Smartwatches · July 30, 2021 0

Amazfit GTS 2 Mini

Amazfit GTS 2 Mini

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There’s a whole family of Amazfit GTS 2 watches now – but it’s the GTS 2 Mini that gets our vote.

The Amazfit GTS 2 was listed here, but at $179.99 we’ve always felt its price increase wasn’t fully justified. You do get MP3 storage, wrist calling and Alexa – but these features don’t justify a $80 premium in our book.

Then there’s the Amazfit GTS 2e, which keeps the larger screen plus doubles battery life and adds a temperature sensor. That didn’t stand up in our review though.

That leaves the GTS 2 Mini, which like the three bears of smartwatches, gets things just right.

First, it doesn’t miss out on any key features, so you still get heart rate, 60 sports modes, GPS, stress and sleep tracking, SpO2 and an AMOLED screen. It’s lightweight, well made and really performs as a sports watch.

And then there’s the price. At $99.99 it’s almost half the price of the GTS 2. We described it in our review as the “sweet spot” with all the features, a good screen and a killer price. What’s not to like?

Accuracy of the biometrics is one criticism, as is the app which is nowhere near as polished as Apple or Fitbit. That’s where devices like the Versa 3, Sense and Apple Watch SE justify their price tags.

Also a word on the GTR 2. It’s a great looking smartwatch that does everything the GTS 2 can do. But at 47mm it’s a big watch, and still suffers question marks over value for money. The GTR 2e is a smarter buy.