Amazfit announced and released a new update on the official Amazfit GTR 2 and Amazfit GTS 2 on September 25th, 2018. This update was released to all users who owns the Amazfit GTR 2 and Amazfit GTS 2. The update includes translations, new features and performance improvements.
In this update, Amazfit GTR 2 and Amazfit GTS 2 have Alexa functionality on the watches. This feature is only available on the watch with OS 2.2.0 or later. The watch is enabled by default. To enable Alexa and get more information, please follow the steps below.
Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant is finally coming to the Amazfit Bip – the company’s first smartwatch. Just like on smartphones, Alexa is now available on the Amazfit Bip to play music and check the weather. Alexa will also provide some handy reminders . The update is currently rolling out in the UK, but will be coming to the US soon.
At the launch of the Amazfit GTR 2 and GTS 2, Huami promised that Amazon Alexa would make an appearance on both devices. As promised, the company launched Alexa on the global models of both watches, but it was not possible to use it. Now Huami has finally enabled Amazon Alexa on the Amazfit GTR 2 and GTS 2 in new firmware updates.
The Alexa service will be available in 15 major countries around the world so far. These countries are the following: United States, United Kingdom, India, Ireland, Australia, Japan, France, Italy, Germany, New Zealand, Mexico, Spain, Austria, Brazil and Canada. Using the Amazon Alexa service, users can give the watch many voice commands. Users can set reminders and timers, access training modes, monitor heart rate and more. Some users have noticed that they can’t access Alexa’s music control feature, but this may be fixed soon.
The change log also mentions the optimization of the accuracy of the heart rate measurement. I also extended the duration of the alarm to one minute and fixed the daytime stress display problem.
A new firmware version has been released for the Amazfit GTR 2 with firmware ID 126.96.36.199. The Amazfit GTS 2 will receive firmware version 188.8.131.52. The latest versions of both aircraft are now sold in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Brazil and Vietnam.
India and other major countries are about to be upgraded. To activate Amazon Alexa on your smartwatch, first install the new version. Later, go to Profile – Add Account in the Zepp application. Select Amazon Alexa here and follow the necessary steps. =
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Frequently Asked Questions
Does Amazfit GTR 2 have Alexa?
The Amazfit GTR 2 is a smartwatch that has a built-in heart rate monitor and supports the voice assistant Alexa. This watch is compatible with the Amazon Alexa Smart Home and can be connected to your home’s WiFi network.
The watch charges via a proprietary magnetic charger that is included in the box. The new Amazfit GTR 2 sports an updated look, improved connectivity, and some new features. It is available in black, orange, or blue and costs $120.
How do you activate Alexa on Amazfit GTR 2?
If you have a smartwatch that uses Alexa, it’s likely that you’ve used a number of the apps on it. Perhaps you’ve used the Starbucks app to order a coffee or the Uber app to order a car. But with the new Amazfit GTR 2 smartwatch, you can also use your voice to activate Alexa and turn on the music in your bedroom or play a podcast in the car.
Amazon’s Alexa is a virtual assistant that can answer your questions and handle your household tasks. It’s designed to be easy to use and smart enough to know which tasks are appropriate for you. But it also needs to be turned on and given permission to use its abilities. That’s where the Amazfit team comes in.
How do you use Alexa in Amazfit?
If you own a smartwatch running the Amazfit, then you’ve probably noticed that Alexa is integrated into the firmware. Previously, there was a setting in the Garmin Connect app that allowed you to activate Alexa, but only for a specific smartwatch. The new update for both the Amazfit GTR 2 and the Amazfit GTS 2 lets you activate Alexa on all Amazfit devices, so you can use your headset as a remote for your TV, for example.
Amazfit has been able to add the ability to use the Alexa Voice Service (AVS) thanks to a software update released by Amazfit recently. Although the update was not available for the first Amazfit models, the new firmware will let users activate the AVS and access the Alexa voice service, making it easier to use the Amazfit as a smart speaker.