Amazfit GTS 2 review – feature-rich, but there’s still room for improvement
Rounak Jain / Business Insider India
- Huami has launched the
AmazfitGTS 2 smartwatch in India with a price tag of ₹12,999.
Amazfit GTS 2 featuresblood oxygen saturation (SpO2) monitor, heart rate tracker and sleep monitor.
- We look at how the Amazfit GTS 2 smartwatch fares in the real world.
AdvertisementHuami recently expanded its wearables portfolio with the launch of the Amazfit GTS 2 and Amazfit GTR 2 smartwatches in India. The Amazfit GTS 2 offers significant improvements over its predecessor, including additional sensors, revamped user interface and more.
Over the last two years, smartwatches and fitness trackers have slowly evolved to offer more functionality in the same package. The Amazfit GTS 2 lets you track some vital statistics like blood oxygen saturation (SpO2) level, which has become increasingly important over the last year.
While that sounds good, how does Huami’s smartwatch perform in real life? I have been testing it for the last two weeks and here’s my detailed review.
Amazfit GTS 2 price and availability
The Amazfit GTS 2 is priced at ₹12,999 and is available from Amazon India and Amazfit online store. It is currently available in Midnight Black colour option and users can also purchase the Navy Blue strap for ₹999.
It will later be available in Urban Grey and Desert Gold colour options as well.
Amazfit GTS 2 design and display – simple and bright
The Amazfit GTS 2 features a square design and comes with an aluminium casing that feels premium to the touch and is durable.
It features a 1.65-inch AMOLED display with 3D Corning Gorilla glass protection and comes with over 50 watch faces to choose from. It offers good visibility in outdoor light and the colours are vibrant and crisp.
AdvertisementYou can also choose to have the display turned on all the time, but this consumes more power. To improve battery efficiency, you can schedule it to remain on during specific hours.
The watch comes with a 42mm case, making it ideal for both men and women. It features a 20mm silicone strap which can be easily removed and replaced.
Overall, though, Huami could have done a better job of making the smartwatch look slightly more interesting, especially when smartwatches double up as both fitness devices as well as fashion accessories.
Amazfit GTS 2 features and performance
The Amazfit GTS 2 is a feature-packed smartwatch and offers all the features that you would expect from a smartwatch in this range. It is equipped with OxygenBeats AI Engine that enables you to monitor your blood-oxygen saturation (SpO2) levels, which has gained importance over the last year.
Additionally, it is equipped with the company’s BioTracker 2 PPG optical sensor, which allows you to monitor your heart rate, stress levels and helps in calculating your PAI score. For heart rate detection, you have the option to choose between continuous heart rate tracking and heart rate tracking at intervals.
It also offers sleep monitoring and sleep breathing quality monitoring. It provides information about the total sleep time, deep sleep, light sleep and awake time. It also offers suggestions based on this data.
In terms of outdoor tracking, it offers over 90 sports modes and these modes can be accessed from the workouts section in the watch.
Other features of the GTS 2 watch include a 3GB storage for music, ambient light sensor, 246mAh battery and 5ATM water resistance, allowing you to use it while swimming.
It is easy to pair the GTS 2 smartwatch with your phone. It works with both Android and iOS devices. You can download the Zepp app to view your activity details like steps, sleep time, SpO2 levels, heart rate and more.
Amazfit GTS 2 performance and battery life
While the GTS 2 is equipped with several features, Huami still has its work cut out. In our tests, the GTS 2 was often off the mark in terms of counting steps, distance, calories burnt, among other things.
For instance, we compared the steps counted by the GTS 2 with the OnePlus Band and Oppo Watch – more often than not, GTS 2 showed a variance of 5-10% while the OnePlus Band and Oppo Watch showed similar readings.
Coming to the battery life, the GTS 2 is equipped with a 246mAh battery. It usually lasted for four to five days, with most of the features enabled, including heart rate monitoring. Overall, the battery life is decent.
Verdict – should you buy the Amazfit GTS 2?
The Amazfit GTS 2 smartwatch is one of the better smartwatches out there in this price range. It offers a feature-rich experience, so you don’t miss out on anything. Amazfit still needs to finetune the user experience and improve accuracy of tracking distance and steps, though. The battery life and build quality are decent, but Huami could have done a better job with the user interface and the design.
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