The Amazfit GTS 2 came out around the beginning of November 2020 and while I wouldn’t call it a large watch, Amazfit saw fir to come out with a smaller version of it called the Amazfit GTS 2 Mini. This new smartwatch has almost all the bells and whistles of the larger watch, just in a smaller package that might appeal more to those with smaller wrists.
From a design standpoint, the Amazfit GTS 2 Mini doesn’t look that much different from the Amazfit GTS 2, it’s just not as tall and looks a bit more square than rectangular. The area around the button is also more exposed whereas on the Amazfit GTS 2, they sit more flush with the raised sides. The Amazfit GTS 2 Mini also comes in different colors – Sage Green, Flamingo Pink, and Midnight Black.
The color we got to check out is Flamingo Pink which I’ll have to say looks pretty darn good, especially with the chamfered aluminum trim that is in a shade of metallic pink. Anything not aluminum is super pink and glossy, which is the back and the strap holders.
Like all other Amazfit watches, the Amazfit GTS 2 Mini allows for strap swapping. This uses 20mm wide straps just like the regular Amazfit GTS 2.
The back of the watch has the same sensor array as all the other recent Amazfit watches and also includes a magnetic charger.
The features in the Amazfit GTS 2 Mini aren’t that much different from the Amazfit GTS 2, although it is missing a couple notable features. First let’s discuss what’s the same.
The Amazfit GTS 2 Mini includes all the new and improved sensors. There’s the new BioTracker 2, which is the second generation PPG bio-tracking optical sensor that can perform 24-hour heart rate monitoring. This includes your resting heart rate, heart rate zones, and abnormal heart rate warnings. The BioTracker 2 also supports OxygenBeats, which measures blood-oxygen saturation levels (SpO2) as well as stress level measuring.
The Amazfit GTS 2 Mini also supports sleep quality monitoring so you can monitor your sleep and understand your sleep patterns. What’s new here is the introduction of REM sleep stages monitoring as well as monitoring for naps you might take in the middle of the day.
The PAI Health Assessment System is present here which is now on every new Amazfit watch. This is the Personal Activity Intelligence which just tries to simplify all the data collected into a single easy to understand score. This feature covers any form of exercise at any time.
Speaking of which, there are 70+ built-in sports modes that can be tracked including running, walking, swimming, cycling, and more. The data it tracks is quite extensive so you’ll know every little detail about your workout.
Battery life is rated at around 14-days per charge, but you’re actual time will vary based on the frequency of use.
Aside from the health and fitness-related features, the Amazfit GTS 2 Mini also acts like a smartwatch. You get features like alarm, schedules, weather, and being able to control your music through your watch.
So now let’s talk about what’s missing compared to the slightly larger Amazfit GTS 2. There is no speaker on the Amazfit GTS 2 Mini. That means it won’t take calls like the Amazfit GTS 2 can. It also lacks a mic which means no Amazon Alexa functionality either. The Amazfit GTS 2 Mini also doesn’t allow for music storage but can control your music playback from your phone.
Aside from that, the experience if pretty much the same as the Amazfit GTS 2.
The Amazfit GTS 2 Mini is a great alternative to the regular Amazfit GTS 2. It’s smaller for those who don’t want a large watch and it has pretty much most of all the same features as its sibling. While missing phone talk features and voice assistance with Amazon Alexa, it’s also more affordable too than the standard Amazfit GTS 2, making it a great choice for those who might not need those features.
Overall, the Amazfit GTS 2 Mini is another winner from Amazfit and another solid choice for those looking for a great fitness and health tracker.
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