Amazfit’s line of smartwatches might not supply all of the bells and whistles of an Apple Watch or Samsung’s Galaxy Watch fashions, however they do supply unbelievable worth given their aggressive worth tags. The most recent mannequin in Amazfit’s fashionable GTR line-up goals to repeat the success of its predecessor, the GTR 3, however with a unique strategy to design, enhancements to monitoring , an even bigger show and an even bigger battery. Are all these modifications price upgrading to a GTR 4, and the way nicely does it work with each Android and iOS smartphones? Learn on to seek out out.
Amazfit GTR 4 worth in India
The Amazfit GTR 4 is offered in three variants that include their particular person watch straps, however all have the identical dial measurement. There’s the usual possibility with a gray case and a black fluoroelastomer strap referred to as Superspeed Black. A second variant with the identical gray case however with a leather-based strap referred to as Classic Brown Leather-based, and a 3rd variant referred to as Racetrack Gray which has a black case and a weaved nylon strap. Surprisingly, all three price the identical at Rs. 16,999. I acquired the Superspeed Black unit for evaluation.
Amazfit GTR 4 design and specs
The design of the Amazfit GTR 4 is a giant departure from the GTR 3, nevertheless it does retain the navigation crown and exercise button. The curved and rounded design of the earlier mannequin which appeared extra like a traditional conventional timepiece has now been changed with a design that appears extra like a smartwatch, with sharp traces and a noticeable black bezel which surrounds the glass show. In contrast to earlier than, the tempered glass on the show doesn’t merge with the case however relatively, sits inside a bezel, giving the watch a barely rugged look.
The show’s cowl glass on the Amazfit GTR 4 is flat, not like the GTR 3’s glass, which was rounded across the edges and appeared extra premium compared. Like earlier than, the GTR 4’s show glass has an oleophobic coating which is sweet at rejecting fingerprints and smudges.
The GTR 4’s chunky look is accentuated by its thick lugs which maintain the 22m fluoroelastomer straps in place. These might be changed simply with the short launch mechanism. Amazfit does promote three non-obligatory 22mm straps (silicone and leather-based) individually, nevertheless it’s simply as simple to seek out comparable alternate options on-line. The fluoroelastomer strap might be worn utilizing the traditional pin buckle, has a smooth contact and feels fairly snug.
The Amazfit GTR 4 has a massive 46mm aluminium alloy case which weighs 34g. The again of the case is constructed from polycarbonate and other than the sensors, additionally has two magnetic pins for connecting the charger. In accordance with Amazfit, the watch can face up to as much as 5 ATM (or 5 bars) of stress which suggests you shouldn’t have any downside sporting it whereas swimming in a pool, washing your palms, or showering.
The Amazfit GTR 4 has a barely greater 1.43-inch AMOLED show with decision of 466 x 466 pixels, in comparison with the GTR 3. It additionally helps always-on functionality and there is a 475mAh battery inside. The watch comes with Amazfit’s Bio-tracker PPG biometric sensor, which allows options comparable to coronary heart fee monitoring and SpO2 monitoring. There is a dual-band GPS system with assist for six satellite tv for pc positioning techniques. Different communication requirements embrace Wi-Fi 2.4GHz and Bluetooth 5.
Within the field, Amazfit offers a cable with a USB Sort-A port on one finish and a magnetic charger on the opposite.
Amazfit GTR 4 efficiency
The Amazfit GTR 4’s show is kind of shiny and legible outdoor when utilizing it through the day. I additionally favored the always-on performance which retained many of the necessary particulars from the chosen watch face, that means I may look on the time and date from an angle with out flicking my wrist in the direction of me to get up the show. The 326ppi pixel density additionally ensured that textual content and watch faces appeared sharp.
The Amazfit GTR 4 acquired a number of software program updates throughout my evaluation interval which improved the software program expertise drastically in comparison with after I first started utilizing it. On the time of scripting this evaluation, the watch was working model 18.104.22.168 of Amazfit’s Zepp OS, which I examined with each iOS and Android smartphones.
The setup expertise of the Amazfit GTR 4 on iOS and Android are comparable. Nonetheless, it was removed from seamless because it required me to extensively discover the Zepp companion app and hold granting the required permissions with the intention to activate and use a specific function. Sadly, it is a learn-as-you-go expertise and it took me just a few days to fully setup the watch and use all of its options after a little bit of trial and error. The preliminary setup and person expertise undoubtedly wants some streamlining.
There’s a part within the Zepp Android app devoted to permissions, however attending to it takes some effort. It is accessible underneath the profile tab and it mainly lets you understand which options have all the required permissions (out of your smartphone) in place to make issues work. Whereas it could not seem too troublesome to entry, I discovered it annoying to leap backwards and forwards to that part with the intention to get options to work. It is a lot simpler to get this achieved on iOS.
The structure of the companion app can also be a bit tough to navigate. There are three tabs which embrace a Homepage tab which helps you to look via all health and health-related information, a Well being tab which exhibits well being and fitness-related information alongside along with your purpose setting, and a Profile tab which helps you to add a tool, accounts, and different miscellaneous settings. In case you want notifications in your watch from apps that have been put in after organising the watch, you may have to manually allow this throughout the Zepp app.
Fortunately, Zepp OS on the Amazfit GTR 4 isn’t as sophisticated because the companion app. The working system ran easily whether or not shopping via the app menu, settings or particular person apps. I like how Zepp OS lets you multi-task, letting you run and change between two apps by displaying a flashing icon of the app working within the background on the watch face. It enables you to change between two apps working within the background (for eg., timer and stopwatch working concurrently) however is not going to allow you to examine notifications or multi-task when a exercise is in progress. As for the apps, there are loads of built-in native apps (Calendar, Climate, Cycle Monitoring, Barometer, and many others.) which might be fairly detailed and helpful, however the app choice within the retailer (accessible through the companion app) may be very restricted.
Well being and health associated monitoring was fairly good. GPS monitoring (as soon as locked) was near correct (utilizing simply the watch) and the step depend was spot on. Sleep monitoring with sleep phases additionally appeared correct and the watch can even observe quick naps, which is helpful. Coronary heart fee monitoring and SpO2 monitoring have been additionally near correct when in comparison with a pulse oximeter. Nonetheless, the sit and stand detection didn’t work nicely, because the watch usually prompted me to face up despite the fact that I had been standing for about 20 minutes (albeit with out strolling round).
The Bluetooth calling function when related to an Android smartphone labored nicely and I used to be capable of clearly hear the caller and be heard on the opposite finish with none issues. Getting this function to work was a painstaking course of and whereas it labored on Android, I wasn’t capable of do the identical on my iPhone, in all probability due to iOS 16.
Battery lifetime of the Amazfit GTR 4 was stellar when in comparison with even premium gadgets such because the Apple Watch. The GTR 4 simply lasted two weeks with all of the health-tracking options, always-on show enabled, and light-weight exercises on some days. Charging the watch took about 1 hour, 45 minutes utilizing the magnetic charger.
The Amazfit GTR 4 might not really feel as premium because the GTR 3 did, nevertheless it’s nonetheless wanting watch in its personal proper. You possibly can nonetheless buy the Amazfit GTR 3 at Rs. 9,999, which in my view, is the better-looking smartwatch among the many two. The options between the 2 aren’t far aside both, though I am unable to remark in regards to the GTR 3’s monitoring accuracy since we have not reviewed it.
The Amazfit GTR 4 is a strong smartwatch at round Rs. 16,999, because of its massive show, good software program, and wonderful battery life for well being and health monitoring. It additionally works nicely with each iOS and Android smartphones, which is a pleasant bonus.