The T-Rex was a surprise entry from wearables specialist Amazfit, when it introduced its first rugged timepiece at CES 2020. The T-Rex Pro followed just over a year on and now, the T-Rex 2 is officially here.
While brands like Garmin and Polar dominate the rugged wearable space, the bulk of their offerings are often pricey – relative to the wider smartwatch and fitness tracker market. Take
Polar’s latest Grit X Pro, for example, it’s the kind of watch that the T-Rex line is modelled after but costs at least three to four times as much.
As with many of Amazfit’s wearables, the T-Rex series has always been about offering features tailored to outdoor activity tracking, in a hardy design at a competitive price point, and the T-Rex 2 doesn’t look to be any different in this regard.
When does the Amazfit T-Rex 2 go on sale?
Amazfit formally unveiled the T-Rex 2 on 24 May, going on sale in the US on the same day. Availability will expand to Europe on 1 June, starting in Italy, Germany and France, with more markets to follow as the month progresses. The T-Rex 2 set to arrive in regions like the UK on 30 June.
How much is the T-Rex 2?
With its upgraded feature set compared to the original T-Rex and T-Rex Pro, Amazfit has priced the T-Rex 2 higher than both of its direct predecessors, at £219/€299.99/US$229.90.
For reference, here’s how much both previous T-Rex entries cost:
- Amazfit T-Rex = £129/€139.99/$139.99
- Amazfit T-Rex Pro = £139/€169.90/$179.99
Amazfit is selling the T-Rex 2 directly through its own website (
US), as well as via select retail partners, such as Amazon, Argos and John Lewis (varies by region). We’ll update this list once the T-Rex 2 is available in more markets.
What features does the T-Rex 2 offer?
As with the original T-Rex and Pro, the T-Rex 2 looks to leverage the same (or at least a very similar) physical proportions, sporting a moulded ‘polymer alloy’ casing with four metal hardware buttons (two on each side), as before.
Interestingly, as well as a range of colours (Ember Black, Wild Green, Desert Khaki and Astro Black & Gold), there’s a new element on the right side of the watch’s face that resembles a crown guard but with the button placement as it is, the T-Rex 2 doesn’t appear to have an actual crown to guard; so until we’ve got hands-on, its purpose remains a mystery.
Existing T-Rex watches come with a highly-flexible integrated silicone wrist strap that isn’t user-replaceable and by the looks of it, the 2 hasn’t traded that in for interchangeable or customisable straps as yet; so while comfortable, make sure you’re happy with your chosen strap colour before purchase because that’s all you’re going to get.
As for the internals, the main upgrade is the improved BioTracker 3.0 PPG sensor; measuring both heart rate and blood oxygen, and informing the 158+ trackable sport modes, sleep data and stress data.
The display has grown (compared to last year’s Pro) and as such, resolution has increased too; with a 1.39in 454×454 panel that boasts a 1000nit maximum brightness, while an accelerometer, gyroscope, barometer, geomagnetic sensor, ambient light sensor, dual-band GPS and Bluetooth 5.0 LE all also feature.
Like the T-Rex Pro, the T-Rex 2 retains impressive 10ATM water resistance, alongside 15 MIL-STD-810G certifications, while its 500mAh battery is touted at lasting between 10 (of “heavy use”) and 24 days (of “typical use”).
While Amazfit hasn’t confirmed specifics, a prior leak from
GSMArena suggests that the T-Rex 2 (then thought to be called the ‘T-Rex Pro 2’) sports 32MB RAM and 512MB onboard storage; suggesting a more modest user experience than the likes of an Apple Watch (as with previous entries) and no room for offline music storage/playback.
If you’re curious about the Amazfit T-Rex 2’s predecessors, check out our reviews of
2021’s Amazfit T-Rex Pro, as well as the
original T-Rex, alongside our rundown of the
best smartwatches and
fitness trackers available right now.