Amazfit’s T-Rex line is something of a surprise player in the rugged activity tracker space, offering up a refreshing degree of affordability against rivals that cost two or three times as much. Now, however, it looks as though the company might be readying something a little more premium of its own in the Amazfit Falcon.
Leaks have emerged that suggest the existence of a forthcoming rugged smartwatch called the Amazfit Falcon, though first known through the codename ‘Vienna’. From what we’ve seen so far, it goes beyond the competitive price/performance balance struck by the T-Rex line and builds on the T-Rex 2, with more premium materials and a more potent feature set.
When does the Amazfit Falcon launch?
According to GSMArena – the source of most of the leaks about the Falcon – the watch will launch very soon, on 13 October.
How much is the Amazfit Falcon?
The Falcon’s price is still under wraps. However, we expect it to be positioned as a more premium alternative to the T-Rex 2, which costs $229/£219/€299.
That means the Falcon is likely to cost a little more than that – probably making it the most expensive Amazfit watch to date.
What are the Falcon specs and features?
Premium rugged multisport watches don’t come along that often, with Polar’s $600/$520 Grit X Pro Titan being one of the only recent examples to spring to mind – unless you count the Apple Watch Ultra.
According to GSMArena we can expect sapphire cover glass and a titanium casing, underpinned by a 1.28in (416×416) display, with a peak brightness of 1000nits, plus impressive 20ATM water resistance.
If the below images aren’t enough, you can get a better look at the watch in action in unboxing and tour videos shared with GSMArena before the launch.
Amazfit Falcon leaked images | Source: GSMArena
Beyond that, the spec sheet is reportedly similar to the rumoured T-Rex 2, with the company’s latest BioTracker 3.0 PPG sensor array on hand for heart rate and blood oxygen tracking, an accelerometer, gyroscope, barometer, geomagnetic sensor and ambient light sensor, plus dual-band GPS and Bluetooth 5.0.
The Falcon apparently comes with 4GB storage along with 32MB RAM, suggesting more space for offline music or potentially more apps, if Amazfit continues on building out its devices’ Zepp OS user experience.
The more demanding functionality expected to grace the Falcon accounts for a shorter promised battery life of 14 days per charge – compared to the T-Rex 2’s quoted 24 days– despite both watches relying on a 500mAh battery.
This hardware powers a familiar-sounding software experience from Amazfit that looks to focus more on activity tracking, rather than serving up deeper smartwatch functionality, with tracking for ‘over 150+ sports modes’, plus sleep and stress tracking too.
Amazfit relies on a PAI (Personal Activity Intelligence) score for its activity tracking, which according to the company is a measurement based on the “heart health impact of physical activity.”
Check out our rundown of the best smartwatches and fitness trackers available right now, to see what the Amazfit Falcon may be up against.