Citizen is launching an all-new watch but this time it’s not the typical watch you’d expect from the premium brand, it’s a Wear OS smartwatch.
Citizen is one of the few companies still making new smartwatches using Wear OS. Fossil is the biggest brand and makes most of the watches you see from other brands. Like these from Puma, DIESEL, Michael Kors, and more.
Fossil also makes its own line of Wear OS smartwatches. Like the recently launched 5E generation. Then you have a few outliers like Suunto and other luxury brands. But for the most part, Fossil dominates this wearable segment. Although the citizen is happy to enter the space of wearables. Although it does so with a watch it holds some disappointing devices.
The Citizen CZ Smart Wear OS smartwatch uses Snapdragon Wear 3100
For a watch that comes from a premium brand like Citizen, and late in the year, the Smart CZ Comes with surprising hardware. Specifically the mobile platform that powers intelligence.
Snapdragon Wear 3100 is available in a lot of watches. But Wear OS is already known to not have the best performance. Not all Wear OS watches are the same. But this is without a doubt the feeling you’ll hear about many of them.
There is something to consider in all of this though, as Wear OS 4100 isn’t available yet. So Citizen doesn’t offer a watch behind other Wear OS watches.
Choose this watch for the brand name and style
When it comes to the features and the rest of the specs, you get something on par with the other offerings.
CZ Smart includes a 1.28 inch AMOLED display wrapped in a 46 mm stainless steel case. It’s water resistant, and comes with multiple strap options like most other Wear OS watches. Including stainless steel straps and silicone straps in various colors like black and blue.
You can also get black and blue leather straps. Not to mention, the straps are designed to match the distinct colors on the watch case. It has a 24+ hour battery and 8GB of RAM as well. So, pretty normal stuff. And you can get it all for a non-low $ 395.
It distinguishes itself in several ways. It is an elegant watch. It’s also still Citizen’s watch. So buy this watch for the brand name and style. But keep in mind that there are very comparable options in terms of specifications and features at a much lower price.