Huami has created several smartwatches that are under its Amazfit brand, with the square-shaped GTS 2 sitting at the top of its smartwatch category.
This GTS family also includes the cheapest GTS 2e and GTS 2 Mini. If you want the best in terms of features and an elegant design, then gts 2 is the one to watch.
You’re getting a 42mm case with a matte titanium alloy used around the screen, with plastic on the back where the sensors and charging points are located. It is combined with a removable 20 mm silicone strap.
There’s a selection of black, gray, or gold looks, meaning you have fewer color options to choose from than the first GTS, but you still have that option to change things in the strap department if you prefer to choose a more formal look overall.What really elevated the appearance of the GTS 2 is its display, made of 3D curved glass that creates a more unified look with the watch case. Overall, it makes it feel like a much better watch to wear.
The screen measures with the same 1.65 inches and offers the same resolution as the GTS and, again, is a very good quality display. It is pleasant and sensitive to bumps and touches, is not a magnet for fingerprints and offers great sharpness and colors. The viewing angles are also strong, plus there is a viewing mode option always available if you want the screen to be full-time.
Huami uses its own operating system to run the software and does not reveal the details or components of the processor. Overall, performance is satisfactory, whether it’s moving between menu screens or putting your key features to work.
The software experience did not change radically during the first GTS. The selection of customizable dials has definitely been optimized better for that curved screen and getting to menu screens or their notifications are done the same way. There are widgets to display items like daily activity statistics and weather forecasts.
The Amazfit GTS 2 features an AMOLED display that rivals the world’s best screens. The pixel density of 341 ppi makes the screen clear, exquisite and true to life, with bright colors that ensure smooth readability.
SpO2 is an important indicator of human health. That’s why this fully updated Amazfit GTS 2 introduces a SpO2 measurement feature. When you engage in sustained mental work, run a marathon, or train intensely outdoors, you can test your SpO2 level the moment you start feeling sick, gaining a better understanding of your fitness and keeping your health in check.
Huami smartwatches are generally very easy to understand and that doesn’t really change with the GTS 2.
When you need to sync your data or play with settings you can’t access on your watch, you’ll now need to switch to the Zepp complementary app, which is a renamed Amazfit app. Huami now owns Zepp, the sports technology brand that made its name using sports tracking sensors for baseball and golf.
Getting the setup is quite simple, especially if you take the QR code scanning path to associate it with your phone. We used it with Android phones Oppo and Realme and had no problems with syncing or pairing. While it is a device that you can also use with iPhone, pairing with an Android device will give you the optimal experience.
The two most important areas of the app are the home page where you can delve into health, fitness, and exercise statistics. Use the Dedicated Devices page to adjust settings, such as notification support, set health monitoring modes, and get multiple faces of your watch.
Huami added a microphone and speaker, which brings a collection of new features into the mix. This means that you can now make phone calls when you connect to your phone via Bluetooth. More interesting is the introduction of a smart assistant that works data offline.
The new offline voice assistant will give you control over basic clock functions, such as turning settings on and off or starting a workout. All supported commands are displayed on the watch, and the wizard can wake up in several ways, including turning on as soon as you raise your wrist. It’s a wizard that works well and responds to commands, so it’s a useful feature to have when your hands are full.
Thanks to professional waterproofing that offers protection up to a depth of 50 meters, the Amazfit GTS 2 is on par with traditional high-end watches and can be used without worries about daily use or swimming.
Thinner, lighter and longer battery life. The new Amazfit GTS 2 is equipped with a large 246 mAh battery that can last 7 days with normal use, and is always ready to accompany you on your travels and monitor your progress. Enjoy a whole week of activity without worrying about carrying a charger anywhere.
Stress is a root cause of many health problems. With gts 2, you can check where your personal stress level is – from relaxed, normal, medium or high – whenever you feel pressured during the day, so you know when to relax and reduce it.Huami has included a larger 246 mAh battery in the GTS 2, which is able to give you about a week of use in typical scenarios and up to 20 days when features like Bluetooth and heart rate monitoring are disabled. If you put features like display mode on the line, chances are the battery will stay at about three days or so.
Gps tracking battery life is impressive at 25 hours, which improves many smartwatches and sports watches with more expensive GPS packages. Making good use of that GPS does not horribly drain the battery.
While the first GTS offered great value for money at a price where it faced competition well, the GTS 2 promises to be a better, but also more expensive smartwatch.
It definitely increases things in the appearance department, while features like offline voice assistant are a great new addition. However, the music player will have limited appeal until it can be associated with some streaming services. And while fitness monitoring is once again solid, you won’t get high-end accuracy to keep track of sports and active heart rate. photo:Amazfit All in all, the GTS 2 is a transformation for the series – and a decent one in that. But at the now high price you’ll be able to find a more complete smartwatch experience elsewhere, which is why the original GTS scored better than this tracking. GTS 2 price $179.99.
Amazfit GTS 2 specs:
Battery Life 7 days
BioTrackerTM 2 PPG (support blood oxygen) biological data sensor
Ambient light sensor