Hi I’m, get on from technology. Man, calm, the amazed fit GTS SmartWatch has a high-resolution ammo, LED always-on, display heart rate and sleep monitoring and built-in GPS tracking with 12 activity types all contained in a thin 50 meter, waterproof aluminium body with up to 14 days of battery life for around 110 pounds.
140 dollars it sounds good value, but it’s considerably more expensive than the still popular amaze Fitbit. I reviewed a while back and it’s not far off the price of comparable offerings from big names like Garmin.
So let’s find out. If it’s any good in the box. You get the watch itself with a strap already installed: proprietary magnetic charging, cable and an instruction manual. It’s, difficult, not to compare its design to the Apple watch.
It looks very similar with a basic central button on the side rather than the off-center Apple watch. Digital crown, it’s, well-made with a Gorilla Glass touchscreen, an aluminum surround, and what feels like a hard plastic bottom housing, the heart rate sensor, the included black strap, is made from relatively thin silicon.
With a standard buckle, you can get replacement 20 millimeter, straps, fairly cheaply off Amazon or Ebay. Changing the strap is straightforward and toll free. You just use your fingernail to release the catch.
The watch is a little thicker and heavier than the bit at 11 millimeters, including the heart rate, monitor bump and weighs 39 grams with a strap, but it’s. Still, my Turin thinner than an Apple watch series 4.
It’s worth noting that there are two versions of the amaze 50 TS. I have the international version that doesn’t have NFC for contactless payments there’s. Also, a Chinese version that does you’ll need to download the accompany amaze fit app from Google Play or the Apple App Store.
The instruction manual has a QR code. You can scan to take you straight to the apps download page, and this gave a page not found which wasn’t a great start after manually downloading and launching the Amaze fit watch app.
You’ll, be prompted to sign in turning the watch on for the first time with the side button prompted a factory reset, which seemed a little strange after the reset. You’re, ready to pair the app with the watch, tap the plus icon and choose the Amaze fit GTS from the watch’s.
Submenu hold the phone over the watch’s QR code and accept the pairing request. Let the app download any updates to the watch which takes about five minutes charging. The two hundred twenty milliamp hour, lithium-ion polymer battery, takes around two hours from flat.
The charging cable has a magnetic receptacle that will only snap into place one way around. Most of the configuration for the watch is done through the Amaze fit app tap on the profile tab and then a maize fit GTS.
Under my devices you’ll, see the current charge status. I quite like the default watch face. You have a wide range of watch faces to change it to just tap on the watch face you like and let it sink across.
You can turn on incoming call alerts which will display the name of any known contact. If you also have that setting turned on you can’t answer phone calls, you can only reject know if you’re busy, but it’s still useful.
Seeing who’s, calling you you can set alarms? The watch will vibrate. When the alarm goes off under app alerts. You can control what notifications you’ll get. I have whatsapp turned on for some reason.
You’ll need to go into more incoming SMS. To turn on notifications for SMS messages you can’t respond to any messages. Find watch will vibrate your watch if it’s in Bluetooth range activity, heart rate sharing well at compatible devices use the watch’s.
Heart rate monitor as an external sensor, for example, if you wanted to run with the eye smooth run app on your phone, you can search for external sensors and tap on the Amaze fit GTS. You will need to start an activity on the watch for the heart rate to get updated.
You also need to confirm which wrist you have your watch on and you can configure when lift the wrist of you info is active. If you’re going to wear the watch for sleep tracking, our changes to daytime hours, only heart rate detection method can be set to automatic heart detection and sleep assistant, the most accurate, continuous heart rate monitoring 24 hours a day at the expense of Battery life, I leave the detection frequency at a minute and turn activity detection on display settings.
Lets you choose your watch pages. You can rearrange their order and hide pages. You don’t want to see the vibration setting lets you configure custom vibration alerts. You can set for vary notifications, tap on the plus button and then tap the watch icon to define your own alert.
It’s, also where you can configure your location for the weather forecast. If we go back, you can also set your steps. Gold, under my goals, activity, gold and under accounts – you can connect as strauber.
So theoretically, you can sync your activities across. However, although I could be easily connect, my strawberry account. The app instantly forgot, the setting, which meant this feature. Didn’t work.
I did contact support, but two weeks on, they’re, still, no fix [ Music ], the Alma LED display protected by Gorilla Glass is by far the most impressive feature of the watch. Its 341 PPI screen looks as sharp and clear is that of an Apple watch series for costumer three times a price.
It has an anti fingerprint coating and feels very smooth to the touch depending on your watch face. It can look like the display extends all the way to the soft, rounded edges of the screen. There is in fact an approximately 4 millimeter bezel the screen measures 40 millimeters by 35 millimeters, with the display occupying roughly 33 millimeters by 26 millimeters long pressing the screen X.
You quickly change watch faces. You can tap on the Edit icon to configure a watch face. You can customize the various modules by tapping on them and scrolling through the available options. These can display live info like heart rate or steps, or they can just be shortcuts to some of the watch’s.
Functions like music that I’ll cover shortly. Different watch faces have different widgets. That can be customized, but it is impressive. The amount of customization that’s, available swiping, left and right switches between steps and heart rate.
The side button will always take you back to the home page. So I pinned down from the home page confirms pairing to your smart phone and battery remaining in the top left in a very small font. The central icons turned touch mode on/off, which is just a white screen, and controls do not disturb mode.
The auto brightness setting and screen lock swipe up or press the side button to return to the home page swiping up from the home page. You can access the various screens. You chose early and display settings.
These will vary depending on what you have configured. I’ll cover some of the interesting ones. Swiping right goes back in settings. You can choose your wattage basis from the ones that come with the watch or any use things across from the app you can configure the screen timeout under screen, auto off press and hold configures or to long press to the side button activates by default.
It starts a workout. You can change this here to your preferred function, raising your wrist or tapping the screen activates the screen by default. It’s. Blank when not woken up. You can turn always-on display to have the time displayed throughout the day.
Make sure you have the latest firmware to see this feature, this will reduce battery life, but it’s. A feature only introduced the Apple watch in its current series, 5 version music will let you control anything playing on your phone or through any Bluetooth.
Headphones connected to your phone, music and podcast can be controlled off my iPhone. You can pause and play music skip tracks and adjust the volume which is all very convenient. If you use this a lot, it might be useful to set a long press.
The sign button. Take you straight to this page, or at least have a shortcut configured on your watch face. Unfortunately, doesn’t work with a YouTube app, but it worked with most other apps. I tried, including Spotify and Amazon music and the native music and podcast apps on iOS notification splash up on the screen, but to access them.
After that you need to go to the notifications page. You can swipe left at delete a notification or scroll down to the bottom to delete them all under more. There’s, a compass and you can scroll down for an air pressure gauge and an altimeter there’s.
Also a stopwatch and a countdown timer, the latest firmware update, brought a new PA or personal activity. Intelligence function. Basically, one number that indicates your activity level based on heart rate, rather than steps you’re meant to strive for 100 Pai points on a day.
I haven’t yet uses enough to determine if it provides valuable data or not. You can’t access, sleep stats from the watch. You need to use the accompany app. I’ll cover workouts and activities and sleep shortly.
You can press the sign button to return to the home screen or swipe bright. The amazed Fitbit seems to last forever between charges, but I wasn’t sure how the GTS would fare with a significantly upgraded screen, a masive.
It quote 14 days of daily use with heart rate and sleep monitoring on and 3 30-minute GPS workouts a week. It’s hard to explicitly test this, since it depends so much on how you use your watch. I’ve. Had everything on it, including the always-on display, I’ve, worn it 24 hours a day for sleep monitoring, I’ve done long.
Bike rides and runs with GPS on. I’ve only charged it a couple of times in the last two weeks and it wasn’t even empty. When I did, that is to say, battery life is still very good. I’m, not sure it’s quite two weeks.
It’s, not as long as they’re almost one month, the vmas fitbit, but it’s considerably more than most smartwatches. I’ve tried. I need to charge my Apple watch almost every day. The Amaze fit GTS makes a pretty good watch.
If you’re interested in sleep monitoring, it’s lightweight, so it isn’t too noticeable in a wrist at night, and all you need to do is wear the watch to bed. It will automatically determine when you go to sleep and one wonder how well you slept it’s best to turn on sleep assistant for more accurate results and a heartrate detection method and the Amaze fit app has already discussed.
I measured my sleep with my Apple watch series for buy the auto sleep app since there’s, no native sleep, app, the sleep cycle app on my iPhone rested on my bedside table and the amazed fit GTS results varied, but were generally in line With each other, I haven’t, found any sleep monitoring solutions that reliably measure a wait time for me at least, and I don’t, put an awful lot of trust into how these apps are term enlightened, deep sleep and whether it Read matters anyway, but they’re handy for checking how much sleep you got and the amazed fit.
Gts is a good solution for sleep tracking. If that’s, something you’re after in a SmartWatch, the bit was a competent SmartWatch with great battery life, but it wasn’t a great GPS watch. There are only a few activities.
You could track heart rate monitoring, wasn’t, particularly accurate and most annoyingly. It was difficult to exporting your activities to platforms like Strava. The GTS offers 12 activity types that you can choose from, including swimming now.
The watch is fully waterproof by default. To start a workout, you long press the side button depending on your activity type you’ll, get varying pages that you can scroll through during the activity. The time is still displayed in a small font in the top right.
You can’t access, any other functions of the watch, while the activity is in progress. So, for example, you can’t control your music. During the run, you long press the side button to end the workout.
I was encouraged to see. Strauber syncing is now available in the Amaze fit app. As I mentioned earlier, I couldn’t, get this to work on iOS at least I had to turn to the third-party amazed tools, app, which does support syncing, Stryver and exporting in various file formats, but sometimes activities don’t sync across From the watch this app there’s, still a frustrating experience actually getting activities off the watch I tested out the built-in heart rate monitor against the reliable wear who ticker X, external heart rate, struck paired to my Apple watch series for for running my Garmin Edge 1000 for cycling.
I use a DC Rainmaker analysis tool to compare the results for running. It took almost 20 minutes for the watch to start capturing meaningful data. It did then follow the general trend of the external heart rate strap.
Although there’s, still a lot of random variations and spikes and it’s, not capturing the heart rate, every second, like the chest, strap it did a worse job of capturing a mountain bike ride. There are periods of the ride where the watch and heart rate strap tracked for a bit.
They were few and far between results from risk-based heart rate. Monitors do vary with different people, so you may have better results. I always made sure the strap was a tight fit on my wrist. I even purchased a velcro strap from the GTS for an even better fit, which did improve accuracy a little.
But overall I’d, have trouble recommending this watch if accurate, a heart rate data is important to you and unfortunately, unlike some models, animées fits range like the Stratos three and verge you can’t just pair an external heart rate, strap If you do want reliable data, it’s worth pointing out in the Apple watch, which is far more ease, pensive and is meant to have one of the best.
Risk-Based heart rate monitors available. Often isn’t, perfect itself. Continuous heart rate monitoring seemed to work okay and it’s, nice to get an indication of your resting heart rate, usually a good indicator.
Your current fitness level there’s; no capability to measure ECG like on the Apple watch. The good news is that if you’re not too concerned with heart rate, the GPS track was pretty close to the Garmin and Apple watch.
Gps does take a little time to get the lock. You can still start the activity and the watch will vibrate when it locks onto the satellites, usually within a minute, and since GPS is built into the watch, you can leave your phone behind and step tracking.
Now pretty mature technology appeared in line with both an Apple watch and a smartphone as a smart walk to the amaze hit GTS does a good job. A first glance is very difficult to tell, apart from an Apple watch costing far more and when the display lights up, it’s hard, not to be wowed, and there’s.
A huge range of watch faces which are easy to configure to your tastes. If you’re, mainly using the watch as a smart watch and four step tracking, I think you’d, be more than happy with it. Glancing down at your wrist to see a notification or who’s, calling you it’s very handy, as is quickly seeing what the weather is doing or controlling your music with your phone still in your pocket.
If you’re buying it as a GPS watch for running or cycling, it works fine for tracking GPS, but heart rate monitoring, wasn’t reliable for me at least, and I really hope they sort out easily syncing to strauber or other Ways to export your activities, which brings me to the price you’re, mainly after a good-looking SmartWatch with excellent battery life.
The price tag is competitive, especially when you consider the display, if you’re after watch for tracking your workouts with some SmartWatch functionality. There are similar priced options from Garmin and others.
It would most likely be a better option, for example the Garmin 435, albeit with a non touch monochrome LCD screen. But I’d, be interested to hear what you think. Would you pay the extra over the bit for the amur LED screen you care about heart rate tracking? Let me know down below and as always, if you have any questions, please ask I read every comment and I & # 39.
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