Already present in the world of outdoor sports watches with its T-Rex series, Amazfit is moving towards the high end with its new Falcon titanium watch, following in the footsteps of Garmin and Apple. However, true to its reputation, it stands out for its very aggressive pricing. Indeed, the Amazfit Falcon launches at €499.90, half the price of the Garmin Epix Gen 2 and the Apple Watch Ultra. It is also slightly cheaper than the recently announced Suunto 9 Peak Pro (€629 in titanium version).
A titanium case and very resistant to water
This price does not prevent Amazfit from offering a watch with a 49mm titanium case advertised as very resistant and particularly waterproof. The Falcon meets the military standard MIL-STD 810G and is certified to 20 ATM (200 pm). The practice of diving is thus possible.
On the downside, the Amazfit Falcon does not include a microphone or speaker and therefore cannot be used for phone calls.
In addition to its titanium case, the Falcon benefits from a sapphire crystal that protects a 1.28″ AMOLED screen (416 x 416 px, up to 1000 nits brightness). Nothing very impressive at this level and even a little disappointing. compared to 1.39″ screen. of the T-Rex 2. We might have expected a bigger screen for such an imposing watch (49.45 x 47.2 x 12.95 mm for 64 g, without strap).
This large case, however, can house a 500 mAh battery, which guarantees the Falcon up to 14 days of autonomy in “classic use”, according to Amazfit, or up to 21 hours with precision GPS.
Over 150 sport modes and a virtual coach
It is also a dual-band multi GNSS chip that is used for geolocation, which in principle should guarantee good accuracy even in congested environments (city, forest, etc.).
As for the rest of the sensors, we find the BioTracker 3.0 with 6 photodiodes for heart rate and SpO2 measurements, as well as the classic gyroscopic, geomagnetic, altimetric sensors, an accelerometer and an ambient light sensor. External sensors can also be connected via Bluetooth.
On the software side, it is still Zepp OS that powers this Amazfit Falcon. In total, 159 sports modes are recognized, including eight automatically. We also benefit from a virtual coach for training, trajectory correction and follow modes for running, as well as route import to take advantage of the integrated navigation function (no mapping).
So many arguments to seduce outdoor sports lovers who don’t necessarily have the budget to afford a Garmin or Apple watch. However, it will be a matter of checking if your sports performance and the accuracy of your measurements are at the level of your competitors, which we will try to determine during a future test.