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





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 funds smartwatch (and its wonderful successor, the Bip S). However the title? A bit too cutesy. How about one thing a bit of extra manly, 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. Fortunately, 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 at the moment the bottom worth 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 will possibly accompany you into the bathe or pool and face up to exhausting knocks due to its Gorilla Glass three show. Regardless of all that, it feels fairly mild in your wrist, thanks partly to the all-plastic bezel. Even so, I would not wish to put on it to mattress, sleep-tracking options however. It is simply too large.

Talking of options, the T-Rex does just about all the things. It will possibly monitor your coronary heart fee and supply warnings in case your ticker is thrashing too quick. It will possibly management music playback and discover your cellphone. It gives dozens of various analog and digital watch-face decisions, a lot of them beautiful. There’s additionally an always-on show choice, although Amazfit notes it will “significantly degrade battery life.”

That battery can final so long as 20 days, although after all utilizing options like GPS and the aforementioned show will impression it. However even when 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 unimaginable to determine, however undoubtedly in want of some polish. (There are three principal screens, together with one labeled “Get pleasure from.” Huh?) Plus, I found that whereas practically all cellphone notifications come by means of advantageous on the watch, iOS reminders do not. You may get a notification, nevertheless it merely says to “see cellphone.”

That shortcoming apart, the T-Rex is a reasonably candy watch, one you’d anticipate would price extra like $200-$250. Anybody searching for a rugged wearable could be sensible to think about this.

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