Despite being a young company in a world dominated by giants like Apple, Garmin and Samsung, Amazfit has continued to thrive in the smartwatch market with its fitness wearables. Apple Watch and Wear OS used to be the only players in the smartwatch business until companies like Amazfit came into the picture with their Zepp OS (formerly Amazfit OS). Amazfit has announced the GTR 4 and GTS 4 smartwatches at IFA 2022.
Amazfit GTS 4 and GTR 4 Welcomes Dual-band GPS
The GTR 4 and GTS 4 smartwatches come with many exciting features, including a dual-band, circularly polarized GPS antenna technology, which Amazfit calls an “industry first.” According to the company, the dual-band GPS on the watches allows them to offer precise positioning with up to 99% accuracy as handheld GPS locators, regardless of environmental interference. Both devices will ship with support for five satellite positioning systems and can be used for real-time GPS tracking. A later firmware update will provide access to one more satellite positioning system, bringing the total to six.
Just to put the records straight, before Amazfit, Garmin was the first to introduce dual-band GPS positioning on the Fenix 7 series and all recently released Garmin watches.
Amazfit GTS 4 and GTR 4 Welcomes Improved Heart Rate Sensor
Aside from upgrading its GPS technology in the GTR 4 and GTS 4 watches, Amazfit also upgraded its BioTracker optical sensor. The upgrade to the BioTracker would see the optical sensor collect more data using the 2-LED sensor. Compared to the sensors in their predecessors, the new watches collect up to 33% more data, allowing them to provide a more accurate health tracking record. Speaking of tracking, the watches offer many of them, including heart rate, stress levels, blood-oxygen saturation, and respiratory rate. Users can also choose from 150 different sports modes, including running, treadmill, elliptical, walking, and swimming. These smartwatches can detect 15 strength training exercises and 8 sports movements out of the box and will automatically count the user’s reps, sets, and rest time.
Amazfit Partners With Addidas – Supports Runtastic App
Interestingly, the GTR 4 and GTS 4 watches will be getting the support to sync with Adidas’s sports tracking app, Runtastic, making them the first Amazfit watches to provide such a feature. Runtastic is an app aimed at runners but can be used to track other sports. The app helps you run more often, further, and faster using a well-proven technique. Syncing between Runtastic and the new Amazfit watches would be made possible through an update to the Amazfit Zepp app. It is also worth mentioning that these watches will run on the upgraded Zepp OS 2.0 that features two games, Home Connect third-party apps, and GoPro. They also come with an inbuilt Amazon Alexa, an offline voice assistant. An inbuilt microphone and a speaker for answering Bluetooth calls are also present.
Amazfit GTS 4 and GTR 4 Have Decent Battery Life Accompanied by Improved Battery Saver Modes
The Amazfit GTS 4 packs a 300 mAh battery that lasts up to a week, while the Amazfit GTR 4 packs a 475 mAh battery that goes up to two weeks before running out. Users can stretch their battery life further by enabling the upgraded Battery Saver Mode, which uses basic features while conserving power.
Amazfit announced that the GTR 4 and GTS 4 would be priced starting from $200. People in Germany and Poland can start pre-ordering the watches from September 2. Details regarding availability for the other parts of Europe and the rest of the world will be communicated in the future.