Already present in the world of outdoor sports watches with its T-Rex series, Amazfit is moving upmarket with its new titanium Falcon watch, following in the footsteps of Garmin and Apple. True to its reputation, however, it stands out for its very aggressive pricing positioning. The Amazfit Falcon is indeed launched at € 499.90, half the price of the Garmin Epix Gen 2 and Apple Watch Ultra. It is also a little cheaper than the newly announced Suunto 9 Peak Pro (629 € in titanium version).
A titanium case and very waterproof
This price does not prevent Amazfit from offering a watch with a 49 mm titanium case announced as very resistant and particularly waterproof. The Falcon meets the military standard MIL-STD 810G and has a 20 ATM (200 pm) certification. The practice of scuba 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 protecting a 1.28″ AMOLED screen (416 x 416 px, brightness up to 1000 nits). Nothing very impressive at this level and even a little disappointing compared to the 1.39″ screen of the T-Rex 2. We could have expected a larger display for such an imposing watch (49.45 x 47.2 x 12.95 mm for 64 g, excluding strap ).
This large case, however, can accommodate a 500 mAh battery, ensuring the Falcon up to 14 days of autonomy in “classic use”, according to Amazfit, or up to 21 hours with precision GPS.
More than 150 sport modes and a virtual coach
It is also a dual-band multi GNSS chip that is used for geolocation, which should in principle ensure good precision even in congested environments (city, forest, etc.).
As for the other 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’s still Zepp OS that drives this Amazfit Falcon. In all, 159 sport modes are recognized, including eight automatically. We also benefit from a virtual coach for training, trajectory correction and track modes for running, as well as the import of routes to take advantage of the integrated navigation function (without mapping).
So many arguments to seduce outdoor sports enthusiasts who do not necessarily have the budget to afford a Garmin or Apple watch. It will nevertheless be a question of verifying whether its sports performance and the precision of its measurements are at the level of its competitors, which we will try to determine during a future test.