Deal on ZTE Quartz AndroidWear2.0, just $96 at TMobile
We have not reviewed this ourselves, but this DEAL is too good not to post!
The ZTE is available from TMobile for just $96! That’s right $96 OUT THE DOOR!
For under a Benjamin the ZTE Quartz gets you:
400 x 400 resolution
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
|Processor||1.1 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100|
Wi-Fi (802.11) b/g/n 2.4 GHz
Sounds and notifications
|Software||Android Wear 2.0|
|Dimensions and weight||46 x 46 x 14.5 mm
HeartRateSo I will point out what it does NOT have:
It also has a crap band. But it’s swappable, it uses standard 22mm straps, so you can add anything from international orange to leather!
At $192 (Twice the price) PCMag said:
The Quartz marks ZTE’s first foray into smartwatches, and while it gets the price right for Android Wear, it still has some kinks to work out.
PCWorld said the following at $192:
ZTE Quartz watch review: The Best Android Wear value, plain and simple
The ZTE Quartz is a big and somewhat pedestrian entry into the Android Wear 2.0 fray, but you won’t find a better 3G watch for the money.
AndroidAuthrority had a different take at the near $200 price point:
An inexpensive Android Wear watch that’s too cheap to recommendNegatives
- Rubber strap is thick, uncomfortable, and feels like a toy
- No 4G LTE connectivity
- No rotating side button for navigation
- No heart rate monitor
- No NFC
But then closed:
The ZTE Quartz is a good smartwatch, but it’s certainly not great. The rubber strap is horrendous, the casing is a tad chunky, and the lack of 4G LTE connectivity might turn some users away. With that said, performance is solid, and the low price point is something that’s hard to pass up. But if you need an Android Wear 2.0-powered smartwatch for around $200, you might have better luck with an older Android Wear device that’s on sale.
XDA-Developer Quartz announcement. No Hacks on XDA yet, but time till tell, especially as hackers get their hands on a sub $100 Android Wear 2.0 Watch!