Xiaomi-backed wearable tech brand Huami disrupted the Indian fitness tracker market with the launch of the Amazfit Verge. At Rs 11,999 in India, the smartwatch offered all-day heart rate monitoring, integrated GPS, and IP68 certification for water- and dust-resistance. As expected, Huami has launched the second-generation of the smartwatch today in China. The watch flaunts a circular 1.3-inch dial, VoLTE support, ceramic body and more. Huami has also announced an ECG and an Avengers Limited Edition of the watch.
Amazfit Verge 2 specifications and features
The newest offering from the company comes with the same circular design but in Microcrystalline Zirconium Ceramic frame with silicon straps. Huami claims that the ceramic body of the latest wearable has undergone precision processing comprising 24 complex processes to make it sturdy. The display on the wearable measures 1.39-inches with a resolution of 454 x 454 pixels and a pixel density of 326ppi, which Huami claims to be retina grade. The screen is protected by a layer of 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 3, while the watch flaunts an IP68 rating as well.
As for the performance, the Amazfit Verge 2 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2500 SoC ticking at its core. The processor is further backed by 512MB RAM and 4GB of onboard storage. On the software front, the watch is running Amazfit OS with support for Android 4.4 or iOS 10 and above. The Verge 2 is powered by a 420mAh battery, which the company claims can last up to 28 hours on 4G. Speaking of 4G, the smartwatch supports network connectivity and VoLTE calling through eSIM.
Coming to the fitness tracking, the Verge 2 is capable of tracking 10 sports activities including running, walking, indoor running, indoor riding, elliptical, mountaineering, outdoor riding, football, skipping, and trail running. There’s an inbuilt GPS module as well. Amazfit has also launched an ECG Edition of the Verge 2, which can show 60 minutes of ECG data locally for up to 7 days. Another highlight of the Amazfit Verge 2 is narrowband network technology (NB-IoT), which doesn’t rely on Bluetooth to connect with your smartphone.
Other salient features of the watch include low heart rate indicator, atrial fibrillation, fall detection, keyless entry and keyless start functions on cars manufactured by Xiaopeng Automobile, Alipay offline payment support, NFC, Bluetooth 4.2+BLE, and Wi-Fi. The company is also partnering up with Tencent to bring the latter’s music streaming, live translation and QQ chat features to watch in future via a software update.
Amazfit Verge 2 price
The Amazfit Verge 2 standard edition is already up for pre-order in China starting today, whereas the ECG edition and Avengers limited edition with custom band and theme will go on sale in July. The regular Amazfit Verge 2 will retail for 999 (~RS 10,000) and ECG Edition will set you back by RMB 1,299 (~Rs 13,000). Huami has announced that only 5,000 units of Avengers Edition will be manufactured and it will retail for RMB 1,499 (~Rs 15,000).