The Amazfit Nexo is a brand new addition in Xiaomi sub-brand Huami’s successful Amazfit smartwatch line-up. This smartwatch was unveiled at an event in Beijing on June 11th this year and was called Amazfit Smartwatch 2. There were rumors that this is the next generation Verge and called it Verge 2. But now there are strong speculations that it will be dubbed as Amazfit Nexo for the global market.
It is an interesting device at an economical price and will be available in 3 variants, a standard black version without ECG, a top one with ECG sensor and a white-colored Limited Avengers Endgame Edition with only 5000 units for sale. Amazfit Nexo combines the design of Amazfit Pace and Stratos for a classy look and sporty function.
The ECG sensor of this device is quite accurate and e-SIM support allows it to work independently without a smartphone. It is a good competition for high-end smartwatches like Apple Watch Series 4 at half the price. Here we will discuss all the specifications of Amazfit Nexo along with its price and our views on it.
Eye-Catching Design of Amazfit NEXO
Xiaomi Amazifit Nexo is a sporty device with classy looks. It has got simple and minimalist looks with microcrystalline zirconium ceramic frame which gives it a textured feel and is extremely durable for handling daily life wear and tear. The standard version comes with leather straps while the ECG version sports silicone + leather hybrid straps.
The device comes with IP68 certification for added durability making it resistant from dust and water. Overall it has an excellent design which looks premium and is very durable as well.
Scratch Resistant Display
Nexo has a beautiful 1.39-inch AMOLED display which is very sharp and clear. It has a resolution of 454×454 pixels with 326ppi pixel density. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 which saves it from chipping and scratches. The vivid display of this device is one of the best smartwatch display in the market.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 2500 processor
Amazfit Nexo runs on one of the fastest and latest processors for wearables, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 2500 processor. It is paired with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage similar to previous Amazfit smartwatch.
This waterproof smartwatch also comes with e-SIM support like Apple Watch 4 for independent 4G VoLTE calling without connecting it to the smartphone. It also supports NFC wireless payment and uses Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi b/g/n and built-in GPS/GLONASS for connectivity.
It has a built-in speaker and microphone with Xiao AI voice control, a personal assistant on your wrist. The smartwatch is compatible with Android 4.4 or iOs 10.0 and above.
Just like previous Amazfit smartwatches, Nexo comes with activity tracking. It tracks 10 sports activities like running, walking, elliptical, mountaineering, skipping rope, football and more using in-built GPS module. It also has sleep monitoring for keeping a check on your sleep quality.
The ECG variant of Nexo comes with Huami’s custom Huangshan No. 1 always-on AI chip for real-time ECG. The chip allows more accurate heart-rate monitoring as well as real-time ECG screening for abnormalities like heart arrhythmia or atrial fibrillation with its cardiac biometrics engine. It also stores up to 60 minutes of ECG data locally for seven days.
Amazfit Nexo can also act as digital car keys for Xiaopeng P7 cars and also supports the independent use of QQ, QQ music and other QQ applications in the future.
It comes embedded with a NB-IoT which enables you to report real-time health emergencies without Bluetooth connectivity.
The wearable also has sensors like BioTracker PPG, accelerometer, geomagnetic sensor and ambient light sensor. Other common features like preloaded watch faces, alarm, weather etc. are also present here.
The Amazfit Nexo has an excellent 420mAh battery which lasts for up to 28 hours when used with all the services like 4G, GPS, health tracking etc. and if you turn off all of this it offers 20 days standby time on a single charge. It features magnetic charging which takes 1.5 hours to fully charge the device.
Price & Availability
Amazfit Nexo has a slightly higher price tag than previous Amazfit smartwatch. Its standard version costs 999 yuan ($144) while the ECG version is priced 1299 yuan ($187). As mentioned earlier, 5000 units of Avengers Limited Edition version will also be sold with a price tag of 1499 yuan ($216).
Amazfit Nexo will surely make some trouble for brands like Apple and Fitbit as it offers features like e-SIM and ECG functionality at a relatively low cost to its users. It can be a great alternative for people who can’t afford high-end devices like Apple Watch Series 4 or for the beginners who don’t want to invest a huge sum of money.
The previous Amazfit smartwatch, Verge was a huge success and Nexo has very good upgrades compared to the Amazfit Verge. The AMOLED display is very pretty and the processor is fastest among the Amazfit smartwatches. It looks premium on your wrists and is very light for your pocket. So, if you want to enjoy premium features without investing much than you can surely book an appointment for this.