Why we chose the COROS VERTIX 2: All-satellite communication, long battery life, tough
COROS first caught our eye when we spotted the original VERTIX over on our friends at Outdoors Magic’s Outdoor 100 product guide. Its combination of a long battery life, feature-packed user interface and tough design made it a quick favourite for all outdoor goers. Now, for 2021, COROS has updated the VERTIX range with some essential features to create the VERTIX 2 – a watch that makes for a great timekeeper for us skiers.
COROS VERTIX 2 Build
The VERTIX series has always been built to withstand some of the most rugged terrain on the planet, but COROS has looked to improve this toughened build. The titanium bezel is now three-times more scratch-resistant than the original VERTIX. A premium sapphire glass screen has been protected with a diamond like coating (DLC) for unrivalled scratch-resistance. To put this coating into perspective, DLC typically measures between 5,000 – 9,000HV (hardness rating); other forms of coatings can only reach up to 1,000 – 4,000HV.
“Built to withstand some of the most rugged terrain on the planet”
This screen has not only had a boost in durability, but also screen size. Now sporting a 1.4 inch screen, the COROS 2 now features 16% more screen resolution than the VERTIX 2. This extra screen real estate gives you the option to pack more key training statistics on your wrist for incredibly detailed pre-ski trip training sessions.
To support the increase in screen size, COROS has designed a new battery for the VERTIX 2. This new battery promises two-times longer GPS battery life over the COROS VERTIX 1 (which, by the way, already offered industry-leading levels of GPS battery life). The boosted battery results in some impressive statistics: 60 days in standard mode, 240 hours with the UltraMax GPS mode, 140 hours in standard GPS mode and 90 hours with all systems on.
COROS VERTIX 2 Features
An increase in physical size requires a boost in processing power. COROS has addressed this through a next-generation process that gives the watch a snappier response. We found this to be obvious when it was compared to the older VERTIX 1. An impressive 32 gigabytes of internal storage has also been built into the watch to store more music, maps, routes and workout data.