A new FCC filing from Zepp Health suggests the potential release of an addition to their popular Amazfit GTS series, possibly the GTS 5 or a Mini variant of the same.
A new FCC filing sparks speculation
The documents accompanying the filing reveal a smartwatch with a square display, a design feature that has become a signature of the Amazfit GTS series. The case size is slightly above 40mm, consistent with previous models in the series. The watch also boasts a 300mAh battery and uses Bluetooth version V5.2.
You can check out the pics of the upcoming device for yourself on the FCC product page. Interestingly, the images of the back of the watch show a different looking Bio-tracker PPG optical sensor than on the current generation.
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This suggests that the tech has been updated from version 4.0 to version 5.0. While the exact improvements this could bring are yet to be confirmed, it could potentially offer more accurate heart rate monitoring, improved sleep tracking, and better performance in tracking various types of workouts. We also would not rule out blood pressure tracking, which would be a first for an Amazfit watch. Temperature monitoring during sleep is also a realistic possibility.
Another difference is to do with the crown. This year the watch will have a flat button. So it seems the company has decided to simplify things.
Reflecting on Zepp Health’s releases
Zepp Health introduced the Amazfit GTS 4 in late August, last year. This model was praised for its comprehensive health and fitness tracking features, long-lasting battery, and elegant design. It packs the BioTracker 4 PPG biological optical sensor, a blood oxygen saturation measurement system, and a PAI health assessment system. The watch also features a 1.75-inch AMOLED display housed in a 43mm case, and it promises battery life of up to 8 days.
Alongside the GTS 4, Zepp Health also launched a more compact version, the Amazfit GTS Mini 4. While it shares many features with the GTS 4, including a similar physical size, USB and magnetic charging, a variety of sensors, and 5 ATM water resistance, there are also some notable differences.
The GTS Mini 4 is lighter and has a longer battery life in normal mode, despite its slightly smaller battery. However, it lacks some of the GTS 4’s features, such as a barometric altimeter, gyroscope, speakers, and on-board music storage. Additionally, at 1.65 inches, its display is smaller and has a lower resolution.
Timing aligns with Zepp Health’s release pattern
The speculation about Zepp Health’s new smartwatch release is perfectly timed, as the company traditionally unveils its latest Amazfit GTS series in late-summer, just in time for the IFA event in Berlin. If this pattern persists, we might soon witness the official launch of the Amazfit GTS 5.
Given the timing and the details revealed in the FCC filing, there’s a possibility that Zepp Health might be preparing to launch a GTS 5 Mini. It’s worth noting that the GTR 4 Mini was released a month ahead of the GTS 4 last year.
While we await official confirmation, the FCC filing has certainly piqued our interest. We’re looking forward to learning more about Zepp Health’s upcoming smartwatch in the coming weeks.
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