Amazfit unveils its first ever smartwatch trade-in program for its US customers
Zepp Health's main brand Amazfit has developed its business to the extent that it has firmly established first- and third-party sales in various regions, the US included. Now, it has joined others such as Samsung and Apple in that it now offers trade-ins for its latest flagship wearables.
The new program does indeed apply to the new GTS 4 or GTR 4, and requires that a potential buyer can use Amazfit's US website and has an existing, eligible wearable that can be sent to the OEM as partial payment.
These accessories include the vast majority of the GT series (2e and 2 Mini variants included); the Bip series; and the 1st (but not the 2nd)-gen T-Rex smartwatches, as well as a selection of Fossil-, Fitbit-, Garmin-, Samsung- or Apple-brand wearables.
It can be accessed via the new "Yes, trade-in" button found on the GTS or GTR 4 first-party sales pages. However, its use comes with potential drawbacks: it seems that even swapping an Apple Watch Series 6 or GTR 3 Pro (the newest and highest-end options available) in top condition will net an aspiring GTS/R 4-owner no more than US$70 in trade-in value.
Therefore, it seems the program (announced as part of a promotion for Amazfit's new partnership with Adidas that will start to allow its devices to sync the Running app through that of Zepp with upcoming firmware updates) is for those who would seriously value convenience and a new GT-series wearable over resale value.
Should those consumers be out there, they also have just 4 weeks (or until October 7, 2022) to avail of Amazfit's new trade-in facility.