Amazfit Verge is the newer version of the quite successful Verge released last year. The Verge 2 builds on its predecessor featuring standalone capability, improved battery life, more stylish design and improved performance powered by Snapdragon 2500.
These makes it quite tricky choosing between the Verge 2 and the premium Stratos. However, we compare the Amazfit verge 2 vs Pace vs Stratos (Pace 2). Head-to-head, we compare their specs and features.
Amazfit verge 2 vs Pace vs Stratos Specs Compared
|Amazfit Nexo||Amazfit Pace||Amazfit Stratos|
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|Device name||Amazfit Nexo||Amazfit Pace||Amazfit Stratos|
|Device type||Standalone/Sport/Fitness smartwatch||Sporty/Fitness smartwatch||Classic/Fitness smartwatch|
|Successor||__||Amazfit Stratos||Amazfit Stratos 3|
|Released date||June, 2019||September, 2016||September, 2017|
|Display type||AMOLED||Reflective LCD||Transflective LCD|
|Display size||1.39 inches||1.34 inch||1.34 inch|
|Display resolution||454 x 454 pixels||320 x 300 pixels||320 x 320 pixels|
|Pixel density||326 ppi||--||--|
1 physical button
3 physical buttons
|Customizable watch face||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Dimension||35.4 x 35.4 x 13.7 mm||__||45.72 x 45.72 x 12.7 mm|
|Casing material||Microcrystalline zirconium ceramic||Glass reinforced with polycarbonate||Glass reinforced with polycarbonate|
|Bezel Material||Microcrystalline zirconium ceramic||Ceramics||Ceramics|
|Strap size||20 mm||22 mm||22 mm|
|Interchangeable band||Yes, 20mm||Yes, 22mm||Yes, 22mm|
|Screen protection||Corning Gorilla glass 3||Corning Gorilla glass||Corning Gorilla glass 3|
|Water resistant/Protection||Yes, IP68||Yes, 5ATM||Yes, 5ATM|
|Swim-proof||Not recommended||Yes, recommended||Yes, recommended|
|Memory card slot||No||No||No|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth v4.2||Bluetooth v4.0||Bluetooth v4.0|
|Payment system||Ali Pay(China)||__||Yes(China)|
|GPS||Yes, GPS/GLONASS/GALILEO||Yes, GPS/GLONASS||Yes, GPS/GLONASS|
|Text response||Yes||Quick replies||Quick replies|
|Heart rate monitoring||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Menstrual cycle tracking||No||No||No|
|Under-water heart rate tracking||No||No||No|
|On-screen workout modes||No||No||No|
|Preloaded sport modes||Yes||Yes||Yes, 16|
|Heart rate monitor (HRM)||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Operating system (OS)||Proprietary OS||Proprietary OS||Proprietary OS|
|CPU||Quad-core 1.1 GHz||1.2GHz Dual core processor||1.2GHz Dual core processor|
|Type of battery||Non-removable Li-polymer battery||Non-removable Li-polymer battery||Non-removable Li-polymer battery|
|Battery capacity||420mAh||290mAh||300 mAh|
|Battery life||Standby:2 days+|
Mixed usage: 1 day+
Mixed usage:5 days+
|Standby :8 days+|
Mixed usage: 5 days
|Charging type||Magnetic 4-Pin Pogo||Charging cradle||Charging cradle|
|Charging time||About 1-2 hours||About 1-2 hours||About 1-2 hours|
|Battery saver mode||No||No||No|
|Companion app||Zepp app (Formerly Amazfit app)||Zepp app (Formerly Amazfit app)||Zepp app (Formerly Amazfit app)|
|Amazfit Nexo||Amazfit Pace||Amazfit Stratos|
|Magnetic 4-Pin Pogo||Charging cradle and USB cable||Charging cradle and USB cable|
|Quick start guide||Quick start guide||Quick start guide|
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|Official Site||Official Site||Official Site|
Amazfit verge 2 vs Pace vs Stratos – The Differences
- Battery Life
- Cellular Connectivity
- Waterproof Rating
- Activity Tracking
The Verge 2 has been overhauled and in the process has a new design that’s quite spectacular, but I can tell you it still fall short in terms of premium appearance behind the Stratos that’s more prestigious in its classic appearance.
However, the Verge 2 with AMOLED offers a more interactive display than the Transflective LCD powering the display on the other two. Although, while the AMOLED is more lively, it’s quite difficult to read under direct sunlight.
Going further, the Verge 2 with a moderate case size has the widest display that ensures you can see more at a glance. Verge 2 is also slightly sleeker than the Pace and Stratos which adds to its compactness making it more befitting wear for workout activities.
And, in terms of ease of navigation, all three are quite easy to navigate. However, the Stratos featuring additional 3 stainless steel buttons makes it a lot easier to navigate the 1.34-inch display.
All three contenders have impressive battery life that should see you through a couple of days, but the overhauled Verge 2 has a slight longer battery despite featuring a cellular capabilities. Although, with cellular functions active, the battery life is a lot less.
Each of the three contenders has significant onboard storage that ensures that you can take your music with you.
Moreover, the Verge 2 has a microphone and loudspeaker that makes it a more media-oriented watch that ensures you can do more without your phone – thanks to the cellular support.
The new Verge 2 comes with cellular support, and it’s one of the main additions in the overhauling process. It supports cellular connectivity up to 4G, although these features might not be available in every country.
With cellular connectivity, Verge 2 can now make calls as well receive calls meaning your phone finally gets to rest a little while joining other high-end smartwatches like the Apple Watch Series 4 and Galaxy Watch with the standalone functionality.
In terms of water resistant rating, the Stratos and Verge 2 have the highest water resistant rating that sees these two being water resistant up to 50 meters compared to the Verge lite with IP67 that’s water resistant up to 1 meter.
Fitness tracking is at the core of these three. Each of the three contenders makes a nice choice for tracking your active life.
All three are fully equipped to track your active life. However, the Stratos has more fitness tracking features that include 16 sport modes compared to the Verge 2 which has 12 sport modes to choose from.
The Stratos via the heart rate sensor can access your cardiorespiratory fitness level in terms of VO2max that describes the ability of the body to utilize oxygen in transforming nutrients into energy.
Meanwhile, the new ECG feature on the Verge 2 makes it a very interesting choice. With the ECG feature you can take instant ECG test on your wrist which can help detect atrial fibrillation – a form of irregular heart rhythm.
Which is the Best?
No doubt each of the three contenders in this bout stands out as a great choice for tracking your active life.
However, it a bit tricky saying which is outrightly better between Verge 2 and Stratos which both have their ups and downs, and that brings us to the point where it’s a matter of what you need most.
The Stratos has a classic and most prestigious design, it’s also a comprehensive activity tracker, but the Verge 2 is more comprehensive in terms of features and also more nicer wear that’s more befitting for the gym.
So, we’ve got a Stratos that’s a perfect fit for men while the standalone Verge 2 is a nicer fit for women, and as well a nice fit for men.
Here is a summary;
|AMAZFIT STRATOS||A comprehensive activity tracker with the most prestigious design that makes it a nice fit for the Office.|
|AMAZFIT VERGE 2||A standalone smartwatch with a stylish design and a decent battery life while also being a great choice for tracking your active life.|
|AMAZFIT PACE||No doubt a decent smartwatch.|
Although the Stratos lacks standalone capabilities, its however an outstanding choice that’s a great choice for comprehensive activity tracking while also having the most prestigious appearance that makes it a perfect fit for the office and as well in the gym. We pick the Stratos.
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