Amazfit releases new affordable GTS 2e and GTR 2e Smartwatches with better battery life

amazfit GTS 2e and GTR 2e

Amazfit released its new smartwatch models today. The GTS 2e and the GTR 2e product line are affordable variants of the original with much better battery life.

Amazfit GTS 2e and Amazfit GTR 2e smartwatches have been launched in China as follow up models to the Amazfit GTS 2 and the GTR 2. 

The new watches have the same features as their older models but come with a lower price tag and some compromises in specifications.

The GTS 2e keeps the 246 mAh battery, 25 grams weight, and the NFC connectivity of the GTS 2. The watch can provide up to 14 days on a single charge or 24 days in Basic Watch mode.

The new GTR 2e comes in three sporty colors with a circular AMOLED display screen, the battery is still 471 mAh, but now a single charge gets you 24 days, instead of 14 on the regular GTR 2.

You can get an incredible 45 days to charge using the Basic Watch mode on the GTR 2e. 

Most of the sports modes for activity monitoring have been retained in the new smartwatch variants.

It will be worth pointing out that Amazfit had also launched a GTS 2 mini as well as a new Bip U Pro and SmartScale not too long ago. 

The ultra-slim and lightweight GTS 2 mini-features blood oxygen level monitoring, heart rate monitoring, and over 70 activity modes are available for only $99 at the time of writing.

US Pricing for the new GTS 2e and GTR 2e is not clear at the moment.

Amazfit is probably more like Garmin in that they have launched a wide variety of products available for their Smartwatch line. It remains to be seen if and how they move more into the health and wellness areas beyond monitoring basic metrics.

The company has recently partnered up with a Netherlands based company to pursue food and precision health. It is also exploring how it can use heart rate data to generate game scenes dynamically. 

All in all, Huami, the parent of Amazfit, has a vision around wellness and health, so it will be interesting to see how their product platforms develop over the course of these next few years, given the tough competition in this product category.

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I am a technologist with years of experience with Apple and wearOS products, have a BS in Computer Science and an MBA specializing in emerging tech, and owned the popular site AppleToolBox. In my day job, I advise Fortune 500 companies with their digital transformation strategies and also consult with numerous digital health startups in an advisory capacity. I'm VERY interested in exploring the digital health and fitness-tech evolution and keeping a close eye on patents, FDA approvals, strategic partnerships, and developments happening in the wearables and digital health sector. When I'm not writing or presenting, I run with my Apple Watch Ultra or Samsung Galaxy Watch and closely monitor my HRV and other recovery metrics.


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