Amazfit Verge 2 Smartwatch is beautiful and stunning. I have been using the new wearable device for some weeks and the differences between the new Verge and the first Verge which I had, are as clear as day.
Huami, which is in collaboration with Xiaomi, has been making tremendous progress with their wearables, and their latest flagship, the Verge 2 has all it takes to be a hit smartwatch. The Verge was good to me, and it breaks my heart to see it go. Let’s iron out the main differences that I noticed between the Verges.
Huami has been very serious with their wearables, ensuring that they are of the best quality. I have been a fan of Xiaomi products for some years now and noticed how comfortable and sleek they are. It’s the same for Amazfit Verge and Verge 2. The latter has better design, but the first Verge is also pleasing to the eye.
▲ Amazfit Verge 2
When I first laid my eyes on Verge 2, I realized that it had a more premium design, checking its round dial and of course the skin texture. Its body is built with Microcrystalline Zirconium ceramic, which is extremely hard. It takes 35 days to process the ceramic body making the watch more durable and harder to break.
The Verge smartwatch is a good option if you are looking for a feature-rich and well-built smartwatch. However, the smartphone is made with reinforced plastic, which is of good quality. When I had mine, it was lucky enough not to hit the ground, and by the time I was buying Verge 2, it had no damage at all.
▲ Amazfit Verge
Both watches weigh 56 grams and are IP68 rated for a splash and dustproof. That means that I won’t have to worry about my watch being damaged by rain or dust, but never try to soak either of the watches in water. The Verge 2 comes with a silicone strap, just like the Verge, making them comfortable around your wrist.
The ECG version of Verge 2 comes with a silicone and leather hybrid strap. Huami worked hard on making Verge 2 better, and they won my heart. In terms of design, I can say that Verge 2 is better if you are looking for more comfort and you need a watch that can survive a fall.
The Verge 2 sports a 1.39-inch AMOLED display with a retina-grade 326 PPI. What does that mean to you? It means a crisp appearance that is as clear as eyesight, display wise. What’s more, the smartwatch’s display features a 2.5D glass offering some excellent protection. It’s relaxing to know that your screen is safe.
The watch is also equipped with four custom watch faces, and there might be more. The available ones are dashboard, simple, classic, and caterpillar. That goes to comfort. Which watch face excites you? I love the dashboard and classic.
The Verge has a good display as well. With a 1.3-inch AMOLED color display, there was nothing else I wanted in a watch in terms of screen appearance. At one time, it had the best display compared to all Amazfit devices, until Verge 2 was launched. The display is attractive and offers a stellar touch response just like its successor.
The colors on both watches are fantastic to look at, but when it comes to outdoor visibility, they aren’t that good. You will be able to see some details or have to bring your wrist closer to your face to have a clearer view. But when you are indoors, you enjoy a good display. I prefer Verge 2 here since it has a bigger display and the 2.5D glass feature. Who doesn’t prefer a bigger display?
The first Verge features a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor with 512MB RAM and 4GB eMMC storage. It’s the same case for Verge 2 except the processor.
The latest flagship features a Snapdragon Wear 2500 processor, and that makes the watch a beast. Verge 2 plays so smoothly, and you have some space to store your favorite music.
Coming to heart rating monitoring, Verge 2 supports ECG monitoring. ECG means electrocardiogram, which usually is the graphical recording of each cycle of your heart electrically. The watch also supports multi-sport tracking, meaning it takes records of your sports activities.
Supported sports include riding, walking, mountaineering, walking, football, etc. Chinese customers can chat on QQ, and music streaming is also supported by the newest Verge flagship. That can only mean one thing! The Verge 2 is one of the best smartwatches right now.
With its 420 mAh battery, the Verge 2 is undoubtedly not created to disappoint. You get 28 hours of juice while using 4G. It’s the same for the first Verge, but the Verge can go up to 5 days with regular use since it doesn’t have substantial features like Verge 2.
The e-Sim feature in the Verge 2, for instance, is not available in Verge. However, the Verge 2 can last for 20 days on standby after charging it fully. If you are looking for a smartwatch that will last, the Verge is your best bet here, but if you care about the features, let’s chill with Verge 2.
From the comparison above, it's clear that Amazfit Verge is a great smartwatch, but its successor is excellent. Huami should improve the battery though on their next flagship.
That said, Verge 2 remains my favorite here, and I think it’s the watch to buy right now. Besides, it’s not expensive.