Amazfit launches 3 new smart watches
Chinese fitness wearables and smart watch specialist Amazfit has added three new smart watches to its line-up – the GTR 3 Pro, GTR 3 and GTS 3.
Amazfit claim their latest series of wearables “enable users to up their game, improve their health, and upgrade their lifestyle without sacrificing personal style”.
Each has the ability to monitor heart rate, blood-oxygen level, stress levels and breathing rate of the wearer via BioTracker PPG 3.0, and will sound alerts for abnormally high or low heart rates. The smart watches can also track heart rate zones for the optimisation of workouts.
Users can track their runs with the optional Virtual Pacer, then optimise progress and recovery with the PeakBeats performance algorithm.
Other features include advanced sleep tracking, which monitors light, deep and REM sleep stages, plus waking times during the night, and daytime naps over 20 minutes, while advanced menstrual cycle tracking allows the user to understand their cycle and plan ahead.
Swift and accurate GPS means the wearer can get started faster with accurate location tracking based on five satellite systems.
The watches include voice control via Alexa, with which users can set an alarm, ask a question when online, and when offline, use the Offline Voice Assistant to open a sports mode or health feature, or even access Home Connect to control smart home devices. They also have a growing ecosystem of over 10 mini apps.
Finally, the watches feature useful life admin tools, says the brand, allowing the wearer to manage their day with message notifications, sedentary and drink water reminders, calendar, events and to-do lists, weather forecasts, Bluetooth remote camera control, and more.
And all of this is easy to understand, says Amazfit, with current health and wellbeing calculated in a flash and converted into a single PAI score, collated from data based on the wearer’s past seven days of activity.
The features are all powered by the new Zepp OS – tailored to optimise the performance of Amazfit smart wearable devices – instead of transferring a power-draining smartphone OS to users’ wrists.
According to Amazfit, this OS enables easier interaction and help users eliminate tedious operations with lower power consumption compared to the previous smartwatch operating system.
It also works across Android and iOS devices, and connects to popular health platforms, like Apple Health or Google Fit, to sync your health data, and Strava, Relive, Runkeeper, and TrainingPeaks to sync and share sports data.
The Zepp OS comes loaded with a host of comprehensive health and fitness insights, and the Zepp App on your smartphone serves as a hub where you can access additional advice to help you achieve your goals.
GTR 3 Pro
As the hero product in Amazfit’s new series, the GTR 3 Pro smartwatch promises some market-leading innovations while encouraging the user to “lead a healthy lifestyle, and activate their inner drive”.
It features a 1.45-inch, 331 ppi AMOLED ultra HD display, with visuals that Amazfit describes as “dazzling”, and an easy-to-use interface. The watch has a large circular screen with a 70.6% screen-to-body ratio, meaning it has one of the largest round watch displays on the market, but Amazfit says it is still a comfortable size.
Features include BioTracker PPG 3.0,150+ built-in sports modes, and a smart recognition feature which will kick in if the user forgets to activate sports mode so they never accidentally miss out on activity tracking.
It also has a 450 mAh cell battery which provides up to 12 days of non-stop battery life on a single charge and 2.3GB of onboard memory, capable of storing up to 470 songs.
This allows independent music playback directly from the watch so the user needn’t have their phone on them, says Amazfit. Plus GTR 3 Pro can take and make phone calls when connected to a smartphone over Bluetooth.
Made from lightweight yet durable aircraft-grade aluminum alloy complete with rotatable crown, the GTR 3’s bezel-less design seamlessly integrates with the curved glass screen, Amazfit says.
Users can also choose from a range of antibacterial silicone straps and customize the watch face to display all the information they want to prioritise.
It has a 1.39-inch AMOLED HD display, a 450 mAh battery for an extensive battery life of up to 21 days. That means up to three weeks on a single charge, and even longer in Battery Saver Mode, the company says.
The GTS 3 features a modern, square 1.75-inch, ultra HD AMOLED screen making it one of the slimmest and lightest smartwatches around, Amazfit says. It has been designed for anyone who wants a stylish, slim smartwatch display, but with all the functionality one would expect from a smart watch.
Wayne Huang, CEO & founder of Zepp Health, comments: “These three watches achieve the promise of Smart Health Made Easy. The GTR 3 Pro is built to empower. The Amazfit GTR 3 is built to last. And the GTS 3 is built to move. We hope you are as excited for this new generation as we are. Connecting health with technology is the core philosophy behind the Zepp OS. And so, we created the Zepp OS to be a health-focused operating system, that helps our watches achieve our mission of making it easy for everyone to live a healthy life.”
All of the watches can be customised, with a choice of 150+ vibrant watch faces with matching always-on displays, as well as dynamic effects and smooth animations. Wearers will even be able to design their own watch faces and mini apps with the app developer kit (coming soon).
Wearers can also prioritize their preferred features, upload a photo to customise the watch face background, or choose from 15 dynamic animated designs to match an outfit whether at work, rest or play.
Key Selling Points
- BioTracker PPG 3.0
- Zepp OS
- AMOLED ultra HD display
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