Huami has announced that its new GTS 2e and GTR 2e watches will be available in stores in the United States and a few other countries. Both were released last month in China. The company also announced that an LTE version of the Amazfit GTR 2 will be unveiled at CES 2021.
The collection of Amazfit-branded smartwatches continues to expand. The most recent devices are variants of the GTS 2 and GTR 2.
The new timepieces are slimmer and lighter than the previous models. Both were unveiled just a few months ago.
The key difference between the GTS 2 and the GTR 2 is that the GTS 2 and GTR 2 have a 9-axis accelerometer instead of a 6-axis one, as well as a SpO2 sensor for blood oxygen monitoring. The last significant change is the addition of 3GB of internal memory for music storage.
In our review, we discovered that the watches offer a significant improvement over the original. They function nicely, and the GPS and heart rate readings are more precise. This link will take you to our entire review.
What’s new in the Amazfit GTS 2e and GTR 2e?
This music storage is no longer available in GTS and GTR versions 2 and 2e. As a result, all you have now is the capacity to control music on your smartphone. The watches also lose their WiFi connectivity as a result of this. This is how you upload music to your timepiece in version 2. The microphone is also missing, as are several of the original’s premium materials.
The elimination of this feature has resulted in an increase in battery life. Despite the fact that the GTS 2e has the same 246 mAh battery as its predecessor, it now lasts 14 days on a single charge or 24 days in basic watch mode. This compares to 7 and 20 days in the regular form, respectively.
The same can be said about the GTR 2e, which keeps the 471 mAh battery. You’ll receive 24 days of juice here, compared to 14 on the original. The basic watch mode has been extended from 38 to 45 days.
NFC is still included in the feature set. The AMOLED display, like the rest of the design, is stunning.
Some functionalities of the Amazfit GTS/GTR 2e are lost, but a temperature sensor is added.
A temperature sensor is included in the Amazfit GTS 2e and GTR 2e, which is unusual.However, this is merely an ambient temperature sensor, similar to some Garmin sports watches. This isn’t the same as some Fitbits, which can track your temperature overnight. They spit out information about how your temperature deviates from your norm rather than a specific measurement.
The Amazfit duo is about $50 cheaper than the regular model. Obsidian Black, Dolphin Gray, and Ice Lake Green are the colors offered for the GTR 2e. Obsidian Black, Dark Green, and Roland Purple are available for the GTS 2e.
In the United States and a few other countries, both the GTS 2e (Amazon) and GTR 2e (Amazon) watches are available.
Amazfit GTR LTE
According to all indications, a new GTR 2 model will be released soon. This will be Huami’s first cellular-capable watch, the GTR 2 LTE. The smartphone will be available later this year, according to the manufacturer, and will support 4G. Users will be able to make and receive calls on their watches without the need for a smartphone.
It remains to be determined which networks and countries the GTR 2 LTE will support. After China, we expect the United States to be at the top of the list. The other point to consider is battery life. The GTR 2 has a week’s worth of battery life. When cellular functionality is added, the price drops dramatically.