During CES 2021, Amazfit announced their latest smartwatches the Amazfit GTR 2e and GTS 2e, offering a similar aesthetic and feature set to the existing Amazfit GTR 2 & GT 2 but at a lower price point.

I reviewed the Amazfit GTS 2 back in December and found it to be a superb option for anyone wanting a GPS equipped smartwatch that can sync with Strava (something Honor & Huawei watches can’t do).

So how do the new watches compare?

Amazfit GTR 2e & GTS 2e vs GTR 2 & GT 2 Smartwatches

GTR vs GTS – Almost the same but different design

First up, the two models in each series are essentially identical, just different shapes. The GTR models use a circular display, which makes them physically larger but the actual display is smaller at 1.39 inches vs 1.65 inches.

With a smaller display comes a lower resolution, in turn this creates a difference in battery life.

There are also some colour and strap differences which is covered in the table below.

New GTR 2e & GTS 2e models don’t lose much

The new come in at a lower price point, but there is not much difference overall. The main changes are:

  • 2.5D curved surface borderless design vs 3D
  • No Wi-Fi (Bluetooth only)
  • No Speaker
  • Added a temperature sensor
  • Improved battery life.

That’s it. If you are not too fussy about the design, the improved battery life of the GTR 2e & GTS 2e could make them more tempting than the older models.

Amazfit GTR 2e & GTS 2e vs GTR 2 & GT 2 Price & Availability

Amazfit GTS 2 - Smartwatch Midnight Black
  • Smartwatch
  • smartwatch
  • Display type: AMOLED
  • Operating system: Android/iOS
  • The Amazfit GTS 2 has an RRP of £159.00
  • The Amazfit GTr 2 has an RRP of £159.00
  • The Amazfit GTR 2e is £119.00
  • The Amazfit GTS 2e is £119.00

So, you basically save £40 for something that looks slightly less aesthetic, which I think is a bargain.

The GT2 2e is available now from Argos, the GTR 2e will be available from Feb

Amazfit GTR 2e & GTS 2e vs GTR 2 & GT 2 Specification Comparison Table

 Amazfit GTR 2e & GTS 2eAmazfit GTR 2 & GTS 2
ColourObsidian Black, Matcha Green, Slate GreyObsidian Black, Matcha Green, Slate Grey
Design2.5D curved surface borderless design2.5D curved surface borderless design
SizeGTR 2e :46.5*46.5*10.8mm
GTS 2e: 42.8 x 35.6 x 9.7mm
GTR 2: 46.5*46.5*10.7mm
GTS 2: 42.8 x 35.6 x 9.8mm
Weight32g (without strap)GTR 2e Sport Edition - 31.5g (without strap)
GTR 2e Classic Edition - 39g (without strap)
GTS 2: 25g (without strap)
BodyAluminum alloySport Edition - aluminum alloy
Classic Edition - stainless steel
Buttons22
Waterproof grade5 ATM (50 meters)5 ATM (50 meters)
Screen SizeGTR 2e: 1.39 inches
GTS 2e: 1.65 inches
GTR 2: 1.39 inches
GTS 2e: 1.65 inches
Screen AMOLEDAMOLED
TouchscreenTempered glass
Anti-fingerprint vacuum coating
Tempered glass
Anti-fingerprint vacuum coating
ResolutionGTR 2E: 454*454
GTS 2e: 348x442
GTR 2: 454*454
GTS 2: 348x443
PPIGTR2e: 326
GTS2e: 341
GTR2: 326
GTS2: 341
Battery GTR2e : 471mAh (typical value)
GTS2e: 246mAh
GTR2 : 471mAh (typical value)
GTS2: 246mAh
Charging Magnetic charging standMagnetic charging stand
Charging timeAbout 2.5 hoursAbout 2.5 hours
Typical use (days)GTR 2: 24
GTS 2: 14
GTR 2: 14
GTS 2: 7
Basic useGTR 2: 45
GTS 2: 24
GTR 2: 38
GTS 2: 14
Heavy useGTR 2: 12
GTS 2: 7
GTR 2: 6.5
GTS 2: 3.5
Health Sensor
Huami self-developed BioTracker 2 PPG (support blood oxygen) Biological data sensorHuami self-developed BioTracker 2 PPG (support blood oxygen) Biological data sensor
Movement SensorAcceleration sensor, Gyroscope sensor
3-axis geomagnetic sensor
Ambient light sensor
Air pressure sensor
Temperature sensor
Acceleration sensor, Gyroscope sensor
3-axis geomagnetic sensor
Ambient light sensor
Air pressure sensor
ConnectionBluetooth 5.0 / BLEWLAN 2.4GHz, Bluetooth 5.0
PositioningGPS + GLONASSGPS + GLONASS
Strap Material
SiliconeSilicone or Leather
Strap Width22mm22mm
Strap ClaspClassic pin buckleClassic pin buckle
MicrophoneYesYes
SpeakerNoYes
Linear motor
YesYes
Temperature Sensor
YesNo
Supported DevicesAndroid 5.0 or iOS 10.0 and aboveAndroid 5.0 or iOS 10.0 and above
ApplicationZepp AppZepp App

Last update on 2021-01-15 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API