The COROS VERTIX 2 monster outdoor endurance watch, is loaded with ultra-helpful features for serious trail runners, cyclists, hikers, and rock climbers.
First, let's talk battery, because this is where COROS shines. The COROS VERTIX 2 battery life is extreme—even for a COROS watch—which will earn it a check with outdoor, endurance, and extreme sport athletes. Here's what it looks like:
Up to 60 days in watch mode (compared to 45 days in the original VERTIX)
Up to 140 hours in Standard Full GPS (GPS/QZSS) (compared to 60 hours in the original)
Up to 240 hours in UltraMax GPS mode (compared to 150 in the original)
- Up to 50 hours in All Systems + Dual Frequency On
This brings us to the next awe-inspiring feature: impressively improved GPS tracking. VERTIX 2 lets you access all 5 major satellite systems—GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou, and QZSS—with Dual Frequency satellite communication. This was previously only available in aviation products and means that whether you're deep in tall buildings, forest cover, or rock walls, you'll get the best GPS plotting available on a GPS watch.
Runners will also get advanced training analytics; interval, triathlon, and multisport training; recovery time; and sleep monitoring. Not to mention specifics like winter sports mode, mountain climb mode, and acclimation mode.
If you like to record your conquests with an Insta360™ action camera (Insta360 Go 2, One X2 and One R), you can now control your camera from your VERTIX 2. This means you can also place your camera out of arms’ reach to get the best shots.
The COROS VERTIX 2 has a titanium alloy bezel and high-grade fiber watch body with silicone quick release 26mm Quick Fit watch band—making this adventure watch durable and sexy. A 1.4-inch 64-color display, 280 x 280 pixels, touchscreen always-on memory LCD made with diamond-like coating sapphire glass—means it's tough enough to go where the adventure takes you.
Now for the music side of things. You get music on-watch and Bluetooth headphone connectivity for offline listening—but storage is in the form of MP3s onto your watch from your computer. No music service like Spotify is available.
Lastly, triathletes should be aware that there is no ANT+ on the COROS VERTIX 2. So, if a smart trainer is a part of your training program, along with third-party platforms like Zwift/Trainer road, you will not have the connectivity for both.