A few other apps have landed in the recently launched Amazfit App Store. These can be downloaded now and installed on your GT3 watch.
The GTR 3 and GTS 3, as well as the top model GTR 3 Pro were officially launched in October last year. We reviewed the first on this list and found it to be a solid offering for those looking for a budget activity tracker. There really is a lot to like about GTR 3 and the improvements over the previous generation are clear.
Apart from some hardware upgrades, the big news for this generation is the unveiling of Zepp Health’s new operating system. Small in size, the company has for the first time opened its software to third-party developers.
The operating system contains something Zepp Health calls a Mini App Framework. This allows the development of lightweight applications that anyone with a bit of programming knowledge can design. There is a special web-based kit developed especially for this purpose. It is based on java script and allows you to create both apps and watch faces.
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So far, there have only been a few apps you can install. Not really a surprise as this is an entirely new platform. It will take time for the number of available applications to increase.
One such app, for example, reminds users to drink a certain amount of water every day. Other apps created by Zepp Health include Home connect, BMI, Pregnancy Assistant, Watch Storage Space, Real-time Heart Rate, Brushing Teeth, Flashlight SOS, Calories, Calculator, and Color Identification.
Now the selection has been expanded with new applications. This includes Fishing Intensifier, Space Breaker, Color Switch, Scoreboard, Notify for Maps (which shows directions), Navigation Wear, and Anniversary.
Which means the app selection has started to expand. Not quite up to Apple yet, but it’s a start.
To encourage developers to create their own apps, Zepp Health is currently hosting a global online ‘hackathon’. About a month from the end of the competition, prizes are awarded to the most innovative and creative applications. Each participant of a winning team will receive one of the latest Amazfit watch models. They will continue to receive a free watch for up to four consecutive years, as long as they continue to download new apps, watch faces or tools from the Zepp App Store.
In addition, the fourth generation of the GT series should land in the coming months. This was explicitly stated during Zepp Health’s May 2022 investor call. One device that has already been confirmed by the FCC is the GTS 4 Mini. But we should also get the GTS 4 and GTR 4, probably in Q3.
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