The rugged Amazfit T-Rex smartwatch is on sale for $120 (save $20)


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The Amazfit T-Rex is a rugged beast of a smartwatch.


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I’ve lengthy been a fan of the Amazfit Bip finances smartwatch (and its glorious successor, the Bip S). However the title? A bit too cutesy. How about one thing somewhat extra aggressive, like Razor or Stealth or… T-Rex! Now we’re speaking. Certainly, on the deserves of its ferocious moniker alone, I like Amazfit’s newest wearable. It is also a genuinely cool watch, and now there is a deal available: For a restricted time, and whereas provides final, Adorama has the Amazfit T-Rex for $119.99. There was a barely higher deal a pair months again, however that is presently the bottom value wherever.

The T-Rex is a large watch; thick, chunky and rugged, with a dozen completely different army certifications for issues like warmth, chilly and humidity resistance. It might probably accompany you into the bathe or pool, and its Gorilla Glass three show ought to face up to exhausting knocks. Regardless of all that, it feels fairly mild in your wrist, thanks partly to the all-plastic bezel. Even so, I would not need to put on it to mattress, sleep-tracking options however. It is simply too large.

Talking of options, the T-Rex does just about every part. It might probably monitor your coronary heart charge and supply warnings in case your ticker is thrashing too quick. It might probably management music playback and discover your cellphone. It presents dozens of various analog and digital watch-face selections, lots of them beautiful. There’s additionally an always-on show choice, although Amazfit notes it will “critically degrade battery life.”

That battery can final so long as 20 days, although after all utilizing options akin to GPS and the always-on show will impression it. However even in case you get, say, 5 days? That is nonetheless higher than most.

The Amazfit app is the weak hyperlink on this equation. It may be glitchy and unintuitive — not not possible to determine, however undoubtedly in want of some polish. (There are three fundamental screens, together with one labeled “Take pleasure in.” Huh?) Plus, I found that whereas practically all cellphone notifications come via tremendous on the watch, iOS reminders do not. You will get a notification, however it merely says to “see cellphone.”

That shortcoming apart, the T-Rex is a fairly candy watch, one you’d count on would value extra like $200-$250. Anybody in search of a rugged wearable can be clever to contemplate this.

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