Huami has been Xiaomi’s manufacturer for fitness bands since the first Mi Band. Two years ago, the company started selling wearables under its own Amazfit brand and the Amazfit Verge was a huge success as a fitness-focused smartwatch. Now, the company announced the sequel, Amazfit Verge 2.
The upcoming Verge 2 brings a series of significant upgrades that make quite a difference in the wearable market. With eSIM support, the smartwatch allows users to make and receive calls without needing to be connected to a phone. The band is also compatible with all mainstream carriers in China.
A big highlight of the Verge 2 is real-time ECG, which is facilitated by Huami’s custom Huangshan No. 1 always-on AI chip. The AI chip allows more accurate heart rate monitoring through a cardiac biometrics engine, as well as real-time ECG screening that is able to check for any heart abnormalities like heart arrhythmia or atrial fibrillation. Verge 2 is able to store up to 60 minutes of ECG data for seven days.
In terms of specs, the Verge 2 features a 1.39-inch 454 x 454 AMOLED panel with Gorilla Glass 3, IP68 dust and water resistance, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, Wi-Fi b/g/n, and built-in GPS/GLONASS as well as NFC. Also, it is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 2500 and comes with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. The band features a 420mAh battery cell and has a microphone.
The Verge 2 can automatically track 10 activities, including running, walking, indoor running, indoor riding, elliptical, mountaineering, skipping, outdoor riding, football, and trail running. The band is made of microcrystalline zirconium ceramic frame, making the smartwatch more resilient.
An Avengers edition of the Verge 2 in a white color option will also become available in July. Anyhow, keep in mind that only 5000 units of the Avengers limited edition are out there and one device costs about $215 in China.
The original version of the smartwatch costs $145, while the ECG version goes for $190. FYI, the standard version is already on sale in China.
Regarding its global availability, there are rumors that the Verge 2 will become available in the U.S some point later this year.