Huami is one of the leading manufacturers of wearable devices. The Amazfit series (Amazfit Stratos and Amazfit Bip) has successfully convinced a lot of users around the world. With their growing demand in the market, they recently launched their new smartwatch Huami Amazfit Verge. Will it make a huge difference compared to its predecessors Amazfit Stratos and Amazfit Bip? To know the answer and all about Huami Amazfit Verge, go through the whole review to know whether it will be able to satisfy your desire or not.
Xiaomi Huami Amazfit Verge Review
Let’s learn its main features and other
Design and Appearance
As a smartwatch and health monitor, the design and size of the watch are more important than any other feature. In this section, Huami did a great job. It is not so different in design from Huami’s previous smartwatch Stratos. The watch is 12.6mm thick which is normal. The watch is also pretty much larger than a regular smartwatch. The body is made of plastic and the bands are made of silicon. On the right side of the watch, there is a power button.
The size of the watch is larger than other regular watches because of its larger 1.3 inches display. Being a relatively larger watch, the watch weighs only 46 gram which won’t feel bulky in hand. After all, the watch is so good looking and the hand-feel experience is so awesome.
Basic Features and Hardware
Huami Amazfit smartwatch features almost all the necessary things. It has 4GB of ROM and 512MB of RAM with a 1.8GHz dual-core processor which is more than enough for a smartwatch. It has a 1.3 inches AMOLED display. It features multi-sports recorders including track running, heart rate etc. It can also be used for receiving and sending calls and messages from your smartphone. Its other exciting features are Alipay, GPS, phone-free music. The watch is also IP68 waterproof. But you cannot wear this watch during swimming.
512 RAM and 1.8 GHz dual-core processor is perfect for running almost all the necessary things. Pre-installed apps including the clock, different watch skins, different health monitor program run quite smoothly for this type of hardware. In terms of features and hardware, we think Huami Amazfit isn’t a device made for compromise.
Connectivity and Networking
You most probably will connect your smartwatch to your smartphone so that it can be useful to make phone calls or receive calls and notifications when your hands are busy. For various purposes, Huami Amazfit features most of the connectivity features. It features Wifi, Bluetooth 4.0 by which you can connect this to your smartphone and get notified when you have any phone call or messages including notifications of different applications of your smartphone. It also features GPS and GLONASS which can be used to locate your location on the map or location-based weather update.
It has another exciting feature which is called NFC (Near Field Communication). If you are familiar with this feature, then you now know how this smartwatch can help you out. This feature can be useful for the faster pairing of the smartwatch to your smartphone. This will let you choose contactless payment options. If you are in China, you can use Alipay, or if you are outside, UnionPay will be applicable.
Being a smartwatch especially as a fitness tracker, this smartwatch has all the necessary connectivity features. But you won’t be able to insert any SIM card as it doesn’t have any sim card slot.
It is one of the most important things about a smartwatch. In this section, this smartwatch has a slightly larger 1.3 inches AMOLED touchscreen display. The display has a resolution of 360 X 360 pixels. For protection, the glass has gorilla glass protection 3. In this price range, a 1.3 inches AMOLED with Gorilla glass 3 protection is just awesome. You won’t feel uncomfortable to interact with this beautiful display.
Many of you may prefer different languages. This watch features almost all the common languages like English, French, Spanish, Mandarin, Japanese, Bengali, Italian, German etc. So, we hope you won’t face any trouble with languages as it supports almost all the common languages.
As a health Monitor
You may have already known from the name of the watch that this watch is perfect for being used as a health monitor. During sport and gym time, it can benefit you best. It has multiple sports recorders such as heart rate, track running time, calories, speed, altitude, pace etc.
Xiaomi Huami Amazfit features heart rate monitoring sensor, Pedometer, accelerometer, barometer sensors.
Steps you take can be tracked and recorded by this sensor and thus it can count the distance you cover. It will notify you if you don’t walk enough or walk too much. A sportsman or a health-conscious people can be very much benefited by this functionality.
Heart Rate Monitoring
This watch houses a heart rate monitoring sensor. So, you can always track your heart rate. If your heart rate rises too high or gets to low, it will vibrate and notify you about that. This makes it more useful during sport or gym.
Your sleep duration will be monitored and analyzed. You can track your sleep: how much you had deep sleep or how much you had light sleep.
The most amazing feature about this smartwatch is its capability of measuring pulse accurately all day long. Analyzing user reviews, it can be said that it can almost give a 98% accurate result all the time which uses up to 80% less power.
System and Software
Huami Amazfit doesn’t run on Wear OS. It runs on Huami’s own operating system. But don’t get upset. The watch is capable of performing perfectly just like other same budget smartwatches. The watch is compatible with IOS and Android. As Huami is a sub-brand of Xiaomi, the smartwatch can be integrated into Xiaomi’s ecosystem. The watch features a built-in speaker and microphone which will let you use digital voice assistant Xiao Ai.
The watch can also be integrated into Xiaomi’s Mi Home app. By using this, you can control Xiaomi smart home devices including air conditioner, Microwave oven etc. There are 11 pre-installed watch faces on the watch. If you want more, you can install your own watches from Amazfit watch app.
Battery and Performance
It’s most probably the main concern before buying a smartwatch. You don’t expect to charge your watch regularly like your smartphone. As Huami Amazfit features a lot of things, many users want to know about the battery performance of this device. We cannot say you will get the best battery performance from this device. But under moderate uses, a full charge can serve up to 5 long days. Huami Amazfit features a 280mAh Lithium Polymer Battery which can be fully charged within 3 hours by any USB 2.0 cable.
The package contents a Huami Amazfit Verge, a charging cable and an English user manual.
Things we didn’t like about Huami Amazfit
- It doesn’t support any sim card, so you won’t be able to use it as a regular smartphone.
- The watch has an IP68 rating. So, you cannot go swimming wearing this.
- This device doesn’t run on wear OS. Rather it runs on Huami’s own Operating System.
With monetary support from Xiaomi, Huami is making good quality products. This Huami Amazfit Verge is a perfect example. It features almost all the necessary things including a dual-core processor, 512Mb of RAM, 4Gb ROM, decent amount of sensors and functionalities. If you are a sportsman or a health-conscious people, this device will be a perfect choice. So, if you have the same budget and are planning to buy a smartwatch, we suggest you go for this smartwatch.