On September 22, 2020, Huami Technology held the Amazfit 2020 autumn new product launch event with the theme of ‘Beyond GT’ in Beijing. At the conference, it released new fashionable smartwatches the Amazfit GTR 2 and the Amazfit GTS 2.
The Amazfit GTR 2 and Amazfit GTS 2 come with an improved design, integrating more professional health management and more comprehensive intelligence into the thin and light watch body. At the same time, they add a blood oxygen saturation detection, a sleep breathing quality monitoring, and an independent music playback, a Bluetooth call, a Xiao Ai voice assistant support, and other functions. Also, they can boast of a strong endurance.
At the press conference, Huami Technology founder, chairman and CEO Huang Wang also mentioned Huami’s strong performance in the first half of 2020. According to the IDC report, shipments of Amazfit brand watches in the first half of 2020 increased by 48% year-on-year. Its global shipments reached 1.74 million units, ranking fifth in the world. Despite the severe global epidemic, it maintained a good profitability status.
Amazfit GTR 2 and Amazfit GTS 2 Design
The Amazfit GTR 2 and Amazfit GTS 2 continue the fashion and versatile design style of the previous generation. The front of the two watches is made of a whole piece of 3D glass, which has gone through 35 processes and 27 hours of polishing. Amazfit also added advanced diamond-like carbon coating technology to the smartwatch for the first time. This makes the glass mirrors of the two watches more attractive. Its hardness reaches 9H, which is comparable to sapphire and is more scratch-resistant and wear-resistant, effectively preventing screen scratches in daily use.
The Amazfit GTR 2 and Amazfit GTS 2 perfectly integrate the color and texture of glass, metal and organic materials, while pursuing overall harmony in each design element. Whether it is the small lugs and thin button details of the Amazfit GTR 2 that bring vision back to the dial, or the detailed design of the side of the Amazfit GTS 2, wrapping the crown into a smooth curve, it brings a nearly perfect integrated visual look and wear experience.
Amazfit GTR 2 and Amazfit GTS 2 Display
Both models come with AMOLED high-definition colorful displays. Whether it is displaying time information or various application content, it is clear and vivid. The Amazfit GTR 2 has a screen size of 1.39 inches, a resolution of 454×454, a pixel density of 326 ppi, and a maximum brightness of 450 nit. The Amazfit GTS 2 uses a 1.65-inch super retina display with a resolution of 348×442 and a pixel density of 341 ppi, the display effect can be comparable to flagship phones.
A high-quality screen is the foundation, and a better visual experience also requires high-quality content to match. The Amazfit GTR 2 and Amazfit GTS 2’s watch face store provides 50 different styles of dials. It also supports custom functions. You can set your favorite pictures as the dial background, making the watch a window for everyone to express their personality and creativity.
The Amazfit GTR 2 and Amazfit GTS 2 support the Always-On Display function. So the time can also be displayed in the rest screen state.
While bringing surprises in design, the Amazfit GTR 2 and Amazfit GTS 2 still maintain the lightness and refinement of the previous generation. The Amazfit GTS 2 has an extremely slim body thickness of 9.7mm. This is at the top of the industry and can achieve an excellent wearing experience. The Amazfit GTR 2 sports model uses an aluminum alloy body and a silicone strap, while the Amazfit GTR 2 classic model has a stainless steel body and a leather strap.
Huami Technology has been deeply involved in the health field for many years, and is committed to making complex health monitoring and management simple, professional and reliable. Through the strategy of ‘chip-end cloud’, it has deployed chips, smart wearable terminals and health cloud services to practice with the corporate mission of ‘Technology Connects Health’. The Amazfit GTR 2 and the Amazfit GTS 2 are fully upgraded in health monitoring and management capabilities. They support blood oxygen saturation detection, 24-hour heart rate monitoring, sleep breathing quality monitoring, and PAI health assessment system.
The Amazfit GTR 2 and the Amazfit GTS 2 are equipped with Huami’s latest self-developed BioTracker™ 2 PPG bio-tracking optical sensor, and with RealBeats™ heart rate algorithm engine. It can not only perform 24-hour heart rate monitoring but also achieve ‘all-day heart rate monitoring’ and ‘Excessive heart rate warning’. It also supports automatic detection of atrial fibrillation and arrhythmia, in-depth tracking of heart health levels, and timely warning of potential heart problems.
Blood Oxygen Saturation
Blood oxygen saturation is one of the important indicators of human health. The Amazfit GTR 2 and the Amazfit GTS 2 newly come with blood oxygen saturation measurement function. Combined with OxygenBeats™ blood oxygen engine, it can measure the oxygen content in the blood. It is worth mentioning that the success rate of oxygen measurement of OxygenBeats™ blood oxygen engine is as high as 96%, and the average error from the test results of medical-grade blood oximeter is only 1.67%. It can provide strong performance guarantee for users’ blood oxygen health.
The sleep monitoring function of the Amazfit GTR 2 and the Amazfit GTS 2 has also been upgraded again. Now, it can more accurately determine the sleep stage (deep sleep, light sleep, REM rapid eye movement period), support nap recognition, and helps record more complete sleep information. In particular, it can combine SomnusCare™ sleep engine and OxygenBeats™ blood oxygen engine to monitor sleep breathing quality, give a ‘sleep breathing quality score’, and make suggestions for improvement.
The Amazfit GTR 2 and the Amazfit GTS 2 have built-in the core technology of the PAI health assessment system. It can convert complex information such as heart rate data, activity duration and other health data into a dynamic PAI vitality index based on each person’s different physical fitness. This will help you fully understand your health at all times.
The Amazfit GTR 2 and the Amazfit GTS 2 come with 9-axis motion sensors, built-in continuously optimized high-precision GPS+GLONASS independent positioning system, and can record motion trajectories without a smartphone. In addition to 12 professional sports modes and 50-meter water resistance, it not only provides rich data records, but also generates analysis reports after the exercise, helping you to continuously improve your exercise plan.
In the future, the Amazfit GTR 2 and the Amazfit GTS 2 will support 90 professional sports modes, supplemented by the breakthrough ExerSense™ motion engine. The latter can automatically recognize common sports modes and automatically record sports data, thereby opening up more possibilities for future sports.
Music is the best companion for sports. And the Amazfit GTR 2 and the Amazfit GTS 2 have also got new music playback capabilities this time. Amazfit has created a complete set of wrist-based music solutions from the four dimensions of hardware, software, connectivity and content around a good music experience.
The Amazfit GTR 2 and the Amazfit GTS 2 support Wi-Fi music transmission, iOS + Android smartphone full platform transmission. With a 3GB local storage, they not only support the connection of wireless Bluetooth headsets but also can be combined with built-in three magnetic super linear speakers to achieve independent music playback.
These smartwatches have also reached a cooperation with NetEase Cloud Music. Through the built-in NetEase Cloud Music app, you can synchronize your favorite playlists on the watch side, and perform Wi-Fi downloads and independent playback operations. It is the best exercise assistant.
Xiao Ai Voice Assistant
The Amazfit GTR 2 and the Amazfit GTS 2 are upgraded with new voice interaction capabilities. Now, they support Xiaoai online and offline intelligent voice assistant. The operation is more convenient. You can complete functions such as querying the weather and setting alarm clocks without touching the screen. With no Bluetooth connection to the smartphone, you can complete more than 70 voice command operations.
The Amazfit GTR 2 and the Amazfit GTS 2 also bring a Bluetooth call function. This allows you to answer and hang up calls on your phone on your watch. At the same time, the watch has customized the linear motor used on high-end smartphones. And they support customizing different vibrations for different message notifications.
The watches are additionally designed with an intelligent assistant function, combined with a custom secondary screen layout. Swipe left and right to view smart push messages such as weather information, schedule, countdown, etc. They greatly improve the efficiency of information reading and effectively manage life and work various information.
In addition, the Amazfit GTR 2 and the Amazfit GTS 2 still have a built-in NFC chip. It can simulate door cards, swipe access control and smart door locks. It has reached a cooperation with Alipay. The watch supports Alipay offline payment.
Amazfit GTR 2 and Amazfit GTS 2 Endurance
As stylish flagship smartwatches with comprehensive performance upgrades, the Amazfit GTR 2 and the Amazfit GTS 2 integrate more sophisticated circuit design in a light and slim square-inch watch body to deeply optimize system battery management. In daily use, the Amazfit GTR 2 has a battery life of up to 14 days. And the Amazfit GTS 2 can also achieve 7 days of battery life. In the basic watch mode, the Amazfit GTR 2 can be used for 38 days. And the Amazfit GTS 2 can be used for 20 days, freeing you from battery anxiety and frequent charging.
Price And Availability
The Amazfit GTR 2 is available in two versions. The sports model is priced at 999 yuan ($147), and the classic model is priced at 1099 yuan ($162); the Amazfit GTS 2 is available in obsidian black, dolphin gray and streamer gold in three colors, priced at 999 yuan. Both will be on sale on September 23.
Huami Technology also brought consumers a retro fashion design Amazfit Neo smartwatch, equipped with advanced health functions such as 24-hour heart rate monitoring, sleep monitoring, and PAI health assessment system. Thus, it opened the era of smart electronic watches.
In addition, Huami Technology also announced the sales information of the Amazfit ZenBuds smart sleep aid earplugs, priced at 299 yuan. It will start pre-sales on Tmall, Jingdong Amazfit official flagship store, Youpin, and Suning on September 23. The Amazfit ZenBuds is specially designed for sleep. It helps users sleep more scientifically and healthily through two core functions, intelligent intervention and real-time monitoring. At the same time, the widely acclaimed Amazfit X concept watch will also be officially launched in the fourth quarter of this year.