Citizen Jumps into the Smartwatch World with the C Z Smart

When smartphones hit critical mass, every manufacturer of “dumb” phones started leveraging all their designs to add smarts to every phone in their lineup. We’re seeing a similar push with smartwatches. Traditional watchmakers are finding ways to raise the intelligence level of their iconic designs. The latest watchmaker to do so is Citizen, with their C Z Smart line.

These watches run Google Wear OS, so you’re getting the typical Google smartwatch experience — “Ok Google,” notifications, Google Fit, customizable watch faces, etc. Citizen says they’re including some of their own watch faces as well; if you like the Citizen style, they’re inserting it in the software as well as in the hardware design. You can pick up a CZ Smart with a stainless steel link band, blue silicon, or black silicon. Citizen says C Z Smart will have 24+ hours of battery life, though like all smartwatches that’s likely very dependent on your use case.

No matter which design you pick, these come in at $395. With a 46mm case, they aren’t for petite wrists, but they do look well made and very much in line with the Citizen watch style. And I’m only slightly biased since the C Z Smart has the same initials as me!

You can learn more about the Citizen CZ line here.

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Carly has been a gadget fiend for a long time, going back to her first PDA (a Palm M100). She quickly went from researching what PDA to buy to following tech news closely and keeping up with the latest and greatest stuff. She loves writing about ebooks because they combine her two favorite activities; reading anything and everything, and talking about fun new tech toys. What could be better?