Honor Watch GS Pro vs Amazfit T-Rex Pro: Which is better

Honor, and the parent company Huawei, have already launched many powerful wearables this year. Now the Honor Watch GS Pro is the first outdoor smartwatch from Huawei / Honor.

Now a further development of this model has appeared. What is really new about the Amazfit T-Rex Pro and whether this Smartwatch can convince you can find out in the following review.

The Watch GS Pro fares, especially compared to the Amazfit T-Rex Pro as a direct competitor, will be found in this comparison.


Honor Watch GS ProAmazfit T-Rex Pro
ModelGS ProT-Rex Pro
Release dateSep 4, 2020March 23, 2021
CompatibilityAndroid + iOSAndroid + iOS
Memory4 GB4 GB
ColorsCharcoal Black, Marl White, Camo BlueDesert Grey, Meteorite Black, Steel Blue

Honor Watch GS Pro

Honor opts for the completely round design for the Watch GS Pro and not, as is usual with many other watches, the angular version with rounded edges. With a maximum diameter of just under 5 centimeters and above all a thickness of 2 centimeters, the smartwatch is a real block and definitely stands out on the wrist. That is certainly a matter of opinion, but it is a bit too clunky for our taste. 

The big advantage: The user gets a nice large display. Honor also focuses on conspicuity in the rest of the design. The watch has a lot of embellishments on the case, clear lines are in short supply. Our light blue test device with a blue and white camouflage bracelet tops it all off. Those who prefer something more subtle here can opt for the black or white color variant.

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According to Honor, the Watch GS Pro has 14 military-grade certifications. The watch should withstand temperatures between -40 and 70 degrees Celsius and not give in even in heavy rain showers. This means that the user can easily take the watch with them into the bathtub or shower. But even extreme heights, negative pressure, or sand and dust should not harm it.

The fabric bracelet is perfectly attached to the case, looks hard-wearing, and feels pleasant on the skin. However, it is firmly connected to the watch and therefore cannot be changed by yourself. With a weight of 58 grams, the user does not have to worry that the arm will tire during the day.

Amazfit T-Rex Pro

The Amazfit T-Rex Pro retains the look of its predecessor and should conquer the market with new features. Amazfit is sticking to the round watch design for the Pro version of the T-Rex. Nothing has changed in the dimensions of 47.7 X 47.7 X 13.5 mm either. The weight is almost identical with a reweighed 60 grams (including bracelets). Fortunately, the operating concept with the touchscreen and the four buttons was retained.

The Amazfit T-Rex Pro is still surprisingly comfortable to wear on the wrist, although it is not necessarily the smallest smartwatch. The deficient weight and the arrangement of the bracelet mounts make the wearer almost forget the watch after a few hours on the arm.

The silicone bracelets are 122 mm and 78 mm long. They are 26 mm wide directly at the receptacle and then taper to a width of 22 mm. We are dealing with a standard recording again, and therefore the selection of possible (replacement) bracelets is significantly larger than for special recordings of other watches. The bracelets are closed with a pin buckle and keep the watch reliably in place.

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Technical Specifications

Honor Watch GS ProAmazfit T-Rex Pro
Touch ScreenYesYes
Screen Resolution454 x 454 pixels360 x 360 pixels
PPI Density326 ppi392 ppi
Water ResistantYesYes
Sensors– Accelerometer
– Gyro
– Geomagnetic
– Heart rate
– Ambient light sensor
– Accelerometer
– Altimeter
– Barometer
– Compass
– Gyroscope
– Heart rate
– Pulse Oximeter
– Ambient light sensor
Battery25 days18 days
Wireless ChargingYesMagnetic Connector
Water Resistance Depth50 m100 m
Dimensions48 x 48 x 13 mm47.7 x 47.7 x 13.5  mm
Weight45.5 grams59.4 g

Honor Watch GS Pro

Honor uses a large display with AMOLED technology, which, if desired, permanently shows the time (“always-on”). The readability of the screen is good overall but sometimes reflects slightly. It is operated using two buttons and a touchscreen. The latter reacts to inputs with a delay, especially in the menus. Also annoying: the display normally activates when the arm is raised. The always-on display overrides this function.

The case can withstand a lot; Honor has certified it according to military standards, it is waterproof and suitable for swimming. The watch also passed the COMPUTER BILD test in the water column unscathed. There are watch faces in the Huawei Health app. Their design is a matter of taste. After all: the manufacturer has now added new variants to the always-on screens.

Amazfit T-Rex Pro

The 1.3 inch AMOLED display with 360 x 360 pixels resolution is used again for the display. However, it is no longer protected by Gorilla Glass 3 but by tempered glass with an anti-fingerprint coating. The color reproduction is still really excellent, and the brightness is also convincing. The T-Rex Pro in automatic brightness mode, and had perfect experiences with it. The display is easy to read, even in direct sunlight. The brightness can also be continuously adjusted manually using a slider.

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The digitizer converts all information quickly and without errors. However, it can also be operated using the four buttons, which I find absolutely practical for an outdoor smartwatch. Of course, the T-Rex Pro also has an always-on display.

Activity Monitoring

Honor Watch GS ProAmazfit T-Rex Pro
Step counterYesYes
Calories burnedYesYes
Distance travelledYesNo
Raised floorsNoNo
Sleep monitoringYesYes
Measuring stress levelsYesYes
Date & Time DisplayYesYes
Alarm ClockYesYes
Heart rate measurementYesYes
Calorie intakeNoNo
Hydration levelsNoNo
Other Watch Functions– Make call
– Accept and Rejecting Calls
– Activity Reminder
– Find My Phone
– SpO2 Monitor
– Stress Monitor
– Sleep Quality Monitor
– Cycling
– Swimming
– Dance
– Combat Sports

Smart Features

Honor Watch GS ProAmazfit T-Rex Pro
Smartphone notificationsYesYes
Wireless paymentsNoNo
Music storage and playbackYesNo
Streaming servicesNoNo
Virtual AssistantNoNo
MeteorologyWeather forecastWeather forecast

Honor Watch GS Pro

The watch offers some clever features. If you have your cell phone nearby, you can take calls using a watch and use the Honor Watch GS Pro, thanks to the loudspeaker and microphone. That also worked in the test, and the sound was okay. Furthermore, the watch mirrors notifications from the mobile phone such as SMS, calls, emails, and calendar entries as long as the mobile phone is within Bluetooth range. But there is no answer function.

A cellular module that would make the watch more independent is also missing. An alarm clock is on board, along with a stopwatch and timer. Music and camera from the mobile phone control the clock remotely. But it also saves MP3 tracks itself and transmits them to headphones via Bluetooth. The watch spits out weather reports and information about sunrise and sunset.

Amazfit T-Rex Pro

Of course, an outdoor smartwatch would like to be used mainly outdoors, so it makes sense to have the watch with you for one of over 100 sports to choose from and to track your own activity. Amazfit T-Rex Pro with me again during my running training and tracked a total of a little over 50 kilometers with the device. The display of the tracked data in the Zepp app is unchanged. You get all the relevant data clearly and partly in beautiful diagrams.

Above all, the support of even more satellite systems for positioning should positively affect GPS accuracy. Even the Amazfit T-Rex was able to convince me in sports tracking. Before the start of sports tracking, you can select the desired satellite system combination via the settings in the main menu.

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