Amazfit T-Rex Pro – a durable long-distance runner [Recenzja]

The successes of alternative smartwatches continue. Not so long ago on the blog, I described my experiences with the first Amazfit GTR 3 Pro watch on my blog channel. This time I received an outdoor resistant watch for testing Amazfit T-Rex ProAlthough it looks like a toy at first glance, it can boast of high durability and long working time on a single charge.

Genre for children and for adults 🙂 & nbsp;

A modest welcome kit

We receive the watch in a carefully packed box which, due to considerable external damage, could not be photographed. Maybe the previous reviewer decided to make it a shooting target…I have no idea. Inside, as in the case of the GTR 3 Pro, there is a cardboard support on which the watch rests. Additional accessories include product manual with dedicated USB charger. And that’s it when it comes to additional accessories.

Good visibility in the sun

Good visibility in the sun

When I first took the watch out of its packaging, I had the inevitable feeling that I was dealing with a toy model or a defect. It was only after taking it in hand and several hours of testing that it turned out that my first impressions were very harmful to this device. It turns out that the envelope remained made of composite materialmostly high quality plastic. They have been fitted perfectly here, so that the watch does not creak and is not susceptible to deformation. We are therefore dealing with a solid body.

In front there is 1.3 inch screen tactile, covered with glass Corning Gorilla Glass. It allows you to control the watch, perform additional functions and start sports modes. The manufacturer has however tried additional and optional controls, adding two buttons with a rough finish on the sides of the case. They have a very good shot and notable interference. The buttons on the left are responsible for selecting the up-down panels, and those on the right for selecting activities and returning, mirroring the gestures we make on the screen by touch. This makes controlling the watch very intuitive and easy to learn.

The ability to change watch faces

The ability to change watch faces

At the bottom of the case you will find up to four sensors responsible for the correct reading. Among them we can find the accelerometer, the magnetometer, the pulse oximeter (SpO2), heart rate monitor, light sensor, barometric altimeter and gyroscope. Just above them, there are also two additional contacts for recharging the built-in battery using a dedicated USB charger.

The wrap was mounted on silicone sports straps. In my opinion, these are one of the most comfortable, flexible and very resistant straps at the same time. The manufacturer has used a huge number of holes in them, which makes it easier to fit the hands, whether it is an adult or a child. The buckle is made of plastic, which slightly destroys the concept of quality workmanship. I’m of the opinion that a metal buckle would solve the whole problem.

Loop could be neat

Loop could be neat

Technical specifications

Filter AMOLED
Diagonal 1.3″
Display resolution 360 x 360 pixels
Communication Bluetooth 5.0
navigation GPS
Sensors Accelerometer
Magnetometer
Pulse oximeter (SpO2)
heart rate monitor
The lights
Barometric altimeter
Gyroscope
Sport Modes Yes
Telephone functions call notification
SMS
E-mail
posts
reject calls
Activity Tracking Features pedometer
calories burned counter
sleep monitoring
stress monitoring
heart rate monitoring
active time measurement
measurement of performance and body load
Resistance shock
10ATM water resistance
Battery 390mAh
Work time up to 18 days of normal use
up to 40 hours on GPS
Compatibility Android 5.0+
iOS 10.0+
Dimensions 47.7 x 47.7 x 13.5mm
Balance 60g

Dedicated software

The watch needs a management app to work properly Zepp. It is very light and transparent and, above all, it is easy to use. The application panel has been divided into three segments – overview of data collected from the watch, sports mode and user profile with watch options. The first is a set of synchronized data that the device collects throughout the day of operation. These include calories burned, step count and heart rate IAP rating, which is something like an index of the user’s physiological functions. The application with the watch will favor us for training, promising challenges and small rewards in the form of “achievements“.

Data synchronization

Data synchronization

Health and sport modes

Health and sport modes

The second tab is responsible for sports modes and daily records that we want to achieve at all costs. From the control panel we can also force training when we do not have a watch with us or supervise the results collected during training. In the last tab we have an overview of the watch options, settings, and we also have an influence on the shortcuts that we can find inside the device.

User profile and options

User profile and options

To avoid getting too deep into the application and its functions, all you have to do is connect to it once, customize the watch according to your preferences and you’re done. If we are not a fan of counting calories, daily kilometers traveled or receiving praise for setting daily training standards, entering the application, we can use it at a minimum. You can check all these options at the watch level, which is perhaps not as readable as with a smartphone, but much more practical 🙂

Impressions of use

In the case of continuous field work, of course, a durable case will be worth its weight in gold, but nowadays the vast majority of watches above a certain price point are so durable that they will certainly withstand more difficult conditions. Here, the manufacturer has used a solid and compact case made of composite materials, resistant to shocks and heavy spills. This means that the watch will be useful to us in an off-road emergency, and also for a few minutes. immersion up to 10 ATM shouldn’t be a big deal for the watch.

It measures heart rate all the time

It measures heart rate all the time

The screen itself falls a little less in this context. On the one hand, we get a very good quality AMOLED with high brightness, which unfortunately loses in very strong and bright sunlight. In my opinion, this is due to the lack of any anti-reflective glass on the glass. Sometimes I had to look for a shadow or hide behind a cloud to be able to read an SMS on the road. The screen is however very readable 360 x 360 px resolution works great here. The watch is controlled in two ways – by touch or by buttons. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find an option to disable the touch controls, which consume 100% more energy. Gesture control and operation of the embedded operating system are extremely smooth and efficient. Not once during testing did I encounter any errors, incorrect translation, or “sniff“caused by an excessive amount of notifications and quick search windows on the watch.

The biggest advantage of the device is not its resistance to external conditions, but a long operating time on a single charge. The watch uses a cell with a capacity of 390 mAh, allowing even up to 18 days of normal usewhich in most cases means rejecting phone calls (no microphone), reading messages, checking workout stats, or controlling media. However, if we want to go somewhere without a phone, preferably outdoors, we can use the built-in GPS satellite communication. By training under the watchful eye of satellites, one can rely on location based on the route traveled, sync results and get a pretty nice summary in the app. This feature is very interesting, and its only consequence is that it loses battery very quickly over time. With the GPS still on, the run time should be close to 40 hours.

Summary

Even if the first impressions were devastating on the quality of manufacture of the watch, it was enough to skim it a little to quickly understand certain points. The manufacturer tried to use plastic, if only because of the weight reduction of the device. The watch is very resistant to outdoor conditions, it has an equally resistant silicone strap and a transparent screen covered with protective Gorilla glass. Inside, we find an efficient operating system, enriched with numerous training functions and the possibility of controlling multimedia. It is completed by a dedicated Zepp application, which allows you to read and collect the results a little more comfortably, but also to manage the capacities of the watch a little more broadly.

smart watch Amazfit T-Rex Pro is available in three color versions: dark, blue and gray. I had this last version in test. Its price on the market seems interesting since it starts at ~600 PLN*. In my opinion, it is a brand to recommend, creating ever better quality watches, characterized by very refined software and a long working time on a single charge.

I sincerely recommend a bike!

I sincerely recommend a bike!

* – you support my journalistic activity by clicking, searching and buying from a reflink. I received a pre-release copy for review from the manufacturer 🙂

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