The smartwatch industry has continued to grow with Apple at the helm. Interestingly, among the top smartwatch manufacturers, none of the top watchmakers made the cut. but in recent times, we have seen a number of traditional watch manufacturers release smartwatches. In June this year, Hublot released the Big Bang E, its first full-production smartwatch. Timex also launched the Ironman R300 in February this year as its first smartwatch.
Japanese watch manufacturer Citizen, best known for its Eco-drive watches and cool atomic clock synchronized timepieces, has now joined the fray with its first smartwatch. The product is dubbed Citizen CZ Smart.
The CZ Smart is a full-on smartwatch replete with all the features you’ll find on the popular brands around. The smartwatch packs a 1.28-inch AMOLED display with 416 x 416 resolution. It is powered by the Snapdragon Wear 3100 platform and has 8GB of storage. The watch also packs an avalanche of sensors on board which includes a heart rate sensor, barometer, accelerometer, and gyroscope.
On the interface, the CZ Smart runs on Google Wear OS which affords users the opportunity to download several apps from the Play Store. The watch also comes with several features aimed at enhancing your health. It also comes with Call function as there is a built-in speaker for receiving calls directly on the watch. The watch has a 3ATM waterproof rating meaning it can be immersed in water of up to a depth of 30 meters.
As for the price, the Citizen CZ Smart carries a hefty price tag of $395. It is presently available to pre-order but will start shipping from December 14. It comes in three options, a black chain strap, a black rubber strap and a blue rubber strap option. All three options carry the same price tag.
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