This week, we are excited to partner up with ZTE and to check out their new smartwatch: the ZTE Quartz. We have enjoyed working with the Z-Community to help provide our custom watch bands for this piece, and in return, ZTE is offering the chance for our readers to win one of their own! Check out our lookbook & recap down below, and then enter to win at the end of this post.
Here at Clockwork Synergy, we love creating quality yet budget-friendly products. After working with ZTE for some time, they offered us to try out their Quartz Smartwatch. We definitely wanted to test it out and try our different bands on it; especially since the watch launched so recently with a great price point (not even $200). Our primary focus in the smartwatch world lately has been with the Apple Watch and Pebble, so we were excited to see what this new Android watch could offer and how it would look with our products.
It was very easy to configure straight out of the box, and we loved the size of the screen which made it easy to scroll through options. During our time experimenting, no flaws or program kinks arose. We liked the more minimalistic design of the case, and even though there are touches of blue, we felt that we had unlimited strap options to pair with it. The display quality was pleasing (400×400 pixels) and despite keeping the brightness on the highest setting, we only needed to charge this piece 2x in one week. The only setback we found was that there is not a heart rate monitor, but that was easy to overlook due to the quality of the piece and other features.
We were personally not a fan of the standard watch band it came with (of course we were a little biased), and we had been hearing feedback from past customers dealing with the same issue. Different members of our team enjoying trying out the ZTE Quartz on our genuine leather Dapper Collection and our recent Cordura Collection. Before having this piece in our hands we were concerned about what bands would look best based on the large case, but it wasn’t an issue, and even our thickest leather bands, our Gentlemen’s Collection, worked wonderfully.
- 1.4″ HD Display
Size and Weight
- 1.81 x 1.81 x 0.56 inches
- 3.14 ounces
Operating System and Processor
- 1.1 GHz Quad-Core Processor
- Android Wear 2.0
- Broader Compatibility
- N/A talk time
- Up to 2 days standby time
- 4 GB
- Sync methods: USB, 802.11b/g/n
GPS and Apps
- GPS Enabled
- GSM: 850 MHz, 1900 MHz
- UMTS: Band II (1900), Band IV (1700/2100), Band V (850)
Despite our first concerns about the exterior design, we really enjoyed testing this smartwatch. Our team did not run into any issues during wear such as display and battery life. We think that for the price point, this is a pretty cool piece.
ZTE has graciously offered our viewers the chance to win their own ZTE Quartz Smartwatch, along with a watch band prize package from us! Enter below using our rafflecopter form for a chance to win.