ZTE BlueWatch smartwatch hands-on

Jan 8, 2014
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ZTE BlueWatch smartwatch hands-on

ZTE is showing their entry into the wearable space here at CES 2014. This is the ZTE BlueWatch and as one would assume based on the name, this is a smartwatch. We also couldn't help see quite few similarities with another smartwatch -- the Pebble. Device support includes Android and the display measures in at 1.26-inches with a resolution of 144 x 168.

Continuing through the line of specs and we find a 235 mAh battery, Bluetooth 3.0 and 4.0+ EDR support, and a 4 button setup. The BlueWatch has three buttons on the right side and the fourth button sitting over on the left side. Also on the left side is a magnetic charging interface.

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While this next bit may not be of as much interest for the average end user, ZTE has this loaded with a 32-bit ARM Cortex-M3 processor, which is paired with 128KB of RAM and 1024K of internal flash. Users will be able to swap between a variety of watchfaces and there will also be support for weather, calendar, Facebook, Twitter, running and call, text and email message notifications.

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Basically, this one should sound familiar to those who have been paying attention to the smartwatch space. Aside from the similarities to the Pebble, the ZTE BlueWatch looked a bit on the clunky side. But to that point, they did mention the hardware could be further refined before the official release. So far ZTE has yet to say anything in terms of when we can expect this to arrive.


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