At $200, the Amazfit GTR 4 is cheaper than the competition and proves that the brand has matured enough through the years.
Driven by its premium watch series, Apple remains the number one brand in the global smartwatch market with a share of 29.3 percent. Samsung has replaced Huawei in second place with a market share of 9.2 percent in Q2 2022. While both the top 2 brands are known for their expensive products, there are other brands also doing well in the market making affordable premium smartwatches.
Amazfit, a leading Chinese global smart wearables brand, powered by Zepp Health’s proprietary health management platform, is making inroads to the upper stratum of the market. Amazfit GTR 4, the latest offering from the brand, a realistic alternative to some of the best available smartwatches, provides a great opportunity for the brand to stay in the limelight.
The aesthetics of Amazfit GTR 4 will be appealing to a larger audience. Its classic round display gets an AMOLED panel equipped with Always-On-Display feature. The bright and sharp 1.43-inch HD AMOLED display enables you to understand the content easily. The watch weighs just 34 grams making it an anytime wearable device.
The 22mm silicone strap is comfortable and will fit most users. The watch has a physical button and a digital crown, inspired by the wheel of a racing car. The body of the GTR 4 is made from an aluminium alloy and it gives it a very premium fit and finish. The watch is available in two finishes, comes with a 5 ATM water-resistant rating. The tempered glass on top of the display is holding well.
Amazfit GTR 4 Arrives Flaunting Fairly Good Specs
The company’s own ‘Zepp OS 2.0’ is functional and simple to use. The Amazfit GTR 4 offers a lot of useful features and handles the basic tasks well. It connects and syncs with your smartphone via the ‘Zepp’ app which is friendly with iPhones and Android phones equally. The connected app selects applications for sending notifications to your watch.
The connectivity is seamless, all notifications will be instantly available on the watch. But the replies to messages are not intuitive, means you need to depend on pre-set messages, you cannot type or dictate custom responses. The lack of Google support makes the selection of the apps and installation difficult.
The support for Alexa and Bluetooth calling is a useful feature for sure. You cannot access Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play Music, Tidal for multimedia needs using the watch, therefore downloading MP3 files is the only option. There is support for dual-band frequencies and five GNSS systems for customised tracking of your position.
You can choose from four options in the GPS settings page of the smartphone app. Accuracy is the option which uses both bands and all satellites, balanced is single band and two GNSS satellite systems, power saving with single band and one GNSS system, and finally, custom where you can select the tracking combination.
Cheaper than its Competitors
The GTR 4 supports more than 150 activities catering to most of the needs of fitness freaks. It can automatically-recognise 8 workouts, outdoor cycling is one among them. Sleep, heart rate, blood oxygen, and stress levels can also be tracked additionally. The new twin-LED ‘BioTracker 4.0 PPG’ optical biometric sensor can get 33% more data than its predecessor.
On a single charge, the 475mAh battery lasts around two weeks. The battery takes 1 hour and 45 minutes to fully charge using the included magnetic charge. Among the customisations available, three colour combinations, downloadable 200+watch faces and apps, and swappable straps worth a mention.