NEW CITIZEN CZ SMARTWATCH Review Truth About Watches

NEW CITIZEN CZ SMARTWATCH Review | Truth About Watches

NEW CITIZEN CZ SMARTWATCH Review | Truth About Watches. The new CZ Smart smartwatch is designed for every moment. Inspired by the rich design of Citizen’s iconic sport technical timepieces, CZ Smart marries modern.

so what we have right here is a brand
the new smartwatch from a company that hasn’t
made any smartwatches in the past which
is exciting because
citizen traditionally makes analog
watches which means they’re bringing the
analog aesthetic
over to this smartwatch and as you can
see right here

Citizen smart watch Review


I think this watch looks really nice
it’s a really big durable design
stainless steel very solid aesthetic and
there are three different designs as
well so the first one right here
as you can see has the red on the top
right corner there’s also a blue version
and a black one as well and so it’s a
pretty nice looking watch but there is
really one thing I want to talk about
later on in the article just

Citizen smart watch Review


there’s one thing we’re going to
get to but let’s start off with a
physical tour of this device because
like I said the physical aspect there
are a lot of really great things
with the citizen cz smart so the first
thing, as I said, is going to be
the overall physical design we have a 46
millimeter body

Citizen cz smart


so it’s a little bit on the larger side
it’s going to look better probably on a
men’s wrist honestly if you have a
smaller
thinner wrist this is going to look a
little bit large for a watch
but something I like is unlike a lot of
other large watches out there this one
really has a very nice
ratio so it’s not too thick it looks
really natural I mean honestly it’s
going to be the same body pretty much
as a lot of other analog watches which i
think is one of the better aspects of


I mean there’s really there are two types
of smartwatches, there’s the smart
watches that are made by
the big tech giants so I’m talking like
the apple Samsung Xiaomi
and a lot of times when those come into
like they have great software they have
great features
but they don’t always look the best then
on the flip side, we have something like
this which is
coming from an analog watchmaker they
bring it in and

Citizen cz smartwatch


they’re going to have a really nice
aesthetic now with that being said
though let’s talk more about
what this watch actually has continued on
with this physical tour
so the screen right here is 1.28 inches
it’s an AMOLED screen it’s a touch
screen
and you do have an always-on display so
as far as screens go I was definitely
impressed it does a great job you can
see it in daylight


you can see it when it’s dark out like
everything about the screen is
is just great it’s exactly what I was
looking for on the right side we have
three buttons the top button
and the bottom button is both
customizable so I’ll talk about the
interface

Citizen cz smartwatch
Citizen cz smartwatch
Cz smart watch


later on in this article but just keep in
mind that you can customize those
buttons to really do whatever you want
then the middle button is actually not
only a button but also a rotating crown

so the middle button is our home button our
back button our menu button
and then you can rotate it to navigate
throughout the interface it’s something
that I’d really like to see
on a lot of watches like this so I was
very happy with the controls

Citizen smartwatches


now if we look between the top button
and the middle button you’ll notice that
there is a tiny hole right there
that hole along with the hole on the top
one of those is the microphone I believe
the second one is a barometer but doesn’t
quote me on that it might be a second
microphone


and then on the left side, we have our
speaker so having microphone speaker
combo
means that you can use the voice
assistant, you can also answer phone
calls with this
and you really have a lot of other
options including voice typing
and a lot of other things like that now
if we flip the watch over you’ll see the
straps are really easy to remove they’re
22-millimeter straps

Citizen smartwatch review


and by default, it comes with these
really nice thick silicone straps
although I kind of wish they were
leather for this price and I’ll talk
about the price in a second
but I mean you know they definitely get
the job was done on the back you’ll also see
that we have


those two metal rings are for the
charger the charger does just kind of
magnetically
snap on here and it charges up pretty
quickly the battery life
uh lasts about like one to four days
depending on


what setting you use and again I’ll talk
about that later on in the article
but then of course in the very middle
there we have our heart rate sensor it’s
a two diode heart rate sensor
and you know as soon as I picked up this
watch and looked at the back I realized
what was going on here

Smart watches


so this might look familiar to you guys
if you’ve seen any of my previous articles
about smartwatches
you might be familiar with the Skogen
foster 3 and the fossil gen 5. so we
know that
the skogen foster 3 was the fossil gen 5
just with a different body and then here
we are now


this one you know I’m just going to go
out and say it this citizen cz smart
is the fossil gen 5. just a year and a
half
later with really no significant updates
on the inside, we still have eight
gigabytes of storage which is not a big
deal

Smart watches
Smart watches


but unfortunately really the one big
a thing well there’s two big things the
one the first big thing
is that it has exactly the same chip as
the fossil gen 5. so
not only is it a year and a half later
and we don’t see any kind of updates to
the internals
with this device but other devices
actually do have

Citizen cz smart smartwatch


updates so we have the
watch pro 3 which has the newest
snapdragon 4100
and so this older chip not only limits
your use on the watch like it’s going to
be a little bit slower you really won’t
notice


that much of a difference but really
the big thing is going to be
the same problem that a lot of wear os
watches face and that’s the battery life
this battery life on this watch
is only going to be about one day
realistically now


fortunately the reason we liked the
fossil gen 5 was that we had those
battery controls in the top
again I’ll get into the interface in a
second but

Citizen cz smart manual


those can’t save this watch you might
stretch it out to two days if you’re
lucky and you really don’t use much
maybe you can get the third day out of
this but for the most part
you’re really not going to be getting
more than about one day
out of this watch so with that being
said guys this really is the same watch
as that one


I’ll get into the second kicker in a
second like there’s a second
like a big thing about this watch that
that really
well we’re gonna get to that in a second
but let’s first get into an interface
tour because even though this watch
doesn’t have any significant updates to
the hardware

Cz smart watch citizen

it actually does have some software
updates for the newest wear os
which is a very welcomed upgrade whereas
has been very antiquated for a while
and so finally making some changes uh
we’re gonna talk about that in just a
second


okay so now let’s get into a microphone
and a speaker test because like I said
you can use this for answering the phone
calls or doing voice assistant stuff a
a lot of things like that
alright so I’m just calling myself right
now and this is what the watch speaker
sounds like comment down below and let
I know what you think of this if you
can hear what I’m saying or not
again it’s just a standard phone call
I’m using a different phone to call
myself

Cz smart watch citizen
Cz smart watch citizen

Citizen cz smart battery life

and the speaker is at full volume all
right now this is just the opposite of
talking to my watch right now so this is
the test of the microphone
on the citizen cz smart so comment down
below let me know if you can hear what
I’m saying and how clear it is
uh and again you’re gonna be using this
microphone for anything with the voice
assistant phone calls


or voice typing as well all right so
just a quick tour of the interface here
uh like I said the top button we can
press it’ll go into my music player i
customize that
uh the middle button is our back button
and our home button and from the home
the screen you can actually just go into
your app drawer
which has all the different apps if you
turn the crown we’re going up and down
you can see

Citizen cz smart price


you know tons and tons of different apps
and you can get more in the play store
as well
and then the bottom button I customized
to open up google pay so you have NFC
pay on here of course
and otherwise the interface from here
you can do a lot with the touch screen
so swiping down from the top you get
your quick settings


if you tap on the gear you get into all
of your settings swiping up from
At the bottom you’ll go through all of your
different uh notifications
and then of course pressing the button
to go back if we go to the left you’ll
see that we have
kind of a google my day thing so on the
top your voice assistant

it tells you the date and the
weather as you go down some quick access
things and of course if you have any
like shipments coming stuff like that
just a basic google my day thing and
then on the right side, we have our tiles
so as we go through these are a little
bit newer these are updated since
the new wear os came out so we can see
like our sleep tracking here

Interface


obviously like I said so once we tap on
we can go into that but obviously
like I said
it’s not exactly the most in-depth sleep
tracking so it’s really just
you know restful light awake is all
they’re doing so I believe it’s based on
your motion

they don’t have a spo2 sensor so they
can’t do everything with that
but as we go through we have a lot of
other little tiles are what they call
them and of course you can touch and
hold


i guess I haven’t actually finished the
tutorial yet I never go all the way that
over there in my tiles but you can add
other things in your tiles as well and
then the last thing is to change your
watch face you just tap and hold
and we have a couple right here you can
change more uh you can change more
actually, if you are in the app on your
phone all right so now let’s get into
some quick

pros and cons what I liked and didn’t
like about this watch
the first thing i liked is that it does
run the newest wear os I really like the
new interface there the sleep tracking
the weather watch faces like there’s a
lot of cool things that I really like
about this one

Interface
Interface
Great controls


on top of that, you have some great
standard features you’re gonna have
google assistant on here
you’re gonna find my phone you can have
great controls for music whether NFC pay
like


all the standard stuff that we really
like about wearables watches which
I know they get a lot of heat but they
definitely do a lot of things
relatively well and so this watch does
all of that it also has that nice
rotating crown on the side
like the overall physical design citizen
did a great job on the outside I really
wish

Battery life


the only thing that was different would
be the battery life on the inside
and a couple of other internal things that
we’ll talk more about the cons
and I guess that leads us to the cons
with this like I said the first one is
that you’re gonna have that older chip
on there

that’s a huge drawback because it really
kills your battery life unlike a lot of
other watches that are easily getting
four to seven days this one lasting one
day means you have to take it off every
a single day to charge it

Charging Speed


and at that point why did, you even put
sleep tracking on there and we didn’t
even get to the second big drawback in
this article
uh the second one I mean I hate to say
it guys but this watch right here
they’re charging 400
at the time of release, I’ll link it down
below if you guys want to see the latest
the price maybe they’ll drop the price but
this basically is the fossil gen 5 but
double the price and yes I would say it
does


probably look a little bit nicer and
it’s made by citizen so
yeah it is nice on the outside but at
At the same time, you’re getting exactly the
same experience the same exact watch
but instead of 200, this one is 400
so I’m not sure why they came up with
that price for this exact
the model here but regardless that is
absolutely a drawback if somebody asked
me

Generation 5


hey mike I want to buy this watch should
I buy this or the gen 5 I would say buy
the fossil gen
5 every single time just save your money
it’s going to be really the same exact
watch now with that being said there are
some other drawbacks that applied
to the fossil gen 5 and just to
highlight some of those here
the first one like I said the short
battery life the lack of auto workout
the detection’s something that we’re
seeing on


a lot of other watches these days if i
just start running or walking it’ll
automatically detect that
this watch doesn’t do that on top of
that you don’t have any of the modern
health features that we’re seeing on
even little fitness bands but
specifically on the more premium
especially at this price point
uh the more premium watches so this does
not have spo2 sensor which means
less accurate sleep tracking it does not
have an ECG

Features


I don’t really use ECG anyway but
regardless it’s not there it doesn’t
have blood pressure
it doesn’t have skin temperature it
doesn’t have a lot of those more
advanced health-focused features
that some people might be looking for on
a smartwatch also doesn’t have qi
wireless charging which I say this on
every watch that doesn’t have it


you really need to have that in 2021
because I just want to be able to charge
my watch on the back of my phone
especially if the battery life is this
short I hate to have to travel and bring
an extra charger
everywhere I go and then the last one is
even though this watch looks really nice
for 400

Generation 5 smart watch
Generation 5 smart watch Features
Realistically

I’m not sure why they included a
silicone strap I assume it’s so it’s
more
like sweat or water-resistant but
realistically
with a watch that looks like this and
doesn’t have as many health-focused
features
I’m not sure why they would include
silicone straps I wish that they would
include


like leather or metal straps or at the
very least just include
two straps in the box for 400 it seems
pretty easy just throw in an extra pair
of straps in there but regardless
that’s my review of the citizen cz smart
watch if this
if this came out two years ago I would
have loved it I would have said it’s the
best watch and everybody should buy it
but realistically speaking it’s hard to
recommend right now

MY Experience


it looks great and if you like
the appearance of that then yeah you should
definitely buy it but
if you haven’t already purchased it
I would highly recommend considering a
different watch the fossil gen 5 like i
said


is going to give you exactly the same
experience but at half the price
and if you’re willing to spend this
the price you might as well start looking at
something like the
the Samsung galaxy watch 3 or even
better probably is the watch
pro 3. now take watch pro 3 as I said
offers


the wear os experience here but just
better so guys that’s been it comment
down below let me know what you think of
the of the citizen, CZ smartwatch is it too little
too late is it are they on the right
the path would you buy it or not
I want to hear from you guys in the
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ADDITIONAL REVIEW NOTES:

This is basically the Fossil Gen 5 and Skagen Falster 3 but with a different body and higher price tag
PHYSICAL: 46mm case1.28” AMOLED GODThe screen is not really recessedStainless steel22mm strap For this price, why does it only come with a silicone strap?? Ship with 2!SD3100 / 8GBGPS/Wifi/NFC/BTMic TestSpeaker TestBattery Test(This has the same battery features as the Fossil and Skagen watches)
ACCURACY: HR Test GPS Test
INTERFACE: Interface tour (Wear OS got some updates)


PROS:

The New Wear OS interface is much nicer Sleep tracking (but it is half-assed)Find my phone Google Assistant Quick replies and full keyboard/voice typing Rotating crown Great for music controls, weather, NFC pay, etc. – essentially a full-blown smartwatch on your wrist
CONS: Short battery life No auto workout detection and workout features are not the best No modern health features like SpO2, ECG, Blood Pressure, High HR alerts, Temp, etc. No Qi wireless charging No smart wake (sleep-based) alarm No offline Spotify Why bother with silicone straps? This watch is not a workout watch – just get leather or metal

CONCLUSION:

Fossil Gen 5 is(?) and it is the same watch This is already outdated hardware ONLY buy if you love the aesthetic. Otherwise, Tic Watch Pro 3 and GW3 are FAR superior, and Fossil Gen 5 is cheaper

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