy is the lightest of these. Huami claims that its smartwatch with a 42mm case is one of the smallest and lightest available on the market. However, the 42mm case size is only available in a limited number of design options.
On the other hand, there is only one size available for the Amazfit GTS watch. The GTR features a round classic shape that is very much like Garmin sports watches, whilst the GTS has a design that looks a little bit like the Apple Watch. Although it is thinner than the product produced by the Cupertino company, it maintains the same roughly square shape.
Both the GTR and the GTS come equipped with a high-resolution AMOLED display that is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and has a water resistance rating of 5 ATMs. On the other hand, the display on the GTS is of the retina quality and is among the best we’ve seen on any smartphone. You won’t have any trouble reading it no matter the weather, whether you’re indoors or outside.
Screens come in a variety of sizes, as one might imagine. The display size of the 47mm GTR is 1.39 inches (454 x 454 pixels), while the display size of the 42mm edition is 1.2 inches (390 x 390 pixels). The display size of the GTS is 1.65 inches (348 x 442 pixels).
Under the hood, there is a fair amount of activity, but there is almost nothing to differentiate the various gadgets. The watches come equipped with a BioTracker PPG, as well as a 6-Axis Accelerometer, a 3-Axial Geomagnetic Sensor, an Air Pressure Sensor, and an Ambient Light Brightness Sensor. Additionally, GTR is equipped with a capacitive sensor. Regarding connectivity, it supports UnionPay NFC payments, Bluetooth 5.0 LE, GPS + GLONASS, and Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy (LE).
One of the most notable features of the most recent iteration of Amazfit watches is the outstanding battery life. When it comes to the number of days that can pass on a single charge, all of these products have ratings that reach into the double digits. It should come as no surprise that the 47mm GTR has the best performance on this metric, given that its size enables it to contain the largest battery.
Comparing the Amazfit GTS and the Amazfit GTR in Terms of Their Intelligent Features
As was said, we have completed our testing and writing of the review for the GTS model, and we are currently evaluating the GTR model. When it comes to the capabilities of activity tracking, there is not much of a difference between the two.
Both will monitor things like the number of steps taken, the distance travelled, the number of calories consumed, and the user’s heart rate continuously. It is important to note that neither of them has an altimeter that counts the number of floors they have ascended.
There are a total of twelve different modes available for sports tracking. This includes being able to swim because it has a water-resistance rating of 5 ATMs. The watch is able to automatically recognise the stroke, record the SWOLF value, and keep track of the tempo, among other functions. In addition, there is positioning via GPS and GLONASS, which guarantees that the data is correct regardless of whether you are riding a bike or running.
Additionally, the intelligent functionality is very comparable. You will receive notifications, as well as control over your music and the weather. The watches are powered by a custom operating system developed by Huami, which is intuitive to operate and performs admirably.
On the other hand, the Amazfit GTS takes things one step further with its widgets or its complexity. They can be used to personalise the watch face in the same way as it can be done on an Apple Watch. The options are quite varied and include things like the battery life, the number of steps taken, the temperature, the humidity, the ultraviolet radiation, the amount of time spent sitting, the sport, the timer, the music, the alarm, the compass, the number of calories, the heart rate, and the event reminder.
Amazfit GTS vs GTR: Bottom line
Through the development of its Amazfit product line, Huami is steadily making up ground on the more well-known Western brands. The GTS and the GTR are both high-quality vehicles that not only have an attractive exterior but also conceal a significant deal of complexity beneath the hood.
Perhaps the quality of the software that runs on smartphones is where Huami is still falling behind. Additionally, if you’re interested in sports and want to keep up with the latest numbers while you exercise, you could be disappointed. A Garmin or an Amazfit Stratos is the superior option here.
Having said that, the watches provide the majority of the information that a person requires in order to monitor their wellness around the clock. In addition to this, there is some intelligent functionality such as notification playback, music playback, and other features. In addition to that, the battery life is fantastic; in fact, it is so good that you will forget all about having to charge it.
There is hardly anything that can be said to differentiate these two smartphones in terms of the functionality that they provide. It is important to point out that GTS is somewhat more adaptable to the user’s preferences because of the screen difficulties.
In the end, the decision is going to mostly be determined by the design. GTS should be your first and only consideration if you want a watch that is similar in appearance to the Apple Watch. If you’re looking for something with a more classic aesthetic, the GTR will do.