Amazfit GTR 2e review

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This post is my Amazfit GTR 2e review, which is done after I’ve used the watch for about a week.

To this date, I have bought three Amazfit devices; the Amazfit BIP, Amazfit GTR and now the Amazfit GTR 2e.

You can read why I wouldn’t recommend the Amazfit BIP, and learn more about what I liked and disliked about the Amazfit GTR.

However, if you have to know, I loved the Amazfit GTR I previously owned because it worked, and the only reason I decided to buy the Amazfit GTR 2e was because of the SpO2 monitor.

Anyway, this Amazfit GTR 2e review is to give you what I think of the newest addition to the GTR line-up, so do read on if you are interested.

Specification of the Amazfit GTR 2e

As I said, the GTR 2e is a newer version compared to the GTR 2 smartwatch. The GTR 2 is  the predecessor to the Amazfit GTR I had prior to this.

That said, it does come with additional specifications as you can see below. I took the liberty to highlight the ‘extras’ this smartwatch has in comparison to my previous Amazfit GTR.

    • Design: 2.5D curved surface borderless design
    • Size: 46.5×46.5×10.8mm
    • Weight: 32g (without strap)
    • Body: Aluminium alloy
    • Screen size and material: 1.39 inches AMOLED
    • Sensors: Self-developed BioTracker™ 2 PPG (support blood-oxygen) Biological data, Acceleration sensor, Gyroscope sensor, 3-axis geomagnetic sensor, Ambient light sensor, Air pressure sensor, Temperature sensor
    • Battery life: 24 days (typical use)
    • App used: Zepp
    • Operating system supported: Android 5.0 / iOS 10.0 and above

What I liked about the GTR 2e

I think the design of the smartwatch itself is good enough to entice you to get an Amazfit GTS 2e.

I like how 2.5D curve screen makes this watch interesting as the bezel of the watch are significantly reduced.

I also like the improved way to navigate the smartwatch system, which focused more on swiping than button pressing, especially when ending an exercise.

Also, I do appreciate the increasing number of face watches available for use, and the designs are also much better.

Speaking of the watch software, the Zepp app which is the official app for Amazfit is pretty awesome,

I can’t verify the accuracy of the readings, but it is pretty detailed. I use the watch to record my cycling and it works like a charm, recording my cycling details as well as the distance I’ve covered.

And finally, I love the weight of the smartwatch which is pretty light.

What I disliked about the GTR 2e

There’s not much to dislike about the GTR 2e to be honest, especially when considering that this smartwatch cost a fourth of what watches like the Apple Watch or Samsung Watch cost.

But if I had to nit-pick, I dislike the fact the watch screen doesn’t come with ODLC coating, which is an extra layer of protection for the AMOLED screen.  The smaller bezels, as well as the curved glass means it’s more open to scratches as well.

Like the predecessors of this smartwatch, I also didn’t like the fact that only the basic sensors could be used if you wanted to get 24 days out of the battery.

Constant heart, stress and SpO2 monitoring will drain the battery faster which is a bummer.  – This is common in all smartwatches, but still, having longer battery life is always better.

I had high hopes for the SpO2 monitoring in particular, so I was rather disappointed that I had to sacrifice constant monitoring for longer battery life.

Aside from those problems, I found the smartwatch to be pretty awesome.

Where to buy

Personally, the benefits offered by the Amazfit GTR 2e in this review outweigh the disadvantages of the smartwatch, and I do highly recommend it.

The smartwatch is available on Shopee and Lazada, with a retail price of RM509.

That being said, I bought mine from this particular shop online and was pleased that it not only arrived fast to my home, but also came with some freebies.

BUY AMAZFIT GTR 2e: SHOPEE | LAZADA

Verdict

To me, a good smartwatch has good fitness monitoring and also can last long on a single charge.

The Amazfit GTR 2e does tick both boxes, but there is definitely room for improvements especially when it comes to having constant monitoring and and longer battery life.

Regardless, considering the price and what you get, I think this smartwatch is pretty decent and well worth it.

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