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Huami Amazfit Verge - All information about the Smartwatch!

Amazfit Verge

With the Amazfit Verge, the company Huami, founded in 2014, which, among other things, brings wearables for Xiaomi (Xiaomi Mi Band 3) produces the fourth smartwatch on the market. In China, the watch was released under the name “Amazfit Smartwatch”. This simple name comes from the fact that Huami understands the previously published products as pure sports wearables. The Verge, on the other hand, is a real smartwatch that offers more than just sports functions. Internationally, the smartwatch is appearing as “Amazfit Verge”.

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Design and display

The design of the new Amazfit Smartwatch is youthfully modern. In contrast to  Amazfit Stratos , which comes in a stylish carbon case and the  Amazfit Pace which places a lot of emphasis on simplicity, the Amazfit Verge is a compromise of both thanks to its casual look. The watch case is made of reinforced plastic. The case diameter is 43 mm, the thickness is 12.6 mm. According to protection class IP68, the smartwatch is protected against dust and water up to a depth of 1 meter. However, Huami clearly emphasizes that the watch is not suitable for showering and swimming! Watch straps can be changed at will. The watch is delivered from the factory with a 70 + 113 mm silicone strap. The smartwatch is available in black, blue and white.

Here you can buy the Amazfit Verge.

The circular display has a diagonal of 1.30 inches with 360 x 360 pixels. In contrast to the previously released models, there is no transflective display, but an AMOLED display. The advantage of an OLED panel ("Organic Light Emitting Diode") compared to a conventional LCD is that there is no need for a backlight. Each pixel lights up independently, which means that a particularly rich black level is achieved. If you want to display black, the pixel simply remains switched off! At the same time, this can significantly reduce battery consumption. However, you shouldn't be prepared for the battery runtimes achieved by models with a transflective display. The display is protected by scratch- and shock-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 3. A special coating on the protective glass prevents dirt and fingerprints from sticking.

Display and design

Hardware

On the hardware side, the Amazfit Verge is based on the recently released Huami Watches. The manufacturer continues to rely on a dual-core processor that clocks at up to 1.2 GHz, a 512MB main memory and a 4GB flash memory. A memory expansion is not possible. Bluetooth is available in version 4.0. WiFi is supported with the 802.11 b / g protocols. The position is determined with the help of GPS and GLONASS. Support for NFC is new. The sensor equipment includes an ambient light sensor, an acceleration sensor, a gyroscope, a geomagnetic sensor, a barometer and an optical heart rate sensor. A microphone and a loudspeaker are also installed.

Features

Those who still hoped that the smartwatch would appear with Android Wear will unfortunately be disappointed. As expected, the in-house Amazfit OS is used again, which is at least based on Android. The watch can be paired with Android mobile devices from Android 4.4 and iOS devices from iOS 9.0. The app for pairing the watch (Amazfit Watch App ”) can be obtained from the respective app stores.

Amazfit Verge Watchfaces

Sports features

The Amazfit Verge supports 11 different indoor and outdoor sport modes. The choices are:

  • Run
  • Indoor skiing
  • Trail Running
  • Go
  • Cross trainer
  • Mountaineering
  • Tennis
  • Skiing
  • Football
  • Cycling
  • Indoor Cycling

In combination with the various sensors, the watch records, among other things, position data and heart rate. Depending on the sport profile, the route, the steps taken and the calories burned are calculated from this. The collected data can be synchronized with the Amazfit Watch App or MiFit App and evaluated in nice overviews. Irregularities in the heart rate measurement (24 hours a day) are displayed to the user in the form of a health profile.

Mobile payment, AI and Smart Home

These newly introduced functions show why the Amazfit Verge is not just a sports watch. The NFC module makes it possible, at least in China, to make mobile payments (Alipay) or to load the public transport ticket onto the watch. It remains to be seen whether this or a similar function will be integrated in the international model.

Another newly introduced function is the Amazfit AI (Artificial Intelligence). This is based on Xiaomi's voice assistant (Xiao AI) and is comparable to Amazon's Alexa, Apple's Siri or Google's Assistant. Questions can be asked directly to the voice assistant via the watch's microphone. The answer is received via the integrated loudspeaker without a third-party device. However, you should also note with this function that the Xiaomi language assistant is mainly intended for the Chinese market and does not understand any other languages ​​besides Chinese! The “MIJIA Smart Home Control” function allows Mi Home devices to be controlled via the Smartwatch.

Amazfit app

Telephony, SMS and notifications

Incoming calls on the smartphone can be accepted, rejected and made via the Verge. In order for the transfer to work, there must be a Bluetooth connection to the smartphone. Just like calls, notifications can also be received. For example, if you receive an SMS or a WhatsApp message, the content of the notification can be read directly on the watch.

Accumulator

The capacity of the battery is 390 mAh. According to Huami, a continuous Bluetooth connection to the smartphone, receiving 150 notifications a day, activating the display 30 times a day and using NFC 4 times a day achieves a battery life of 5 days. The battery is charged via a 4-pin charging connector. The charging time is 2.5 hours. 

Source: cn.amazfit.com/verge.html

10 Comments

10 Comments

  1. Tom

    17. September 2018 at 19: 56

    Cool thing. Does the clock run the same operating system as the other models? And can I exchange watchfaces, install apps, etc.? Would be really interested, because I like the Verge of the design better than the others.

    • Timo Administrator

      17. September 2018 at 20: 24

      Hi Tom, the operating system is still Amazfit OS, which is based on Android. In contrast to the other Huami watches, the user interface has been visually adjusted again. You will not be able to install apps (at the most over detours). Of course, you can exchange Watchfaces.

  2. Fabian

    2. October 2018 at 13: 05

    Hello, is there any news about Verge International? Seeking urgently a new Smartwatch with OLED display and this here would be more than convenient. But I do not want to mess with the Chinese and nothing flashing. LG

    • Timo Administrator

      2. October 2018 at 13: 11

      Hey Fabian, unfortunately there are no news. Until the release of an at least English-speaking model you have to be patient for a few more months.

      • Fabian

        2. October 2018 at 14: 03

        Thanks, then I will continue to look around. To wait months is too long for me.

  3. The Sven

    3. October 2018 at 12: 03

    If I really get 5 days of battery life, it will be bought. Such an OLED is already a must for a smartwatch. But what I'm wondering is how mobile payments will be implemented with us. Later, if Google Pay is supported, Verge would be a dream! I'm also curious what modding technically possible. Do you intend to test them?

    • Timo Administrator

      3. October 2018 at 13: 00

      Hey Sven, first an international model would have to appear. The Chinese Verge will not support mobile payment outside of China guaranteed. Modding will probably be possible. Just as it is possible with all the other Amazfit models. A review of Verge is guaranteed to come!

  4. Ferdi

    23. October 2018 at 10: 48

    Does the Verge already exist somewhere to buy? Or does anyone have anyone?

    • Timo Administrator

      23. October 2018 at 12: 08

      Hi Ferdi, you can preorder the Verge currently only at the well-known China shops. Most dealers indicate the delivery date by mid-November. I have already ordered a copy for the test, but that will not arrive until November.

  5. Cedric

    15. May 2019 at 23: 06

    Hello, the international version should now also support Alexa. I have updated this model and synonymous to the last firmware. But I can not find a way to connect Alexa. How exactly does it work?

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Overview
Manufacturer

Huami

Model

Huami Amazfit Verge

Specifications

 Display 
Display: AMOLED
Display diagonal: 1.30 inches
Display resolution: 360 x 360 pixels

 Processor and memory 
CPU: Dual Core 1.2GHz
RAM: 512MB
Internal memory: 4GB
Memory extension: no

 Accumulator 
Battery: 390 mAh
Battery life: ~ 5 days
Battery charging time: ~ 2.5 hours

 other 
Bluetooth: 4.0 BLE
WiFi: 802.11 b / g / n
GPS: Yes
Pedometer: Yes
Heart Rate Monitor: Yes
NFC: Yes
OS: Android / iOS

Housing material: plastic
* Diameter: 43 mm
* Thick 12.6 mm
* Protection class: IP68

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