Amazfit GTS 3 vs GTS 4 vs GTS 4 Mini – The Differences Compared

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The first Amazfit GTS smartwatch dropped in September 2019 and then followed the GTS 2 Mini, GTS 2e, GTS 3, and recently, the GTS 4 and 4 Mini. From the first to the recent models – all have a similar appearance. However, the features differ. Today, we’ll be looking at the differences between the GTS 3 and 4 to help you decide if upgrading is a worthwhile investment. And to give you a clear picture of what’s changed over the years. For this purpose, we’ll also discuss the differences between the GTS 3 and older models.

For clearance purposes, if you trying to decide between the GTR, GTS and T-Rex series. The GTR has the same features as the GTS series except that it comes circular and has a slightly longer battery life on average. Meanwhile, the T-rex series are outdoor watches with longer battery life and a more rugged build.

Amazfit GTS 3 vs GTS 4 vs GTS 4 Mini Full Specifications

 
 
Product Info
Amazfit GTS 3 Full Smartwatch Specifications and Features

Amazfit GTS 3 Full Smartwatch Specifications and Features

Amazfit GTS 4 Full Smartwatch Specifications and Features

Amazfit GTS 4 Full Smartwatch Specifications and Features

Amazfit GTS 4 Mini Full Smartwatch Specifications and Features

Amazfit GTS 4 Mini Full Smartwatch Specifications and Features

Price $99.99 $199.99 $119.99
ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE ABOUT DEVICE
Device name Amazfit GTS 3 Amazfit GTS 4 Amazfit GTS 4 Mini
Device type Fitness/Sport smartwatch Fitness/Sport smartwatch Fitness/Sport smartwatch
Gender Unisex Unisex Unisex
Release date October, 2021 September, 2022 September, 2022
Predecessor Amazfit GTS 2 Amazfit GTS 3 Amazfit GTS 2 Mini
Successor Amazfit GTS 4
Versions Amazfit GTS 4, Amazfit GTS 4 Mini
BODY BODY BODY BODY
Dimension 42.4 x 36 x 8.8 mm 42.7 x 36.5 x 9.9mm 41.8 x 36.6 x 9.1mm
Weight 24g (excluding straps) 27g (excluding straps) 19g (excluding straps)
Shape Rectangular Rectangular Rectangular
Case material Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Strap material Silicone Silicone Silicone
Bezel material Aluminum, Bezeless Aluminum, Bezeless Aluminum, Bezeless
Strap size 20 mm 20 mm 20 mm
Interchangeable strap 20mm, Yes 20mm, Yes 20mm, Yes
Screen protection Tempered glass (with vacuum coating) Tempered glass (with anti-fingerprint coating) Tempered glass (with anti-fingerprint coating)
Water resistance Yes, 5ATM Yes, 5ATM Yes, 5ATM
Durability test
Swim-proof Yes, recommended Yes, recommended Yes, recommended
Color Graphite, Ivory white, Tera rosa Black, Brown, Pink, Misty white Blue, Midnight, Flamingo pink, Moonlight white
DISPLAY DISPLAY DISPLAY DISPLAY
Display size 1.75 inches 1.75 inches 1.65 inch
Display type 1000nit, AMOLED, Full color 1000nit, AMOLED, Full color 1000nit, AMOLED, Full color
Display resolution 390 x 450 pixels 390 x 450 pixels 336 x 384 pixels
Pixel density 341ppi 341ppi 309 PPI
Always on Yes Yes Yes
Custom watch face Yes Yes Yes
Input type 1 Physical button, Touchscreen 1 Physical button, Touchscreen 1 Physical button, Touchscreen
CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY CONNECTIVITY
Bluetooth Bluetooth v5.1 Bluetooth v5.0 Bluetooth v5.2
Bluetooth calling No Yes No
GPS BEIDOU, Galileo, GLONASS, GPS, QZSS BEIDOU, Galileo, GLONASS, GPS, QZSS, (Also has dual-band GPS) BEIDOU, Galileo, GLONASS, GPS, QZSS
NFC (China only), Yes (China only), Yes (China only), Yes
Wi-Fi No Yes No
MEMORY MEMORY MEMORY MEMORY
RAM
ROM 4GB 4GB
Memory card slot No No No
CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY
Technology None None None
SIM type None None None
Band
NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS NOTIFICATIONS
SMS alert Yes Yes Yes
Calls alert Yes Yes Yes
Email alert Yes Yes Yes
Event reminder Yes Yes Yes
Third-party apps alert Yes Yes Yes
Reply to Notifications Yes (preset replies) Yes (preset replies) Yes (preset replies)
MEDIA MEDIA MEDIA MEDIA
Audio No mp3 No
Bluetooth music No Yes No
Loudspeaker No Yes No
Microphone Yes Yes Yes
Camera No No No
Radio No No No
SENSORS SENSORS SENSORS SENSORS
Sensor(s)
ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING ACTIVITY TRACKING
Blood oxygen Yes Yes Yes
Blood Pressure No No No
Calories Yes Yes Yes
Distance Yes Yes Yes
ECG tracking No No No
Heart rate monitoring Yes Yes Yes
Sleep tracking Yes Yes Yes
Steps Yes Yes Yes
Floors climbed No
Stress Yes Yes Yes
Fall detection Yes No
Menstrual cycle Yes Yes Yes
VO2 Max Yes Yes Yes
Swim-tracking Yes Yes Yes
Underwater heart rate tracking Yes Yes Yes
On-screen workout No No No
Sport modes Yes, 154 Yes, 154 Yes, 126
BATTERY BATTERY BATTERY BATTERY
Battery type non-removable Lithium-polymer non-removable Lithium-polymer non-removable Lithium-polymer
Battery capacity 250mAh 300mAh 270mAh
Battery life Basic usage: up to 20 days, Typical usage: Up to 12 days Basic usage: Up to 16 days, Typical usage: Up to 8 days Basic usage: Up to 45 days, Typical usage: up to 15 days
Charging type Charging dock Charging dock Charging dock
Charging time 1-2 hours 1-2 hours 1-2 hours
Solar charging No No No
PLATFORM PLATFORM PLATFORM PLATFORM
Chipset
CPU
GPU
Operating system Amazfit OS Amazfit OS Amazfit OS
MISC MISC MISC MISC
Companion app Zepp app (formally Amazfit app) Zepp app (formally Amazfit app) Zepp app (formally Amazfit app)
Compatibility Android 7.0+, iOS 12.0+ Android 7.0+, iOS 12.0+ Android 7.0+, iOS 12.0+
Payment system Alipay Alipay Alipay
Voice command Yes, Alexa, Offline voice assistant Yes, Alexa, Offline voice assistant Yes, Alexa, Offline voice assistant
Find my phone Yes Yes Yes
Box content Charger, Manual, Straps, Amazfit GTS 3 Charger, Manual, Straps, Amazfit GTS 4 Charger, Manual, Straps, Amazfit GTS 4 Mini

GTS 3 vs GTS 4 – What’s New?

The GTS 3 looks exactly like the GTS 4, however, there are a few differences which are listed below.

  • GTS 3 is slightly slimmer
  • Thanks to the aluminum alloy case, both the GTS 3 and 4 are not just compact but also very slim and lightweight. However, the GTS 3 at 8.8mm thick is slightly slimmer than GTS 4 which is 9.9mm thick. Moreover, at 24.4 grams, the GTS 3 weighs a little less than the 27 grams GTS 4.

    Like every other watch in the GTS lineup, both GTS 3 and 4 are rated 5ATM. As a result, will survive submersion in water up to 50 meters.

  • GTS 3 has a longer battery life
  • Although both the GTS 3 and 4 have the same 1.75 inches AMOLED display, the GTS 3 has a longer battery life. On mixed usage, it can last up to 12 days. It’s up to 8 days with GTS 4 – this is probably a result of the more additional features.

  • GTS 3 lacks music storage
  • When you check the storage capacity of the GTS 3, it says 3GB, however, this storage is for installing apps and watch faces. You can’t store music on the GTS 3. Meanwhile, the GTS 4 supports offline music storage, you can only transfer music from the Zepp app. The GTS 4 has Wi-Fi, but this is only used to transfer music to the watch from the Zepp app.

  • GTS 3 can’t take calls
  • In addition to not being able to store music, the GTS 3 won’t be able to take calls since it lacks a speaker. This is quite surprising considering that the GTS 2 supports music storage and can take calls. Meanwhile, the GTS 4 has a microphone and speaker that will allow you to answer a call and talk directly from the watch. You will be able to receive calls directly on the watch as long as your phone is nearby.

    Note that the GTS 3 also has a microphone that supports the Alexa voice assistant as well as an offline voice assistant. These features are also present in GTS 4.

  • GTS 4 features dual-band GPS
  • One of the advanced features of the GTS 4, GTR 4 and T-rex series is dual-band GPS. The GTS 4 features dual-band GPS with support for 6 satellite systems. This enables increase location and route mapping accuracy on the watch. As a result, if you do a lot of outdoor workouts, the GTS 4 is certainly a better choice. Although GTS 3 lacks dual-band GPS support, it has inbuilt GPS and supports 5 satellite systems.

  • GTS 4 will allow you to import route
  • Moreover, the GTS 4 will also allow you to import your favorite routes into the watch via the Zepp app. This is an interesting way to explore new routes followed by others. It also presents navigational features that give real-time guidance including trackback.

  • GTS 4 features fall detection
  • The GTS 4 feature fall detection, which will allow the watch to automatically start a call on your phone when it detects a hard fall. Again, this makes the GTS 4 better equipped for outdoor workouts.

  • GTS 4 will sync fitness data to the Adidas Running app
  • For runners, you will be able to sync your fitness data from the GTS 4 to the Addidas Running app. This isn’t possible with GTS 3.

  • GTS 4 has a better UI and more apps (Zepp 2.0)

Finally, the GTS 4 ships with Zepp 2.0 out of the box. Zepp 2.0 is a significant upgrade from Zep 1.0 that welcomes better UI and more apps. The Zepp 2.0 features more apps including a baby records app that will allow you to record baby feeding time and more.

Obviously, the GTS 4 is a better equipped watch than GTS 3. Beyond the differences, both watches have the same 1.75 inches AMOLED display with cases made of aluminum and the straps come in silicone.

The GTS 3 and 4 also share very similar health-tracking features. Each of these two will track your steps, calories, sleep, heart rate, VO2 max, blood oxygen, and stress. These two also feature 154 sport modes with the ability to auto track select exercises.

GTS 4 vs GTS 4 Mini – The Differences

The GTS 4 comes in two models; GTS 4 and GTS 4 Mini. These two look exactly the same however, the difference is that the GTS 4 Mini has a smaller display, lacks music storage, can’t take calls, and has lesser sports modes. However, it has a longer battery life. The bottom line is that the GTS 4 Mini is a lower-end version of the GTS 4. Below is the difference between the GTS 4 and 4 Mini

  • GTS 4 Mini is more compact
  • Going by its name, the GTS 4 Mini is a smaller version of the GTS 4. While both watches are very compact, slim and lightweight, the GTS 4 Mini is more compact and slimmer than the GTS 4.

  • GTS 4 Mini has a smaller display
  • Furthermore, the GTS 4 Mini also has a slightly smaller display than the GTS 4. It has 1.65 inches compared to the 1.75 inches of the GTS 4. Both displays are powered by AMOLED with brightness up to 1000nits. You can read complications clearly on both screens except that the GTS 4 will allow you to see more at a glance.

  • GTS 4 Mini has lesser sports modes
  • While the GTS 4 has 154 sport modes with the ability to auto-detect and track 8 sport modes, the GTS 4 Mini features 126 sport modes and can auto track 7 exercises.

  • GTS 4 Mini lacks music storage and can’t take calls
  • Although the GTS 4 mini has a microphone that supports Alexa and offline voice assistant, it lacks a speaker and as a result, it can’t take calls. It also lacks onboard music storage.

    Meanwhile, the GTS 4 is equipped with both a microphone and a speaker. This enables the watch to answer calls when your phone is nearby. It also has a 4GB storage capacity out of which about 2GB is available for offline music storage.

    The GTS 4 is equipped with Wi-Fi which is used to transfer music from the Zepp app to the watch. Music streaming isn’t supported.

  • GTS 4 Mini lacks dual-band GPS and route import
  • Although the GTS 4 Mini has inbuilt GPS with support for 5 satellite systems, it lacks dual-band GPS support. The GTS 4 supports 6 satellite systems and supports dual-band GPS for improved location and route mapping accuracy. It will also allow you to import a route to the watch.

  • GTS 4 lacks fall detection

Lastly, while the GTS 4 Mini can’t detect falls, the GTS 4 can detect hard falls and will start a call to your preferred emergency contact.

From the differences mentioned above, you can see that while the GTS 4 Mini is a fantastic smartwatch, the GTS 4 has more features that no doubt makes it a more comprehensive smartwatch. This is why the GTS 4 Mini is priced alot lower than the higher-end GTS 4.

GTS 2 vs 3 – The Differences

Just in case you wondering what has changed over the years, we’ll take a look at the difference between the GTS 2 and 3. Note that there’s a new edition of GTS 2 called GTS 2 (New). The newer edition is exactly the same as the old edition except that it has more sports modes and is cheaper. This comparison is between GTS 2 (New) and GTS 3.

So let’s take a look at how the GTS 2 differs from the GTS 3.

  • GTS 3 is slimmer and has a 2D glass
  • The first difference you will probably notice between the GTS 2 and 3 is the glass design. While GTS 3 has a 2D glass design, GTS has a 3D glass design. Personally, I’m a fan of 2D design, the flat design is so majestical.

    Although both watches have cases made of aluminum alloy, the GTS 3 at 8.8mm thick is slightly slimmer than GTS 2 which is 9.7mm thick.

  • GTS 3 has a bigger and brighter display than GTS 2
  • Another difference between the GTS 2 and 3 is the display size and brightness. The GTS 3 spots a 1.75 inches display with up to 1000nits brightness. This is a little more than the 1.65 inches and 450nits brightness of GTS 2.

  • GTS 3 has more sports modes than GTS 2
  • Furthermore, while the GTS 2 boasts 90 sport modes with the ability to auto-track 6 exercises, the GTS 3 features 154 preloaded sport modes and can auto-track 8 exercises.

  • GTS 3 has a longer battery life than GTS 2
  • The GTS 3 also has a longer battery life than GTS 2. On mixed usage, it can last up to 12 days. This is far more than GTS 2 which has up to 6 days battery life. The older edition has up to 7 days.

  • GTS 3 lacks Bluetooth Calls and music storage

Surprisingly, Amazfit equipped the GTS 3 with about 3GB but you can’t store music on the watch. This storage is only used to download more apps and watch faces. The GTS 3 also lacks a speaker, as a result, you cannot take calls on the watch. It only has a microphone that supports Alexa voice assistant and the offline assistant feature.

Meanwhile, both the old and new editions of the GTS 2 will allow you to store music on the watch. You can also take calls when your phone is nearby.

The bottom line, the GTS 3 has a better display, longer battery life, and more sports modes. It however lacks music storage and Bluetooth Calls which are available in GTS 2.

GTS 2 vs GTS 2 Mini vs GTS 2e – The Differences

The GTS 2 series consists of the GTS 2, 2e and 2 Mini. These three have the same appearance and activity-tracking features except for slight differences which are listed below.

  • Display size
  • The Amazfit 2 and 2e have the same display size of 1.65 inches while the GTS 2 Mini has a smaller 1.5 inches display. All three have AMOLED-powered displays with brightness up to 450nits. Navigation is via touchscreen and a physical button.

  • Case size
  • As a result of being the most compact among the three watches, the GTS 2 Mini has the smallest case size. This explains why it has the least display size.

  • Sport modes
  • While the GTS 2 Mini features 68 sports modes, the GTS 2e (new) and GTS 2 (new) both feature 90 sports modes. The older editions of GTS 2 and 2e have just 22 sports modes.

  • Battery life
  • Another difference between the GTS 2, 2e and 2 Mini is the battery life. The GTS 2e and 2 Mini boast up to 14 days of battery life with mixed usage. It’s up to 6 days of battery life with the GTS.

  • Music storage and Bluetooth Calls

One area where the GTS 2 wins over the GTS 2e and 2 Mini is that it supports onboard music storage and you can take calls directly on the watch. The GTS 2 Mini and 2e lack music storage and can’t take calls. Though, these two will be able to control music playing on your phone.

GTS 2 vs GTS New – The Differences

As mentioned earlier, there’s a newer edition of the GTS 2. It looks very much like the first edition. Both new and old editions have the same design and features. The only difference between the two is that GTS 2 (new) has more sports modes and is cheaper. It features 90 sports modes compared to 12 sports modes in the first edition.

GTS 2 Mini vs GTS 2 Mini New – The Differences

Just like GTS 2, there is also a new edition of GTS 2 Mini. It’s the same watch as the first edition of GTS 2 Mini. The only difference is the number of sports modes and price. The GTS 2 mink (new) has more sports modes and is cheaper.

Conclusion

In conclusion, over the years, although appearance has remained the same, Amazfit has continued to introduce more features. The latest model GTS 4 and 4 Mini have the most features, it’s followed by the GTS 3, GTS 2, and down to the GTS 2e and 2 Mini.