New Amazfit GTR 3 Pro smartwatch leaves Apple Watch 7 in the dust on battery life and cost

Two other models, the Amazift GTR 3 and GTS 3, retail for even cheaper and boast impressive specs

Person shading their eyes from the sun wearing the Amazfit GTS 3 smartwatch
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You can’t even buy the Apple Watch Series 7 yet, but other smartwatch brands have already started churning out their ‘Apple Watch 7 rivals’, including Amazfit. The brand announced three new smartwatches, including the GTS 3, the GTR 3 and its new flagship wearable, the Amazfit GTR 3 Pro, all built on the Zepp OS platform.

Fans of the best smartwatches must be having a great time right now. As well as the Apple Watch 7 announcement, Withings also introduced the world to its luxury ScanWatch Horizon (opens in new tab) watch and just recently, Polar rolled out the Grit X Pro, a premium outdoor watch to cater to lovers of the Great Outdoors.

Now it’s Amazfit’s turn to… dazzle us with its new wearable line. And dazzle it does!

Amazfit GTR 3 Pro, GTR 3 and GTS 3: price and release date

The Amazfit GTR 3 and GTS 3 Series will launch globally on 11 October 2021. 

In the UK (opens in new tab), pricing will start from £149.99 for the Amazfit GTR 3 and GTS 3, and from £179.99 for the Amazfit GTR 3 Pro.

In the US (opens in new tab), pricing will start from $179.99 for the Amazfit GTR 3 and GTS 3, and from $229.99 for the Amazfit GTR 3 Pro. The GTS 3 won’t be available in the US on 11 October.

AUS price and availability TBC.

Person playing tennis in front of a green background wearing the Amazfit GTS 3 Pro smartwatch

Amazfit GTS 3 Pro

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Amazfit GTR 3: stunning screen, impressive battery life

Sure, the GTR 3 Pro has a rather handsome display – 1.45-inch, 331 PPI AMOLED ultra HD – but what really made me think ‘wow!’ was the battery life. According to Amazfit, the 450 mAh cell provides “up to 12 days of non-stop battery life on a single charge”.

Now, I’m not even going to compare this to the Apple Watch 7’s 18-hour battery life but I will mention that the Garmin Venu 2, one of my personal favourite fitness trackers-cum-smartwatch at the moment, has an ‘up to’ 11-day battery life. And I was pretty amazed by that, let alone the 12 days the GTR 3 Pro has to offer.

Even more surprisingly, the GTR 3 Pro has an impressive 70.6% screen-to-body ratio and weighs only 32 grams. There are two physical buttons on the edge of the case, a watch crown and a push-button below. Of course, the watch itself is fully touch-enabled.

Person interacting with the Amazfit GTR 3 Pro watch in a cafe

Amazfit GTR 3

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One interesting feature is the “4-in-1 easy health measurement” option. This measures four health metrics (heart rate, blood-oxygen, stress level and breathing rate) in one tap in as little as 45 seconds thanks to the built-in 6PD (photodiodes) BioTrackerTM PPG 3.0. We’ll have to wait and see how accurate this is.

There is some internal storage, not a lot but enough to store “up to 470 songs”, according to Amazfit. There are also 150+ built-in sports modes, although I’m sure most of these are a variation on a theme, we can assume the basics are covered.

You also get built-in GPS (five-satellite system), voice control (Offline Voice Assistant to open a sports mode or health feature), advanced sleep and menstrual tracking and more. Nothing we haven’t seen before but the addition of a multi-satellite system might make the GTR 3 Pro rival proper running watches such as the Garmin Forerunner 745

Person sleeping in blue sheets wearing the Amazfit GTR 3 smartwatch

Amazfit GTR 3

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Amazfit GTR 3 and GTS 3: be there or be square (or round)

The Amazfit GTR 3 is the lite version of the GTR 3 Pro but thanks to the slightly smaller screen size (1.39”), the same battery that powers the flagship watch delivers even longer battery life: up to 21 days in the GTR 3’s case.

The GTR 3 hasn’t got a speaker, WiFi or music storage, but it has all the other perks of its bigger sibling, including the 150+ sport modes, automatic sport recognition and more. The screen resolution is almost as high as the GTR 3 Pro (326 ppi vs 331 ppi).

Person doing yoga wearing the Amazfit GTS 3

Amazfit GTS 3

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The Amazfit GTS 3 has a square watch face and this version sports the most impressive screen of the lot: a 1.75-inch, ultra HD AMOLED display with 341 ppi resolution. The square watch face is an obvious nod to the Apple Watch and reminiscent of the Amazfit GTS 2e, a watch I quite liked. The GTS 3 looks even more competent than its predecessor which is great news. Not to mention, it’s pretty cheap too. 

Matt Kollat
Fitness Editor

Matt is T3's Fitness Editor and covers everything from smart fitness tech to running and workout shoes, home gym equipment, exercise how-tos, nutrition, cycling, and more. His byline appears in several publications, including Techradar (opens in new tab) and Fit&Well (opens in new tab), and he collaborated with other fitness content creators such as Garage Gym Reviews (opens in new tab).