Amazfit GTR 4 review: Affordable all-rounder fitness watch

Amazfit GTR 4 review: Affordable all-rounder fitness watch
Amazfit GTR 4 review: Affordable all-rounder fitness watch

With the Amazfit GTR 4 (and its sister timepiece, the GTS 4), Zepp Health affords an inexpensive sports activities smartwatch that focuses on health options. NextPit already had the chance to place the Amazfit GTR 4 via the paces of a primary hands-on check.

Design and operation

Not solely does the title “GTR 4” evoke fond recollections of sports activities vehicles, Amazfit additionally provides its sports activities smartwatch a design that echoes such sentiment.
Apart from the quite a few gently curved strains, you will see that crimson particulars on the rotating crown and the button beneath. The case is accessible in silver or black shades, with the wristband arriving in brown (leather-based) or black (plastic or material) colours.

The Amazfit GTR 4 in silver is accessible with both a black or brown wristband. / © NextPit

We tried the colour mixture generally known as “Superspeed Black”, which you’ll already purchase on Amazon for $199.99.

In addition to the GTR 4, Amazfit additionally affords the GTS 4 with nearly the identical vary of features. The primary distinction is the form of the casing: The GTS 4 is angular and barely smaller, which additionally makes the battery barely weaker when it comes to capability. The GTS 4 can be already obtainable on Amazon and in addition prices $199.99:

The case of the Amazfit GTR 4 appears to be like stylish in matte silver, however it’s not scratch-resistant as desired. Near misses with a screwdriver already leaves slight marks, so you need to intention to guard the watch when climbing or gardening both with a pair of gloves or a sweatband.

Amazfit GTR 4 from the side
The design of the Amazfit GTR 4 is meant to be harking back to sports activities vehicles. / © NextPit

At the highest proper of the case is a rotating and pressable crown, which supplies mild haptic suggestions when it’s turned. You may also open and shut the app overview by the press of a button, and you may scroll via lists by turning it.

The dealing with is simple sufficient to grasp: A swipe from the highest to the underside brings the short settings to the show, a swipe from the underside to the highest reveals the notifications. To the suitable of the house display screen you will see that numerous widgets with statistics about your steps, actions, climate forecast, music management, Alexa, and extra.

Sensors and monitoring

The Amazfit GTR 4 affords a complete vary of latest sensors.
The producer promised that the fourth era of pulse sensors works in a extra exact method. In addition, the dual-band GPS sensor is alleged to be the primary of its form with a circularly polarized antenna, which is meant to enhance the accuracy by a major margin in accordance with the producer. Last however not least, there’s an computerized train recognition operate throughout health exercises, which we have now already tried out for you.

Dual-band GPS

In the primary check throughout a brief run in Berlin’s metropolis middle, the Amazfit GTR 4 positioned the GPS sign as shortly as a Garmin Forerunner 955. The check route led between timber and homes in addition to below scaffolding and was thus actually not a straightforward process to satisfy properly. The measured monitor size of 840 versus 810 meters relatively fairly comparable for each gadgets.

Amazfit GTR 4 Screenshots GPS-Tracking
Despite the excessive diploma of problem – the northern a part of the course was run fully below scaffolding, the Amazfit GTR 4 (left) and the Garmin Forerunner 955 (middle, proper) carried out properly right here. / © NextPit

When trying on the monitor, it’s noticeable that each the Forerunner and the Amazfit GTR 4 don’t work fairly precisely. The monitor measured by the Garmin smartwatch appears to be like extra exact with the angular factors, however not all of these corners have been truly there. The GTR 4, then again, lower some corners a bit, and accordingly, the measured monitor is a bit shorter right here. In actuality, the reality lies someplace in between. In view of the excessive diploma of problem, nonetheless, each fashions proved their price. The detailed check will present who’s extra correct.

Heart price sensor

The new coronary heart price sensor within the Amazfit GTR 4 did properly primarily based on our first impressions. The common pulse through the above run was 140 beats per minute, and the utmost pulse was 164. The Garmin watch utilized in comparability got here in at 143 and 166 bpm, respectively.

A coronary heart price monitor will present which watch is extra correct within the detailed overview. In any case, a congruent outcome is an efficient signal. In the NextPit overview, the Amazfit GTR 4 must show itself in additional demanding duties. Optical coronary heart price sensors often shortly attain their limits in sports activities that contain the arms so much, i.e. push-ups, yoga, pull-ups, and so forth.

Fitness coaching

Speaking of pull-ups and different intensive workouts: The Amazfit GTR 4 (and the GTS 4) can differentiate between numerous workouts throughout health coaching and monitor them robotically. The load on the person muscle teams is then decided from these workouts and displayed by way of a graphical chart. The show is suspiciously harking back to the Garmin Connect app.

Amazfit GTR 4 Screenshots Workout-Tracking
The monitoring of health exercises appears to be like fairly comparable in each the Garmin (left) and Amazfit (proper). Note: Screenshots are usually not from the identical exercise. / © NextPit

In the primary check exercise, the popularity labored fairly properly. Bench presses and dumbbell flyes have been acknowledged with no downside, however the former was carried out solely on the flat bench and not on the incline bench. And whereas the app can acknowledge the Russian Twist, it doesn’t work with push-ups, whatever the hand place. However, Amazfit has already introduced an replace that ought to enhance the variety of robotically acknowledged workouts.

Battery and sensible options

We can not say a lot concerning the battery life at this time limit.
Amazfit guarantees a runtime of two weeks for the GTR 4. This worth is unquestionably sensible after the primary three days of use. The extent to which the worth varies with numerous settings, for instance for the SpO2 measurement, might be proven within the detailed overview.

Amazfit GTR 4 vs GTS 4
The Amazfit GTS 4 (left) is extra compact than the GTR 4, however solely affords half as a lot battery life. / © NextPit

The GTR 4 obtains its sturdy battery life with the assistance of the proprietary Zepp OS working system, which affords comparatively few sensible options. At least there’s assist for notifications from the smartphone, music playback management or digicam management in addition to Amazon Alexa compatibility.

However, you’ll not discover a variety of apps right here as there are presently solely 25 apps within the Zepp App Store. Probably probably the most thrilling apps are a GoPro controller and Home Connect. Otherwise, there are relatively easy purposes like calculators, trip calendars, or forex converters.

Early Verdict

All in all, the Amazfit GTR 4 affords many thrilling health options for comparatively little cash. The monitoring choices for the health club are notably interesting within the first hands-on session. The super-accurate GPS is thrilling for out of doors athletes.

However, there isn’t a possibility to attach it to chest straps, cadence sensors, and the like. There continues to be room for enchancment within the smartwatch’s options, however the battery lifetime of two weeks can be very lengthy in accordance with the producer.

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