Huami Unveils Amazfit Verge, Health Band 1S & Wearable Chip

Huami's new AI wearable chip unveiled

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.

For the price, you get a smartwatch built out of reinforced plastic and consisting of a removable silicone strap. The AMOLED display has a resolution of 360×360 pixels and coating a protective glass Gorilla glass 3.

The cost Amazfit Verge is 799 yuan (about 116 dollars or 3200 UAH). Driving the performance of the wearable is a dual-core 1.2GHz processor with 512MB of RAM. Other connectivity options include: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, GPS and GLONASS. That OS means a built-in Xiao AI voice assistant.

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In terms of onboard sensors, it has an optical sensor, accelerometer, air pressure sensor, ambient light, geomagnetic sensor, and gyroscope. The highlight, however, is the all-day heart rate monitoring feature that can detect and inform users about abnormal heart rate patterns. The watch is also equipped with NFC and NFC-based payment services. The Verge supports bus cards in 165 cities which covers over 20,000 public transport routes.

Similar to other smartwatches, the Amazfit Verge supports a variety of watch faces. Out of these, three have been made in collaboration with San Francisco based Territory Studio. And for those still stinging from Apple not managing to add to its 18 hours of battery life, Huami says that the Amazfit Verge lasts five days. Other features include the Xiao voice assistant, heart rate sensor, NFC for mobile payments via Alipay, built-in Global Positioning System and integration with Mija home products. So you can control around 11 different types of smart home products right from your smartwatch.

Huami is offering the Amazfit Verge in a single Sky Gray hue and it will go on sale in China starting September 17th.

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