Today, the Xiaomi partner brand Huami Amazfit presented two new products at a conference in China. One of them is the new generation of the Amazfit watch called Verge.
Let's welcome Amazfit Verge, the third generation of the Amazfit watch
Two months ago, Huami took over Zepp, one of the leading manufacturers of sports gadgets to monitor activity through proprietary sensors. Thanks to this, the new Amazfit watch has developed mainly in the activity monitoring section. One of the new technologies is the detection of cardiac arrhythmias and atrial fibrillation. Thanks to the Zepp technology, heart rate monitoring has been improved. Active for 24 hours per day will not significantly affect the battery drain as it was in the front models.
The envelope is made of plastic and has a diameter of 43 mm, the thickness is 12,6mm. It has IP 68 certification, but strangely you can not swim with it, I think because it does not monitor swimming. For the first time, the Amazfit watch was equipped with an AMOLED display of 1,3 inch size and 360 resolution on 360 pixels. The screen is protected by a Gorilla Glass 3 rounded glass. The new Amazfit has batteries with a capacity of 390 mAh, the declared working time is 5 days. Longer battery life compared to the previous model is possible thanks to the less-powerful heart rate sensor I mentioned at the beginning.
11 monitoring of various physical activities
The watch allows you to monitor 11 various physical activities, such as: walking, running, tennis, skiing or football. The new generation has also been equipped with a GPS therefore it will record the distance traveled. The watch has a built-in microphone that allows you to control the home automation in the Mi Home application, unfortunately only in Chinese. Communication with other devices is done via WiFi and Bluetooth.
The watch has a dual-core processor clocked 1,2 GHz with 512 MB memory. The internal memory is 4 GB, but only 1,9 GB is available to the user. A novelty in the watch is the NFC module, but I have to worry all non-Chinese citizens, just as in the case of Mi Banda 3 payments will only work in China. ?
The new model will be available in three different colors: white, black and blue. The operating system is the original AmazfitOS overlay and probably at the beginning as in the previous model will be the exclusion in Chinese. The Amazon fans community is very numerous and unofficial versions of the software with other languages will be available soon.
The price for the new watch is 799 yuan, $ 117 dollars at the current rate.
Not for me..
I did not buy the first generation because I did not like the look. I prefer more elegant than sports watches. I decided to buy the second generation - Amazfit 2s with a leather strap and sapphire glass. Unfortunately, there is no information about the more elegant version of the third generation of the watch. Maybe I will buy it for tests if there is interest, but my basic watch will not be. In my opinion, Amazfit Verga has two disadvantages: the appearance and lack of NFC outside of China.
If you want to watch Huami conferences, it is available on Youtube, unfortunately in Chinese.