Amazfit is continuing to add to its GTS 2 and GTR 2 wearables line with the GTS 2e and GTR 2e, which were both unveiled today at CES 2021. Both are slightly more affordable devices than the main watches, complete with new colour options for the straps and bigger battery lives.
In the UK, the Amazfit GTS 2e will retail for £119, with pricing for the Amazfit GTR 2e still to be confirmed. Meanwhile in the US, both the GTS 2e and the GTR 2e cost US$139.99. The watches will be available to purchase from 12 January 2021, except for the GTR 2e in the UK which will be available at a later date.
Whilst the GTS 2e and GTR 2e are new to Western markets, they have been on sale in China since late 2020. They both retain similar shapes and sizes to the originals, with the GTS 2e featuring a rectangular 1.65in AMOLED screen and the GTR 2e having a circular 1.39in AMOLED face.
The strap colour options are a little bolder than what is available on the original lineups, with a choice of light green, grey and black on the GTR 2e, and pink, cream and blue on the GTS 2e. Both feature an aluminum alloy body and a curved glass finish, along with a slim bezel along the edges.
The key difference between these watches and the main lineup is that you cannot take calls on the GTS 2e and GTR 2e, nor can you store music on them.
However, wherever there is a cloud, there is a silver lining. Not only do these omissions make the devices slightly cheaper, but it also means there’s room for bigger batteries. The GTS 2e can manage around 14 days on typical use (the standard GTS 2 is around seven), whilst the GTR 2e will last a large 24 days on typical use (the standard GTR 2 is estimated around 14).
Tracking wise, these watches are practically identical to the GTS 2 and GTR 2, capable of recording data on 90 different sports including running, elliptical training, yoga, walking, climbing and swimming – with both wearables offering waterproofing up to 50 metres.
Both the GTS 2e and GTR 2e feature a BioTracker 2 PPG optical sensor for heartrate monitoring, SpO2 monitoring, stress monitoring, and sleep tracking software. All of this data is recorded on the accompanying Zepp app, which will give further breakdowns of your exercise records and data on the quality of your sleep.
For day-to-day tasks, the watch can receive phone notifications such as text messages or incoming phone calls, plus you can also set stopwatches and alarms. The watch faces are customisable within the app, and you can set the display to always-on, should you always wish to see the time when you glance at your wrist.