Xiaomi’s Huami Launches Amazfit Verge Smartwatch & Huangshan No.1 Wearable Processor

Huami, the subsidiary of Xiaomi, is one of the largest Wearable brands in the world. It sells its products across the world under the Amazfit brand. Today, the company has launched two new wearable products and also announced a new chipset designed for its wearable devices. The Huangshan No.1 (MHS001) developed by Huami is said to be the world’s first wearable processor that comes integrated with AI neural network.

It is mentioned to feature 4-core artificial intelligence engines – Heart ID, ECG, ECG Pro, and Arrhythmia. According to Huami, the Huangshan No.1 is also 38% more efficient than the ARM Cortex-M4 chip. The first product with the Huangshan No.1 chip will be released in the first half of 2019. Coming to the wearable products, the company today launched the Amazfit Verge smartwatch and Health Band 1S fitness tracker.

The Amazfit Verge Smartwatch supports NFC for authorizing the public transportation lines in 260 Chinese cities. The Union Pay credit card support is said to come in the month of November. It also supports IoT for controlling Mijia products using the Xiaomi’s Xiao AI voice assistant. As of now, the user can directly control 11 Mijia products using the Amazfit smartwatch. With the Xiao AI, the user can also ask for stock prices, road conditions, jokes, and many more.

The company is using the latest high-precision optical sensors and improved algorithms for more accurate monitoring and lower power consumption. Talking about the specifications, it sports a 1.3-inch AMOLED display with 360 x 360 pixels resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. There are a total of 13 dials including the 3 dials designed in collaboration with San Francisco-based Territory studio.

It is backed by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and comes coupled with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. The 390mAh battery on this smartwatch is said to give up to 5 days of battery life. It can be chared using the proprietary magnetic charging cradle. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11b/g (2.4GHz), Bluetooth 4.0 LE, GPS, GLONASS, and NFC. It runs on Android-based Amazfit OS. When paired with an Android smartphone, the Amazfit Verge can also make calls.

The smartwatch measures 2.6mm thick and weighs about 46 grams. Though it comes with IP68 certifications, the Amazfit Verge cannot track swimming and is mentioned not to wear while swimming. With the built-in GPS, it can track up to 11 sports activities including Running, Walking, Mountaineering, Tennis, Skiing, and Football. The Amazfit Verge smartwatch is priced at 799 Yuan (approx $117 / Rs 8,400) and goes on sale starting today.

Huami also launched the Amazfit Health Band 1S as the successor to Health Band. It now supports 24×7 monitoring and includes AI Neural Intelligence Network for better analyzing of the data. While the original Health Band is retailing for 599 Yuan, the new Amazfit Health Band 1S comes with a price tag of 699 Yuan. Stay tuned on PhoneRadar for more details!

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