In recent days, Huami has sufficiently piqued our interest with pictures and clues about their next Apple Watch competitor. Today saw the unveiling of a new wearable tech product dubbed the Amazfit GTS. It has a stunning high-resolution display and a battery life that lasts for fourteen days.
The information about the wearable was initially shared on social media in China by beta testers, and many people initially believed it to be the next Apple Watch. Pei made the decision to clear the air by publishing both an official render of the item as well as an image of it.
We had hoped that the wearable would be the long-awaited upgrade to the Amazfit Bip, but it appears that this is either the beginning of a new product series or a one-off. Alternatively, it could be the succeeding generation, but with a different name.
When you compare an Amazfit GTR to an Apple Watch, you’ll immediately see the similarities. Both of these gadgets have an identical appearance, down to the color palettes.
The Amazfit device has a PPI of 341 on its 1.65-inch AMOLED screen, which is higher than the PPI of 326 on the screen of the Cupertino company’s product. This is one of the key contrasts between the two products. In addition to that, it is a bespoke display that has three actual RGB sub-pixels placed directly underneath each individual pixel. This indicates that the resolution is higher than would normally be anticipated while maintaining the same PPI. Corning Gorilla Glass 3, with a 2.5D thickness, is used to protect everything.
In order to provide the most effective display of information, we have developed screens that are even more refined than those seen on our flagship phones.” At the same time, the watch still possesses the consistent extended battery life features that are found in Huami goods, which allows it to be used for more than ten days,” he said.
The metal body of the Amazfit GTS weighs only 24.8 grams and has a thickness of only 9.4 millimeters, making it an extremely lightweight accessory. On the right side of the watch is a single physical button, and the band is made of 20mm soft silicone.
There are a variety of complexities, much like those found on the Apple Watch. Users can select from one hundred different watch faces, but there were “only” forty available at launch.
The device has a rating of 5 ATM and is equipped with GPS in addition to Glonass, a BioTracker PPG Bio-Tracking Optical Sensor, a 6-Axis Accelerometer, a 3-Axis Geomagnetic Sensor, an Air Pressure Sensor, an Ambient Light Brightness Sensor, and Bluetooth 5.0 Connectivity. In addition, there is NFC, which, for the time being at least, is only usable in China.
When it comes to features, the Amazfit GTS is equipped with all of the fundamental fitness tracking smarts. This includes a total of 12 different sports modes, some of which are running (both indoors and outdoors), walking (both indoors and outdoors), cycling (both indoors and outdoors), swimming (both indoors and outdoors), hiking (both indoors and outdoors), skiing (both indoors and outdoors), mountaineering (
The PPG Bio-Tracking Optical sensor enables the recording of heart rate and HRV with an extremely high degree of precision. In addition to that, it is able to detect atrial fibrillation.
There is no cause for concern regarding the duration of the battery life. The lithium ion battery with 220 milliampere-hours will power everything for up to a week and a half. When compared to what is available on an Apple Watch, this is seven times more. In addition, it can function as a watch for up to 46 days without the GPS turned on, and it can operate for up to 25 hours with the GPS turned on.
The Amazfit GTS is offered in the six colors that are displayed in the image to the right. It may be acquired for a total of 899 yuan, which is approximately $125 in United States currency. When taken into consideration with the other details, this seems to make sense.
For the most recent few months, Huami has introduced a multitude of products, all of which are, for the time being, only available in China (if you disregard 3rd party re-sellers). Because the company will be present at IFA 2019, which will take place in a few weeks, it is likely that some of these products may have their worldwide debut at the event, which is the largest technology trade expo in Europe.