Chinese manufacturer Huami (associated with Xiaomi) has been making smartwatches independently for the past few years. Having notably made Xiaomi’s Mi Band wearables, Huami has since established itself under the Amazfit brand. The company has now unveiled the successor to its widely popular Verge smartwatch, aptly named the Verge 2.
This watch has a ton of features built-in, and is quite clearly a low cost alternative to the most recent Apple Watch. First and foremost, the Verge 2 packs a 1.39-inch 454 x 454 AMOLED display, which is supported by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3. You will also get NFC, as well as e-SIM compatibility to work independently.
In terms of ECG capabilities, the Verge 2 offers real-time ECG tracking to detect conditions like heart arrhythmia or atrial fibrillation. The company mentions that the Verge 2 can store up to 60 minutes of ECG data per week.
Activity tracking is also available here, supporting up to 10 activities, including swimming and cycling. Speaking of which, the smartwatch is supported by IP68 certification, making it resistant water as well as dust.
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Amazfit speaks about using a microcrystalline zirconium ceramic frame instead of polycarbonate, thus offering a more durable exterior. You will find 4GB of native storage and 512MB of RAM here. This is also one of the few smartwatches out there to run on the Snapdragon Wear 2500 processor.
Amazfit is also offering an Avengers edition of the Verge 2, with only 5,000 units said to be available. This variant is priced at 1499 CNY ($217) and is the most expensive variant of the Verge 2. The company will sell the standard edition of the Verge 2 for 999 CNY ($144) while the ECG variant is sold at 1299 CNY ($188). We should expect the Verge 2 to reach global markets, including the U.S. by the end of the year.