The world of wearables is increasingly populated by more than valid alternatives, often enticing the end user with the promise of a thousand functions, which later turned out to be untrue and / or in any case not functional. The company Huami has thus decided to bring to the attention of sports lovers a device that stands out for rugged style, a smart soul and lots of character. So let's talk about the new today Amazfit t-rex, finally landed on the Italian market and can be purchased directly from official shop of the brand.
Let's start immediately by analyzing the look of this rugged sportwatch, which although the eye may seem rather imposing weight results from novice, as contained in solo 58 grams. The style of AmazFit T-Rex certainly recalls what was seen in the past with the series Casio's G-Shock but with many attentions that have always denoted the quality of the brand's products.
Il strap is made soft silicone and flexible, delicate and comfortable on the skin, with breathable design obtained from the presence of many holes to better adapt the watch to any type of wrist and therefore optimizing the breathability of the skin during intense activities that involve consistent sweating. Good materials and good construction, of which we can also appreciate the small protrusion inside the loop, to better adapt the closure of the strap to the waves avoid the "flag" effect. Unfortunately, I did not appreciate the choice of inserting a plastic rather than metal closure, as well as abandoning the idea of a strap with quick release in favor of a proprietary attachment, which therefore makes the availability of substitutes more difficult.
The shell is made of rigid plastic (a polymer specially designed to withstand all weather conditions) with a convex exterior to reduce the risk of damage to internal components as a result of knocks and falls on the wearable. Even more important is the effect given by the insertion of 4 small screws on the case which go to recall the buttons made of metal with the engraved engraved, in order to facilitate recognition.
The buttons allow you to move within the main menus proposed by Amazfit T-Rex with the exception of system apps and notifications, the latter, however, that can be called up from the Select button, if predefined in the Settings. Too bad, because if we could have called every single function via the buttons it would have been a plus feature for this gadget, in consideration of the sporty style to which it is proposed.
In any case, the buttons allow you to move up and down compared to the menus, select options, show us a dedicated menu (weather, notifications, alarm clock etc ..) and finally go back. All actions that can be performed through the 1,3-inch AMOLED touch display, protected by a glass Corning Gorilla Glass third generation, resolution 360 360 pixels x, maximum brightness of 350 nits, and oleophobic anti-fingerprint treatment.
Really priceless color definition and excellent overall quality, that you can perceive a lot with the countless watchfaces made available by the companion app, or by the many available on the net and / or through third-party apps. To wake up the display we can do it directly with the physical buttons or through the gesture of the wrist rotation (function activated only via companion app), which is quite precise and can be calibrated so as to adjust its sensitivity.
However, among the functions of Amazfit T-Rex related to the display we also find the automatic brightness, which works really well and theAlways On Display, settable on two different watch styles, such as analog or digital. Too bad that the AOD does not go hand in hand with the installed watchface and above all that it helps to drop the integrated battery suddenly, a unit to be 390 mAh which is recharged via a dedicated base (similar to many others of the brand, such as the one for GTS and GTR so that if you have other Amazfit devices in the house you can safely take advantage of the same as the other wearable already in your possession) in about 2 hours.
The company promises up to 20 days of use with a panorama of use that takes the form of about 30 unlocks of the display by rotating the wrist, receiving 150 notifications and running activities of 30 minutes every 2 days. Actually I estimated around 16 and a half days of autonomy, obtaining one 6% discharge per day, getting over 220 notifications, about 10 manual unlocks ed cardiac activity monitored H24. In any case, excellent results, which can only improve or worsen based on the individual settings that you decide, such as the use of the AOD, cardiac monitoring, sports activities, etc.
But as said at the beginning of the review, Amazfit T-Rex enjoys well 12 military certifications about resistance in adverse environmental conditions: well 240 hours for humidity, 96 hours against splashes from salts, acids and bases, resistance against heat of 70 ° C up to 1,5 hours or against cold at -40 ° C.
I must say that in the tests I carried out I was able to ascertain the goodness of this device, which was the most resistant against adversity. In any case, the presence of a module completes the wearable equipment Bluetooth 5.0, accelerometer to 3 axes, geomagnetic sensor, as well as to ambient light sensor of which I have already spoken to you and the form GPS provided by Sony, whose reception and signal acquisition speed has improved compared to the other models of the brand, giving away up to 20 hours of use in sports. A praise to T-Rex's GPS, which turned out to be the best in terms of reliability, speed and precision, also connecting the signal inside homes.
Maybe I didn't tell you that Amazfit T-Rex is certified for thedive up to 5 ATM, so much that we have between sports modes to monitor, two dedicated to swimming: in the pool or in open waters with a lot of GPS location included.
I'm at the moment 13 sports activities that we can monitor, including cycling, skiing, walking, running and free activities (useful for activities such as weights, zumba etc ..) to name a few, but with a future update it will reach 14, including the activity of Triathlon One thing that I really appreciated is the precision and accuracy of the optical type PPG Biotracker sensor, with the possibility of monitoring the heart rate H24, located on the back of the case where there are also pogo-pins for charging the sportwatch.
Once the training is activated, T-Rex will automatically activate the AOD, so as to make the information useful for our physical activity constantly visible, but without the possibility of customizing it. Furthermore, if the charge level of our device should be too low, we will be informed of how long we can monitor our training, before starting it.
The software that runs this Amazfit T-Rex is practically the same as the GTR model, of which we find some interesting functions such as the presence of the DND (do not disturb) Smart, able to recognize the moment we go to sleep thus deactivating the gesture of the wrist and receiving notifications, thus avoiding any nocturnal disturbances. Finally, there is no lack of a timer, Of a stopwatch, the ability to view the weather information for the next 7 days, possibility of command the music running on our smartphone, set some alarm clocks, view it history of our sports activities as well as receiving calls, to which we can only silence the vibration of the clock or reject it. More or less analogous discussion about the possibility of receipt of notifications, which can come from all those on our smartphone, but to which we can not respond in any way. However, when multiple notifications arrive from the same application, it is sometimes difficult to read them individually.
Finally, it should be noted that although at the hardware level mention is made of the presence of a sensor NFC, this is not present in any way in the functionality of the wearable. So no possibility of payment with G-Pay or similar platforms, while it is present AliPay, totally useless for our market.
Although Amazfit T-Rex is quite complete even stand-alone, it would be nothing without theapplication Amazfit that allows you to find again all the statistics measured by our sportwatch. From here, however, we can refine the wearable settings as well as change the much-loved watchfaces and retrace the activities carried out by checking the routes on the map and much more, including proceeding to firmware updates which will be released in the future for this device.
Amazfit T-Rex is available for purchase directly on the official website of Amazfit Shop at the price of 139,90 €, a more than fair price if we consider the functions offered, the super resistance to water, shocks and bad weather, an exceptional battery life and an excellent ally for monitoring heart rate, not to be underestimated in a sportwatch.
However, the software was reliable and free of glaring gaps and / or bugs. Certainly the rugged look looms more towards the male audience, but if you like the combat aspect and if the sport practiced or the work practiced expose you to "extreme" situations, this is undoubtedly the smart soul sportwatch you can and must aim for.
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Amazfit T-Rex focuses the attention of the public wear with the promise of super shock resistance, at extreme temperatures and immersion up to 5 ATM. As many as 12 military certifications obtained and a smart soul. Whether you are a sportsman or an extreme worker, he will be a faithful adventure companion.
- TRAINING PROFILES
- RESISTANCE TO ADVERSE CONDITIONS
- ALWAYS ON LIMITED DISPLAY
- SMART APPEARANCE (NOTIFICATIONS)