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 Amazfit Verge was just unveiled today, and if you happen to live in China, it looks like the smartwatch to get.
The Amazfit Verge has a circular 1.3-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 360 x 360. The display is protected by Gorilla Glass 3 and the watch's body is 46g heavy and 12.6mm thick. It's powered by Huami's own operating system (no Wear OS, here) that should run just fine with a dual-core processor and 512MB of RAM.
When it comes to features, the Amazfit Verge has just about everything you could ask for — including:
- NFC for mobile payments via AliPay
- Built-in GPS
- Heart-rate sensor
- IP68 waterproofing
- Xiao voice assistant
- Integration with Mija smart home ecosystem
Even with all of that tech crammed inside the Amazfit Verge, Huami is still promising around 5-days of battery life on a single charge.
If you're interested, the Amazfit Verge is available for purchase now at both Tmall and JD for CNY 800 ($115 USD). Huami's previous smartwatch, the Amazfit Bip, did eventually make its way to the United States, but it's currently unclear if the Verge will follow in those footsteps.
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite review: Samsung finally has an answer to OnePlus
With a Snapdragon 855 chipset, massive 4500mAh battery, 48MP camera at the back, and a large 6.7-inch AMOLED screen, the Galaxy S10 Lite is the best value flagship Samsung has released to date. You also get Android 10 out of the box, and the fact that the phone costs less than $600 makes it an absolute steal.
HyperX Cloud Flight S headset hands-on: Great virtual surround sound
HyperX released a new addition to its Cloud Flight headset line and it's a much-needed upgrade. The Cloud Flight S now supports 7.1 virtual surround sound as opposed to stereo.
The Galaxy Z Flip has a glass display under the plastic
Samsung's Galaxy Z Flip is the first phone with a foldable glass display. Or is it? Yes, but only technically.
We shine a light on the best Yeelight products out there
Yeelight rose to prominence over the last three years, with the Xiaomi-backed brand offering a wide range of smart home lighting solutions. If you're looking to get started with smart home lighting and don't want to spend hundreds of dollars, Yeelight is a great place to start.