Amazfit GTR 1 vs. GTR 2 – What’s New?

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Last Updated on November 9, 2020 by Jude Simeone

Amazfit GTR 2 is one of the latest smartwatches from Huami which was released alongside GTS 2, it succeeds the GTR released last year and comes with more health tracking features like SpO2 blood oxygen tracking, microphone, and loudspeaker with the addition of Alexa voice assistant and Bluetooth calling function. Unlike the GTR which is available in two sizes; 47mm and 42mm, GTR 2 is only available in a slightly more compact 46mm size, but comes in two models; Classic and Sport. While the Classic model comes in a stainless steel case with leather straps, the Sport model comes in aluminum case material with silicone straps. Compare the differences between Amazfit GTR 1 vs GTR 2 to find out what’s new and if an upgrade is a worthwhile investment.

Amazfit GTR 1 vs. GTR 2 Full Specifications Compared

 Amazfit GTR (47mm)Amazfit GTR 2 (classic)
amazfit gtr

EDITOR'S RATING

Design:
4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)
Battery:
4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Features:
3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Price:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Average:
4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)
Design:
4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)
Battery:
4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)
Fitness tracking:
4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)
Features:
4.2 out of 5 stars (4.2 / 5)
Price:
3.9 out of 5 stars (3.9 / 5)
Average:
4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)

WHERE TO BUY

View @ Amazon__

ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameAmazfit GTR (47mm)Amazfit GTR 2 (classic)
Device typeSport/Fitness smartwatchClassic/Fitness smartwatch
Predessesor--Amazfit GTR
Successor----
Released dateJuly, 2019September, 2020
Ideal forUnisexUnisex

DISPLAY

Display typeAMOLEDAMOLED
Display size1.39 inches (47mm)1.39 inches
Display resolution454 x 454 pixels (47mm)454 x 454 pixels
Pixel density326 ppi326 ppi
Input typeTouchscreen plus 2 buttonTouchscreen,
2 physical button
Always-onYesYes

BODY

ShapeCircularCircular
Dimension47.2 x 47.2 x 10.75 mm46.4 x 46.4 x 10.7mm
Weight36 grams (Aluminum)
40 grams (Titanium)
48 grams (Stainless steel)
39g (without strap)
Casing materialAluminum
Stainless steel
Titanium
Stainless steel
Strap/band materialLeather
(Stainless steel/Aluminum)
Fluoro rubber
(Titanium)
Silicone
Bezel MaterialStainless steel
Aluminum
Titanium
Ceramics
Strap size22 mm22mm
Screen protectionCorning Gorilla glass 3Corning Gorilla glass 3
Water resistant/ProtectionYes, 5ATMYes, 5ATM
Swim-proofYes, recommendedYes, recommended
Color(s)Black
Gray
Silver

MEMORY

RAM16MB--
Internal storage64MB4GB
Memory card slotNoNo

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothBluetooth v5.0Bluetooth v5.0
Bluetooth callingNoYes
Wi-FiNoYes
NFC__Yes
GPSYes, GPS/GLONASSYes, GPS/GLONASS

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

TechnologyNoneNone
SIMNoneNone
BandNoNo

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYesYes
SMS alertYesYes
Calls alertYesYes
Event reminderYesYes
WeatherYesYes
Third-party appsYesYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep apneaNoNo
Sleep trackingYesYes
StepsYesYes
Floors climbedYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYes
CaloriesYesYes
DistanceYesYes
StressNoYes
VO2 Max.No__
Blood oxygenNoYes
Blood pressureNoNo
Menstrual cycle trackingNoYes
Swim trackingYesYes
Under-water heart rate trackingNoNo
Preloaded mapsNoNo
On-screen workout modesNoNo
Triathlon modeNoNo
ECG TrackingNoNo
Preloaded sport modesYes,12Yes,12
Safety trackingNoNo

MEDIA

AudioNoYes
Music streamingNo__
Bluetooth musicNoYes
RadioNoNo
LoudspeakerNoYes
MicrophoneNoYes
CameraNoNo

SENSORS

AccelerometerYesYes
Barometer/AltimeterYesYes
Heart rate monitor (HRM)YesYes
CompassYesYes
Gyroscope NoYes
Ambient lightYesYes
Pulse OximeterNoNo
ECGNoNo
ThermometerNoNo
Other sensors----

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)Proprietary OSProprietary OS
Chipset----
CPU----
GPU----

BATTERY

Type of batteryNon-removable Li-polymer batteryNon-removable Li-polymer battery
Battery capacity 410mAh471mAh
Battery lifeStandby: 70 days+
Mixed usage: 20 days+
GPS continuous use: 40 hours
Mixed usage: 14 days
Basic watch mode: 38 days
Charging typeMagnetic charging cradleCharging cradle
Charging timeAbout 1-2 hoursAbout 1-2 hours
Battery saver modeNoNo
Solar powerNoNo
Rapid charging_No

CLOCK FEATURES

Time/DateYesYes
StopwatchYesYes
AlarmYesYes

OTHER FUNCTIONS

Control cameraYesYes
Music controlYesYes
Find phoneYesYes
Text responseQuick repliesQuick replies

MISC

Payment system__Yes(China)
Compatibility Android 5.0+
iOS 10.0+
Android 5.0+
iOS 10.0+
Companion appZepp app (Formerly Amazfit app)Zepp app ( Formerly Amazfit app)
Customizable watch faceYesYes
Interchangeable band Yes, 22mmYes, 22mm
Voice commandNoYes, Alexa

BOX CONTENTS

Amazfit GTR (47mm)Amazfit GTR 2 (classic)
StrapsStraps
Charging cradle and USB cableCharging cradle and USB cable
Quick start guideQuick start guide
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Official SiteOfficial Site

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The Differences

The difference between GTR and GTR 2 is that the latter features a SpO2 blood oxygen app and comes with onboard music storage, a microphone, and a loudspeaker that enables Bluetooth calling as well as Alexa voice assistant. However, the GTR has a longer battery life than GTR 2.

Features Compared
  1. Design
  2. Nothing much has chnaged in apperance with the release of GTR 2, it reatins same circular shape as its predecessor. And also has same 1.39 inches AMOLED display and 454 x 454 resolution. The only slight difference in design between these two is that while GTR comes in 47mm and 42mm, GTR 2 comes in one size and available in two materials stainless steel and aluminum. Although, the 47mm model of GTR is available in three materials; stainless steel, aluminum and titanium materials.

    Both GTR and GTR 2 have a 5ATM waterproof rating which makes these two swim-proof and safe to wear while swimming.

  3. GTR 2 Has Music Storage
  4. Huami has added onboard music storage to GTR 2 which will allow you to store your favorite tracks on the watch. It also has a microphone and loudspeaker which GTR lacks, this enables you to make and receive calls from the GTR 2 via Bluetooth connection to a paired phone. Alexa voice assistant will also come to GTR 2 which will allow you to use your voice to do simple tasks like setting up the alarm, checking the weather, and more.

    GTR 2 also features an offline voice assistant that will allow you to play music on the watch and do other related tasks with your voice.

  5. Fitness Tracking
  6. In terms of fitness tracking, both smartwatches are equipped to track your heart rate, sleep, steps, calories, and have inbuilt GPS for outdoor activity tracking, and both smartwatches feature 12 preloaded sport modes.

    However, GTR 2 has an improved Huami self-developed BioTracker 2 PPG sensor that supports the blood oxygen app which allows you to measure your blood oxygen levels. You can also measure and manage stress with the stress app on GTR 2.

  7. Battery Life
  8. Perhaps the price to pay for the additional features on GTR 2 is that it has a shorter battery life compared to its predecessor. Although with a higher 471mAh battery capacity, GTR 2 is tested to last up to 14 days on mixed usage while GTR 2 can last up to 3 weeks. Meanwhile, GTR 42mm has over 10 days of long battery life.

Which is Better?

The GTR 2 is certainly a better smartwatch than its predecessor. It features music storage, Alexa voice assistant, Bluetooth calling, and more fitness tracking features which makes it a more comprehensive smartwatch than GTR.

However, GTR is a fantastic smartwatch.

Amazfit GTR 2 Review

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