Another iteration of the Amazfit GTR has been released, this time in the guise of a more affordable Lite model. The most notable distinction is that there is no GPS receiver built in.
In October, we conducted a review of the watch and determined that it is a reasonably reliable fitness device. It does not have an overtly sporty style or feel, and it is totally acceptable to wear in an official atmosphere due to its appropriateness. The battery life is quite remarkable, which is to be expected from a Huami product. The Amazfit GTR is a good smartwatch for day-to-day use and comes with a variety of useful features, including control over notifications, the weather, and music.
The Lite model keeps the superior battery life of 24 hours, the waterproofing of 5 ATM, the 1.39-inch AMOLED display with the high 326PPI resolution (retina level), and the attractive style. In point of fact, it appears to have an identical appearance to its older sibling.
In the beginning, there will only be a version made of aluminum alloy measuring 47mm, but in the near future, there will also be a variant measuring 42mm. The item weighs only 36 grams despite being made of this material. The original is also available with cases made of titanium and stainless steel, which are both heavier and more expensive. The other modification to the design is that the 22mm leather band on the Lite has been replaced with a black silicon strap that is more suitable for physical activity.
Under the hood, there have been a few changes made in order to make this model more accessible to a wider audience at a lower cost. This version does not come with an integrated GPS, and the number of sports profiles has been cut from 12 to 8. The current ones are as follows: jogging outside, walking, walking on a treadmill, cycling outside, cycling indoors, elliptical training, pool swimming, and general exercise. The Biotracker sensor, as well as the 6-axis accelerator and everything else, may be found in their original locations.
Because of this, the most notable distinction is that there is no GPS receiver built in. According to the findings of our investigation, the original device was flawed in this regard. There were instances when the watch took its sweet time to establish a connection, and there were also times when the GPS accuracy was less than ideal. We can only hope that upcoming software updates will fix this issue.
A public debut of the watch is anticipated to take place on January 7th, one week before CES 2020.