Amazfit Verge 2 Launched with e-SIM and ECG support
Amazfit Verge 2 Launched with e-SIM and ECG support by Huami which has been making fitness bands for Xiaomi since the very first Mi Band, and two years ago the manufacturer branched out and started selling wearables under its own Amazfit brand.
The Verge 2 features a set of key upgrades that make it an even better option in the wearable space. The smartwatch now offers eSIM support, allowing it to make and receive calls without being connected to a phone. The Verge 2 is compatible with all major carriers in China, and it’ll be interesting to see if Huami retains the feature in the global version of the smartwatch.
Another major addition is real-time ECG, facilitated by Huami’s custom Huangshan No. 1 always-on AI chip. The chip has a cardiac biometrics engine that allows for more accurate heart rate monitoring, as well as real-time ECG screening for any abnormalities like heart arrhythmia or atrial fibrillation. The smartwatch will be able to store up to 60 minutes of ECG data locally for seven days.
On the hardware front, the Verge 2 features a 1.39-inch 454 x 454 AMOLED panel with Gorilla Glass 3 protection, IP68 dust and water resistance, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, Wi-Fi b/g/n, and built-in GPS/GLONASS as well as NFC. The smartwatch is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 2500 platform, and you get 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. The 420mAh battery is rated for a single day’s worth of use on a full charge, and the Verge 2 also has a microphone.
Like its predecessor, the Verge 2 is able to automatically track 10 activities, including running, walking, indoor running, indoor riding, elliptical, mountaineering, skipping, outdoor riding, football, and trail running. The design now sees a microcrystalline zirconium ceramic frame instead of a polycarbonate chassis, and that should make the smartwatch more durable.
As noted by GizmoChina, there’s also an Avengers edition of the Verge 2 that comes with a white color option and custom watch faces. Just 5000 units of the Avengers edition will be available, and customers in China will have to shell out 1499 RMB ($215) to get their hands on the smartwatch.
Huami has priced the base variant of the Amazfit Verge at 999 yuan (Rs 10,000 approx), The ECG version will be available 1299 yuan(Rs 13,000 approx) and the special Avengers edition will cost you 1499 yuan(Rs 15,000 approx).The smartwatch is only available in China as of now and there’s no word from Huami on its global launch.