The Amazfit T-Rex is a surprisingly solid outdoor watch debut from Huami. It’s cheap, delivers a design that’s built for some rough and tumble, and covers those key sport modes.
Tracking is reliable on the whole, the battery lives up to its impressive billing, and while smartwatch features are limited, they do generally work well.
There are some outdoor watch staples it does miss out on, like navigation and mapping. But if you can live without those features and simply want some outdoor data and insights for your adventures, then it has got you covered.
Who’s this for?
The Amazfit T-Rex is for anyone who spends lots of time hiking or trail running, but can’t stomach spending hundreds on a watch to track those outdoor pursuits.
You’re getting some of the same metrics that you get on high-end Garmin and Suunto outdoor watches, and even outdoor smartwatches like the Casio Pro Trek WSD-F30. Unlike the latter, you’re also getting lots of battery life to play with.
Should you buy it?
Buy it if you like the idea of owning an outdoor watch that won’t break the bank. While the Amazfit T-Rex's design feels a little on the cheap side, its tracking skills perform well and it’s an easy to use watch overall.
If you want something with a better design that can offer similar tracking but can also add navigation into the mix, Garmin’s Instinct will be a better fit. The Instinct does though cost substantially more. Bottom line, there are few outdoor watches at this price that can really match the T-Rex right now.
First reviewed: February 2020