ChatGPT continues its march in the tech industry as it reaches a new frontier: smartwatches. Fitness brand Amazfit has revealed that it will add generative AI as a feature on its GTR4 device.
looking at a recently posted demo on LinkedIn (opens in a new tab), ChatGPT will appear as ChatGenius in the GTR4 menu, and from there, you can ask him anything you want. The video shows someone asking how they can improve their running performance. Then, in just a few seconds, ChatGenius responds with a multi-paragraph response that you can read in its entirety by turning the crown on your watch face. Touch the screen to clear the old answer and you can ask a new question. You can even ask ChatGenius how your day was and it will tell you how many steps you took plus your current heart rate.
Beyond the demo, there is very little information about how ChatGPT will work on the Amazfit GTR4. other reports (opens in a new tab) Claim that you can ask generic questions like the weather forecast or traffic, just like any other smartwatch. It is also unknown which other Amazfit devices will get the feature. The video alludes to ChatGPT support based on watch model and location, with the United States being the only confirmed region at the time of writing.
We’ve reached out to Amazfit about the availability of ChatGPT support and what else you can do. Can it, for example, display different types of data or is it limited to a few things? This story will be updated if we hear back.
first party support
The fact that Amazfit has been able to beat the tech giants by adding proprietary support for generative AI to a smartwatch is quite an achievement. The closest thing to ChatGPT on something like the Apple Watch is a third-party app called GPT clock for Apple Watch (opens in a new tab). It works more or less the same way. You open the app, ask a question, and get a multi-paragraph answer. However, there are some notable differences.
For starters, you need to pay $3.99 to use it, while Amazfit’s feature is free. But you can “share the result of your interaction” with other people through text messages, email or social networks. Whether or not the GTR4 can do the same is unknown at this time. Be that as it may, Amazfit has managed to break boundaries before anyone else. We think it’s only a matter of time before companies like Apple or Google finally add support for their own generative AI to their own smartwatches. Technology is already on browsers other search enginesafter all.
Be sure to check out TechRadar’s recently updated list of the best cheap smartwatches for the year if you are in the market for one.