Xiaomi sub-brand Huami launches a $115 smartwatch with heart rate monitor, GPS, NFC and more

Xiaomi sub-brand Huami launches a $115 smartwatch with heart rate monitor, GPS, NFC and more
Xiaomi is known for selling value. Its top-shelf phones have high-end specs, but are sold at a cheap price. The company prefers to make its bread by selling content and services to owners of its handsets. And it can sell more content and services by ringing up even more phones at affordable prices. And today, its Huami sub-brand launched a new smartwatch in China, priced at the equivalent of only $115 USD.

The Amazfit Verge carries a Gorilla Glass 3 protected round (no flat tire) 1.3-inch AMOLED display with a 360 x 360 resolution. The timepiece runs Huami's own OS, so no, this watch is not powered by Wear OS. Under the hood is a dual core processor and 512MB of RAM. It also comes with the Xiao voice assistant, a Heart rate sensor, NFC for mobile payments using AliPay, built in GPS, and integration with smart home products from Mija. The Verge also has an IP68 certification rating allowing users to submerge it in water as deep as nearly 5-feet for as long as 30 minutes, and emerge unscathed.

Amazfit's last smartwatch, the Amazfit Bip, ended up for sale in the U.S. and the same thing could happen with the Verge. Right now though, it is available in China from Tmall and JD.

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7 Comments

1. ad33lmalyk

Posts: 19; Member since: Dec 29, 2017

No Wear OS = NO BUY

3. cmdacos

Posts: 4200; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

If it's not running wear OS it's already ahead... Time for wear OS to die

7. skye14

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 18, 2018

There's ticwatch e that'll cost you around $150.

6. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Benchmark? XD

8. TangoIndiaMike

Posts: 29; Member since: Jul 16, 2017

Would this NFC work with Google Pay??

9. TangoIndiaMike

Posts: 29; Member since: Jul 16, 2017

Would this NFC work with Google Pay??

10. LEEDAQ

Posts: 183; Member since: Aug 07, 2018

I'll buy one if the heart rate is accurate

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