Amazfit GTR 4 Watch latest offering in the GTR series, was recently released. The watch is the successor to the popular GTR 3 smartwatch from the company and features a larger display, a larger battery, and improved tracking.
Unlike the company’s tough T-Rex 2 smartwatch, the GTR 4 is designed to look like a traditional watch. The watch incorporates the company’s new dual-band GPS, which the company claims is an industry first. Additionally, the company has provided a larger display than its predecessor, allowing you to view more content.
I’ve been using the Amazfit GTR 4 smartwatch for a few weeks now, and this is my detailed review of the smartwatch to help you decide whether to buy it.
Price and Availability of the Amazfit GTR 4
In India, the Amazfit GTR 4 costs Rs. 16,999. Flipkart and the Amazfit online store have a smartwatches in Black, Leather Brown, and Racetrack Grey colour options.
The advantages and disadvantages of the Amazfit GTR 4
- Users can make calls
- a sleek design
- Unable to respond to messages
Design and Display Limitations for Amazfit GTR 4
When compared to its predecessor, Amazfit has completely redesigned the GTR 4. The GTR 3’s curved display and rounded design have given way to a flat display with sharp lines.
The watch has a black bezel around the display with tiny, barely visible lines.
The watch has a navigation crown and a button on the right bottom to quickly access the workout menu. Aside from that, the watch lacks buttons and requires you to perform all actions via the display. When used, the crown provides good haptic feedback.
The watch includes a 22mm strap. The black silicone strap on the watch I tested is optional, but the company also offers brown leather and grey nylon straps. You can also easily replace the watch’s strap and add third-party straps. The straps are light and comfortable to wear, even for long periods.
The watch has an aluminium alloy case on the back that houses all of the sensors as well as the magnetic pins for the charger.
In terms of display, the Amazfit GTR 4 has a 1.43-inch AMOLED display with a 466 x 466-pixel resolution, which is slightly larger than its predecessor. The display is always-on and has scratch-resistant glass and an anti-fingerprint coating to prevent finger smudges on the screen.
Even in direct sunlight, the display is sharp and bright. It has an auto-brightness mode that allows the watch to adjust the brightness based on the outside light.
Amazfit GTR 4 Characteristics
The Amazfit GTR 4 is a feature-rich smartwatch with a heart rate sensor and the company’s BioTracker 4.0 PPG biometric sensor, which allows you to measure your blood oxygen saturation (SpO2) levels, a feature that has become mandatory since the Covid-19 pandemic.
The watch has dozens of watch faces to choose from, giving you a variety of options based on your preferences. It has several sports modes that allow you to easily track your workouts and activities.
The watch can track activity, sleep levels, and cycles, as well as breathing exercises, the female menstrual cycle, voice memos, to-do lists, and much more.
Amazfit GTR 4 Battery Life and Performance
The Amazfit GTR 4 has a lot of features on paper, but do they translate well in practice? We tested the watch and discovered that it provided a positive overall experience and performed well.
To begin with, I compared the Amazfit GTR 4’s health and activity tracking numbers to those of other smartwatches and a certified pulse oximeter to see if there were any discrepancies.
The watch performed admirably in terms of health tracking, providing accurate data. Even the sleep tracking feature works well, and the sleep duration displayed on the watch is accurate.
The new one-tap measuring feature works well and provides a quick overview of your health by revealing your heart rate, stress levels, blood oxygen saturation, and breathing rate in just 45 seconds. This allows you to track some important statistics throughout the day in less than a minute each time. I found the feature useful and used it four to five times per day.
The Amazfit GTR 4 performs well in terms of activity tracking, but there is one minor flaw. We compared it to other devices, including the company’s T-Rex 2 and the Oppo Watch. I noticed a minor difference in steps and distance travelled, but unless you are a professional looking for highly accurate data, the difference is not significant.
The GTR 4’s battery life is one of its main selling points, and the watch makes its money in this area. Its battery life is claimed to be up to 14 days on a single charge. During my testing, I was able to get around 12 days of battery life with regular activity tracking and an always-on display enabled during the day.
Apps and software
The Amazfit GTR 4 runs Zepp OS 2.0, which is one of the few smartwatch operating systems that does not feel clunky or laggy when used. It is simple to use, and the user interface is well-designed.
Zepp is the companion app that you must instal to sync your data and manage the watch. It works with mobile devices running Android as well as those running iOS.
The app has a simple interface and lets you easily access your workout data, health information, and watch settings. You can also use the app to instal new applications on the watch.