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Amazfit T-Rex 2 is "Sent into Space" to test its rugged smartwatch credentials

The T-Rex 2 goes on a "space ride". (Source: Amazfit)
The T-Rex 2 goes on a "space ride". (Source: Amazfit)
The T-Rex 2 is Amazfit's latest AMOLED smartwatch pitched at "extreme" or "outdoor" use, and is as such rated to have passed 15 military-grade tests of robustness. The OEM has decided to test these durability-enhancing attributes by partnering with a group that launches things over 100,000 feet into the air to see if the watch could survive such near-outer-space conditions.

Amazfit's second-gen T-Rex smartwatch is now available, having debuted on the Indian market most recently. It is (clearly) designed to withstand demanding use as a companion in 'extreme' sports or hobbies, with a MIL-STD 810G-rated build and independent, dual-band GPS. This may be why the OEM chose it of its 2022 siblings thus far to go on what the OEM termed a "space ride".

The project involved partnering with the group Sent into Space to take a T-Rex 2 and launch it about 113,000 feet (34.5 kilometers (km)) into the air from a point in the UK city of Sheffield.

The watch, secured to the outside of a "lightweight spacecraft" on a stand, was estimated to withstand temperatures as low as -64°C and speeds of 180 miles per hour or more, as well as air pressure of less than 0.2% that normally found at sea level, during its journey.

Nevertheless, the wearable was depicted as having stayed on and capable of recording its trip (due to its 5-satellite GPS specs) during the entire adventure. Therefore, one Sent into Space technician backed the T-Rex 2, currently priced at US$230 on Amazon as a smartwatch that can go "to space" and back again.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-07- 2 (Update: 2022-08- 1)