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Rumor | Amazfit will launch a higher-end take on the rugged smartwatch alongside the plastic T-Rex Pro 2

Amazfit may debut a choice of rugged smartwatches soon. (Source: GSMArena)
Amazfit may debut a choice of rugged smartwatches soon. (Source: GSMArena)
Amazfit is currently thought to have a second generation of the T-Rex Pro, a smartwatch overtly pitched at the outdoors-type consumer, ready to launch soon. However, the Zepp Health brand is also now said to have another wearable of the same category in the works, although this one is tipped to be much more premium, featuring a titanium case and improved water-resistance along with a high-brightness AMOLED display.

Reports of a rugged-looking smartwatch recently submitted to the FCC with Amazfit branding have led to speculation that a second-gen T-Rex Pro is incoming. Now, according to GSMArena, this putative outdoors smartwatch may launch alongside a much higher-end alternative in 2022.

As durable and effective a health- and (extreme) activity-tracking companiot-rex n as a T-Rex Pro 2 might prove to be, Zepp Health's rumored expansion of its 'rugged' line-up may be even more so in some respects.

Both devices are expected to come with AMOLED displays with ambient light sensors; dual-band GPSl Bluetooth 5.0; upgraded BioTracker 3.0 PPG heart-rate/SpO2 sensors; sleep tracking; stress-monitoring and at least 150 different workout-tracking modes (with Amazfit's in-house PAI system) - not to mention sensors one might expect of a "rugged" wearable such as those for altitude, pressure, acceleration and so on.

However, the putative new model, now tipped to launch as the Amazfit Vienna, may have titanium in its build where the T-Rex Pro 2 is more likely to have plastic. The former has renders hinting at just 1 silver-colored SKU, whereas the latter might drop the Steel Blue option of its forebear to launch in Desert Khaki, Wild Green, Gold and Astro Black colorways.

Its alleged high-end counterpart's bezel (allegedly complete with severe-looking rivets)  might surround a 1.28-inch screen, compared to 1.39 inches in the T-Rex Pro 2. Furthermore, the plastic variant is backed to have a higher 454x454 pixel density, while the display of the "Vienna" may be 416x416.

The 2 watches may also be rated for the same max brightness of 1,000 nits. Then again, the new, premium rugged variant is now allegedly linked to 20ATM water resistance, whereas the T-Rex Pro 2 might emerge stuck on 10ATM.

This might suggest the putative Amazfit Vienna might be suitable for more extreme watersports. Finally, GSMArena's anonymous source on the matter reportedly hints at 14 days of battery life in this alleged first-gen model, compared to 24 in the more established T-Rex Pro 2.

To date, there is no word on how much either upcoming Amazfit smartwatch might cost, although the apparently city-themed variant would almost certainly be the more expensive of the two.

The T-Rex Pro 2 is tipped to launch in 4 colorways...
The T-Rex Pro 2 is tipped to launch in 4 colorways...
whereas the "Vienna" reportedly appears from all angles in its first-ever leak. (Source: GSMArena)
whereas the "Vienna" reportedly appears from all angles in its first-ever leak. (Source: GSMArena)

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-05- 4 (Update: 2022-05- 4)