Amazfit GTR 2e & GTS 2e vs GTR 2 & GT 2 Smartwatches – New low-priced alternatives with little compromise. Ideal for Strava

During CES 2021, Amazfit announced their latest smartwatches the Amazfit GTR 2e and GTS 2e, offering a similar aesthetic and feature set to the existing Amazfit GTR 2 & GT 2 but at a lower price point.

I reviewed the Amazfit GTS 2 back in December and found it to be a superb option for anyone wanting a GPS equipped smartwatch that can sync with Strava (something Honor & Huawei watches can’t do).

So how do the new watches compare?

Amazfit GTR 2e & GTS 2e vs GTR 2 & GT 2 Smartwatches

GTR vs GTS – Almost the same but different design

First up, the two models in each series are essentially identical, just different shapes. The GTR models use a circular display, which makes them physically larger but the actual display is smaller at 1.39 inches vs 1.65 inches.

With a smaller display comes a lower resolution, in turn this creates a difference in battery life.

There are also some colour and strap differences which is covered in the table below.

New GTR 2e & GTS 2e models don’t lose much

The new come in at a lower price point, but there is not much difference overall. The main changes are:

  • 2.5D curved surface borderless design vs 3D
  • No Wi-Fi (Bluetooth only)
  • No Speaker
  • Added a temperature sensor
  • Improved battery life.

That’s it. If you are not too fussy about the design, the improved battery life of the GTR 2e & GTS 2e could make them more tempting than the older models.

Amazfit GTR 2e & GTS 2e vs GTR 2 & GT 2 Price & Availability


Amazfit GTS 2 – Smartwatch Midnight Black

  • Smartwatch
  • smartwatch
  • Display type: AMOLED
  • Operating system: Android/iOS

  • The Amazfit GTS 2 has an RRP of £159.00
  • The Amazfit GTr 2 has an RRP of £159.00
  • The Amazfit GTR 2e is £119.00
  • The Amazfit GTS 2e is £119.00

So, you basically save £40 for something that looks slightly less aesthetic, which I think is a bargain.

The GT2 2e is available now from Argos, the GTR 2e will be available from Feb

Amazfit GTR 2e & GTS 2e vs GTR 2 & GT 2 Specification Comparison Table

  Amazfit GTR 2e & GTS 2e Amazfit GTR 2 & GTS 2
Colour Obsidian Black, Matcha Green, Slate Grey Obsidian Black, Matcha Green, Slate Grey
Design 2.5D curved surface borderless design 2.5D curved surface borderless design
Size GTR 2e :46.5*46.5*10.8mm
GTS 2e: 42.8 x 35.6 x 9.7mm
GTR 2: 46.5*46.5*10.7mm
GTS 2: 42.8 x 35.6 x 9.8mm
Weight 32g (without strap) GTR 2e Sport Edition – 31.5g (without strap)
GTR 2e Classic Edition – 39g (without strap)
GTS 2: 25g (without strap)
Body Aluminum alloy Sport Edition – aluminum alloy
Classic Edition – stainless steel
Buttons 2 2
Waterproof grade 5 ATM (50 meters) 5 ATM (50 meters)
Screen Size GTR 2e: 1.39 inches
GTS 2e: 1.65 inches
GTR 2: 1.39 inches
GTS 2e: 1.65 inches
Screen AMOLED AMOLED
Touchscreen Tempered glass
Anti-fingerprint vacuum coating
Tempered glass
Anti-fingerprint vacuum coating
Resolution GTR 2E: 454*454
GTS 2e: 348×442
GTR 2: 454*454
GTS 2: 348×443
PPI GTR2e: 326
GTS2e: 341
GTR2: 326
GTS2: 341
Battery GTR2e : 471mAh (typical value)
GTS2e: 246mAh
GTR2 : 471mAh (typical value)
GTS2: 246mAh
Charging Magnetic charging stand Magnetic charging stand
Charging time About 2.5 hours About 2.5 hours
Typical use (days) GTR 2: 24
GTS 2: 14
GTR 2: 14
GTS 2: 7
Basic use GTR 2: 45
GTS 2: 24
GTR 2: 38
GTS 2: 14
Heavy use GTR 2: 12
GTS 2: 7
GTR 2: 6.5
GTS 2: 3.5
Health Sensor Huami self-developed BioTracker 2 PPG (support blood oxygen) Biological data sensor Huami self-developed BioTracker 2 PPG (support blood oxygen) Biological data sensor
Movement Sensor Acceleration sensor, Gyroscope sensor
3-axis geomagnetic sensor
Ambient light sensor
Air pressure sensor
Temperature sensor
Acceleration sensor, Gyroscope sensor
3-axis geomagnetic sensor
Ambient light sensor
Air pressure sensor
Connection Bluetooth 5.0 / BLE WLAN 2.4GHz, Bluetooth 5.0
Positioning GPS + GLONASS GPS + GLONASS
Strap Material Silicone Silicone or Leather
Strap Width 22mm 22mm
Strap Clasp Classic pin buckle Classic pin buckle
Microphone Yes Yes
Speaker No Yes
Linear motor Yes Yes
Temperature Sensor Yes No
Supported Devices Android 5.0 or iOS 10.0 and above Android 5.0 or iOS 10.0 and above
Application Zepp App Zepp App


Posted by Mighty Gadget Blog: UK Technology News and Reviews

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