It has built-in GPS
Huami is known to remove GPS from the more affordable models of its smartwatches. The Amazfit Bip Lite and Amazfit Bip S Lite are examples. Thankfully, that is not the case with the Amazfit GTS 2 Mini. It has GPS and GLONASS for positioning when exercising outdoors.
AI Assistant and NFC on board
Just like the Amazfit GTS 2, the Amazfit GTS 2 Mini has Xiaomi’s XiaoAI Assistant, so you can set reminders, ask questions, and control compatible smart home products. We believe the global version will swap the Chinese assistant for Amazon’s Alexa assistant when it launches. The watch also has NFC but this will most likely not be available for the global version. The global version of the Amazfit GTS 2 also doesn’t have NFC but the one sold in China has.
Longer Battery Life
The Amazfit GTS 2 Mini has a smaller 220mAh battery capacity but its battery life – 14 days for typical usage is double that of the Amazfit GTS 2 which has a slightly larger 246mAh capacity.
What is missing?
To keep the price tag low, the GTS 2 Mini doesn’t have built-in storage so you can’t store songs or audiobooks on it but it does support music playback control when linked to a phone. It also doesn’t have a speaker so you cannot accept calls on it. Another missing feature is that its screen doesn’t rotate to accommodate both left and right-handed users. Other missing features are offline voice assistant, stress-level monitoring, air pressure sensor, accelerometer, and gyroscope.
With a price tag of ¥699 (~$107), the Amazfit GTS 2 Mini costs even less than the original Amazfit GTS which launched for ¥899 (~$137). The Amazfit GTS 2 is ¥999 (~$152) in China, $179.99 in the US, €169 in Europe, and £159 in the UK.
We expect the global version of the GTS 2 Mini to be priced between $120 – $130 which makes it $50 to $60 cheaper than its sibling. For that price difference, and seeing that you are not missing much, the GTS 2 Mini will likely sell faster than its sibling.