Some more details have been leaked on the upcoming GTR 4 and GTS 4 watches. Both are expected to officially launch soon.
We know they are coming because Zepp Health said so at its May 2022 investor call. They mentioned Q3 as the launch window, so the GT 4 watches could start dropping in the next few weeks. Or the company could time the official reveal for IFA in Berlin. Europe’s biggest tech gathering is scheduled to take place at the start of September and its a great launch platform for tech devices.
A watch in the GT 4 series has already dropped. A few days ago Zepp Health officially announced the GTS 4 Mini. The device comes with some modest upgrades. This includes a 1.65 inch HD display, which is slightly larger than the one that can be found on its 2020 predecessor.
Now we have some pictures and details of other watches in the series. They come courtesy of GSMArena.com.
GTR 4 & GTS 4: what to expect
Both GTR and GTS are popular smartwatches. That’s because they look good and pack a lot of health and fitness smarts into something that doesn’t cost too much. As before, generation 4 of the duo comes with the same internals. The obvious difference is in the shape of the watches.
As the R in its name indicates, Amazfit GTR 4 packs a round 1.43-inch diameter AMOLED touchscreen. It has a 466 x 466 pixel resolution and always-on option. This means the screen is larger by 0.4 inches as compared to its predecessor. But it is slightly smaller than the 1.45 inch AMOLED that can be found on the Pro version of GTR 3.
Once again we get two physical buttons on the right-hand side. But the top one is in the shape of a crown, while the bottom button has been changed to a square rather than a round shape. Whether this is just an aesthetic detail or something to do with new functionality remains to be seen.
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The build is aluminium alloy and you’ll have an option between a silver and a black case. As before, this can be attached to a range of leather, silicone or nylon watch straps.
The square shaped GTS 4 get a 1.75 inch AMOLED with 390 x 450 pixel resolution. Which is exactly the same as the display that can be found on GTS 3. The watch will around 9.9mm thick and will weigh 27 grams. The case colour options for this one include black, rose gold and brown, and this can be paired with a selection of silicone or nylon watch bands.
Amazfit GTR 4 has a hefty 475 mAh battery on-board which is good for 12 days between charges. GTS 4 gets a 300 mAh which should keep the thing going for about a week.
It is not clear at this stage what health and fitness improvements we will see. Hopefully we will get a few. What is confirmed are 150 sports modes, some with workout recognition, along with dual-band GPS with support for all five global positioning systems.
Of course, the watches get Huami’s latest BioTracker 4.0 PPG optical sensor. This should ensure better accuracy and around the clock SpO2 tracking.
The duo comes with over 200 watch faces. About 30 of these are animated. However, you may want to aim for the plain ones as they will not consume too much battery power.
An important change, it seems, will be on-board storage for music. To support this, both watches will be equipped with a speaker and microphone. Bluetooth calling comes as part of the package, along with Amazon Alexa support.
No details on price yet. The third generation watches cost around $180 so expect the GT 4 range to come in around this price point.
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