Smartwatches by Huami and Mobvoi are distinguished by their low-budget price tag and premium features that match the likes of Fitbit, Samsung, and Apple. While Huami smartwatches tend to fitness and sports tracking, Mobvoi’s tries to strike a good balance between smartwatch and fitness features.
Let’s introduce all the watches as briefly as possible. Amazfit Bip U Pro is the latest in Huami’s Low-end Bip Series (Amazfit Bip U, Bip S, Bip Lite, Bip). The smartwatch is a steal at just $70. For those who are interested, we have done a separate comparison of Amazifit Bip U vs Bip U Pro vs Bip S (Spoiler: Bip U Pro was the ultimate winner in this battle).
The other Huami Watch, Amazfit GTS 2 mini, was released right at the end of last year to answer the woes of fans. GTS 2 was a major flop as for the first time Huami raised the price of its smartwatch without offering anything extraordinary. GTS 2 Mini has sacrificed only the dubious features of the original GTS 2 for a huge price cut. No doubt, it is a great value watch.
Lastly, Mobvoi’s Ticwatch GTH was the first attempt by the company to steal the market for low-budget watches, and it has been unsuccessful to woo its fans. The company ditched the Wear OS to keep the price tag under $100, but to no avail. This fitness tracker-cum-smartwatch might not meet the expectations of the Ticwatch Fan base, but is an excellent contender as a budget smartwatch.
Read on for the detailed comparison of Amazfit Bip U Pro vs GT2 Mini vs Ticwatch GTH to find out the key differences, and also, what suit your preferences. Or you can jump straight to the verdict.
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Amazfit Bip U Pro Vs GTS 2 Mini Ticwatch GTH: Overview
Amazfit Bip U Pro Vs GTS 2 Mini Ticwatch GTH: Design & Display Comparison
- Only the Ticwatch GTH comes in one color option, the other two offer three finishes.
- These smartwatches with their squarish design are Apple Watch lookalike, and as far as design is concerned they lack in originality. However, GTS 2 Mini has a nice curved screen.
- GTS 2 mini is an outlier with its AMOLED display and always-on display mode
- All of them comes with 20mm interchangeable silicone/rubber straps
- The water resistance for these watches is the same at 5 ATM which roughly translates to resistance up to 50m.
|Specs/Features||Amazfit Bip U Pro||Amazfit GTS 2 Mini||Ticwatch GTH|
|Dimensions||40.9 x 35.5 x 11.4 mm||40.5 x 35.8 x 8.95 mm||43.2 x 35.2 x 10.5|
|Colors||Black, Pink, Green||Midnight Black, Flamingo Pink, Sage Green, Meteor||Raven Black|
|Casing Material||Polycarbonate Plastic||Aluminum||Metal|
|Strap Size||20mm width, 76-118mm adjustable length||20mm||20mm|
|Strap Material||Silicone (quick release)||Sillicone||Sillicone|
|Weight (with/without strap)||31 grams||19.5g (without strap)||50g|
|Water Resistance||5 ATM (Safe for both pool and open-water swims)||5 ATM (Safe for both pool and open-water swims)||5 ATM (Safe for both pool and open-water swims)|
|Screen Protection||Gorilla Glass 3||Corning Gorilla Glass 3||N/A|
|Screen Technology||TFT LCD||AMOLED||TFT LCD|
|Resolution||320×302 Pixel||354 x 306 Pixel||360 x 320 px|
The large similarities in these watches would make it a lot easier to compare them.
All of the apes the legendary Apple Watch design. Amazfit GTS 2 mini and Ticwatch GTH tried to make up for the lack of originality by offering a slightly curved screen, but even then they are no match to the premium Apple Watch.
All of them are touchscreen smartwatches. There is a physical button on the right side that might look like the digital crown in the Apple Watch but there is no turning it here. However, it performs other very basic functions. The majority of controls are instead touch-focused, with swipes and motions taking you through menus.
They are slapped with 5 ATM rated making them suitable to submerge up to 50m depth. You can swim in the pool or open water with these watches right at your wrist. Also, they come with a 20mm silicone strap which you can easily swap with third-party straps (there is a quick-release mechanism to facilitate you). The built and feel of these watches are almost identical.
Now, let’s discuss the differences.
Ticwatch GTH takes away the choice of colors, the other two have limited options (three color options). Alternatively, the Ticwatch offers a slightly premium construction (metallic) compared to the plastic build of Bip U Pro. Amazfit GTS 2 Mini offers the minimum screen bezel of all, is the lightest, and is also the thinnest watch.
In the display, Amazfit GTS 2 Mini puts the other watches to shame. For the almost same price, it features the crisp and vibrant AMOLED display as compared to the TFT LCD found on the other two. The superior display offers sharp resolution at 354 x 306 pixels and has an Always-on display mode. Though Ticwatch GTH and Amazfit GTS Mini 2 have the same screen size at 1.55-inch, the latter can fit more items on the screen. Bip U Pro lags far behind its GTS brethren, but it matches the display of Ticwatch.
The touchscreen is responsive in GTS 2 mini and the UI is refined when compared to the other two. Amazfit Watches have Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection so they are highly resistant to scratches.
Overall, Amazfit GTS Mini 2 is the winner in this battle with its sleek, lightweight design and AMOLED display at a cut-rate price. And if you are in the market particularly looking for a budget watch with a premium display, this watch is the perfect fit.
Amazfit Bip U Pro Vs GTS 2 Mini Ticwatch GTH: Smartwatch Features Compared
- The smartwatch experience of all these devices is pretty basics.
- Amazfit Bip U Pro has Amazon Alexa as the voice assistant, but the lack of a speaker makes the whole experience a little clunky.
- Amazfit GTS Mini 2 has a more refined UI, has more than 50 watches faces, and comes with a productivity-focused Pomodoro clock.
- Ticwatch GTH offers nothing extraordinary that the other two watches can’t offer,
|Amazfit Bip U Pro||Amazfit GTS 2 Mini||Ticwatch GTH|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth 5.0||Bluetooth 5.0||Bluetooth 5.1|
|Timer & Alarm||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Customizable Watch Faces||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Voice Assistant||Yes (Alexa)||No||No|
|Music Storage, Control||No, Yes||No, Yes||No, Yes|
Interestingly all of the competitors are similar in what they can’t do. Bells and whistles like contactless payment, third-party app support, and Wi-Fi or Cellular connectivity are the key features you would miss out on. You can’t text or call from these watches, and can’t even respond to notifications.
The similarities don’t end here: their companion apps are equally buggy and annoying. The ZEPP app (Amazfit Companion App) keeps crashing at times and sometimes fails to download watch faces or sync them with the device. Whereas, Mobvoi’s phone app is laggy and picks up non-TicWatch smartwatches.
Also in common is the weather forecast, do not disturb mode, adjusting screen brightness, controlling music, and notification alert. However, Ticwatch GTH has a major downside: it is using font without anti-aliasing for notifications. The company needs to polish this feature as it put a huge dent in the already basic smartwatch experience. Amazfit watches have their annoying quirks, especially the Bip U Pro, the watch can’t display emoji and apostrophes have an unwarranted space after them.
As these watches are running on the RTOS platform, it takes no time to guess that their focus is on performance and battery life rather than the app support and rich communication experience.
There are a few differences though.
The Amazfit Bip U Pro comes with Alexa-Built. Huami introduced a microphone in the device, so your vocal interaction would be one way. The device would respond with text on the screen. The feature though not as powerful as the dedicated Alexa device at your home comes very handy at times.
On the other hand, Amazfit GTS 2 mini shines with its over 50 watch faces. Some of them are customizable, so you can add in extra data widgets. The watch also has a camera remote, but the feature that we loved about this Amazfit is the productivity-focused Pomodoro clock. Other features include World Clock, Alarm Clock, Stopwatch, Find My Phone, and Countdown. You also get a to-do list, which can be synced with the Zepp app.
Ticwatch GTH is a loser in smartwatch experience, and if onboard Alexa isn’t your top priority, Amazfit GTS MINI 2 offers more at a slightly high price.
Amazfit Bip U Pro Vs GTS 2 Mini Ticwatch GTH: Fitness & Health Features Compared
- Amazfit Watches has onboard GPS, Ticwatch GTH piggy bank on smartphone’s GPS
- Ticwatch GTH has a temperature monitoring sensor as a plus, but for all practical purposes, it is useless.
- Amazfit watches can sync data with Strava and Apple Health, and offers more than 50 sports modes.
|Amazfit Bip U Pro||Amazfit GTS 2 Mini||Ticwatch GTH|
|Personal Activity Intelligence||Yes||Yes||No|
|Sync Data With Strava, Apple Health||Yes||Yes||No|
GPS Connectivity and Accuracy:
Ticwatch GTH is out of this competition as it lacks a standalone GPS. Amazfit Bip U Pro has a compass in addition to a GPS. Whereas, GTS 2 Mini offers only the GPS.
In the case of the GTS 2 Mini, the GPS locks in pretty fast. Whereas, on Bip U Pro it might take a few seconds to latch on. There are few quirks here and there (as expected of budget watches), but overall we have found GPS accuracy to be spot on, straight out of the box. So in terms of GPS accuracy, we have got a tie between Amazfit contenders.
Amazfit GTS 2 Mini tops the list with its 70 plus sports, Bip U Pro follows closely with its 60+ modes. Also as mentioned earlier, they have standalone GPS and allows you to view a map of your workout in the ZEPP afterward.
Ticwatch GTH delivers a rather disappointing experience. Not only that it tracks only a handful of workouts the data is quite limited and is often inaccurate. To make things worse, the companion app doesn’t present the data in an easy-to-understand format. We found tracked distance to be about a KM short, Heart rate monitoring during intense exercise to be subpar and sometimes downright wrong.
On the other hand, Amazfit GTS 2 Mini provides specialist metrics for some of its sports profiles (beyond time, distance, calories burned, and heart rate across the session). For instance, Runners will see cadence, stride, elevation, laps, and heart rate zones among more standard data on pace, average pace, and distance. The metrics are easy to read on-screen, but for a comprehensive view, you would have to view them in the ZEPP app. Also, it supports syncing data third-party apps like Strava and Apple Health. The experience is almost similar to Amazfit Bip U Pro.
Though Amazfit Watches may seem superior to Ticwatch, they have one area in common. All of them fall apart when it comes to heart rate accuracy during short intervals of intense exercises. Here the premium Garmin Venu and Polar Vantage watches would serve you well.
These budget watches won’t make you a world-class athlete, and none of them can serve you well if you are looking for pinpoint accuracy in sport metrics. Overall, we have found the Amazfit GTS 2 Mini to be a better sport and fitness tracker.
Health Features: Heart Rate, Sleep, Blood Oxygen Tracking & Others
Surprisingly, you will find almost identical health features in these watches. Apart from the standard heart rate sensor, there is a blood oxygen sensor to accurately track oxygen saturation levels in the blood.
All these watches in theory can track sleep metrics as detailed as the Fitbit Sense. You get data on sleep stages (Light, Deep, and REM), plus the duration and awake time. Also, you can turn on the continuous heart rate and blood oxygen tracking on both Ticwatch GTH and Amazfit GTS 2 Mini.
You get stress tracking and breathe training on these watches too, but the data on these metrics isn’t quite useful. Ticwatch goes ahead and tracks even your body temperature, but users can’t make anything of that (a redundant feature for many). Amazfit Watches can also track menstrual cycles as a bonus.
The Amazfit Watches has an edge as they convert the metrics to PAI score, a metric that encourages you to exercise based on your heart rate variability, sleep score, and blood oxygen tracking.
Overall, Amazfit GTS 2 Mini would be our top pick if we are looking for a health watch on a budget.
Keep in mind that the health insights from these devices aren’t for medical use, but they seem at least now to offer useful prompts that could help indicate that something is not quite right.
Amazfit Bip U Pro Vs GTS 2 Mini Ticwatch GTH: Battery Life & Charging Comparison
- Ticwatch GTH packs inside a large 260 battery and yet the performance is similar
- These watches are the best performers in terms of battery performance, and there is only a slight variability in draining.
- The charging time is the same (2 hours), and all of them use magnetic pins rather than a puck or cradle.
|Amazfit Bip U Pro||Amazfit GTS 2 Mini||Ticwatch GTH|
|Battery Type||non-removable Lithium-polymer||non-removable Lithium-polymer||non-removable Lithium-polymer|
|Battery Size||230 mAh||220 mAh||260 mAh|
|Battery Performance||Up to 9 days||Up to 7 days||Up to 10 days|
|Charger Type||Proprietary (Clip/2-pin POGO pin)||Proprietary (Clip/2-pin POGO pin)||Proprietary (Clip/2-pin POGO pin)|
|Charging Time||2 hours||2 hours||About 2 hours|
Battery life can never be the definitive factor if you want to prioritize one watch over the others. All of them can deliver 5 days of battery life with ease. Amazfit GTS 2 Mini can stretch it to 9 days with major features turned off, whereas Ticwatch despite having a bigger battery offers similar results.
In the battery department, Amazfit watches are the best and if you turn off the power-hogs like continuous heart rate monitoring, sleep tracking, and use the GPS conservatively, the battery can be easily stretched to weeks.
All of these watches are pretty slow when it comes to charging, and interestingly, they use the similarly designed magnetic pin connector. You won’t be able to open any feature while these watches are charging. The magnetic connector has been found to create some problems in the case of Amazfit Bip U Pro, but that isn’t a deal-breaker.
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Verdict: Which One Should you buy?
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Amazfit Bip U Pro has Alexa as outstanding features, GTS 2 Mini boasts crisp AMOLED display, whereas Ticwatch GTH has a premium metallic built as a strength. What would be the right choice? Amazfit watches should be the one you should go for.
If you have a budget of around $60, pay a little extra for the Bip U Pro or just buy Bip U. And if you want to get maximum value, Amazfit GTS 2 Mini has just the right set of features. Apart from the AMOLED display, it has built-in GPS, a well-designed UI, 70+ sports mode, and 50+ watch faces. The battery life is decent, enough to get you through a week.
We discourage you to buy Ticwatch GTH as it is not offering anything extra than what the Amazfit Bip U Pro doesn’t. Not only that, it lacks the features like voice assistant and onboard GPS that are increasingly becoming commonplace in budget smartwatches.