A cute little watch with a sporty feel.
Over the past year I’ve had time to try a variety of Amazfit watches, including the very cute GTS 2. Now the GTS 2 mini is next: it’s a little bit simpler, but it’s cheaper. The main thing is that the cute design remains the same, only the watch has shrunk in size. Let’s not drag on and get to the story.
Of course, smartwatches are famous for their useful features, but we want to start with the design. After all, the watch is a very personal accessory, and everyone has different tastes in this regard. I think that many people will like Amazfit GTS 2 mini: it looks nice and neat, while the watch is quite light and compact, you can safely call it weightless.
In its appearance smartwatches are strongly similar to the Apple Watch, though it is not a question of complete copying of the design, but it is not difficult to guess with whom Amazfit copied the reference design.
As for the assembly and materials, everything is good. The screen is covered by glass with curved edges, there is an aluminum frame on the sides, and the interior is made of glossy black plastic. Like the older model, the GTS 2 mini is dust- and water-resistant, withstands pressure of 5 ATM.
There are three colors to choose from: pastel shades of green and pink, and the basic black version can be called a universal solution.
It only remains to add that it will be easy to find a replacement for the complete silicone strap, if you want variety. It has a 20mm standard attachment, so it’s easy to pick up something new and original to match your outfit or image. Basic strap is comfortable: elastic, soft, cuddly, comfortable with it.
The display is of excellent quality, there is no other way to say it. It is bright, juicy, colorful picture, and clear fonts, you can not complain. On the AMOLED screen looks great dials with an abundance of black, everything is as it should be. The screen has the following characteristics: a diagonal of 1.55 inches, a resolution of 354 × 306 pixels. My fingers are not very large, it is convenient to operate the interface, there were no errors.
Stock on brightness is good, on the street everything is visible under the bright March sun. I think that on a sunny summer day the numbers on the screen will look great. Adjusting the brightness works in automatic mode, if you want to save energy and increase the operating time, you can switch to manual control backlighting.
To customize your watch, you can choose from over sixty dials for different tastes. Minimalistic, data-rich, simple and complex – whatever you want, and additional widgets on the screen can be customized.
Always On mode is preserved in the watch, the time on the screen and the steps taken will be visible all the time. Note, however, that this mode does not work for all types of dials, but only for two.
With the management of the touch watch can be quickly sorted out, no tricks. Gestures to the right-left you can switch widgets on the main screen, which applications will be on hand, you can decide for yourself.
A gesture from the bottom up opens the notification menu, and if you swipe your finger from top to bottom, the quick access menu opens. There you activate the silent mode, the alarm clock, you can change the brightness of the screen or go to the settings.
You have to scroll through the lists with your finger – the side scroll wheel has no scrolling function. You can assign it to launch an application, as well as by clicking on it, you can exit the application or, conversely, to start the program.
The speed of the watch is average, it is not very fast, but it is not the flagship of the model range.
Functions for all occasions
With an optical heart rate monitor Biotracker the watch determines blood oxygen levels, monitors stress, sleep monitoring, distinguishing between deep and light sleep, count the heart rate and determine the PAI index. Girls in Amazfit GTS 2 mini will benefit from cycle-tracking features – you need to keep an eye on your health.
I’ve talked about PAI before in Amazfit reviews – I’ll remind you that this feature works individually. The watch motivates you to move more during the week to get over 100 points in seven days.
The watch has GLONASS and GPS support to track distance during workouts, and you can also simply count the steps walked in a day. Exercise data is stored in the Zepp app, with seven dozen activities to choose from. The app is available on iOS and Android.
There are no additional options like a built-in microphone, speaker and voice assistant. There is no NFC chip for contactless payments. But you can control the music on the phone directly from the watch: adjust the volume, pause and switch tracks. It is also possible to turn the watch into a remote control for the camera.
Since the watch runs on its own platform, there are no separate applications for Amazfit GTS 2. However, there are enough pre-installed applications for comfortable life: there is a timer, stopwatch, alarm clock, world clock, weather, compass, phone search function and even Pomodoro tracker for productive work.
The battery will last a long time
The watch’s runtime is highly dependent on the load. They can last up to three weeks on a single charge, but that’s a scenario with minimal use of smart features. All the same, you want to use all this wealth, and then it turns out about five to seven days with a high load and up to two weeks with an average load.
A magnetic charger is included in the kit, there is no power supply as usual, but it will not be difficult to find an adapter with USB-A. A full charge of the watch lasts about an hour and a half.
The manufacturer quotes the following figures:
- 7 days of use: constant heart rate tracking, active sleep monitoring, sleep breathing quality, stress monitoring, 150 push messages during the day, 100 times check time, screen use for 15 minutes, 3 workouts per week using GPS for 30 minutes;
- 14 days on: Constant heart rate tracking, sleep monitoring active, 150 push messages per day, 30 times check time, use screen for 5 minutes, 3 workouts per week using GPS for 30 minutes;
- 21 day run: all features off, just check the time 100 times a day.
The little smartwatch turned out to be a great one. Amazfit GTS 2 mini has everything you need every day, you won’t have to overpay for extra features. At the same time they look good, they are light and small, with a great bright screen, and they also last a long time. When the budget is limited, you can close your eyes to not the fastest interface, but getting in return a beautiful and useful device that also works long.