The new Amazfit Verge 2 is a more feature-packed device launched alongside the Xiaomi Mi Band 4 and it is still affordable compared to the competition. The Verge 2 is considered one of the very first smartwatches to come with an ECG monitor. Currently, the others offering ECG monitor are the Apple Watch 4 (yet unreleased) and Withings Move ECG. An ECG monitor enables you to identify whether you’re at high risk of atrial fibrillation. It is a heart condition that can cause an irregular heart rate. It’s a condition that can sometimes be hard to spot without the test.
The smartwatch also come sporting e-SIM support. It would enable you to use this watch separately from your smartphone if you’re looking to go running without being encumbered by your device. The activity tracking on the smartwatch can automatically work out on 10 different types including running, cycling, and swimming. It has IP68 water and dust resistant and powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2500 chipset. There’s 4GB of storage onboard for you to upload music to and listen on your runs, plus the display is a 1.39-inch 454 x 454 AMOLED that will display all of your stats in an easy to read way.
Huami is a sub-brand of Xiaomi and the one behind the Amazfit line. Huamin has confirmed that the watch will last for a single day from a charge. It has a 420mAh cell. The Amazfit Verge 2 is just confirmed for Chinese markets and we should wait for a worldwide release date. People in the U.S, the UK, and Australia will get this smartwatch in the near future. The Chinese price would provide us a solid estimate of how much it’ll cost. The normal version of the smartwatch costs 999 CNY and estimated at £115, $145, AU$210 after its availability. Another version with the ECG monitor onboard costs at 1299 CNY and expected at £150, $190, AU$270.