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12:00 AM, February 26, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:15 AM, February 26, 2021

Amazfit GTR 2: A must-have

Amazfit devices by Huami are often referred to as the ‘OnePlus of wearable’ by techies. By all means, that’s one of the easiest ways to describe the brand which has filled the vacuum, between high-end wallet-denting wearables and the shoddy smart straps, by bringing a range of products. Today we bring you the review of Amazfit GTR 2, the sleeker iteration of Amazfit GTR.

Amazfit GTR 2's design is a major upgrade compared to the previous model of the device. Starting from the colour accent to the sleeker bezel- the smartwatch has brought a cleaner retro vibe to design. The build seems solid and the casing has a smooth metal finish on the back making this device ideal for everyday use with all kinds of attires. We reviewed the sports edition of the smartwatch which comes with a flimsy rubber strap. But the strap can be changed, and the black casing of the device goes with a variety of straps. However also bear in mind that, the straps are not widely available so you might need to ship in from abroad.

Amazfit GTR 2's display is stunning. The 1.39-inch AMOLED screen is clear, bright and responsive. Even on the sunniest days of January and February, I did not have any trouble seeing the display. The smartphone offers an always-on display where only the time is visible all the time, but the display is dimmed out. Interestingly, despite being dimmed out, I had no problem seeing the time.

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The device can be considered feature-rich, particularly for the price range it belongs in. Sadly, like most Android or Apple wearables, there is no option to install apps on the device. The features include activity tracking, health monitoring including SpO2 testing, music playback, checking notification and receiving calls. The best for me was storing music right on your smartwatch. This cool feature allowed me to connect the watch with my wireless headphone over Bluetooth. This feature was perfect for me when I was in the gym because I needed not carry my phone around. The bottom push button on the watch is programable so you can use it for dedicatedly sports activity if you want to. The watch does have voice control powered by Amazon's Alexa, but I never ended up using the feature. The smartwatch comes with basic waterproofing so you can use it even on rainy days. You need to install an app called 'Zepp' for accessing most of the Amazfit devices. The app offers streamlined access to your watch and allows you to tweak some of the features. You can also head to the store to download new watch faces for the device. Unfortunately, the options are not as much as you would want. The activity tracker seemed accurate, maybe with a deviation of 5-6%.

The battery support of the device varies with how you are using it. I found without using always-on display and with minimal activity tracking the battery life of the device would last 18 to 21 days. However, the battery would become less than half when you turn on the always-on display. With the always-on display turned on, I needed to charge the smartwatch every 6 or 7 days.

Amazfit GTR 2 is undoubtedly a great wearable. For under BDT 15k, it is definitely worth the value it offers. We have no complaints about the device, but it would have been an amazing device only if would came boxed with some additional strap so that you have the option to swap the straps out matching with your attires.

Price: Tk 13,990.00/- @ motionview stores.

Photos: Shahriar Rahman

 

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