Apple watch

Zepp’s launches the Amazfit Falcon which is more resistant than the Apple Watch Ultra

Amazfit has been very busy releasing smartwatches lately. Its latest addition is the Amazfit Falcon, which was leaked earlier this month. The watch offers improved ATM water resistance and a more premium build while making it the company’s most expensive smartwatch to date.

TL; DR

  • Amazfit introduces the Falcon titanium smartwatch.
  • It has a superior water resistance rating of 20 ATM.
  • The rugged Amazfit Falcon is priced at $500.

In terms of rugged features, the Amazfit Falcon is an upgraded version of the Amazfit T-Rex 2. The new smartwatch comes with a titanium case and sapphire crystal. This sturdier build is paired with a 20 ATM rating, which even beats the Apple Watch Ultra’s 5 ATM water resistance. Amazfit claims the Falcon is suitable for high-speed water sports like diving or jet skiing.

External Accessory Compatibility

The Zepp-owned brand has retained MIL-STD-810 or military-grade certifications along with the 70°C to -40°C (158°F to -40°F) operating temperature range. Despite the added protection, the Amazfit Falcon weighs a bit lighter and thinner. Its AMOLED touchscreen is 1.28 inches wide and reaches a maximum brightness of 1000. Additionally, a total of four mechanical buttons are present.

Around 150+ sport modes are supported while smart recognition is limited to eight. Zepp’s AI-powered Coach app comes with the watch. What is also confirmed is the compatibility of external accessories including heart rate belts and cycling power meters. More importantly, the watch can sync data with third-party apps including Apple Health, Strava, Adidas, Relive, and Google Fit.

Amazfit Falcon rugged GPS smartwatch with sapphire crystal and titanium case / © Amazfit / GSMArena

Missing smartwatch features

Like the cheaper Amazfit GTS 4 and GTR 4 watches, the Falcon’s smart features and biometric tracking are sadly unchanged. It has 24/7 heart, blood oxygen and stress monitoring. VO2 Max and sleep tracking are also available but with a missing microphone for voice calls and command.

Meanwhile, the Amazfit Falcon now has a dual 6-satellite GPS positioning system compared to the T-Rex 2 which is limited to five. Users can enjoy live navigation by importing routes and maps to the Zepp app. According to Amazfit, the Falcon lasts up to 14 days on a single charge with modest use or equivalent to 38 hours with continuous GPS.

Amazfit Falcon Price and Availability

Zepp’s rugged Amazfit Falcon GPS smartwatch is already available in major countries and costs $500 in the US. It only comes in one color, but the 22mm silicone strap is replaceable, thanks to the standard pin buckle design.