There are multiple smartwatch players are available in the Market, Apple and Samsung are most trusted among them. Both of them covering 60% of smartwatch market, on the other side there are brands like Amazfit who is making impact on the market and increasing market stake. Granted Amazfit hasn’t had a flawless run in the past, but their last few smartwatches have been great, particularly for the price.
With the Amazfit GTR 4 (and its sister timepiece, the GTS 4), Zepp Health offers an affordable sports smartwatch that focuses on fitness features. NextPit already had the opportunity to put the Amazfit GTR 4 through the paces of a first hands-on test.
Amazfit GTR 4: Pricing and Availability
The Amazfit GTR 4 is now available to purchase in the US for $200, making it cheaper than the latest offerings from the likes of Apple and Samsung. There are some solid alternatives to the Amazfit GTR 4 in this price range in the US, but we’ll get to those towards the end of this review. The GTR 4 is also available to purchase in Asian markets including in India where it’s available for just ₹16,999 (~$201). That makes it significantly cheaper than the top-of-the-line Galaxies and the Apple Watches in that particular market.
Here’s a quick look at the specifications of the Amazfit GTR 4 smartwatch:
Amazfit GTR 4
Tempered glass on the display
Aluminum alloy middle frame
Glossy PC bottom shell
Dimensions & Weight
46 x 46 x 12.4mm
34 grams without a strap
466 x 466 pixels, 326PPI
BioTracker 4.0 PPG Biometric sensor with support for blood oxygen.
Acceleration sensor, Gyroscope, Geomagnetic, air pressure, and ambient light sensor
WLAN 2.4GHz, Bluetooth 5.0
Circularly-polarized antenna technology
Android 7.0 and above
iOS 12.0 and above
Battery & Charging
Water resistance up to 5ATM
Design and operation
Not only does the name “GTR 4” evoke fond memories of sports cars, Amazfit also gives its sports smartwatch a design that echoes such sentiment. Apart from the numerous gently curved lines, you will find red details on the rotating crown and the button underneath. The case is available in silver or black shades, with the wristband arriving in brown (leather) or black (plastic or fabric) colors.
Software and tracking features
The Amazfit GTR 4 runs Zepp OS and connects to the Zepp app on Android and iOS.
The Zepp OS offers a lot of features but it comes with very limited app support.
The GTR 4 can track a lot of activities and health metrics including heart rate, sleep, stress, and blood oxygen levels.
The Amazfit GTR 4 runs the company’s own ‘Zepp OS 2.0’ rather than Google’s Wear OS. I got a taste of this particular OS while using the T-Rex 2, and it’s very basic but functional. What I love the most about Zepp OS is how delightfully simple it is to use. You’ll get used to this software in no time if you’re coming from a different smartwatch.