Amazfit GTS smartwatch review

Shahriar Siam

Huami's top notch GPS wellness tracker, the Amazfit GTS, seems as though it costs a lot more than its $150 sticker price. For the most part since it looks a hell of a great deal like the Apple Watch.

Truly — while I was trying the Amazfit GTS, I dropped by an Apple Store in Beverly Hills, California, to get another iPhone, and more than one representative (at the Apple Watch show, no less) thought I was wearing an Apple Watch. I don't accuse them; from the start, the Amazfit GTS looks precisely like the Apple Watch Series 5, directly down to the ultra comparative measurements.

In the event that your fundamental purpose behind purchasing a wellness tracker is to trick Apple Store workers, this is the gadget for you. As you'll find in our Amazfit GTS survey, it has more to offer than only a copycat stylish: The GTS looks top of the line as well as feels very good quality — the case is all around constructed and tough, and the lash is ultracomfortable to wear.

Package Dimensions 4.6 x 4.6 x 2.4 inches
Item Weight 8.8 ounces
Item model number W1914OV7N
Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
Connectivity technologies GPS
Display technology AMOLED
Included Components Smart Watch, Charger
Manufacturer Amazfit

Amazfit GTS: Design 

The Amazfit GTS isn't in any event, going after for inventiveness; the structure reasoning is Apple Watch. There are a bunch of contrasts between the two, yet they're really unpretentious. The GTS has marginally rounder corners, a littler, focused crown and drags incorporated with the case. It's hardly littler and more slender, and significantly lighter (0.8 ounces versus 1.3 ounces) than Apple's wearable. This is acceptable; the Apple Watch comes in two sizes, however the Amazfit GTS just comes in a single size, which is excessively large for somebody with unusually little wrists like mine. The sleeker, lighter profile makes the 42-millimeter GTS less overpowering than the 44-mm Apple Watch.

The GTS has an astoundingly lovely glass show: A 1.65-inch AMOLED screen with a goal of 442 x 348 pixels, or 341 pixels for every inch (ppi). By examination, the 44-mm Apple Watch Series 5 has a 1.78-inch OLED screen with a goal of 448 x 368 pixels, or 326 ppi. At the end of the day, the GTS' screen effectively stands its ground against the Apple Watch's — it's fresh, clear, brilliant, simple to peruse in direct daylight and effectively safe with swipes and taps. The GTS' "crown" is a multifunction button you can use to wake the gadget and pull out of menus. (It likewise turns, yet turning it has no capacity.)

The GTS comes in six shading combos: Matte dark with a dark lash, matte dim with a dim tie, cleaned gold with a tan tie, matte silver with an orange tie, matte pink with a pink tie and matte blue with a blue tie. The included tie is made of silicone and is shockingly agreeable, however it looks sort of modest with the GTS' premium watch case. The lash is joined to the case by means of brisk discharge spring bar pins, so it's effectively swappable. Amazfit doesn't sell official embellishments, yet there are a lot of outsider choices; you can likewise utilize a normal 20-mm watch band.

It's water-safe up to 50 meters, so it ought to be alright for swimming laps, however Huami prompts against wearing it while plunging into water or washing up.

Amazfit GTS: Features

The Amazfit GTS may resemble a very good quality smartwatch, yet it works progressively like a beefed up wellness tracker. It offers a portion of the smartwatch highlights found in better quality wellness trackers, for example, application warnings, music control and a discretionary consistently in plain view. The GTS runs Huami's exclusive working framework, which is genuinely hearty for a wellness tracker however restricted for a smartwatch. You can utilize the GTS to control music, for instance, however just if it's now playing on your telephone. (You can't begin a playlist from the watch.) And, while you can see warnings from your smartwatch, you can't answer to them.

The Amazfit GTS works with the Amazfit application (accessible for Android and iOS), which can be a touch of confounding to explore, somewhat on the grounds that it overpowers you with adaptable alternatives and different settings menus. (The gadget's installed OS is considerably more instinctive.) The application is the place you can see your action history, track extra measurements, set up custom application warnings and download new watch faces.

 Amazfit GTS: Fitness and sleep tracking 

I went through eight days wearing the Amazfit GTS, and I saw its following precision as to some degree conflicting. My greatest issue was step tallying; it wasn't uncontrollably misguided, however step checking is the most fundamental wellness following measurement. The GTS appeared to experience issues following strides in little spaces (e.g., around my condo) and when there was no forward movement (e.g., on a treadmill). The trek from my home office to my kitchen isn't a great deal of steps, but on the other hand it's not zero stages, which is the thing that the GTS recorded on different occasions. (Different trackers, for example, the Garmin Vivoactive 3, had no issue logging those 45 stages.)

The GTS additionally experienced difficulty with rest following. It just recorded two of my rest meetings in eight days — the two where I nodded off during "night" hours. Presently, I'll concede that I'm an exception with regards to dozing, in light of the fact that I have an abnormal and conflicting rest plan (for what it's worth, this is the reason I'm especially touchy to rest following errors), yet constraining rest to evening hours appears to be a subjective, pointless limitation.

The GTS did a great job following a few measurements — I especially enjoyed the persistent pulse observing (which puts an enormous strain on battery life). The pulse screen was somewhat anxious on occasion, yet the general picture from all the information focuses for the duration of the day was entirely precise. The GTS additionally worked admirably of following exercises that pre-owned GPS, both with and without my telephone. It was even ready to pretty precisely follow the specific corners my canine halted at while we were strolling.

Amazfit GTS: Battery life

Battery life consistently is by all accounts a success with Huami gadgets, and the Amazfit GTS doesn't baffle. Following eight days of higher-than-normal utilization, my GTS despite everything had around 25 percent battery life. It will presumably last just another a few days. While that is not exactly the organization's 14-day gauge, it's very better than expected for a GPS tracker with application warnings and standard pulse observing.

PROS AND CONS

Pros Cons
Excellent battery life Can't respond to notifications
Comfortable for 24/7 wear Inaccurate step counting and sleep tracking
Great display Doesn't integrate with many third-party apps or devices
Quality design High price for the functionality

Conclusion

There's a great deal that I love about the Amazfit GTS. It looks extraordinary — regardless of whether you're not an Apple Watch fan, it's smooth, very much constructed and has a general premium look. It's amazingly agreeable and arrives in a great deal of pretty hues, and it has worked in GPS or more normal battery life. What's more, at $150, it's generally cheap.

In any case, it's very more wellness tracker than smartwatch, and I won't lie — I'm careful about a wellness tracker that experiences difficulty reliably following something as fundamental as step check. The GTS additionally runs a restrictive OS and doesn't coordinate with some outsider applications. That wouldn't be as a very remarkable issue on the off chance that it wasn't contending with organizations like Garmin and Fitbit, which have powerful biological systems, natural applications and items in a similar value go. Look at our Garmin Vivoactive 3 audit model, which costs equivalent to the Amazfit GTS, yet offers more highlights, for example, portable installments and better exercise following.