Launched in July in the Chinese market, Amazfit GTR comes with the promise of enhancing features such as water pressure resistance air pressure sensors and uninterrupted cardiac monitoring. And now a firmware update brings an interesting feature to watch wearers who don’t want to have to touch the screen to see the time.
That’s because Huami, a subsidiary of Xiaomi that makes watches, has equipped the models with Always On Display. The feature can be enabled from the settings. The permanent display of the screen first displays the hours at a very bright brightness, and seconds later the screen returns to standby mode.
Since it was recently launched, it is not yet possible to know the impacts of the new function on the watch’s power consumption, but it can be assumed to be low because the device has an AMOLED screen and therefore only connects the pixels used for Display the clock.
The manufacturer highlights the high power autonomy of the device, with a forecast of 24 days for the 47mm variant and 12 days for the smaller 42mm diameter model.
The software makes your battery last longer for both continuous and standby use: The company promises an 82.6% optimization for when smartwatches are not in use, and 48.7% for when it is registering. some activity.
In the technical specifications, the new Amazfit GTR features a 1.39 inch AMOLED monitor with a resolution of 454×454 pixels (in the case of the smaller variant, 1.2 inches, and 390×390 pixels). Both feature Bluetooth 5.0, NFC and GPS + GLONASS connectivity, 400mAH battery and water resistance up to 5TAM, or 50m. There is also a special aluminum edition in honor of Iron Man, called Iron Man Edition.