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The Amazfit GTS 2e and GTR 2e are going global (Update: India launch details)
- Following an initial launch in China, Huami is now bringing the GTS 2e and GTR 2e to North America, the UK, and India.
- The new watches make a couple of cutbacks compared to the Amazfit GTS/GTR 2.
- Both watches go on sale January 12 in the west, and January 19 in India.
Update: January 18, 2021 (12:43 AM ET) : After announcing its plans at CES 2021 to bring the Amazfit GTS 2e and GTR 2e to North America and the UK, Huami has now confirmed the duo will also be sold in India.
The smartwatches heading to the above nations are essentially the same devices that launched in China in December, just without the XiaoAI voice assistant. However, both watches still support the offline voice assistant for quickly launching apps and activities, which we praised in our full review of the GTS 2 and GTR 2.
Both smartwatches will be available in India from Tuesday, January 19 for Rs 9,999 (~$137) on Amazon. The GTS 2e will also be available on Flipkart.
Huami last week debuted the GTR 2e and GTS 2e in North America starting at $139.99 on Amazfit’s website and Amazon. You can grab both watches using the buy buttons below. The GTS 2e is also available in the UK through Argos for £119.
Original article: December 15, 2020 (3:23 AM ET): Huami has already launched a smartwatch this month in the Amazfit GTS 2 Mini, but the firm has two more wearables to offer before the year is out. Now, the brand has launched the Amazfit GTS 2e and GTR 2e in China (h/t: GSMArena).
The GTS 2e is the more Apple Watch-like wearable of the two, featuring a rectangular body and screen as well as a crown/button on the right-hand side. Meanwhile, the GTR 2e opts for a more distinctive circular design along with two buttons on the right hand side. The two watches both use OLED screens though, namely a 1.65-inch and 1.39-inch display respectively.
There is a lot of crossover between them otherwise, as the Amazfit GTS 2e and GTR 2e both offer 5ATM water resistance, blood oxygen measurements, heart-rate tracking, and intelligent tracking for six sports modes.
Other shared features include sleep tracking, the PAI health assessment suite, support for Xiaomi’s XiaoAI assistant, NFC support, and a temperature measurement tool for taking ambient and skin temperatures.
Expect the Amazfit GTS 2e’s 246mAh battery to deliver 14 days of juice, while the GTR 2e’s 471mAh battery should get you 24 days of everyday usage. Either way, this looks like a major endurance upgrade over the GTS 2 and GTR 2. Unfortunately, this has come at a price.
The new watches ditch Wi-Fi seen in the previous wearables, forcing you to tether to your phone more often. The new devices also lack the GTS 2 and GTR 2’s independent music player in case you wanted to listen to tunes without your phone.
Nevertheless, the new smartwatches are available in China for 799 yuan (~$122), making for a cheaper proposition than the 999 yuan (~$153) predecessors. There’s no word on wider availability, but we’re guessing that global pricing will come in under the GTS 2 and GTR 2’s $180 price tag outside China.