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New DZ09 smart watch is a hybrid device that acts as a phone

The smart watch market is getting saturated, as we see new devices with new features popping up each day. The DZ09 is one of the newest smart watches developed in Chine and besides the fact that it looks similar to the Apple Watch, this wearable wants to be an all-in-one device. The hybrid smart watch can act both as a standard smart watch, but also as a full-blown smartphone on your wrist.

The DZ09 was recently launched on GearBest where you can already purchase it for 27 % off, aka $40. For that price, the DZ09 promises smartphone functionality through a smart watch, something that mainstream watches don’t really do as of yet. The Samsung Gear S is a good example of smart watch evolution, but the DZ09 took it one level higher.

If you’ve never heard about smart watch phones which house SIMs in them and allow calling and much more, you should start keeping an eye on Chinese manufacturers because they have some interesting products already on the market that might surprise you with all the features that they offer for a very modest price. The DZ09 is very cheap compared to other Android Wear watches or even the Apple Watch, at only $40 and it offers an excellent bang for buck, which is admirable for the price.

The DZ09 smart watch can support a single micro SIM card, which allows you to make phone calls and messages without having your phone connected. It doesn’t allow for 2G, 3G or 4G connections, but you can use Bluetooth and connect the DZ09 smart watch to your phone to get access to the internet. The voice calling and messaging functions are key in this device, so that’s what the Chinese company behind the watch is emphasizing.

The design of the watch is very simple and it is similar to the Apple Watch design, but without the costly premium materials that people see on the Apple Watch edition timepieces. It’s made of stainless steel and rubber, and it comes with a 1.56 inch TFT LCD display that has a 240*240 resolution. It also comes with a microSD card slot on which you can store media, but it is unclear whether the slot supports cards up to 32 GB or 8GB. Either is a good addition to the features of the smart watch nonetheless.

One of the more interesting features of the DZ09 smart watch is that comes with a small VGA camera that you can use to shoot video or take snapshots without having to take your phone out. Although that 0.3 MP camera won’t take great shots, it might come in handy for when you quickly need to snap a picture of a hit and run or other emergency situations. You can alternatively use the watch to remote control the smartphone camera if you want better photos that are perfectly timed.

The smart watch comes with touch input and can handle all the health and fitness tracking that other watches and fitness wearables can, which means that you can use it for run tracking, sleep tracking and as a sedentary reminder that will let you know you’ve been sitting in one place for too long. Moreover, the watch can also record voice and can last up to 180 hours in standby with its 380 mAh battery. If you use SIM card functions, the watch can handle about 5 hours of talk time, which sounds pretty neat.

The pros of the DZ09 smart watch are the fact that it supports microSIM and microSD cards, it can shoot photos and videos and record voice and it can also act as a fitness tracker. The cons of the device are that it has no GPS and limited notifications delivery. On the other hand, you can pair the smart watch with both Android and iOS devices, so it’s cross-platform compatible, which is always a bonus when it comes to wearables.

For the $40 price at which you can buy it on GearBest, the DZ09 smart watch has a lot to offer. Be warned that the UI might not be as friendly as Android Wear or Watch OS, but you can get used to it pretty fast. If you’re just getting started in the wearable industry, the smart watch might be a great place to begin your journey.

About Egon Kilin

I’m Load The Game’s co-founder and community manager, and whenever I’m not answering questions on social media platforms, I spend my time digging up the latest news and rumors and writing them up. That’s not to say I’m all work and no fun, not at all. If my spare time allows it, I like to engage in some good old fashioned online carnage. If it’s an MMO with swords and lots of PvP, I’m most likely in it. Oh, and if you’re looking to pick a fight in Tekken or Mortal Kombat, I’ll be more than happy to assist! Connect with me by email markjudge (@) loadthegame.com only

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  1. It looks like the iwatch eh? Here is the Gear2 that came out two years ago. Hmmm

  2. One of these thing is not like the others. I think you just wanted to say iwatch in your article.

  3. One of these thing is not like the others. Yeah it’s the one in the middle.

  4. One of these thing is not like the others.

  5. Don’t seem to be able to set it up for mms message sms and internet fine

  6. Andrew Terrelonge

    Works very good for me just doesn’t let me on facebook or twitter

  7. My dz09 does not conect to my phone via bluetooth or any other android device,i am very diaapointed i tried everything i have a sony Xperia and the watch just dont want to find my phone,nighther are my phone picking up the watch,i also down loaded from my play store apps to help me but the whatch doesnt pick up anything,and there is paper pieces in the straps must i take it out,?could that be the reason i cant get conected,please please please help me!!!!!!!

  8. My watch didn’t come with the sim card or a micro SD memory card. I had a spare SD but no sim. Can I connect to the internet without the SIM? Seems that a lot of the apps I am trying to use on the watch require a sim card. (error: ‘Insert Sim’ when I am trying use browser, etc.) Thanks!!

  9. while insert sim, still Show as ” not a valid sim”

  10. How on earth do I change this from Chinese to English? I don’t understand any Chinese and can’t even understand the menus. Is there a user guide somewhere? Nonsense!

  11. Does anyone know if this is compatible with Sony Xperia z5 compact phone?

  12. I bought these for my parents, but it won’t upload any phone numbers, am I correct in assuming that the watches need a micro sd card to work? I can’t find any answers to this question.

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