Spoločnosť Amazfit also introduced a new generation of its premium smartwatch with label Amazfit GTS 2. These will offer a number of new functions and improved monitoring of sports activities or sleep compared to the first generation. How did this comparison turn out? Today's article will answer that.
Amazfit GTS vs Amazfit GTS 2: Comparison of technical specifications
|Amazfit GTS||Amazfit GTS 2|
|Watch thickness||9.4||9.7 mm|
|Bracelet width||22 mm||20 mm|
|Number of physical buttons||1||1|
|Available storage space||-||4 GB|
|Display||touch AMOLED||touch AMOLED|
|Display protection||Gorilla Glass 3||Diamond carbon surface|
|anti-impression coating||9H scratch resistance|
|Display size in inches||1.65 "||1.65 "|
|Display resolution||348 × 442 px (341 ppi)||348 × 442 (341 ppi)|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth 5.0||Bluetooth 5.0 + Wi-Fi 6|
|NFC AliPay||NFC AliPay|
|Positioning||GPS + GLONASS||GPS + GLONASS|
|Li-Po battery||220 mAh||246 mAh|
|Battery life||14 days normal regimen||7 days normal regimen|
|46 days basic regimen||20 days basic regimen|
|25 hours of continuous GPS||-|
|charging||magnetically 2 h||magnetically 2 h|
|Sensors||BioTrackerTM PPG Bio-Tracking||BioTracker 2.0|
|6-axis accelerator||Acceleration sensor|
|3-axis geomagnetic sensor||3-axis geomagnetic sensor|
|Ambient light sensor||Ambient light sensor|
|Air pressure sensor||Air pressure sensor|
|Ability to receive calls via watch||No||Yes|
|waterproof||5 ATMs up to 50 m||5 ATMs up to 50 m|
|Number of dials||100||50 + 40|
|OS support||Android 5.0 and iOS 10.0 and higher||Android 5.0 and iOS 10.0 and higher|
Display and design processing
Many users blamed the original watch Amazfit GTS great resemblance to the popular Apple Watch. Unfortunately, in the new generation GTS 2 this design does not change, metal, glass and organic materials with a top surface finish are available.
The display size is the same on both watches. It is 1,65 ″ AMOLED with a resolution of 348 x 442 pixels and a fineness of 341 ppi. This is a reasonable value, but the new generation still has the upper hand.
In addition to protective glass, it will offer a new generation Amazfit GTS 2 also a carbon surface and a high hardness of 9H comparable to sapphire and thus has far better protection against scratches.
In terms of connectivity, the first generation features Bluetooth 5.0 technology for connecting to a smartphone, as well as an NFC chip, which, however, can only be used in China for payments via AliPay.
The second generation also brings this ailment of the NFC chip, but in terms of connectivity, it adds Wi-Fi 6 technology. You can watch via Wi-Fi GTS 2 for example, get music, specifically 600 songs that can be placed on up to 4 GB of internal storage.
In both cases, there is an increased resistance at the level of 5ATM, but also a geomagnetic sensor, GPS + GLONASS technology, ambient light sensor and air pressure. The second generation also brings an updated version of BioTracker 2.0 technology.
Calls and internal memory
This section is clearly dominated by the new generation of GTS watches. They got the equipment 4 GB internal memory, which can store 300 - 600 songs in MP3 format. You don't have to carry a smartphone with you during training and you connect the headphones directly to the watch.
A huge advantage of the new generation Amazfit GTS 2 is possibility to receive incoming calls directly through the watch. This is made possible by the integrated speakers and microphone.
Monitoring of fitness functions as well as sleep is available in both watches. There is monitoring of 12 sports activities, as well as counting steps, calories or distance traveled. Also in both cases, the PAI health index known from other Xiaomi and Amazfit products is missing.
The second generation with the designation Amazfit GTS 2 however, they also add OxygenBeats (blood oxygen monitoring) SomnusCare (advanced monitoring of sleep, sleep phases + breathing) or the intelligent XiaoAI assistant, which can respond to up to 70 different commands in the Chinese version of the watch.
The mentioned 12 sports activities with automatic recognition are to be expanded to 90 in the future, while they can also cooperate with GPS + GLONASS localization.
Battery life is often a key feature when choosing a new device. Older watches dominate in this category Amazfit GTS with fewer functions. This watch contains a battery with a capacity of 220 mAh. I will offer 14 days of standard use and up to 46 days in limited battery saving mode.
Amazfit GTS 2 offer a larger battery with a capacity of 246 mAh. However, due to improved monitoring and the large number of new functions and technologies used, the endurance of this watch will decrease. There are 7 days on a single charge in standard use and up to 20 days in limited battery saving mode.
Price and availability
The first generation of watches with a label Amazfit GTS is still on sale and in the offer of international dealers. Their price is around the level of 102 € / 119 USD in several color versions. This is a more affordable option, thanks to which you can save some extra euros.
Official selling price of the model Amazfit GTS 2 in the Chinese market was set at 999 Chinese yuan. In the current recalculation, this is approximately 125 € / 147 USD. Global availability is not yet known.
Final rating: Amazfit GTS vs Amazfit GTS 2
The clear winner of this comparison in terms of technical specifications and features offered is the new generation with the designation Amazfit GTS 2. In addition, it also offers a very attractive selling price and we are already very curious when it will also appear in the offer of well-known international sellers.
Older watches Amazfit GTS are a good choice if you want to save money when buying equipment. However, you get less perfect monitoring of sports activities and sleep, the watch, unlike the second generation, does not contain monitoring of oxygen in the blood and also does not have good resistance to scratching the AMOLED display.