Take the great value and feature packed Amazfit GTS 2 and GTR 2 fitness smart and make them last even longer. That’s what the GTS 2e and GTR 2e are about. These watches will last up to 24 days and 45 days respectively with basic use.
Compare that to their equivalent counterparts, the GTS 2 last up to 20 days while the GTR 2 lasts up to 38 days with basic use. For standard use, the GTS 2e manages 14 days compared to GTS 2’s 7 days while the GTR 2e manages 24 days compared to GTR 2’s 10 days. That’s up to twice the battery life.
From the outlook, everything about the watches looks more or less the same so what gives. Let’s take a look at how the cheaper GTS 2e and GTR 2e compares to the original GTS 2 ad GTR 2. You can find out more about its more expensive siblings in our review Amazfit GTS 2 and GTR 2 Fitness Smartwatches.
Amazfit GTS 2e vs GTS 2
Apart from the battery life see table below, we list the differences between the GTS 2e and the more expensive GTS 2.
|Usage||Amazfit GTS 2||Amazfit GTS 2e||Improvement|
|Typical Use||7 days||14 days||200%|
|Basic Use||20 days||24 days||120%|
|Heavy Use||3.5 days||7 days||200%|
For colours, the GTS 2e has more exciting colour choices, these are available with black, green or purple straps with black, silver and gold case respectively. On the other hand, the GTS 2 has a more common and muted colours, gold, grey or black straps with gold, silver and black case respectively.
The front of the GTS 2e case is covered with 2.5D curved tempered glass with vacuum coating for anti-fingerprint. Now the GTS 2 uses a more advanced 3D curved surface on the tempered glass, with again a more advanced ODLC coating for scratch and wear resistance.
Turn the case over and you will notice that the GTS 2e has a matte bottom case while the GTS 2 has a high-gloss mirror bottom while both are still made from plastic.
Perhaps the biggest difference between the two smartwatches is in the connectivity department. The GTS 2e lacks WiFi option and only relies on Bluetooth 5.0 BLE for data connection. This is probably where the GTS 2e saves the most in battery compared to GTS 2 with its 2.4GHz WiFi. Given that the watch does not support third party apps, there is no real need for WiFi connectivity.
But what it loses, it gains in the form of an extra temperature sensor. Both watches have a big list of health and movement sensors, which we will see in the next section. With the GTS 2e however, there is an extra contact based temperature sensor to measure the body temperature.
The GTS 2e also lacks onboard speaker. It comes with a microphone to support offline intelligent voice assistant but does not support taking incoming calls from a connected phone or music playback. This also means the watch does not support independent music playback.
Finally, the weight. While both watches weigh about the same without strap, the Amazfit GTS 2e is just a smidge heavier at 25 grams as opposed to 24.7 grams on the GTS 2.
What about the similarities
Now that we know where Amazfit were able to squeeze those extra days, nearly double the battery life with the GTS 2e, let’s look at what are the similarities between this and the GTS 2.
From the outlook, both watches look nearly identical apart from the colour options. Both cases have the same dimensions except for the GTS 2e which is again a smidge thicker 9.8mm vs 9.7mm. But that is really negligible. Under the glass is a 1.65-inch AMOLED display with 348 x 442 resolution and 341 PPI so no lack of sharpness and detail there.
The body of the watch is also 5ATm rated which means it can withstand being submerged underwater for up to 50 meters. Then there is the same 246mAh battery and magnetic charging stand. The latter takes 2 hours to charge with differing battery life as mentioned before.
What is foremost of everyone’s main are the sensors. Again, both watches share the same set of BioTracker 2 PPG blood-oxygen and biological data sensor. Both watches also share the same movement sensors, including acceleration, gyroscope, geomagnetic, ambient light and air pressure with the GTS 2e having an extra temperature sensor.
While we are on the subject of sensors, and this will appeal to runners is the onboard GPS + GLONASS support on both watches. These watches also come with an onboard microphone, with the GTS 2e, this is for offline voice assistant. All those sensors will feed data to the same Zepp App available for Android and iOS.
Amazfit GTR 2e
As for the Amazfit GTR 2e with a round dial, the cheaper cousin of the GTR 2 has an even more impressive battery life. On typical use, this can last up to more than 3 weeks (24 days). On basic use, you can expect up to 45 days. That’s a month and a half. See table below.
|Usage||Amazfit GTR 2||Amazfit GTR 2e||Improvement|
|Typical Use||14 days||24 days||171%|
|Basic Use||38 days||45 days||118%|
|Heavy Use||6.5 days||12 days||185%|
With up to 85% more battery life, what does the cheaper yet longer lasting per charge Amazfit GTR 2e lose out on. The quick answer is again, different colour options, only aluminum alloy case option available, different front glass design, different anti-fingerprint coating, different on the glass and the absence of WiFi (relying only on Bluetooth 5.0 BLE) and speaker. The latter means no support for taking calls and music playback. And just like the GTS 2e, the GTR 2e gained a temperature sensor and works with Zepp App with the same set of health and movement sensors as well as GPS + GLONASS for positioning.
To sum it up, there is no real lost in the watches’ ability as a fitness smartwatch. In fact, it gained a temperature sensor. And, while it does not have Wi-Fi and onboard speaker, you will get notifications from connecting your phone via Bluetooth. If your priority from the watch is fitness tracking and long battery life, save yourself some money and pick up the GTS 2e or GTR 2e.