Amazfit is a sensation in the smartwatch market with a range of quality products. Its GTR lineup basically revolves around a premium build with all those proprietary fitness tracking features. Today, I’m talking about the Amazfit GTR Mini which was just recently launched in Nepal at 16,400. Having used it for two weeks, here’s my Amazfit GTR Mini Review with its fitness tracking, UI, and battery performance.
Amazfit GTR Mini Review: Specifications
- Body: Stainless steel frame + plastic, 24.6 grams (with strap)
- Dimension: 42.83 × 42.83 × 9.25 mm
- Display: 1.28″ AMOLED, 416 x 416 pixels, 326 PPI, anti-fingerprint coating
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.2
- Battery: 280mAh, up to 14 days (typical usage)
- Companion App: Zepp (Android | iOS)
- Water Resistant: 5 ATM (up to 50m)
- Sensors: BioTracker PPG optical, Acceleration, Geomagnetic, Ambient light
- Built-in GPS: Yes, 5 satellite positioning
- Health Tracking: 24/7 hour heart rate, SpO2, sleep, stress
- Sports Modes: 120+ (7 sports movements smart recognition)
- Price in Nepal: Rs. 16,400
Amazfit GTR Mini Review
Design and Display
The GTR Mini comes in a circular design with an aluminum frame in the middle. Taking a quick glance, you get the feel of a premium design. As usual on a GTR watch, you can find the circular dial on the right side with an Amazfit logo imprinted. And the bottom side houses a PPG sensor for those tracking duties. Amazfit ships this watch with a black strap bundled in the box. The watch didn’t feel heavy. And thankfully, I didn’t get any skin rashes or irritations from the strap at all.
Let’s talk about the display. This circular thing houses a 1.28-inch AMOLED panel with a standard 416 x 416 pixels resolution and 326PPI. As an AMOLED screen, the contents on the watch look crisp with deeper blacks. Be it the inbuilt watch faces or your custom ones, it is a visual treat with flaunting colors and vibrancy. Also, the anti-fingerprint coating keeps all those smudges at bay.
While everything is on the better side, I found the sunlight readability on the slightly underwhelming side. No, you can use it on a sunny outdoors but, I wish, the brightness was a tat bit higher.
Zepp OS and Controls
Running the show on the screen is Amazfit’s Zepp OS. Scrolling here and there feels smooth most of the time on this 60Hz display. But occasionally, I encountered some UI lags and stutters which should not be common on a GTR watch. I hope Amazfit can fix this in future updates.
Feature-wise, the UI is all packed with goodies. The watch offers PAI, heart rate, Blood Oxygen, Workout, and all such modes. Besides the fitness tracking and features, you get a calendar, alarm, compass, stopwatch, music controls, flashlight, countdown, Find My Phone, Weather, World Clock, you name it.
Talking of the customizations, you can set the menu style in two styles: Hexagon and Classic Style. Plus, the widgets can be set to your preference. And about the controls, a single pressing of the dial takes you to the menu. Similarly, with another press, it takes you back to the home screen. So, to navigate back to a specific interface, you can simply swipe from the left.
Fitness Tracking and Sensors
Let’s get to the health-oriented aspect of the Amazfit GTR Mini smartwatch. With a BIoTracker PPG sensor, this guy can measure your heart rate, and SpO2, track your steps and sleep, plus monitor your exercise via various sports modes. The One-Tap measurement mode is pretty handy which takes 45 seconds to provide your heart rate, SpO2, and stress data at the same time and same page. Besides that, you get a plethora of sports modes to play with.
Well, I’m not a fitness freak, to be honest, I mostly used the watch to track my steps and sleep. And the results were pretty accurate on my usage period. You can rely on it for casual usage for sure. Speaking of accuracy, a smartwatch would not match with a medical-grade device.
But still, Amazfit products are fairly accurate in results and the GTR Mini is also not an exception. Besides that, the inbuilt GPS is also handy for tracking your exercise data with location even though, you don’t carry your phone.
A smartwatch is not complete without a companion app. Here, you get the Zepp App for the GTR Mini which is undoubtedly, one of the best in the market. The app contains adequate features and options.
It provides the exercise history, PAI index, toggle notification options, launch the camera, and tweak other settings of the watch. Besides that, the app lets you change the watch faces and install companion apps for the watch such as a calculator, Navigation Wear, Calorie Intake, and mini games. The Zepp App is easy to use and ensures reliability.
The watch can display notifications and alerts from your smartphone. And not to worry, you can always choose to view notifications from your preferred apps only. You can reply to the messages via the smart reply option.
Plus the Zepp app offers an option to place your customized quick reply texts. And one thing to mention, the watch doesn’t support Nepali (Devnagari) fonts. Furthermore, you also get call alerts on the GTR Mini. But, you can only dismiss it or send a smart reply as the watch doesn’t contain a mic and a speaker.
The 280mAH cell on this guy tops the juice for an entire week easily. To note, this was with daily steps and sleep tracking with an occasional heartbeat and SpO2 measurement. Plus, the display lit up every now and then with tons of notifications from the social media apps on my phone.
Amazfit GTR Mini Review: Conclusion
All in all, the Amazfit GTR Mini brings in a premium GTR vibe for a price tag of NPR 16,400, which makes it even cheaper than in India. You are sorted with all your fitness tracking needs. The UI is good except for some stutters while the display quality is superb. I really wish, there was a speaker and mic for taking calls. Other than that, the GTR Mini is a viable option in the price range.
Amazfit GTR Mini Review: Pros and Cons
- Premium Design
- Great Display Quality
- Fairly Accurate Sensors
- Good Battery Life
- Zepp App
- No Speaker and Mic
- No support for Nepali (Devnagari Fonts)
- Stutters in Zepp UI