Watch out Garmin, Amazfit’s two new sports watches look like serious competition

New photos and specs have emerged showing that Amazfit will soon launch a pair of rugged sports watches for some of Garmin’s best deals

Earlier this week, we reported a new FCC listing that appeared to describe a new Amazfit T-Rex Pro watch with a new design and a much bigger battery. It looked like it could be a real rival to Garmin’s excellent Instinct 2 sports watch – and now the competition looks even tougher.

An anonymous source has shared photos with GSMArena.com showing not one, but two new Amazfit watches. The first is the rumored T-Rex Pro 2, which has a redesigned case with repositioned screws on the bezel and a metal tag on the right edge bearing the Amazfit logo.

The watch also appears to come in a range of new colorways. The original T-Rex Pro was only available in black, but it looks like the new watch will also come in a choice of gold, green or khaki.

Most interesting to us is the battery life of the watch. According to the stats leaked alongside the photos, the T-Rex Pro 2 will be able to run for up to 24 days in mixed use or 10 days in heavy use. It’s a huge upgrade over the first-gen T-Rex Pro, and nearly matches the Instinct 2’s maximum 28-day battery life.

It’s a particularly impressive feat since the T-Rex Pro 2 will sport a power-hungry AMOLED display rather than a basic pixel-memory display like the Instinct 2.

Open the way

GSMArena.com also posted pictures of a brand new watch called Amazfit Vienna. It appears to be essentially the same as the T-Rex Pro 2, but with an added layer of shine and a tougher build.

While both watches will feature titanium cases, the Vienna will have a sapphire crystal lens rather than the standard tempered glass. It will also have a water resistance rating of 20 ATM instead of 10 ATM, making it suitable for high-speed water sports.

The Vienna will have a lot more storage than the T-Rex Pro 2, and we’re crossing our fingers that some of that space will be available for downloading additional maps. One of our biggest complaints about the first-gen Amazfit T-Rex Pro was its lack of navigation tools, so while it could use GPS to track your location during workouts, you couldn’t trace a route in advance, then use the watch to follow it.

If the Vienna can challenge Garmin for orientation, we may have a real contender on our hands.

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