Meizu is expanding its portfolio of gadgets, and it formally launches its own smartwatch. As the brand’s first official smartwatch, the Meizu Watch sports a 1.78-inch AMOLED panel with a 368×448 resolution that is similar to the one you will find on an Apple Watch.
The Meizu Watch comes with an aluminum chassis and a ceramic back for that premium appeal, along with a fluoro-rubber strap.
The biggest feature of the Meizu Watch is that it uses a Snapdragon Wear 4100 processor. Announced last year, the processor is based on a 12nm process and uses Cortex-A53 cores. Qualcomm promises that the Snapdragon Wear 4100 performs 85% better than the Snapdragon Wear 3100–but we will have to try it out to see if those claims are true.
The processor is paired with 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage, and you get WiFi, LTE, NFC, and Bluetooth 4.2. For software, it is running WearOS-based Flyme for watch
Aside from better overall performance, the Meizu Watch promises an impressive battery life of 36 hours on a single charge with its 420mAh cell. Top ups take around 45 minutes from flat to 100% via a proprietary adapter while a 15-minute charge can give you 35% juice.
Being a smartwatch, you get support for eSIM, which means that you can use it to handle calls and text—and even stream music without the need for a phone. It also comes with Meizu Pay, allowing for cashless transactions with the watch itself. It also comes with an array of sensors like heart rate and blood oxygen, along with sleep and stress tracking and excercise monitoring for 13 different sports.
Meizu Watch Price
Meizu’s debut smartwatch is available in China and is priced at CNY 1500(~Php 11.3k). There’s no word yet if Meizu intends to make it available outside of China as of this writing.