Amazfit already has a capable, affordable rugged watch line, but the rumoured Amazfit Vienna looks to be the company's first premium offering
By Alex Walker-Todd
Amazfit’s T-Rex line is something of a surprise player in the rugged activity tracker space, offering up a refreshing degree of affordability against rivals that cost two or three times as much. Now, however, it looks as though the company might be readying something a little more premium of its own.
The first leaks have emerged that suggest the existence of a forthcoming rugged smartwatch called the ‘Amazfit Vienna’, which goes beyond the competitive price/performance balance struck by its T-Rex line entrants and builds on the rumoured T-Rex Pro 2, with more premium materials and a more potent feature set.
When does the Amazfit Vienna launch?
The first mention of the Vienna came from a source that supplied official-looking leaked imagery and hardware information to mobile publication
GSMArena, who then published a related article on 4 May.
Based on the seemingly complete nature of the hardware pictured, it’s assumed that the Vienna won’t remain undercover too much longer. This prime leak arrived in conjunction with word of the
Amazfit T-Rex Pro 2, so it’s possible that both watches will launch side by side, with a suggested arrival window of summer.
How much is the Amazfit Vienna?
With affordability serving as one of the fundamental selling points of Amazfit’s wearables to date, even a premium offering like the Vienna is still expected to undercut the competition.
The company’s most capable watch so far is the
Amazfit GTR 3 Pro, which launched in October 2021, costing £179/€199.90/US$229.99. Mention of more premium materials, like titanium and sapphire glass point to an even higher asking price, but it seems unlikely that Amazfit would price the Vienna so high as to place it in direct competition with market-leading smartwatch rivals like
Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 4 series; which ranges in price from £249/€269/$249.99 to £409/€449/$429.99.
What features will the Amazfit Vienna offer?
Premium rugged multisport watches don’t come along that often, with Polar’s £520/$600
Grit X Pro Titan being one of the only recent examples to spring to mind.
While the GTR 3 Pro may be the most premium-looking wearable Amazfit has put out to date, it doesn’t quite meet the standards of what many would consider ‘luxury’ or ‘premium’.
In a similar move to
Huawei’s Watch GT 2 Pro, mention of sapphire cover glass and a titanium casing are the standout design additions here, underpinned by a 1.28in (416×416) display, with a peak brightness of 1000nits, plus impressive 20ATM water resistance.
Beyond that, the spec sheet is reportedly similar to the rumoured T-Rex Pro 2, with the company’s latest BioTracker 3.0 PPG sensor array on hand for heart rate and blood oxygen tracking, an accelerometer, gyroscope, barometer, geomagnetic sensor and ambient light sensor, plus dual-band GPS and Bluetooth 5.0.
Unlike the Pro 2’s reported 512MB on onboard storage, the Vienna apparently comes with 4GB (along with the same 32MB RAM), suggesting more space for offline music or potentially more apps, if Amazfit continues on building out its devices’ Zepp OS user experience (which the Vienna will presumably run on).
The more demanding functionality expected to grace the Vienna accounts for a shorter promised battery life of 14 days per charge – compared to the Pro 2’s quoted 24 days– despite both watches relying on a 500mAh battery.
This hardware powers a familiar-sounding software experience from Amazfit that looks to focus more on activity tracking, rather than serving up deeper smartwatch functionality, with tracking for ‘over 150+ sports modes’, plus sleep and stress tracking too.
Amazfit (and previously, as Huami) relies on a PAI (Personal Activity Intelligence) score for its activity tracking, which according to the company that created the metric, is a measurement based on the “heart health impact of physical activity.” Both the T-Rex Pro 2 and Vienna reportedly rely on this metric.