Overview of ZTE Watch Live smartwatch. Very strange product

Just the other day, ZTE announced the release of its new smartwatch, and I literally got it in my hands almost instantly!

I'm piping hot talking about a simple device that helps you keep track of messages and calls, monitor your heart rate and SpO2, learn about changes in your sleep and workouts. In addition, they can remotely control the camera and music player in the smartphone.

There are also very strange moments in the device, which I will talk about later. They are related to measuring data from inanimate objects! The truth is out there...

The positioning is as follows: ZTE Watch Live is a slightly more advanced version of the first ZTE Y8 watch. If the latter had a non-touch screen, there was no measurement of oxygen in the blood, there were no many functions, then in the novelty all this appeared in full.

However, the ZTE Y8 is almost unavailable for sale, so the only smartwatch from ZTE is Watch Live. And they cost 3,000 - 3,500 rubles.

P.S. What is the original name? 🙂 Is it really that hard to come up with something like Watch Pulse and Watch Track? No, you need the word Live: Galaxy Buds Live, Xbox Live, JBL Live, ZTE Live Buds…

Characteristics

  • Dimensions: 39.8mm x 34mm x 9.7mm
  • Weight: 42 grams
  • Screen: 1.3 inches (23x23 mm), 240x240, IPS
  • Battery: 200mAh
  • Degree of protection: IP68
  • Bluetooth version: 4.2

Delivery set

  • Clock
  • USB cable
  • Instruction
  • Warranty card

Appearance

What you definitely can't fault is the appearance of the ZTE Watch Live: a compact rectangle made of glass and metal. Made very carefully and in this regard, it may well plug any Chinese device of this type into the belt. The sides are matte, and the fine bevel is polished. It has beautiful reflections in the light. In addition, these same reflections are also visible on the sloping edges of the curved 2.5D glass.

In general, it seems that ZTE has invested all the money in the creation of a high-quality watch case. For I will have many questions about the functions of the device.

The dimensions are as follows - 39.8 mm x 34 mm x 9.7 mm, weight is approximately 42 grams with the strap. The site indicates the weight is 50 grams.

By the way, the strap is silicone, the color is only black. It is comfortable, quite soft, stretches a little. The buckle and tongue on it are steel, weighty. They rattle like that on the table while typing on the keyboard. Do you hear?

The width of the strap is 20 mm, it can be easily replaced with any other, since the watch has a standard fastening in the form of "shutters" on a spring.

The hand under the strap hardly sweats. And the watch itself is protected according to the IP68 standard.

On the side there is a mechanical on/off button for the clock, it also activates the backlight of the screen or turns it off.

Swipe from top to bottom - curtain with "Do Not Disturb", phone search and settings. Swipe from bottom to top is access to applications:

  • Workout
  • Pulse
  • Screen
  • SpO2
  • Messages
  • Weather
  • Camera
  • Player
  • Find phone
  • Breathing
  • Timer
  • Settings

There are also swipes left and right for workouts, sleep, and steps.

Let me remind you that in ZTE Y8 the screen was not touch-sensitive. For navigation, a small round touch area under the display was used.

Here it is worth talking about the watch faces for ZTE Watch Live (they were not in Y8). There are a lot of watchfaces, each user will find something suitable for himself. The watch faces are selected through the Da Fit app.

По неизвестной мне причине раз в 3-4 часа настройки часов слетают: циферблат снова переключается на дефолтный, а галочка в настройках уведомлений отключается (сообщения из некоторых программ не отображаются на часах). Приходится снова заходить в настройки, выбирать циферблат и активировать уведомления. Явно проблема ПО. Только непонятно, где: то ли в часах, то ли в программе на смартфоне.

Обзор смарт-часов ZTE Watch Live. Очень странный продукт

Буквально на днях компания ZTE анонсировала выход своих новых умных часов, и они почти моментально оказались у меня на руках в прямом смысле!

I'm piping hot talking about a simple device that helps you keep track of messages and calls, monitor your heart rate and SpO2, learn about changes in your sleep and workouts. In addition, they can remotely control the camera and music player in the smartphone.

There are also very strange moments in the device, which I will talk about later. They are related to measuring data from inanimate objects! The truth is out there...

The positioning is as follows: ZTE Watch Live is a slightly more advanced version of the first ZTE Y8 watch. If the latter had a non-touch screen, there was no measurement of oxygen in the blood, there were no many functions, then in the novelty all this appeared in full.

However, the ZTE Y8 is almost unavailable for sale, so the only smartwatch from ZTE is Watch Live. And they cost 3,000 - 3,500 rubles.

P.S. What is the original name? 🙂 Is it really that hard to come up with something like Watch Pulse and Watch Track? No, you need the word Live: Galaxy Buds Live, Xbox Live, JBL Live, ZTE Live Buds…

Characteristics

  • Dimensions: 39.8mm x 34mm x 9.7mm
  • Weight: 42 grams
  • Screen: 1.3 inches (23x23 mm), 240x240, IPS
  • Battery: 200mAh
  • Degree of protection: IP68
  • Bluetooth version: 4.2

Delivery set

  • Clock
  • USB cable
  • Instruction
  • Warranty card

Appearance

What you definitely can't fault is the appearance of the ZTE Watch Live: a compact rectangle made of glass and metal. Made very carefully and in this regard, it may well plug any Chinese device of this type into the belt. The sides are matte, and the fine bevel is polished. It has beautiful reflections in the light. In addition, these same reflections are also visible on the sloping edges of the curved 2.5D glass.

In general, it seems that ZTE has invested all the money in the creation of a high-quality watch case. For I will have many questions about the functions of the device.

The dimensions are as follows - 39.8 mm x 34 mm x 9.7 mm, weight is approximately 42 grams with the strap. The site indicates the weight is 50 grams.

By the way, the strap is silicone, the color is only black. It is comfortable, quite soft, stretches a little. The buckle and tongue on it are steel, weighty. They rattle like that on the table while typing on the keyboard. Do you hear?

The width of the strap is 20 mm, it can be easily replaced with any other, since the watch has a standard fastening in the form of "shutters" on a spring.

The hand under the strap hardly sweats. And the watch itself is protected according to the IP68 standard.

There is a mechanical on/off button on the side of the clock, it also activates the backlight of the screen or turns it off.

It is pleasant to press it, there is a clear short stroke, a barely audible "click" sound with vibration. By the way, it is powerful in terms of sound, but almost never felt on the hand. You'd rather hear than feel. It is completely useless on the street.

On the back of the device are two battery charging contacts and a backlit sensor. Most likely, Watch Live uses exactly the same sensor as the ZTE Y8.

Total: nice appearance and quality materials, IP68 protection as a great bonus.

Screen

This model uses a 1.3-inch display. The resolution is 240x240 pixels, which corresponds to a density of 261 PPI. For a wearable device, the density is normal. The matrix is ​​made using IPS technology, so you won't find AOD or "always-on screen" here. In addition, the physical size of the screen is 23x23 mm. While the size of the watch is 39x34 mm.

The brightness is low, it is only enough for viewing information indoors. In the sun, the picture fades completely. The image may be displayed worse due to the weak oleophobic coating: the display is smudged and the picture is distorted.

I would advise developers to add a light theme, as icons and text will be more visible on a white background.

Opening hours

The ZTE Watch Live has a 200 mAh battery inside. According to the manufacturer, this capacity should be enough for about 20 days.

I've been using the watch for 5 days already, and during this time they were discharged by only 25%. Notifications are always on, the heart rate monitor is off, the backlight is at maximum brightness.

Of course, with active training and frequent heart rate measurements, the device will discharge faster.

Watch Live is charged from a special adapter that connects to the bottom of the device.

Shell

The watch runs on a proprietary operating system. It is fast, but primitive, everything happens with almost no animation.

Swipe from top to bottom - curtain with "Do Not Disturb", phone search and settings. Swipe from bottom to top is access to applications:

  • Workout
  • Pulse
  • Screen
  • SpO2
  • Messages
  • Weather
  • Camera
  • Player
  • Find phone
  • Breathing
  • Timer
  • Settings

There are also swipes left and right for workouts, sleep, and steps.

Let me remind you that in ZTE Y8 the screen was not touch-sensitive. For navigation, a small round touch area under the display was used.

Here it is worth talking about the watch faces for ZTE Watch Live (they were not in Y8). There are a lot of watchfaces, each user will find something suitable for himself. The watch faces are selected through the Da Fit app.

For a reason unknown to me, every 3-4 hours the watch settings flies: the dial switches back to default, and the checkmark in the notification settings is turned off (messages from some programs are not displayed on the watch). You have to go into the settings again, select the watch face and activate notifications. Clearly a software problem. But it is not clear where: either in the watch, or in the program on the smartphone.

Overview of ZTE Watch Live smartwatch. Very strange product

Just the other day, ZTE announced the release of its new smartwatch, and I literally got it in my hands almost instantly!

I'm piping hot talking about a simple device that helps you keep track of messages and calls, monitor your heart rate and SpO2, learn about changes in your sleep and workouts. In addition, they can remotely control the camera and music player in the smartphone.

There are also very strange moments in the device, which I will talk about later. They are related to measuring data from inanimate objects! The truth is out there...

The positioning is as follows: ZTE Watch Live is a slightly more advanced version of the first ZTE Y8 watch. If the latter had a non-touch screen, there was no measurement of oxygen in the blood, there were no many functions, then in the novelty all this appeared in full.

However, the ZTE Y8 is almost unavailable for sale, so the only smartwatch from ZTE is Watch Live. And they cost 3,000 - 3,500 rubles.

P.S. What is the original name? 🙂 Is it really that hard to come up with something like Watch Pulse and Watch Track? No, you need the word Live: Galaxy Buds Live, Xbox Live, JBL Live, ZTE Live Buds…

Characteristics

  • Dimensions: 39.8mm x 34mm x 9.7mm
  • Weight: 42 grams
  • Screen: 1.3" (23x23mm), 240x240, IPS
  • Battery: 200mAh
  • Degree of protection: IP68
  • Bluetooth version: 4.2

Delivery set

  • Clock
  • USB cable
  • Instruction
  • Warranty card

Appearance

What you definitely can't fault is the appearance of the ZTE Watch Live: a compact rectangle made of glass and metal. Made very carefully and in this regard, it may well plug any Chinese device of this type into the belt. The sides are matte, and the fine bevel is polished. It has beautiful reflections in the light. In addition, these same reflections are also visible on the sloping edges of the curved 2.5D glass.

In general, it seems that ZTE has invested all the money in the creation of a high-quality watch case. For I will have many questions about the functions of the device.

The dimensions are as follows - 39.8 mm x 34 mm x 9.7 mm, weight is approximately 42 grams with the strap. The site indicates the weight is 50 grams.

By the way, the strap is silicone, the color is only black. It is comfortable, quite soft, stretches a little. The buckle and tongue on it are steel, weighty. They rattle like that on the table while typing on the keyboard. Do you hear?

The width of the strap is 20 mm, it can be easily replaced with any other, since the watch has a standard fastening in the form of "shutters" on a spring.

The hand under the strap hardly sweats. And the watch itself is protected according to the IP68 standard.

On the side there is a mechanical on/off button for the clock, it also activates the backlight of the screen or turns it off.

It is pleasant to press it, there is a clear short stroke, a barely audible "click" sound with vibration. By the way, it is powerful in terms of sound, but almost never felt on the hand. You'd rather hear than feel. It is completely useless on the street.

On the back of the device are two battery charging contacts and a backlit sensor. Most likely, Watch Live uses exactly the same sensor as the ZTE Y8.

Total: nice appearance and quality materials, IP68 protection as a great bonus.

Screen

This model uses a 1.3-inch display. The resolution is 240x240 pixels, which corresponds to a density of 261 PPI. For a wearable device, the density is normal. The matrix is ​​made using IPS technology, so you won't find AOD or "always-on screen" here. In addition, the physical size of the screen is 23x23 mm. While the size of the watch is 39x34 mm.

The brightness is low, it is only enough for viewing information indoors. In the sun, the picture fades completely. The image may be displayed worse due to the weak oleophobic coating: the display is smudged and the picture is distorted.

I would advise developers to add a light theme, as icons and text will be more visible on a white background.

Opening hours

The ZTE Watch Live has a 200 mAh battery inside. According to the manufacturer, this capacity should be enough for about 20 days.

I've been using the watch for 5 days already, and during this time they were discharged by only 25%. Notifications are always on, the heart rate monitor is off, the backlight is at maximum brightness.

Of course, with active training and frequent heart rate measurements, the device will discharge faster.

Watch Live is charged from a special adapter that connects to the bottom of the device.

Shell

The watch runs on a proprietary operating system. It is fast, but primitive, everything happens with almost no animation.

Swipe from top to bottom - curtain with "Do Not Disturb", phone search and settings. Swipe from bottom to top is access to applications:

  • Workout
  • Pulse
  • Screen
  • SpO2
  • Messages
  • Weather
  • Camera
  • Player
  • Find phone
  • Breathing
  • Timer
  • Settings

There are also swipes left and right for workouts, sleep, and steps.

Let me remind you that in ZTE Y8 the screen was not touch-sensitive. For navigation, a small round touch area under the display was used.

Here it is worth talking about the watch faces for ZTE Watch Live (they were not in Y8). There are a lot of watchfaces, each user will find something suitable for himself. The watch faces are selected through the Da Fit app.

По неизвестной мне причине раз в 3-4 часа настройки часов слетают: циферблат снова переключается на дефолтный, а галочка в настройках уведомлений отключается (сообщения из некоторых программ не отображаются на часах). Приходится снова заходить в настройки, выбирать циферблат и активировать уведомления. Явно проблема ПО. Только непонятно, где: то ли в часах, то ли в программе на смартфоне.

Обзор смарт-часов ZTE Watch Live. Очень странный продукт

Буквально на днях компания ZTE анонсировала выход своих новых умных часов, и они почти моментально оказались у меня на руках в прямом смысле!

I'm piping hot talking about a simple device that helps you keep track of messages and calls, monitor your heart rate and SpO2, learn about changes in your sleep and workouts. In addition, they can remotely control the camera and music player in the smartphone.

There are also very strange moments in the device, which I will talk about later. They are related to measuring data from inanimate objects! The truth is out there...

The positioning is as follows: ZTE Watch Live is a slightly more advanced version of the first ZTE Y8 watch. If the latter had a non-touch screen, there was no measurement of oxygen in the blood, there were no many functions, then in the novelty all this appeared in full.

However, the ZTE Y8 is almost unavailable for sale, so the only smartwatch from ZTE is Watch Live. And they cost 3,000 - 3,500 rubles.

P.S. What is the original name? 🙂 Is it really that hard to come up with something like Watch Pulse and Watch Track? No, you need the word Live: Galaxy Buds Live, Xbox Live, JBL Live, ZTE Live Buds…

Characteristics

  • Dimensions: 39.8mm x 34mm x 9.7mm
  • Weight: 42 grams
  • Screen: 1.3 inches (23x23 mm), 240x240, IPS
  • Battery: 200mAh
  • Degree of protection: IP68
  • Bluetooth version: 4.2

Delivery set

  • Clock
  • USB cable
  • Instruction
  • Warranty card

Appearance

What you definitely can't fault is the appearance of the ZTE Watch Live: a compact rectangle made of glass and metal. Made very carefully and in this regard, it may well plug any Chinese device of this type into the belt. The sides are matte, and the fine bevel is polished. It has beautiful reflections in the light. In addition, these same reflections are also visible on the sloping edges of the curved 2.5D glass.

In general, it seems that ZTE has invested all the money in the creation of a high-quality watch case. For I will have many questions about the functions of the device.

The dimensions are as follows - 39.8 mm x 34 mm x 9.7 mm, weight is approximately 42 grams with the strap. The site indicates the weight is 50 grams.

By the way, the strap is silicone, the color is only black. It is comfortable, quite soft, stretches a little. The buckle and tongue on it are steel, weighty. They rattle like that on the table while typing on the keyboard. Do you hear?

The width of the strap is 20 mm, it can be easily replaced with any other, since the watch has a standard fastening in the form of "shutters" on a spring.

The hand under the strap hardly sweats. And the watch itself is protected according to the IP68 standard.

There is a mechanical on/off button on the side of the clock, it also activates the backlight of the screen or turns it off.

It is pleasant to press it, there is a clear short stroke, a barely audible "click" sound with vibration. By the way, it is powerful in terms of sound, but almost never felt on the hand. You'd rather hear than feel. It is completely useless on the street.

On the back of the device are two contacts for charging the battery and a backlit sensor. Most likely, Watch Live uses exactly the same sensor as the ZTE Y8.

On the back of the device are two contacts for charging the battery and a sensor with a backlight. Most likely, Watch Live uses exactly the same sensor as the ZTE Y8.

Total: nice appearance and quality materials, IP68 protection as a great bonus.

Screen

This model uses a 1.3-inch display. The resolution is 240x240 pixels, which corresponds to a density of 261 PPI. For a wearable device, the density is normal. The matrix is ​​made using IPS technology, so you won't find AOD or "always-on screen" here. In addition, the physical size of the screen is 23x23 mm. While the size of the watch is 39x34 mm.

The brightness is low, it is only enough for viewing information indoors. In the sun, the picture fades completely. The image may be displayed worse due to the weak oleophobic coating: the display is smudged and the picture is distorted.

I would advise developers to add a light theme, as icons and text will be more visible on a white background.

Opening hours

The ZTE Watch Live has a 200 mAh battery inside. According to the manufacturer, this capacity should be enough for about 20 days.

I've been using the watch for 5 days already, and during this time they were discharged by only 25%. Notifications are always on, the heart rate monitor is off, the backlight is at maximum brightness.

For a reason unknown to me, every 3-4 hours the watch settings flies: the dial switches back to default, and the checkmark in the notification settings is turned off (messages from some programs are not displayed on the watch). You have to go into the settings again, select the watch face and activate notifications. Clearly a software problem. But it is not clear where: either in the watch, or in the program on the smartphone.