The first Citizen smart-watch with a Snapdragon processor and NFC was priced at $395
Japanese brand Citizen has expanded the range of branded products, releasing the first-ever smartwatch running Wear OS. In addition to the classic design in the spirit of mechanical models, the gadget received the function of receiving phone calls, protection from water, as well as a traditional set of sensors for its class, and the ability to install apps from Google Play.
Citizen CZ Smart is equipped with a round 1.28-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 416x416 pixels, covered with tempered Gorilla Glass. The case of the new product is made of stainless steel, protected from water ingress according to the 3ATM standard. The quad-core Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor is responsible for the device's performance, and the built-in storage capacity is 8 GB.
The watch received a speaker and microphone for answering incoming calls, as well as an NFC chip for contactless payment via Google Pay and a GPS module. The device's sensor set includes a heart rate monitor, barometer, accelerometer, compass, and gyroscope. The gadget is running Google Wear OS with the Google Play app store pre-installed. The claimed battery life of the new product is at least 24 hours.
The Citizen CZ Smart watch is already available for pre-order on the manufacturer's official website at a price of $395.