Looking to add a smartwatch to your wrist but not excited about spending over $300 on an Apple Watch Series 9 or Samsung Galaxy Watch 6? Lucky for you, the Amazfit GTR 4 — a budget wearable that offers many of the same features — is matching its all-time of $169.99 at Amazon ($30 off) as part of the retailer’s fall Prime Day event.
In terms of specs, the GTR 4 offers an abundance of fitness tracking features, including over 150 sports modes and the ability to withstand up to 50 meters of water pressure. It also features multiband GPS — a rarity at this price point — as well as a host of sensors for monitoring your heart rate, blood oxygen saturation, and stress levels. It can even last up to two weeks on a single charge, so long as you’re not a power user or rely heavily on the always-on display.
What’s more shocking about the budget smartwatch, however, is its built-in screen. Instead of the dim, low-quality display you often find on Android wearables, the GTR 4 sports a vibrant, 1.4-inch OLED. Toss in Bluetooth, Amazon Alexa support, notifications, and the usual suite of smartwatch features, and you’re getting quite a lot for just $169.99.
Of course, the Amazfit GTR 4 can’t quite keep pace with the latest tech from Apple, Samsung, and Google. In her review, The Verge’s Victoria Song called the wearable the “king of budget smartwatches” but noted that it’s still missing a few compelling features. It doesn’t support NFC for making contactless payments, for one, nor do quick text replies work on iOS. And while the watch does support onboard music, she frequently ran into trouble trying to load her library.
Still, these are somewhat minor caveats on what’s an otherwise stellar watch, especially when you consider the wearable’s latest price cut.