Amazfit GTR 2 vs Amazfit GTR: What is the difference

Amazfit GTR 2 vs Amazfit GTR Comparision

A few days ago, Huami launched the new Amazfit GTR 2 globally, which arrives as the generation of the original Amazfit GTR that was unveiled on the market in July 2019. This successor, as expected, has better features and technical specifications than those found in the Amazfit GTR. However, there are key points worth comparing that will help us throughout this comparison to determine conclusively which turns out to be a better purchase option.

Amazfit GTR 2 vs GTR

The first point to highlight has to do with the appearance, which has changed for the better in the Amazfit GTR 2. Here we notice a more marked stylization, with a circular bezel reduced to its maximum expression and a slightly more modern general appearance. This helps the new smartwatch look less robust, but in a good way, although the Amazfit GTR does not look very good on the wrist of any user.

In terms of displays, they both feature the same 1.39-inch AMOLED tech panel. This is protected by resistant 2.5D glass. In addition, the Always-on Display function is present in both one and the other. Of course, they are tactile and the resolution they boast of is 454 x 454 pixels.

Something that we miss in the Amazfit GTR is a ROM memory available for music storage, which we do find in the Amazfit GTR 2 and is 3 GB of capacity, enough to store hundreds of songs for independent playback. Similarly, the two smartwatches come with control for music playback.


Amazfit GTR 2Amazfit GTR
Amazfit GTR 2Amazfit GTR
ModelAmazfit GTR 2Amazfit GTR
Release dateOctober 2020July 2019
CompatibilityAndroid + iOSAndroid + iOS
ColorsBlackBlack with silver bezel and Black with dark chrome bezel

Technical Specifications

Amazfit GTR 2Amazfit GTR
Type Size1.39-inch AMOLED1.39-inch AMOLED 2.5D with Always on Display function
Screen protectionUns specified454 x 454 pixels
Screen protectionAnti-fingerprint protective glassCorning Gorilla Glass 3 + anti-fingerprint coating
ChipsetUns specifiedUns specified
Internal memory3 GBUns specified
ConnectivityBluetooth 5.0, Built-in GPS, GLONASSBluetooth 5.0, Built-in GPS, GLONASS, NFC
SensorsGyroscope, Accelerometer, Heart Rate Monitor, Atmospheric Pressure, SpO2 for Blood Oxygen Measurement, Ambient LightBioTracker Heart Rate Monitor, 6-Axis Accelerometer, 3-Axis Compass, Barometer, Ambient Light
Battery471 mAh410 mAh
AutonomyUp to 14 daysUp to 40 hours with GPS enabled
Up to 24 days with average usage Up to 74 days in standby mode
MaterialBody: Metal, microcrystalline zirconia ceramics and polymeric materials, Strap: leather or silicone
Wireless chargingNoNo
Water resistance5 ATM (50 meters)5 ATM (50 meters)
Dimensions46.4 x 46.4 x 10.7 mm47.2 x 47.2 x 10.75 mm
Other specificationsSide buttons, Microphone22mm interchangeable straps, Buttons: on and off

The Amazfit GTR 2, like the original version, comes with an NFC chip for making contactless payments, so in this aspect, they are paired. Both also share Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity and come with built-in GPS and GLONASS, as well as being compatible with Android and iOS smartphones.

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In a question about the monitors available for activity tracking, we have a heart rate sensor in these wearables, as well as an accelerometer, compass, barometer, and ambient light sensor. Something that the Amazfit GTR 2 does boast of and not the Amazfit GTR is a gyroscope and monitor for measuring blood oxygen (SpO2).

Functions for recording data and information on activity and numerous sports include a calorie counter, distance traveled, step counter. sleep monitoring and heart rate recording. In addition, sports and activities such as cycling, swimming, running, and outdoor leisure, among others, are available for monitoring, from the hands of various profiles. Both also have a function that detects a sedentary lifestyle and encourages you to exercise to stay in shape. They also come with 5 ATM (50 meter) water resistance.

On the other hand, the autonomy they are capable of offering is very good, although better in the case of the Amazfit GTR, which has a 410 mAh battery capacity. This model, according to Huami, can be in operation with average use for up to 24 days, while the Amazfit GTR 2, which was launched with a larger 471 mAh battery, can only be in use for up to about 14 days.

Activity Monitoring

Amazfit GTR 2Amazfit GTR
Step counterYesYes
Calories burnedYesYes
Distance travelledYesYes
Floors upNoNo
Sleep monitoringYesYes
Measuring stress levelsNoNo
Heart rate measurementYesYes
Calorie intakeNoNo
Hydration levelsNoNo
RunningRecord various metricsRecord various metrics
CyclingRecord various metricsRecord various metrics
SwimmingRecord various metricsRecord various metrics
OutdoorRecord various metricsRecord various metrics
Other functionsTracking available for various sports modes and activities with basic and advanced metrics Different pre-installed apps to access local weather forecasts, alarms, timer, compass, and daily status summary, including heart rate and sports tracking options, Detection of different sports and activity modes – Sedentary reminder

Smart Features

Amazfit GTR 2Amazfit GTR
Smartphone notificationsYesYes
Wireless paymentsYes
Music storage and playbackYesNo
Controlling your phone’s musicYesYes
Virtual AssistantAmazon Alexa
MeteorologyWeather forecastWeather forecast
Other smart featuresFind the phone – Reminders

Regarding the prices of each one, the Amazfit GTR 2 was launched with an official price of about 215 USD. The original Amazfit GTR, which came in two size versions (47 and 42 mm), on the other hand, was made official for about 150 USD, although today, among many offers, it can be found for less than 120 USD, since its price has been falling and it will continue to do so.

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The new smartwatch represents a notable advance in the aesthetic section, with a screen held by practically non-existent bezels that make it look more elegant. The Amazfit GTR, for its part, is not greatly outmatched by its successor either, so it remains an option practically on par for activity tracking and other functions that we highlight throughout the comparison.

Both one and the other are two good purchase options, but the plus that the internal storage for music adds in the Amazfit GTR 2 is something to consider.