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New smartwatch has ECG and heart rate monitor for a fraction of the price of Apple Watch

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The breaking feature of the Apple Watch 4 series was the electrocardiogram (ECG), monitor. This looks for abnormalities in heart rhythms and can help detect atrial fibrillation (AFib); This condition can lead to blood clots, strokes and can be fatal. The Apple Watch monitor has already been credited with saving a few lives, just like the heart rate monitor on the portable device.

Today, Huami, the company that produces Mi Band for Xiaomi, presented a smartwatch that has the same cardiac monitoring functions as the last Apple Watch for a fraction of the price. Amazfit Verge2 features both an ECG and a heart rate monitor and ECG data can be stored on the watch for seven days. The device is also equipped with an eSIM, a chip embedded in the watch that allows the watch to connect with all Chinese carriers. This means that the device can be used to make or receive calls. It also uses its GPS function to automatically monitor 10 sports, including indoor running and riding, elliptical, mountaineering, outdoor riding, soccer, jumping and running.

Amazfit Verge2

While it is not clear whether the global version of the watch offers eSIM support, Verge2 is equipped with narrow-band network technology. This will allow you to report an emergency without having to connect the device to a smartphone. Those in China can use the wearable to connect with Alipay offline mobile payment service.

Amazfit Verge2 is equipped with a circular AMOLED display of 1.39 inches with a 454 x 454 resolution. It is powered by a Snapdragon Wear 2500 chip and has 512 MB of memory and 4GB of eMMC memory. The 420 mAh battery keeps the watch running for up to 28 hours and is compatible with NFC, Wi-Fi connectivity, Bluetooth 4.2.

With an IP68 rating, the device is dust resistant and can be submerged up to 5 feet of water for up to 30 minutes. The clock will be synchronized with an iOS (10.0 or later) and Android (4.4 or later) phone.

Amazfit Verge2 can now be pre-ordered by TMALL; there is a limited edition of the Avengers which has a special watch strap and watch surfaces that will cost you $216. The model with ECG support and 4G LTE connectivity is priced at $187 and includes a silicone strap and hybrid leather. The standard edition, without ECG tracking, costs $144 with a silicone strap.

(Via: GizChina)

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