With dual-band GPS, train recognition, and many others., the Amazfit GTR 4 provides a number of options which are solely present in way more costly smartwatches. However can the sports activities watch additionally persuade in observe? NextPit has examined the Amazfit GTR 4 intimately.
Amazfit GTR 4 launch date and worth
On paper, the Amazfit GTR 4 provides an unlimited variety of options for a good worth. And the sports activities smartwatch not solely retains most of its guarantees in observe, but in addition outperforms even way more costly rivals in two disciplines. Certain, the watch additionally has a number of weaknesses, however all in all it delivers a extremely enticing general package deal.
The beneficial retail worth for the Amazfit GTR 4 is $199.99—yow will discover the smartwatch in any respect common on-line shops, for instance at Amazon.
Should you’re not into spherical smartwatches, the Amazfit GTR 4 additionally has a sq. variant known as GTS 4, which is sort of an identical when it comes to performance. Solely when it comes to show and battery do the 2 smartwatches differ.
Design and operation
Not solely the identify “GTR 4” is harking back to sports activities automobiles, Amazfit additionally offers its sports activities smartwatch a corresponding design.
Along with many gently curved traces, one can find pink particulars on the rotating crown and the button beneath. The case is obtainable in silver or black. The strap is obtainable in brown (leather-based) or black (plastic or material). We examined the mannequin within the “Superspeed Black” coloration.
- Stylish, sensible design.
- Commonplace wristbands in 22-mm format.
- Show and casing not fairly scratch-resistant.
The case of the Amazfit GTR 4 seems to be stylish in matte silver, however it’s not as scratch-resistant as we want. A screwdriver already leaves slight marks—so it’s best to slightly defend the watch when climbing or gardening, both with gloves or a sweatband.
The identical applies to the show glass, which sadly already reveals a number of scratches after six weeks. It’s best to purchase an acceptable display protector on Amazon & Co.—a blurred view of the superb 1.43-inch show can be a disgrace. The AMOLED display convinces with vivid colours, high-resolution 466 x 466 pixels (326 ppi) and good readability underneath all circumstances.
On the highest proper of the case, you will discover a rotatable and pressable crown that offers a delicate haptic suggestions when turned. You’ll be able to open and shut the app overview by urgent the button, and you may scroll by means of lists by turning it. Lastly, there may be one other button on the backside proper of the casing that opens the exercise menu with a wide range of sports activities modes.
Working system: Zepp OS 2.0
The Amazfit GTR 4 runs Zepp OS 2.0, which can’t sustain with Put on OS & Co. when it comes to flexibility—Alexa assist and a handful of apps are already the very best of emotions.
- Intuitive operation.
- Alexa voice management.
- No different voice assistants.
- Only a few apps.
The operation is rapidly understood: Along with the aforementioned crown and the button, the gadget will be operated through gestures. A swipe from the highest to the underside brings up the fast settings on the house display, and a swipe from the underside to the highest reveals you the notifications. To the precise of the house display, one can find numerous different widgets with statistics about your steps, actions, climate forecast, music management, Alexa and extra.
Talking of Alexa: Voice management through the Amazon assistant is just about the most effective of the most effective in terms of good options. Along with notifications from the smartphone, there’s additionally music playback and digital camera management on the smartphone, in addition to the choice to retailer membership and bonus playing cards within the watch. Nonetheless, you’ll not discover an possibility for cell funds.
The Zepp OS app retailer can be slightly small. You’ll be able to at present discover slightly below 30 apps, together with a GoPro controller and House Join. Nonetheless, many of the different apps are slightly easy functions like calculators, trip calendars or forex calculators.
Sensors & Health
The Amazfit GTR 4 provides an entire vary of latest sensors.
The producer guarantees that the fourth era of pulse sensors works extra exactly. As well as, the dual-band GPS sensor is meant to be the primary of its sort with a circularly polarized antenna, which is meant to enhance the accuracy considerably, in accordance with the producer. Final however not least, there may be computerized train detection throughout health exercises.
- Very correct dual-band GPS with circularly polarized antenna.
- Pulse sensor with respectable accuracy.
- Sensible exercise recognition.
- Now additionally helps chest straps.
- Doesn’t measure working effectivity values.
The Amazfit GTR 4 provides a particularly complete characteristic set for this worth vary and catches up with the traditional health manufacturers with some newly added options.
Out of doors sports activities & GPS
Out of doors sports activities lovers will be blissful in regards to the new dual-band GPS. For the primary time ever in a smartwatch, Amazfit depends on a circularly polarized antenna right here, which is meant to enhance the accuracy much more. Within the take a look at, we couldn’t decide an enormous distinction in contrast with an additionally very correct Garmin Forerunner 955. Nonetheless, the accuracy between the GTR 4 and the extra wellness-oriented Fitbit units, for instance, is worlds aside.
In our normal take a look at run, the recorded distance from the Amazfit GTR 4 and the Garmin Forerunner 955 is comparatively equal at 4.13 versus 4.25 kilometers. This additionally applies to the altitude distinction, which the 2 watches recorded with 81 meters (Amazfit) and 77 meters (Garmin), respectively.
The GTR 4 shortens corners a bit greater than the Garmin watch. Nonetheless, even delicate nuances like strolling round a fallen tree or altering the road facet will be acknowledged in each GPS tracks. That’s spectacular contemplating that the Garmin watch prices greater than twice as a lot.
Whereas we’re with regards to comparability: Sadly, the Amazfit GTR 4 doesn’t supply a very detailed working evaluation. No less than it data the utmost and common stride frequency and calculates the typical stride size along with the space and coronary heart charge. Nonetheless, the sports activities watch sadly can’t file superior working effectivity charges like floor contact time or vertical motion.
The guts charge measurement throughout working was terribly correct within the take a look at. There was just about no deviation in a direct comparability with Garmin’s HRM-Professional chest strap. The Amazfit GTR 4 achieves a median pulse of 160 and a most pulse of 176. The chest strap delivers 164 and 176 beats per minute, respectively.
Whereas most optical coronary heart charge sensors at the moment are comparatively correct for working—and different sports activities that don’t contain the wrists a lot—the settlement right here is actually excellent. The one noticeable distinction is that the Amazfit GTR 4 takes longer to show a quickly rising pulse, which is probably going liable for the distinction in common pulse. The values displayed through the chest strap and the GTR 4 are an identical throughout fixed load.
If the accuracy is just not sufficient for you as a result of your wrists are too tightly gripped within the handlebars whereas mountain biking, for instance, now you can additionally join chest straps with the Amazfit GTR 4. Should you run recurrently, the GTR 4 additionally calculates your private VO2Max worth, which is your physique’s most oxygen uptake.
Indoor sports activities & health
The Amazfit GTR 4 has obtained an thrilling new characteristic not just for outside athletes, but in addition for energy athletes. The watch can now acknowledge throughout your units which train you’re performing and what number of repetitions you full. You can even enter your weight in the course of the exercise and thus have an in depth log after the exercise.
In observe, this works fairly effectively and on about the identical stage as the Garmin smartwatches with this characteristic. The counting of repetitions works finest—in fact, just for workouts that you simply carry out with each arms. The popularity of the workouts works reasonably effectively. The GTR 4 reliably acknowledges the workouts for the standard suspects like curls, bench presses, deadlifts, squats, and many others., but it surely doesn’t but work for push-ups and pull-ups. Nonetheless, Amazfit has promised an replace for the winter that’s purported to broaden the popularity.
After your exercise, you get a graphical analysis of the workouts carried out, exhibiting which elements of your physique had been used to what extent. The analysis is sweet and appears like a 1:1 copy of the Garmin app, by the way in which.
The guts charge measurement throughout typical health exercises is much less correct than throughout working, for instance. That is within the nature of issues, although, as a result of as soon as the wrists are closely used and the center charge varies quickly, optical pulse sensors merely do not work as precisely. For instance, throughout a combined shoulder exercise, I get a median pulse of 127 and a most pulse of 163 with the Amazfit GTR 4. With a Garmin chest strap, I measure 129 and 170 beats per minute, respectively, right here.
As talked about earlier than: In order for you exact pulse monitoring throughout weight coaching, HIIT coaching or yoga, then you definitely want a chest strap.
Sleep, stress and extra
Like virtually each smartwatch, the Amazfit GTR 4 additionally helps detailed sleep monitoring together with sleep-in and wake-up occasions in addition to the three sleep phases mild sleep, deep sleep and REM sleep. Within the take a look at, the logged occasions correspond effectively with my precise bedtimes in addition to my alarm setting.
Sadly, I can’t say a lot in regards to the particular person sleep phases as a result of lack of a sleep lab. Nonetheless, it’s pleasing that the GTR 4 additionally logs naps in the course of the day from a size of 20 minutes.
Lastly, the GTR 4 additionally measures your respiratory charge and blood oxygen saturation throughout sleep and makes use of this to find out a price for the respiratory high quality throughout sleep. Final however not least, the Amazfit GTR 4 additionally data your stress stage. Nonetheless, this doesn’t occur within the background like in Google’s Pixel Watch (assessment), however it’s important to explicitly carry out a stress take a look at on the smartwatch itself.
Battery for 2 weeks
The Amazfit GTR 4 provides a incredible battery life.
The producer guarantees a runtime of two weeks, which we simply achieved within the take a look at. Nonetheless, that can be comprehensible in view of the few good options.
- Wonderful battery life.
- Fairly quick charging.
Certain, the Amazfit GTR 4 is just not a full-fledged smartwatch like an Apple Watch or Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Professional. Nonetheless, as talked about earlier than, there are not less than a number of good options—and a extremely glorious battery life. Be ready to cost the GTR 4 about two to 3 occasions a month (!) at most, except you’re doing common ultramarathons.
Talking of recharging: This additionally works moderately quick. After 10 minutes, the battery is charged to 14%, which is able to simply get you thru the day. After 20 minutes, 29% are already within the storage—sufficient for an entire weekend. After half-hour, 45% is reached within the take a look at, after 40 minutes 60% and after 50 minutes 77%. Lastly, after about 1 hour and 25 minutes, 100% is on the clock.
Nonetheless, I discover it a little bit of a disgrace that the Amazfit GTR 4 doesn’t assist wi-fi charging through Qi. Charging solely works with the proprietary charging cable, which is magnetically hooked up to the again of the watch. Nonetheless, you’ll hardly get into hassle in view of the good battery runtime. As quickly as the primary low battery warning seems at 20%, you continue to have a number of days to seek out the cable.
From super-accurate GPS to exercise recognition and assist for exterior chest straps: The Amazfit GTR 4 provides a particularly big selection of health capabilities for comparatively little cash. After all, costlier health watches from Garmin & Co. supply much more capabilities, however these go into excessive element and are most likely not needed for a lot of beginner athletes.
The Amazfit GTR 4 can’t compete with full-fledged smartwatches when it comes to good options, there isn’t any cell cost and only some apps, but it surely does assist Amazon Alexa. However, the battery lifetime of two weeks is actually incredible.