Amazfit GTS 2e and GTR 2e arrive ready to take your temperature


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The world might be done with 2020, but Huami is certainly not done with launching smartwatches as it’s announced the Amazfit GTS 2e, GTR 2e and the GTS 2 Mini.

The trio of new smartwatches arrive just a couple of months after Huami unveiled the GTS 2 and GTR 2, and it’s promising better battery life and big new health sensor with the newer arrivals.

Wareable verdict: Amazfit GTS 2 review | Amazfit GTR 2 review

We’ll start with the GTS 2e, which actually offers the same sized42mm case as found on the GTS 2. It measures in just slightly thicker at 9.85mm compared to 9.7mm on the GTS 2.

You’re getting the same size 1.65-inch Super Retina display with largely all the same sensors on board. That includes Huami’s latest BioTracker 2 PPG optical sensor offering the same heart rate and blood oxygen monitoring.

What’s new here though is a temperature sensor to offer body temperature tracking. It’s something Huami was apparently testing as recently as October this year, and is a sensor that was introduced by Fitbit on its Sense health watch. It’s not clear whether these will be on the spot readings or it’ll follow Fitbit by monitoring temperature during the night.

It looks like we’ll be getting the same sports and fitness tracking including sleep monitoring as the GTS 2, with PAI Health assessment scores. There are six core sports modes and a 50m waterproof rating, making it safe for showering and swimming.

The new Amazfit GTS 2e

In terms of smartwatch features, you can change watch faces, control music and access Huami’s new offline voice assistant. What doesn’t make the cut is the ability to make calls over Bluetooth, a speaker, a built-in music player and Wi-Fi connectivity.

With the GTR 2e you’re getting the same feature set albeit in a round watch design. That design has been tweaked slightly though. There’s now a 2.5D curved glass screen as opposed to the 3D curved glass on the GTR 2.

It’s the same size screen and resolution, though the case has changed from stainless steel to aluminium.

With some features retained and others dropped, on the whole you’re getting the promise of bigger battery life. The GTR 2e jumps to 24 days from 14 days in daily use mode, and 45 days in basic watch mode, which up from 38 days.

For the GTS 2e, you’re getting 14 days up from 7 days in daily use mode and 24 days in basic watch mode, which is up from 20 days.

The new Amazfit GTS 2 mini

The new Amazfit GTS 2 mini

Last up is the GTS 2 Mini, which as the name suggests, is a smaller version of the square smartwatch.

With the Mini, you’re looking at a 40mm aluminium alloy case with a 1.55-inch, 354 x 306 AMOLED always-on display matched up with a 20mm strap.

There’s that BioTracker health sensor, built-in GPS and GLONASS, 24/7 activity tracking, music controls and the ability to remotely control your phone’s camera.

It’s also introducing a Pomodoro Clock mode to help you stay on top of your productivity. Battery-wise, you can expect 14 in typical usage, 7 days in heavy usage and 20 days in basic watch mode.

In terms of pricing and availability for these three new Amazfit watches, they’re launching in China first with no details as yet on a wider release.

When it comes to price, the GTS 2e and GTR 2e both come in at 799 Yuan, which is around £90. That’s around £100 cheaper than the non-e versions of these watches.

The GTS 2 mini is priced at 699 Yuan, which converts to roughly £80. That puts at around the same price as the original GTS.

If they launch outside of China, you can be sure we’ll be getting our hands on them to see what they’re made of.

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