Fitbit has been leading the fitness tracker industry for several years now, thanks to their topnotch devices and stellar app support. Relative newcomer Amazfit has made a big splash by offering users some pretty fantastic trackers at attractive budget points. It’s quite timely to pit these two companies on a head-to-head battle right now since they’ve just launched their most recent smartwatches, the Fitbit Versa 2 vs the Amazfit GTR, which just might be the very best they have in their current lineups. Read on to see whose activity tracker we’d recommend if you’re choosing between Fitbit vs Amazfit.
Fitbit Versa 2 vs Amazfit GTR Comparison Chart
|Model||Amazfit GTR 47mm|
|Screen Resolution||300 x 300 pixels||454 x 454 pixels|
|Weight||40 g||36 g|
|Variations||Carbon, Copper Rose, Mist Grey||Aluminium, Stainless Steel, Titanium|
|Call & Text Alerts||Yes||Yes|
|Water Resistance||Up to 50 meters||Up to 50 meters|
|Heart Rate Monitor||Yes||Yes|
|Calorie Burn Tracker||Yes||Yes|
|Compatibility||iOS, Android, Windows||iOS, Android|
|Battery Life||Up to 5 days||Up to 24 days|
|Release Date||September 2019||September 2019|
The Amazfit GTR looks classier and more elegant than the
Those who have been wearing traditional watches for a long time will naturally gravitate towards the round watch face of the Amazfit GTR. It looks just like an analog wristwatch until you examine its purely digital AMOLED display, which by the way looks crisp and vibrant any time of the day. The 1.39-inch screen on the 47 mm model packs a resolution of 454 x 454 pixels, a hefty difference over the
Whether you were a fan or detractor of the original Versa design, you’ll find your opinion unchanged with the
However, the watch faces available are very limited and doesn’t show much aside from the time and current workout stats. Switching faces also requires reinstalling from your phone every time; you can’t save any on the Versa 2 itself. There’s a lot more variety available on the Amazfit GTR, with over 100 watch faces, and counting, to choose from. When viewed in its 326 ppi AMOLED screen, it’s easy to say that the Amazfit GTR gets better marks over the
Both smartwatches offer an extensive list of activity tracking features, including a 24/7 heart rate monitor, accelerometer, altimeter, and more, letting you record your daily workouts, calorie burn, cardio levels, etc. You get daily reminders to move as well as vibration alerts if your pace goes over safe limits. You’ll also be able to monitor how much quality sleep you’re getting, though Fitbit has a leg up here with its new Sleep Score feature. Swimming with either tracker is encouraged, since they can withstand up to 50 meters under water.
Where Fitbit still leads is in the software itself. The Fitbit App still remains one of the most feature-rich and intuitive apps to track your health and fitness journey. It’s a significant part of the reason most people will still prefer Fitbit over other competitors. You can compete with other users and set personal benchmarks for any of 15 exercise modes, and receiving achievements for reaching goals and milestones just further motivates you to keep at it. Fitbit has also added female health tracking to the repertoire of the Versa 2, so you can add cycle data to your overall health picture.
Even more exciting is the news that Fitbit is developing a Premium subscription service aimed at helping users with weight loss, diabetes management, and general wellness. Having your own health coach and personal trainer on your wrist sounds really good for those with just a little trouble keeping their fitness routines consistent.
In comparison, the Amazfit App is still hot off the presses, and while it’s fine for basic workout tracking, goal setting, and analyzing your exercise and heart rate history, it lacks refinement in terms of its user interface and also has a few iffy translations. Pairing it with your phone also noticeably drains the phone’s battery much quicker the more tracking features are simultaneously enabled.
New to the
Fitbit Pay is now a default feature on the Versa 2, so you can now pay for groceries and other goods with your wristwatch. Wi-Fi is another welcome addition to the connectivity features of the new Versa, but we’re sure more users would’ve liked a built-in GPS instead. The Amazfit GTR makes an excellent case of why it’s a disappointing that Fitbit hasn’t done this yet on their budget-to-midrange line, since the GTR is cheaper and yet houses a GPS+GLONASS chip, with a geomagnetic sensor to add a compass for good measure. These make the GTR a much more attractive option for those who love getting fit in the great outdoors.
This trend continues with the
Compatibility and Battery Life
The Amazfit GTR can last from 40 hours to up to 74 days.
Amazfit really wants you to never stop wearing their smartwatches, as they pack a ridiculous amount of battery life compared to almost every other brand. They list the typical usage of the Amazfit GTR to be up to 24 days, with the heart rate monitor left on, some light exercises over the week, and only turning on the display by lifting your wrist up. You can stretch this even further to a jaw-dropping 74 days at its lowest settings. Even at maximum usage with the GPS continuously turned on, you can expect up to 40 hours of use from the GTR before you need to take it off for a recharge.
Comparing it with the
Both will work with almost all iOS and Android devices, though the
With a more robust fitness app that promises even more value and features in the future, the Fitbit Versa 2 is still the much better choice if you’re looking to get really serious in achieving your fitness goals. Its activity tracking features are some of the most comprehensive and accurate you can find today, and its smart features are still an improvement over previous Fitbit trackers. At this price point it’s tough to recommend a better fitness tracker than the
Now, if you’re after a fashionable smartwatch first and a fitness tracker second, then the Amazfit GTR clearly looks more appealing. Its elegant design can easily be mistaken for a traditional wristwatch until you notice that its AMOLED display looks too bright and pretty for any old analog or digital piece. A built-in GPS, compass, and astounding battery life makes it even more compelling to get if you’re keen on going on outdoor adventures, while its activity tracking tools are reliable if unspectacular. Considering that it’s a bit more affordable than the
The Fitbit Versa 2 remains the better choice for users who are looking to get really serious in tracking and achieving their fitness goals.
Those on a budget will find Amazfit smartwatches and fitness trackers a solid Fitbit alternative. Samsung, Apple Watch, and Garmin are also among the best Fitbit alternatives.
Yes, the Amazfit GTR packs a lot of features that make it an excellent value for your money.
Yes, the Amazfit GTR has an onboard GPS. The