Amazfit GTR is a budget smartwatch promising 74-day battery life

IFA 2019: Watch comes in two sizes and a special Iron Man edition
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Huami is keeping the smartwatches coming in 2019, and has used IFA 2019 as a chance to show off the Amazfit GTR, part of its rapidly growing collection of connected timepieces.

Having also shown off the Amazfit GTS, the GTR is more of a budget option, with sports tracking at its core.

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The GTR is available in 42mm or 47mm case sizes with the larger watch packing a 1.39-inch, 454 x 454 pixel resolution AMOLED touchscreen and the smaller housing a 1.2-inch, 390 x 390 resolution screen.

In addition to the two standard models, there is also an Iron Man Limited Edition version, which features a 47mm gold colored casing and a red silicone strap.

All of the watch models will be compatible with Android and iOS smartphones and offer built-in GPS/GLONASS for mapping outdoor activities, an optical heart rate monitor and a 5ATM water resistant design that's suitable for pool and open water use. They'll also be able to display phone notifications for third party apps, calls and texts though there's no loudspeaker or mic onboard here.

Huami's Amazfit smartwatches always manage to deliver big on battery life and it's no different for the GTR. So the 42mm GTR with its 190mAh battery will give you up to 12 days in normal use, 22 hours in GPS tracking mode and 34 days in basic watch mode.

The 47mm GTR unsurprisingly houses a larger 410mAh battery that should deliver 24 days in normal use, 40 hours tracking with GPS and an impressive 74 days in basic watch mode.

In typical Amazfit smartwatch announcement fashion, the new GTR will be available in China first with the 42mm GTR's price working out roughly to about $120. The 47mm GTR in aluminium or stainless steel is priced at around $145. The titanium and Iron Man versions of the 47mm GTR come in at around $205. So, still pretty cheap whatever model you go for.


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Michael Sawh


Michael Sawh has been covering the wearable tech industry since the very first Fitbit landed back in 2011. Previously the resident wearable tech expert at Trusted Reviews, he also marshaled the features section of

He also regularly contributed to T3 magazine when they needed someone to talk about fitness trackers, running watches, headphones, tablets, and phones.

Michael writes for GQ, Wired, Coach Mag, Metro, MSN, BBC Focus, Stuff, TechRadar and has made several appearances on the BBC Travel Show to talk all things tech. 

Michael is a lover of all things sports and fitness-tech related, clocking up over 15 marathons and has put in serious hours in the pool all in the name of testing every fitness wearable going. Expect to see him with a minimum of two wearables at any given time.

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