COROS VERTIX 2 specs
- Bigger than the COROS VERTIX 1. It goes from 47mm to 50.3mm with the same thickness
- Larger screen with 1.4″ (instead of 1.2” on the VERTIX) and up to 8 data on the screen
- Sapphire glass (same as COROS VERTIX)
- Titanium bezel and cover, PVD coated
- 91 grams in weight, much more than the 76 grams of the VERTIX
- Dual-band GNSS chipset
- Up to 140 hours with GPS 1 second (60 hours on the VERTIX)
- Up to 240 hours in UltraMax mode (150 hours on the VERTIX)
- Up to 60 days in watch mode (45 days on the VERTIX)
- Route navigation with map layers (geographic, topographic and hybrid)
- Music playback from the watch
- 32GB internal memory
- Optical HR sensor, oxygen saturation, barometric altimeter, accelerometer, compass, gyroscope and thermometer (as in the VERTIX)
- ECG sensor
- Heart Rate Variability (HRV) measurement
- Insta360 camera control
- 26mm strap with Quick Fit system (22mm on the VERTIX)
- Fully charged in less than 2 hours
- Renovated UI
- Water resistant up to 100m
- Includes waterproof box
Dual-frequency GNSS Receiver
The COROS VERTIX 2 offers three different settings:
- GPS only, for situations where there are no signal reception problems and we want to take full advantage of the battery (up to 140 hours with GPS 1 second).
- All GNSS systems enabled, being able to receive signal from all satellite constellations. In this mode the maximum battery life goes down to 90 hours.
- All GNSS systems enabled + dual-frequency. The highest accuracy when using dual-frequency for signal reception. There is more battery consumption, but we still have up to 50 hours of battery life.
COROS improves the route navigation experience by including layers with maps. This allows you to overlay a GPX route over a layer with the map, allowing you to see where your route goes.
It’s a similar concept to the one Suunto used in the Suunto 7, since it’s about using multiple layers. A lower one, as if it were the image of the map, placing the route in the second layer above.
Music playback on the watch
The COROS VERTIX 2 has 32 GB of internal memory in which we can store maps and also music that can be played directly from the watch to connected Bluetooth devices.
First we have to copy the MP3 files by USB using your computer. In a world of streaming platforms it seems a bit “20th century”, but COROS says that there will be more updates regarding audio playback in the future, so they do not close the door to syncing wirelessly with other platforms.
COROS has just dethroned Garmin Enduro as the undisputed king in battery life. Not only because of the new GNSS chipset, but also because of a new processor that COROS indicates is 20% more powerful than the one in the original VERTIX. No need to rely on solar power, and offering navigation with maps and music playback as an option.
COROS VERTIX 2 battery life is just brutal, just take a look at the figures announced by the brand:
- GPS recording every second — 140 hours
- All GNSS systems — 90 hours
- All GNSS systems + dual-frequency — 50 hours
- UltraMax GPS mode — 240 hours
- GPS recording + music playback — 35 hours
- All GNSS systems + music playback — 30 hours
- Daily use as a watch — 60 days