The Amazfit T-Rex 2, despite what the name might imply, is the third watch in the series, coming after the T-Rex Pro from 2021 and the original T-Rex from 2020.
With the most recent wearable iteration, the wearable manufacturer has stuck to the original formula. The Amazfit T-Rex 2 is a big, brash, and unapologetically attractive watch, but it’s not just about looking tough.
Numerous sports modes, a powerful battery, excellent water resistance, military-grade durability, and other features make it ideal for the great outdoors.
Price and availability
In May 2022, the $229 Amazfit T-Rex 2 went on sale. Four color combinations—Astro Black & Gold, Ember Black, Wild Green, and Desert Khaki—are offered for the watch.
The smartwatch is available from Amazon, Best Buy, and the Amazfit website, to name a few.
Physical buttons have always been a part of the T-Rex line’s design, and they are still present on both sides of the case. These buttons are used to navigate backward and forward through the UI, as well as up and down scroll content on the screen. Naturally, you can also make use of the touchscreen features. When the watch is muddy or wet, these buttons are useful.
One-tap measuring is another new feature that Amazfit is adding to the T-Rex 2. In about 45 seconds, this will record your heart rate, blood oxygen saturation, level of stress, and breathing rate. Each of these individual metrics can be set to 24-hour monitoring, but this feature can provide you with a real-time reading of each.
An IP-68 rating indicates protection from up to 1 meters of water and some resistance to dust. Along with the impressive water resistance rating, it also carries 15 different MIL-STD-810G certifications.
One of the T-Rex 2’s distinguishing features may be a big no for some people as well. Its design is that feature. This watch is not delicate. It is angular, heavy, and thick.
The watch gained weight even though its overall dimensions remained the same as in earlier generations. The T-Rex 2 weighed 66.5 grams, while the T-Rex Pro weighed 59 grams. The T-Rex 2’s battery size increased from 390mAh to 500mAh, adding weight to the device.
During workouts, there is a part of the software that is not very intuitive. To make changes or even pause the workout, there were no cues as to which way to swipe, which button to press, or where to tap.
Finally, at 1000 nits, the T-Rex 2’s display can become extremely bright. But when using the always-on display, it doesn’t matter. The watch has an ambient light sensor that automatically adjusts the brightness of the display based on the surroundings.
Should you buy it?
Like its predecessors, the Amazfit T-Rex 2 isn’t for everyone. Although it is bulky and heavy, it makes excellent use of that by being extremely robust and having long-lasting batteries.
It can withstand the harshest environments in addition to tracking over 150 sports and exercises. Although the T-Rex 2 has better notifications than earlier models, it still lacks keyboard support and third-party apps to provide a true smartwatch experience.