An elegant watch with a good autonomy
For many buyers, the choice between smartwatches comes down to two big players: Apple and Samsung. On the one hand, the Apple Watch and the Galaxy Watch represent more than half of the smartwatch market.
And on the other side, there are brands like Amazfit.
Granted, Amazfit hasn’t had a flawless run in the past, but their latest smartwatches have been excellent, especially for the price.
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The Amazfit GTR 4 does not support the appropriate applications and does not allow you to interact properly with incoming notifications.
However, it compensates for these shortcomings with a fantastic design, good battery life and reliable activity tracking. You also get other thoughtful additions, such as the ability to make and receive calls directly on the watch, Alexa support, etc.
And all this is done at a price that doesn’t break the bank. If all these features seem convincing to you, I suggest you keep reading because I have a lot more details for you in this GTR 4 review. Let’s dive in!
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Amazfit GTR 4: price and availability
The Amazfit GTR 4 is now available for purchase in the United States for $200, which makes it cheaper than the latest offers from Apple and Samsung.
There are solid alternatives to the Amazfit GTR 4 in this price range in the United States, but we will come back to them towards the end of this review.
The GTR 4 is also available for purchase in Asian markets, including India, where it is available for only ₹16,999 (~$201). This makes it significantly cheaper than high-end Galaxies and Apple watches in this particular market.
Amazfit GTR 4
The Amazfit GTR 4 gets a lot for its $199 asking price in the United States.
It may not have all the bells and whistles, but it offers all the basic elements to be worthy of consideration.
Here is an overview of the specifications of the Amazfit GTR 4 smartwatch :
Amazfit GTR 4 Specification
Tempered glass on the screen
Aluminum alloy central frame
Glossy PC bottom shell
Dimensions and weight
AMOLED 1.43 inches
466 x 466 pixels, 326 PPI
BioTracker 4.0 PPG Biometric sensor with blood oxygen support.
Acceleration sensor, gyroscope, geomagnetic sensor, air pressure and ambient light sensor
2.4GHz Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0
Circular polarization antenna technology
Android 7.0 and above
iOS 12.0 and above
Water resistance up to 5ATM
About this review: Amazfit lent me this GTR 4 sampling unit for testing. This review was written after spending about two weeks with the watch. Amazfit did not contribute to this review.
Design and display
The Amazfit GTR 4 has a beautiful design that gives it a high-end look and feel.
It sports a responsive and sharp AMOLED panel on the front.
It also supports a permanent display.
The Amazfit GTR 4 hardware is excellent.
It both looks and feels designed to compete with the most expensive smartwatches on the market.
It also has a thin and light body that makes it more comfortable to wear than the Amazfit T-Rex 2 that I reviewed not so long ago.
Unfortunately, I can’t say the same about the comfort of the included elastic band. It started to feel uncomfortable on my wrist within a day or two.
Now I take the watch off every few hours and let my skin breathe before putting it back on. I noticed that it was also quick to pick up sweat marks, so you may have to clean it quite often.
The Amazfit GTR 4 hardware is excellent.
This was not the case with the bands that came with the Amazfit T-Rex 2, so it could very well be a problem with my device this time.
Fortunately, the straps are easily interchangeable via the standard watch spring bar mechanism with which you can attach any 22mm watch straps you like. The back of the watch is where all your sensors rest.
There are quite a few on this smartwatch, so there is a slight bulge to accompany the sensors and the two tiny metal contacts for charging.
There is a button on the side with an Apple Watch-esque digital crown that helps you navigate the user interface with subtle haptic feedback.
The body of the GTR 4 is made from an aluminum alloy and gives it a very high-end fit and finish.
The watch is available in two finishes, both more beautiful than the last generation GTR 3 smartwatch, in my opinion. As for durability, the Amazfit GTR 4 comes with a water resistance rating of 5 ATM. There is also tempered glass on the top of the screen that holds up quite well.
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