The Amazfit T-Rex launched at CES 2020, and is Chinese firm Huami’s first smartwatch targeted at the outdoor market. It supports a total of 14 different sports modes, including outdoor skiing and mountain hiking.
The design and display
The T-Rex’s body is so tough it has earned a MIL-STD-810G grade approval, meaning it’ll function even after being in the rain, under extreme heat, extreme cold, and being subjected to salt, dampness, and abrasive substances too. The watch is water-resistant to 50 meters, and can be used when swimming. As a reminder, the Amazfit T-Rex packs a 1.3-inch AMOLED screen with an “always on display” function and resolution of 360 x 360 pixels. The bezel has a raised bumper to protect the 1.3-inch AMOLED screen, which is also covered in Gorilla Glass 3 and an anti-fingerprint coating.
This is a big watch. The case measures 47mm, and the tough exterior is emphasized by fake screw heads, textured buttons, and chunky guard pieces surrounding the screen too. The 22mm strap is flexible silicone and very stretchy. While the strap is comfortable, the body itself is flat underneath, and due to the watch’s size it remains noticeable on your wrist during the day, never really disappearing, as a well-fitting watch should.
Amazfit uses its own software for the T-Rex, just as it does on its other smartwatches. The platform is not quite as comprehensive as Google’s WearOS but still very good.
For connectivity, it comes with Bluetooth 5.0 LE and GPS + GLONASS and is compatible with Android 5.0 devices or later and iOS 10.0 or later.
The watch is resistant against corrosion, moisture and has a durable body. The T-Rex is touted to have passed a 240-hour damp heat test and 96-hour acid-alkali test.
The Amazfit T-Rex has a battery that can last 20 days from a single charge. Switch to basic watch mode, and the T-Rex will apparently last up to 66 days, while continuous GPS usage will see the battery drained in 20 hours.
The watch has GPS inside, and a heart rate sensor on the back, which also provides alerts on heart rate abnormalities. Fitness and health data is collated in Amazfit’s accompanying app, where you can also choose to sync different watch faces.
20 day battery life
Military grade construction
GPS, HR monitor & water resistance
The Amazfit T-Rex comes in five colour options — Black, Ash, Camouflage, Green, and Khakhi. This Smartwatch is available for purchase at Banggood.com for $139.99