Amazfit Verge update brings Amazon Alexa integration and calling support for iOS devices in India

Huami Corporation, the makers of the Amazfit Verge has released an update to the smartwatch in India that enable two new functionalities; Amazon Alexa Voice-Assistant integration and the ability for iOS users to make and receive calls using the device’s in-built microphone and speakers.

With the Alexa integration built in now, users can now speak to Amazfit Verge smartwatch and get the following:

  • Flash Briefing — Set up and enable Alexa skills of your favorite news providers such NDTV or Cricinfo to personalize daily “Flash Briefing”.
  • Sports Update — Follow your favourite cricket team and track the latest cricket scores.
  • Alarm — Set a reminder or wake-up alarm.
  • To-do list — Manage your schedule and to-do list.
  • Q and A — With Alexa built-in, users can get answers to common questions.

The smartwatch requires the installation of the Amazfit Verge smartwatch app, “Amazfit Watch” which is available for free on iOS and Android. The Amazfit Verge is now available from for Rs. 10,999.

Regarding the new update and the Alexa integration, Mark Mao, Vice President of Overseas Business, Huami said:

Amazon Alexa has become such a natural part of our daily routines in the home and we want to give customers the ability to take it with them – with Alexa on the Amazfit verge, users can ask Alexa to set a timer, remind us to pick up avocados at the grocery store and more.  Like Alexa, we believe the Amazfit Verge is non-intrusive but indispensable, making this a natural integration. As a company, we are obsessed with finding the perfect balance between form and functionality — style and customization, plus continuity and ease of use to make busy days smoother and more productive.