Amazfit teases the GTR 2 LTE and offers some help with choosing a smartwatch from the growing Amazfit GTR 2 and GTS 2 family
Huami has just launched the Amazfit GTR 2e and Amazfit GTS 2e on the US market and now it seems there is already yet another model in the works to join the GTR 2 and GTS 2 family. The next entrant into the lineup will be the Amazfit GTR 2 LTE, which is based on the regular GTR 2 smartwatch, so it has a round face with a classic watch design. Unsurprisingly, the stand-out feature for the Amazfit GTR 2 LTE will be its ability to make 4G LTE phone connections, thus freeing the user from having to carry a smartphone around all of the time.
The introduction of the Amazfit GTR 2 LTE will leave fans with a choice of six smartwatches to select from, which can be quite daunting if you are not sure exactly what feature you want from a wearable. Fortunately, Amazfit has constructed a useful graphic that gives a brief overview of what each GTR 2 and GTS 2 smartwatch offers (see image below). Starting with the cheapest of the group, the Amazfit GTS 2 Mini (normally US$99.99) is obviously for those who want a smaller device with a modern look to it. You still get an AMOLED screen and all the health-related utilities, and it even offers up to 14 days of battery life.
Next up the product stack are the Amazfit GTR 2e and GTS 2e. These smartwatches start at US$139.99 and offer almost as much as their full-featured counterparts, so you can expect to find an always-on AMOLED, the PAI health assessment system, blood-oxygen saturation measurement, and impressive battery life (GTR 2e: up to 45 days of basic use; GTS 2e: up to 24 days). Lastly, you have the top-end Amazfit GTR 2 and GTS 2 from US$179.99. That additional cost brings 3 GB of music storage and WLAN connectivity, on top of the huge range of fitness-related tools and typical smartwatch features that are also present in the other devices in the lineup.