So, you want to start working out with a fitness watch, but you don’t know if you want to spend so much money on an Apple Watch? The Amazfit GTS 4 Mini looks remarkably similar, and it’s a lot cheaper. But you might need to give up a few features and convenience.
Is the Amazfit GTS 4 Mini for you?
Overall, I think that it’s a pretty decent fitness watch for its price of RM399 (Lazada / Shopee). It looks remarkably uncanny to an Apple Watch SE, from the silicone strap to its square shape with rounded edges.
The watch looks great on smaller wrists, and you can select really nice colours for its strap—like pink (my personal favourite), blue, red, grey, and black. It’s a bit more difficult for you to change straps for the GTS 4 Mini, though, but there are tutorials for it online.
The Zepp app (iOS, Android), which I needed to download to access features like choosing a watch face, offers a pretty good variety of faces that can provide you with the information you want at a glance. It includes a collection of “Sports Health” faces that show your rings, tracks, and heart rate, as well as a “Classic” collection if you want to go old school.
However, after trying out the Amazfit GTS 4 Mini, it humbly reminds me that I had to keep my Apple Watch SE idle at home for the review. Even if I think it’s a decent fitness watch, it basically seems like a cheap Apple Watch knock-off.
Basically, if you want a simple smartwatch to monitor your fitness and health goals, but you don’t want to spend a huge chunk of money on an Apple Watch, then this watch could be great for you. But keep in mind that it will work a lot better with Android devices, so if you have an iPhone, I would suggest that you suck it up and get yourself an Apple Watch SE.