Xiaomi-owned Huami launches Amazfit Verge with OLED display, 5-day battery

Huami Amazfit Verge

Although we're still lamenting the fact that Google won't be releasing a Pixel Watch this year, our readers over in China can now purchase a new smartwatch from Xiaomi sub-brand Huami that offers a tremendous amount of bang-for-your-buck. The Union Pay credit card support is said to come in the month of November. It also comes with the Xiao voice assistant, a Heart rate sensor, NFC for mobile payments using AliPay, built in Global Positioning System, and integration with smart home products from Mija. So you can control around 11 different types of smart home products right from your smartwatch. With the Xiao AI, the user can also ask for stock prices, road conditions, jokes, and many more. The company reveals that the watch comes with a high precision optical sensor with 98% accuracy and up to 80% reduced power consumption. Talking about the specifications, it sports a 1.3-inch AMOLED display with 360 x 360 pixels resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Out of these, three have been made in collaboration with San Francisco based Territory Studio.

The smartwatch is powered by a dual-core 1.2GHz processor with 512MB RAM and 4GB of internal storage. It can be chared using the proprietary magnetic charging cradle.

For connectivity, the Verge sports GPS + GLONASS, WiFi and Bluetooth v4.0 LE. It runs on Android-based Amazfit OS. When connected with a compatible Android smartphone, the Amazfit Verge is also capable of enabling voice call support.

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The smartwatch measures 2.6mm thick and weighs about 46 grams. It is IP68 waterproof, which is okay for showering with the watch, but not for swimming. Additionally, there is Global Positioning System as well as GLONASS support to precisely track your running and walking.

The Verge is priced at 799 Yuan ($116) and goes on sale on September 17 (today) via JingDong and Tmall in Sky Gray color.

Xiaomi's Huami also launched the Amazfit Health Band 1S on Monday which is the successor to the Health Band.

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