The Amazfit GTR Mini is a compact smartwatch, but how does it compare to the larger Amazfit GTR 4, and which one is the better buy? Amazfit has offered mini variants of its GTS series for years now, which are smaller and toned down versions of the full-size models. The GTR Mini is the first mini version of an Amazfit GTR smartwatch.
The most noticeable difference between the Amazfit GTR Mini and the Amazfit GTR 4 is the size. The new watch has an AMOLED display that measures 1.28 inches, has a 416 × 416 resolution, and is housed in a stainless steel frame. On the other hand, the Amazfit GTR 4 has a 1.43-inch 466 × 466 AMOLED display and an aluminum alloy middle frame. Both watches have a tempered glass covering with an anti-fingerprint coating and a polycarbonate bottom shell, but only the Amazfit GTR 4 has an anti-glare bezel.
Display, Health Tracking, & Sports Modes
The Amazfit GTR Mini has more than 100 watch faces, while the Amazfit GTR 4 comes with over 200 watch faces. Both smartwatches have an always-on display. The Amazfit GTR Mini is the heavier watch at 34.2 grams as a result of its stainless steel frame, whereas the larger Amazfit GTR 4 is slightly lighter at 34 grams thanks to its aluminum frame. Both Amazfit smartwatches have a 5 ATM water resistance rating which means they can survive pressures equivalent to about 50 meters or 164 feet underwater.
The Amazfit GTR 4 and GTR Mini both have a BioTracker PPG biometric sensor for all-day tracking of heart rate, blood oxygen, and stress levels. They can also track menstrual cycles and sleep. The Amazfit GTR Mini has 126 sports modes with smart recognition for seven sports. On the other hand, the Amazfit GTR 4 has 154 sports modes and smart recognition for 25 strength-based exercises and eight movement-based workouts. In addition, runners will find the smartwatch’s Track Run mode and Smart trajectory correction feature useful. Both smartwatches feature a Virtual Pacer that allows users to run against a pace goal.
Connectivity, Software, & Battery
The Amazfit GTR Mini and GTR 4 have a built-in GNSS chip, but while the former supports five satellite positioning systems, the GTR 4 has six satellite positioning systems with dual-band support and the ability to import route files. The GTR 4 has both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0, while the GTR Mini has Bluetooth 5.2 but lacks Wi-Fi support. The two smartwatches have an accelerometer, an electronic compass, and an ambient light sensor, but only the Amazfit GTR 4 has a barometer and a gyroscope.
The Amazfit GTR 4 comes with the Alexa voice assistant, an offline voice assistant, and built-in storage for offline playlists. Its microphone and speaker also allow users to take calls on the watch. Both smartwatches run Zepp OS and are compatible with devices running Android 7.0 and later or iOS 12.0 and later. The Amazfit GTR Mini has a 280mAh battery, while the GTR 4’s battery is significantly larger at 475mAh. Both can last for up to seven days with heavy usage, and up to 14 days with normal usage. In battery saver mode, the GTR Mini can last up to 20 days, while the GTR 4 lasts up to 24 days. Both watches come with a magnetic charger and take up to two hours to charge from empty to full.
The Amazfit GTR Mini comes with 20mm quick-release silicone straps and is available to buy in Midnight Black, Misty Pink, and Ocean Blue colors. The Amazfit GTR 4 comes in Superspeed Black, Vintage Brown Leather, and Racetrack Gray options with 22mm straps. The Amazfit GTR Mini is priced at $120, but comes with a number of tradeoffs. However, those who prefer the size of the Amazfit GTR 4 and can afford its $200 price tag will get better features, including Wi-Fi support, offline storage, Alexa, more sports modes, and better location tracking.