Launched alongside the Xiaomi Mi Band 4, the new Amazfit Verge 2 is a device with more functions that is still affordable compared to the competition.
The Verge 2 is one of the very first smartwatches that comes with an ECG monitor
– at the moment the only others are the Apple Watch 4 and the, not yet released, Withings Move ECG.
With an ECG monitor you can determine if you have a high risk of atrial fibrillation, which is a heart condition that can cause an irregular heartbeat. It is a condition that is sometimes difficult to recognize without the test.
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The watch also offers sporty e-SIM support, which means that you can use this watch separately from your smartphone if you want to run without being bothered by your device.
Activity registration on the watch can automatically work out 10 different types of exercises, including running, cycling and swimming. It is IP68 resistant to water and dust, so that you can also take the device with you in a swimming pool.
It is also powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2500 chipset, which we have yet to see in another device, so we cannot be sure how powerful it will be. It must provide enough power for the Amazfit Verge 2 to follow your training.
There is 4 GB of storage space on board for you to upload and listen to music during your runs, plus the display is a 1.34-inch 454 x 454 AMOLED that displays all your statistics in an easily readable way.
Huami (a sub brand of Xiaomi, and the one behind the Amazfit line) has confirmed that the watch will last a single day of a charge – it is 420 mAh cell – but we hope that that estimate is on the conservative side, so you The smartwatch does not have to recharge the night every night.
At this moment the Amazfit Verge 2 has just been confirmed for Chinese markets and we still have to learn a worldwide release date. We expect to hear more soon, but there is no guarantee that this will ever come to the UK, the US or Australia.
If this is the case, the Chinese price can give us a solid estimate of the amount that it costs. The normal version of the watch costs 999 CNY (about £ 115, $ 145, AU $ 210) while a version with the ECG monitor on board costs a little extra at 1299 CNY (about £ 150, $ 190, AU $ 270) .
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