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Citizen’s First Wear Os Smartwatch Is The Sporty Cz Smart
Citizen’s First Wear Os Smartwatch Is The Sporty Cz Smart

citizen cz smart wear os smartwatchCitizen has unveiled its first Wear OS smartwatch, the CZ Smart.It boasts a sporty design and includes modern features, but it uses the older Snapdragon Wear 3100 chip.It’s available to order now for $395.

Add another name to the list of well-established watch brands making Google-powered wristwear. Citizen has unveiled the CZ Smart, its first Wear OS watch as well as its first smartwatch with an all-digital display.

The smartwatch is meant to recall Citizen’s “iconic” sports watches with its large 46mm steel case, knurled aluminum ring, conventional-looking pushers and digital faces that harken back to both analog and LED-based timepieces. It boasts 3ATM water resistance (good to depths of 98 feet) and options for silicone straps and an ion-plated metal bracelet.

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Citizen accordingly loads the CZ Smart with features you’d expect from many newer Wear OS devices. The watch includes a heart rate monitor for fitness, a speaker-and-mic combo to help you answer calls, and NFC for tap-to-pay purchases. You can also expect GPS, a barometer, and a compass underneath the 1.28-inch AMOLED display.

This hardware behind the times in some respects, though. The inaugural Citizen smartwatch is still using a Snapdragon Wear 3100 chip with 8GB of storage versus the more powerful Snapdragon Wear 4100 already finding its way into some watches. That’s not necessarily a dealbreaker, but it’s a factor worth noting if you’re determined to have the latest technology.

Citizen is taking pre-orders for the CZ Smart now at a price of $395. That’s decidedly more expensive than rivals like Fossil’s Gen 5. However, this is one of the better-looking Wear OS smartwatches outside of the luxury market — it might be worth the outlay if you’re fond of the Citizen badge or just want a smartwatch that looks good regardless of what you’re wearing.