Amazfit announced the third iteration of its flagship GTR and GTS line of smartwatches. But unlike last year, there are now three of them, as they are joined by the new GTR 3 Pro.
One of the reasons that make the Amazfit GTR 3 Pro and the other two special is their digital crown that lets you scroll through long messages, menus, and others. Similar to what other fancy smartwatches offer.
The fancier model also has a premium aircraft-grade aluminum alloy build, a curved glass, and comes in two versions: Brown Leather for elegance and Infinity Black with a fluoroelastomer strap for those with an active lifestyle. They have light gray and dark gray colors for the body, respectively.
With the Pro model, you’re also getting a larger, sharper, and brighter display at 1.45-inches, at 331ppi, and peaks at 1000-nits. It also has a 67% higher refresh rate than the non-Pro model.
You can then choose from over 150 watch faces, with each of them has its own Always On Display matching version. Some of these watches are dynamic and configurable.
The main upgrade in the GTR 3 and GTS 3 series is their operating system. They are the first to use Zepp OS, which has a redesigned interface. It’s still not as robust as Android’s WearOS, but it does have third-party app support thanks to a framework designed to be power efficient. Amazfit is working on a web-based app development kit so other developers can create apps for it.
Like its predecessors, it syncs with Apple Health and Google Fit. But now, thanks to third-party app support, it can work with popular activity apps like Strava, RunKeepper, and more.
Speaking of which, it still has 24/7 heart rate monitoring and faster blood oxygen (SpO2) tracking. Sleep tracking can now detect the naps you take throughout the day.
It also has more than 150 sports modes, which include swimming, thanks to its 5 ATM water-resistant body. You can also run/ride outdoors without your phone thank to its built-in GPS based on 5 major constellations that improve its lock time and accuracy — one of the main issues of its predecessors.
The GTR 3 Pro also has 2.3GB of internal storage, which you can store and play music on, partnered with its built-in speakers. It also has a microphone so you can answer calls.
Under normal use, the Watch can last for 12 days. If you’re just using it to tell time, you can enable the Battery Saver Mode and have it last for an entire month between charges.
The Amazfit GRT 3 Pro has a price of USD229 (around Php11,600).
Meanwhile, the Amazfit GTR 3 shares a lot of similarities over the Pro model. Only this time, the screen is smaller at 1.39-inches, has slightly thicker bezels, no leather option, no speakerphone, and is limited to 100+ watch faces.
On the upside, the battery lasts longer for 21 days under normal use. This one retails for USD179 (around Php9,100).
As the name suggests, the Amazfit GTS 3 has a square screen. From its predecessor’s 1.65-inch display, it’s now larger at 1.75-inches. It’s also the sharpest among the three new models at 341ppi.
It comes in three colors to fit your style: Ivory White, Terra Rosa, and Graphite Black. It weighs only 24.4g and is slim at 8.8mm. The battery life is similar to the GTR 3 Pro with 12 days of normal use.
The Amazfit GTS 3 also costs the same as the GTR 3 at USD179 (around Php9,100). All three models will first arrive in the US, UK, Spain, France, Italy, and China. Release details in the Philippines are yet to be revealed.