DZ09 Smart Watch: An alternative to Apple Watch and Samsung Galaxy Watch?
The ‘DZ09 Smart Watch’ appears to be an excellent alternative option to the expensive smartwatches such as the Samsung Galaxy or Apple Watch. (We discussed some other options under “Top 5 Alternatives to Apple Watch“.) The ‘DZ09 Smart Watch’ is a smartwatch that is unbranded and marketed under different names, including GZDL DZ09, Aosmart DZ09, Zakk DZ09, Rock DZ09, Bluetick DZ09, Padgene DZ09, and Qiufeng DZ09 Smartwatch. Still, the most popular one is Padgene DZ09. The DZ09 Smart Watch is very inexpensive compared to other smartwatches and only costs about $10-$20, which is quite an acceptable price for a watch that has so many features built-in.
DZ09: The Appearance
The exterior shape of the watch is rectangular and comes in the case dimensions of 58.5 mm x 39.5 mm x 12.3 mm, which is made out of stainless steel. The band is 28.5cm or 11.2 inches long made out of silicone; however, the bands cannot be replaced, unless a third party company develops a band for it. This smartwatch weighs very lightly at approximately 60g and comes in different colors, including white, black, and gold-brown/bronze. The display type of the smartwatch is TFT LCD, which stands for ‘thin-film-transistor liquid-crystal display.’ The screen size is 3.96cm, or 1.56 inches, and the screen resolution is 240 x 240 pixels. The watch has a pixel density of 226 PPI and has a multitouch feature.
DZ09: The Operating System
The operating system of the DZ09 Smart Watch is a Customised Android OS. The chipset is either MTK6260A or MTK6261, depending on the ‘brand’ you purchase it from and has a CPU of 533 MHz. The watch comes with a RAM of 64 MB or 128 MB, has internal memory storage of 64 MB and comes with an SD card slot which can fit up to a 32 GB TransFlash card (which is not included). It has a sim card slot that can fit GSM, GPRS (band 850/900/1800/1900). It does not support WiFi or Near-field communication (NFC) but has Bluetooth connectivity of 3.0 and a USB data transfer. The smartwatch has a battery capacity of 380mAh / 3.7V Li-ion battery with a charging voltage of 4.2V and is charged via USB cable. The watch can last for about 24 to 48 hours and has a charging time of 2 hours. Depending on the ‘brand’ of the DZ09, the talk time is about 3 hours and the standby time is 180 hours. The camera resolution is 0.3 megapixels.
DZ09: The Features
The smartwatch can track distance, steps, and sleep. The features of the watch are push messages, altitude meter, message reminder, call reminder, passometer, sleep tracker, answer call, dial call, find my phone, music control, remote control, and many more. There is no app store on the watch, but there are social media apps already installed on it like Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp. The watch is slightly water resistant but not waterproof. Notifications can appear on the smartwatch from activity alerts, emails, SMS, incoming call alert, calendar reminders, and alerts from the weather forecast. The sensors on the watch are the accelerometer, vibration/haptics, and a pedometer sensor. There is also a speaker and microphone on the watch, useful for calling and communication. The DZ09 has smartphone compatibility with Android and IOS, and the smartphone companion app is the ‘BTNotification’ app and ‘Mediatek SmartDevice’ app.
DZ09: The Conclusion
Overall, the DZ09 is an inexpensive smartwatch with a whole range of features compatible with Android and iOS smartphones, and it only costs $10-$20. Clearly, this smartwatch is a way cheaper alternative to the Apple Watch, which is $399-$499. So, if you are someone who has a small budget for purchasing a smartwatch and want a smartwatch with great features built-in, then the DZ09 is the smartwatch for you. The DZ09 smartwatch is usually purchased from Amazon.