A super stylish fitness partner, but should you buy? Here is our verdict
In a market teeming with smartwatch launches from time to time, how do you decide which one to stake your money on? If you’re someone who wants the best of the smartwatch world without having to spend a fortune, the Amazfit GTS 3 fits the bill. While most companies struggle to close the gap and create something within the budget, the makers of Amazfit do it again with their GTS 3 model. Inspired by the Apple Watch of yesteryear, the Amazfit GTS 3 is quite a capable fitness tracker/smartwatch at an average price of Rs 13,999, but should you buy it?
To construct – Aircraft-grade aluminum alloy housing
Body – 8.8 millimeters
Weight – 24.4g
To display – AMOLED, 44mm
Compatible – iOS and Android
SE — Integrated Zepp OS and Alexa
Water resistance – 5 ATMs
Shape of the dial — Round
Battery life – Up to 12 days
Connectivity and location — Bluetooth 5.1, GPS
Sensor — Biometric sensor, optical heart rate sensor, blood pressure monitor, stress and sleep level, accelerometer sensor, PAI health assessment
Fitness Features — More than 150 sports modes
Colors – Terra Rosa, graphite black and ivory white
Price – 13,990 rupees
Although the watch is quite similar to its predecessor, it has a new display, updated software and a crown for navigation.
An upgrade to new Zepp OS software and very user-friendly navigation.
The beautiful 1.75-inch AMOLED panel has over 100 watch faces and a bright screen with perfect brightness level and color reproduction.
With an Ultra HD AMOLED display and a screen-to-body ratio of 72.4%, the front glass is tempered for protection and also features an anti-fingerprint coating, making it suitable for everyday use.
Amazfit has an App Store in the Zepp companion app that lets you choose from a plethora of mini apps that you can download and use.
Impressive fitness tracking feature: one hundred percent accurate.
Sleek and lightweight design makes you feel like you’ve put on a fitness tracker. In fact, it’s even quite comfortable to sleep with on your wrist. Yes, that’s how light it is.
Lack of Bluetooth calling and accessible internal storage.
The crown navigation reminds you of the Apple Watch but isn’t as smooth.
The battery life of the device is claimed to be up to 12 days of use, but in reality when used continuously, it lasts an average of four days.
Sleep tracking isn’t that accurate.
To buy or not to buy
While the smartwatch doesn’t give you the feel of Apple’s watchOS or Google OS ecosystem, it tries to fill the gap in the mid-price range. A value for money in terms of design, software which is however lacking in terms of battery. The Zepp OS experience certainly makes it a better option than other smartwatches in this lineup. The 150+ sports features and collection of mini apps are a highlight. If you’re in the market looking for something sleek, lightweight, and a smartwatch that looks and feels premium, then Amazfit GTS is the one for you.
Design, manufacturing and comfort — 4 stars
Software and performance — 4 stars
Accuracy — 4 stars
Battery life — 3 stars
Posted: Sunday February 27th 2022, 07:00 IST