Amazfit Verge will now let you have a chat with Amazon Alexa

Smartwatch also adds iOS calling into the mix
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The Amazfit Verge smartwatch is getting a whole lot smarter, thanks to the arrival of Amazon Alexa.

With Alexa now built-in, Verge owners can hear flash briefings, weather forecasts, sports updates, calendar reminders and more through the onboard speaker.

The full rundown of what the Verge can do with Alexa is listed below:

  • Flash Briefing – Set up and add favorite topics to personalize your daily news and content
  • Sports Update – Set up favorite sports leagues (NBA/NFL) and ask the watch for the latest scores
  • Calendar – Link with Google, Microsoft, Apple, Exchange calendars. Users can ask Alexa on their Verge smartwatch what’s on their calendar for the day
  • Alarm – Set a reminder or wake-up alarm
  • To-do list – Manage your schedule and to-do list
  • Q&A – Get answers to common questions throughout the day
  • Translation – Get translation help in more than 50 languages, including Chinese, English, Spanish, Japanese and more

The iOS- and Android-friendly smartwatch, which runs on a custom OS, joins a very small group of watches that offer official support for Alexa on the wrist. The Apple Watch uses Siri, and Samsung's Galaxy Watch has its own smart assistant, Bixby, of course, though you can unofficially use Alexa on an Apple Watch and Galaxy Watch through the third-party app, Voice in a Can.

The Verge does already include its own built-in voice assistant, but the addition of Alexa will no doubt be music to the ears of anyone that's already making good use of the smart assistant and other Alexa-compatible tech.

In addition to the arrival of Alexa, Amazfit Verge maker Huami has also announced that it's improving the smartwatch experience for iPhone owners, too, by adding the ability to make and receive calls on the watch.

When you factor in that this $160 smartwatch already packs in features like GPS, a 1.3-inch AMOLED 360x360 screen, a heart rate monitor and NFC for contactless payments, the addition of Alexa is a solid addition from Amazfit.

We'll be putting the new features to the test along with everything else the Verge is capable of in the near future, so keep a look out for our full review.

Amazfit Verge will now let you have a chat with Amazon Alexa

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Michael Sawh


Michael Sawh has been covering the wearable tech industry since the very first Fitbit landed back in 2011. Previously the resident wearable tech expert at Trusted Reviews, he also marshaled the features section of

He also regularly contributed to T3 magazine when they needed someone to talk about fitness trackers, running watches, headphones, tablets, and phones.

Michael writes for GQ, Wired, Coach Mag, Metro, MSN, BBC Focus, Stuff, TechRadar and has made several appearances on the BBC Travel Show to talk all things tech. 

Michael is a lover of all things sports and fitness-tech related, clocking up over 15 marathons and has put in serious hours in the pool all in the name of testing every fitness wearable going. Expect to see him with a minimum of two wearables at any given time.

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