Amazfit’s latest smartwatch, the T-Rex Pro, is a rugged new avatar of its flagship fitness watch. We test it to find out how it has improved over its predecessor.
Over the past couple of years, I’ve spent quite some time with various models from Amazfit’s vast and ever-evolving range of smartwatches. And to be honest, I’m quite a fan of the features, build quality, and value propositions their products offer. So, naturally, as soon as the T-Rex Pro became available, I had to test it, and here’s what I think of the watch.
Rugged & comfortable
The design of the T-Rex Pro has been upgraded from that of its predecessor, and I think the two-tone design of the Pro makes it look quite rugged and attractive. The 47mm polycarbonate case is well-built, which feels quite good to the touch. A 1.3-inch AMOLED display, integrated into the large case, features an always-on mode. Another upgrade is the use of tempered glass, which gives you added protection, along with a fingerprint-resistant coating, which makes it much easier to keep it clean over a long period of time.
Packed with features
Compared to the previous version, the Pro is packed with enhanced features. It now has over 100 sports modes and for enhanced tracking of your outdoor workouts, it supports four satellite systems – GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, and Galileo. Additionally, the Pro also features Amazfit’s new BioTracker 2 optical sensor, which allows it to not only monitor your heart rate but also your SpO2 level.
On the wrist, the Pro feels extremely comfortable. All controls – four physical buttons are mounted on the side – can be easily accessed via the touchscreen, which is quick and easy to use. I tested the Pro over a 4-week period, which allowed me to better assess its performance.
First, with its extended satellite support, the Pro’s distance readings are very accurate. The calorie count is also quite accurate, and the post-workout report is a delight to read, with its detailed and well-presented information. However, I am not quite sure of the accuracy of its heart rate monitor, for my heart rate during workout sessions fluctuated wildly, which didn’t make sense since all other variables of my workout – route, weather, pace, etc. – were the same.
Its resting heart rate measurements, though, seem quite reliable in comparison to its competitors. And a word of advice, while the watch’s measurement of SpO2 levels is quite similar to that of a good oximeter, the company maintains that this feature should only be used as a recommendation and that for more accurate measurements, you should rely on a standalone oximeter.
Overall, I would highly recommend the T-Rex Pro because of three reasons – a large, impressive set of features, good build quality, and good value, considering its price range. Also, I love the PAI reports, as the PAI gives you a score for your workout. And while it might just be a gimmick, but it does give you an idea of how well your workout was performed, not to mention the ego boost you get from it.
Pros: Good feature set and Well-built
Cons: Heart rate monitor can be unreliable
X-factor: With a large feature set and an affordable price, the T-Rex Pro offers a great package.