T-Mobile and ZTE out the Quartz, a decked-out smartwatch for less than $200

T-Mobile and ZTE out the Quartz, a decked-out smartwatch for less than $200

Just as rumored, ZTE today launched its first Android Wear smartwatch, and it is landing on none other than the Un-carrier T-Mobile's network to boot. Called ZTE Quartz (model number ZW10), it runs on Android Wear 2.0, and sports a large 1.4” AMOLED display with 400x400 resolution, covered with Gorilla Glass protection.

The new smartwatch looks like a regular timepiece, aiming to appeal to a broader audience, with a metal bezel around the screen, and a small button on the upper right side. Thankfully, it can be used as a standalone wearable device with the ability to make calls or text right from your wrist, as it's hooked up to T-Mobile's network. There is a large for smartwatch standards 500mAh battery that makes the clock tick, and the Quartz runs on Qualcomm’s newest Snapdragon 2100 platform, dedicated to the needs of wearable devices, so always-on connectivity and smart power management can be expected. 

In fact, ZTE promises up to three days of battery life on a charge, and as these things go, this is a commendable achievement for such a well-appointed clever timepiece. In addition, you can outfit ZTE's smartwatch with swappable wrist bands and plethora of watch faces to customize for every taste. ZTE is un-leashing the Quartz precious for just $192 exclusively on T-Mobile, which, compared to its direct competitors seems to be a bargain. Any takers?


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9 Comments

1. bucknassty

Posts: 1311; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

Well well well... i need an in-depth review... only i would change is the charging mechanism, why not go full wireless? but for 192... cant complain.

2. fyah_king unregistered

When will it be available? I don't see the watch at t-mobile store.

4. thxultra

Posts: 440; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Found on another site it releases on April 21st and pre-orders start on April 14th. Looks like it is 3g and not LTE also not that it will matter much on a smart watch. No NFC though which is a bummer means no android pay. Also no heart rate sensor if you use fitness apps...

6. fyah_king unregistered

Thanks. I just need gps.

3. thxultra

Posts: 440; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Very tempting. I have a gear s3 on back order with Samsung. Really want a LTE connected watch so I don't have to carry my phone in the gym. Wonder if you can get text messages when away from your phone like you can with the S3. I know the S3 will forward your texts to the watch.

5. thxultra

Posts: 440; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Update looks like the watch is only 3g and not LTE... doubt I care on a smart watch but no NFC may be a deal breaker for me.

8. kennva1

Posts: 18; Member since: May 17, 2014

Thxultra does your gear s3 support apple music or just the ability to store music? I have had gear s watched before an apple watch and recently had a gear s2 classic paired with an iPhone but didn't see any support for apple music.

7. Deadeye37

Posts: 288; Member since: Jan 25, 2011

Why no NFC? If it had NFC, this would be perfect. IMO, dumping the cellular connection & put NFC and keeping the price the same would make it the perfect smartwatch for me.

9. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3944; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Finally, a smartwatch that doesn't cost to much and doesn't sacrifice any features to do it, doesn't look half bad either, I'm on T-mobile so I might get one.

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