The much-awaited Xiaomi Huami Amazfit 2 has been launched a few days back. Actually, there are two models named the Amazfit Smart Sports Watch 2 and Amazfit Smart Sports Watch 2S Premium Edition. These models come with a much more premium build and use better materials in comparison to the original model. The smartwatch’s base is made of a carbon fiber reinforced polycarbonate, while the bezels use polished ceramic. As for the rest of materials used in this model, we should mention the navigation buttons made of 316L stainless steel and the front made of a 2.5D sapphire. As you see, this is a premium-class smartwatch with tons of useful features. So let’s take a glance at its first real photos and recall the key features.
The Xiaomi Huami Amazfit 2 sports a 1.34-inch low-power color touchscreen with a resolution of 320 x 320 pixels. There is also a dual-core CPU clocked at 1.2GHz, which paired with a 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. However, one of the selling points of this smartwatch is the 280mAh battery that is promised to provide up to 5 days of use on a single charge. But you can use it longer if turning OFF GPS. Of course, it comes with positioning and full heart-rate monitoring.
When it comes to the activity tracking, the Xiaomi Huami Amazfit 2 becomes one of the best offers in the market as it comes with a PPG heart-rate sensor, Triaxial Accelerometer, Gyro, Geomagnetic Sensor, Barometer and an Ambient light sensor. At last, there is a Sony 28nm low-power GPS chip supporting 11 kinds of sports activities such as running, walking, outdoor riding, swimming pool, open water swimming, indoor running, indoor riding, elliptical, mountaineering, cross-country running, triathlon.
We are dealing with a sports watch. This simply means there will be many cases when the Xiaomi Huami Amazfit 2 will be used in water or with wet hands. But no need to worry about a thing, as this watch, is waterproof with a 5 ATM feature. It even tries its hand at providing some fairly advanced metrics, such as oxygen uptake (VO2 max), exercises effect (TE), exercise load (TD), and recovery time.
Well, there are no real differences between those two models. They come with different straps only. The Amazfit Smart Sports Watch 2S Premium Edition is sold with a sports and a leather 22mm strap. The ordinary variant is already available for pre-order at a price tag of 999 yuan ($150) with a ship date of December 31, while the premium model costs 1499 yuan ($226) and will arrive on January 9.