Xiaomi’s very own Huami, which is the brand for wearable products has made a big splash with the Amazfit brands. They make good looking smartwatches and smartbands at throwaway prices. The whole world has taken note of these prices and quality and have taken to Amazfit products like fish to water.
This Amazfit Cor 2 review covers the product, unboxing, features and performance.
Amazfit Cor 2 Review
|Display||1.23-inch IPS LCD|
|Battery||160 mAh – 20 days of standby time|
|Sensors||Optical Heart Rate Monitor, 3-axis accelerometer|
|Waterproof||Yes, up to 50 metres|
|Colours||Yellow, Blue, Orange, Grey and Black|
Inside the Box
When you open the box, you get the Amazfit Cor 2, a charging cable and an instruction sheet.
The Amazfit Cor 2 is the second generation Amazfit wearable from the house of Huami. The device itself is made of polycarbonate, while the strap is made of silicone. The striking aspect of this smart wearable is, it’s a cross between a band and a smartwatch. Think and sleek and at the same time looks like a smartwatch. A lot of the smart bands out there look cheap and cannot be worn with formal wear. This is a cross and will look good with both formal and casual wear.
The screen is a 1.23-inch IPS LCD screen. This is a decent size and good enough to read notifications and so on. The 2.5D glass keeps the screen protected. It has the touch screen feature and the brightness is pitch perfect.
The back of the watch, like most smartwatches, has a sensor that reads your pulse and gives you accurate readings of your heart.
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What makes this wearable a multi-use device is the option to receive calls and notifications directly on the watch. This is a very important and nifty feature. You can also control the music directly from the watch. The 5ATM rating means, this is waterproof and can withstand up to 50 metres of water.
The device uses Bluetooth 4.2 to connect to smartphones. It works well and great with smartphones with Android 4.4 and above and also iOS devices that run on higher than iOS 9.0.
It works with a 3-axis accelerometer. So what is that? This is perfect for better monitoring of sleep tracking as well as physical activities. The best part about the notifications is, you can actually use it to control the music you are listening to!
The Mi-Fit App gives you data on your workouts, walking, heart rate information and more.
The battery life is always a problem area for smartwatches. Smartwatches are different from your phone, you will be using it a lot more and constantly and as people are used to traditional watches and not having to charge them, battery becomes a talking point. The Amazfit Cor 2 puts every debate to rest with a 20-day battery life. Now, in reality, using the product with all the features, you will get a battery life of 8 to 10 days, which is pretty awesome.
The battery is a 160 mAh and does justice for this price tag. No matter how much you pay, battery life is a talking point. At this price point, the Cor 2, with this battery life is a big winner.
Xiaomi’s Amazfit has delivered another major hit. The Cor 2 is an slight advancement on the Cor and it has taken Amazfit to the Zenith of the smartwatch market. This is a product with an amazing battery life, fantastic pricing, great design that looks good with formal and informal clothes. It’s made of sturdy polycarbonate, a large enough screen that has makes it easy to read notifications. You can read whatsapp, facebook notifications, while accepting or rejecting calls and you can also control the music with this device. The 8 to 10 day battery life makes this product a winner.
Is it better than other smartbands?
This is always a tricky question to answer, but it’s something I’ll take a shot at. The Amazfit Cor 2 for its price point might seem like an expensive device. But keep in mind, Xiaomi sells the Amazfit Bip Lite at almost the same rate with much lesser capabilities.
The screen on this device and the battery life are pretty epic and it’s one of the better smart bands out there.
- Amazing battery life
- Sports features
- Receive notifications, attend calls and control music directly
- Very reasonably priced
- Nothing much to write about
Amazfit Cor 2 Specs
What is Amazfit Cor?
Amazfit Cor is a fitness tracker from Huami that is in partnership with Xiaomi to make wearable devices. Amazfit has released many different wearable smartwatches such as Amazfit GTR, Amazfit Bip, Amazfit Verge among others.
Is Amazfit Cor waterproof?
Yes, the Amazfit Cor is waterproof up to 50 metres. This means you can use it while swimming and a bit of rain will not harm the device. Being a fitness band its imperative that it be a waterproof device.
Amazfit Cor 2 vs Mi Band 4 – A comparison
|Features||Amazfit Cor 2||Mi Band 4|
|Display||1.23-inch IPS LCD||0.95-inch AMOLED|
|OS||Proprietary OS||Proprietary OS|
|Battery||160 mAh||135 mAh|
|Sensors||3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, Capacitive proximity sensor, Optical heart rate sensor||3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, Capacitive proximity sensor, Optical heart rate sensor|
|Waterproof||Yes, 50 metres||Yes, 50 metres|
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