It’s been common knowledge for a while that ZTE is preparing to release its first Android Wear-powered smartwatch, the Quartz. Now, thanks to Android Police, we’re catching our first glimpse of the device up-close.
Yeah, we know what you’re thinking. It’s not the best looking unit out there. Based on its antiquated design, we’re guessing it’ll probably be aimed at the entry-level market, where a sleek, premium build isn’t as important as core functionality.
Presumably, to keep the manufacturing (and therefore the retail) price down, the firm has reportedly decided not bundle an NFC chip or a heart rate monitor on the Quartz. There is some good news, though. It was spotted running the latest build of Android Wear 2.0.
No word on pricing or availability
Overall, the Quartz doesn’t seem like it’s going to be a game-changer, but that was to be expected. Sadly, there’s no word on pricing or availability, but it we think it’s safe to assume that it’ll cost somewhere in the region of $120-160.