There were definitely a lot of Android smartphones and tablets floating around CES this year, but wearables and smartwatches also made a huge splash. A newcomer to the smartwatch market is ZTE with its BlueWatch, which acts as a pedometer, remote camera controller, and caller ID and can also deliver notifications from applications on your Android device to your wrist. The BlueWatch’s battery life is estimated at five to seven days.
At first glance, the ZTE BlueWatch looks very similar to Pebble. It’s thicker, a lot heavier and doesn’t offer the option of switching out its band for one that’s a bit more stylish. ZTE claims that the BlueWatch that’s on display at CES is still a prototype, but the company does hope to launch it in select markets around the globe in the coming months. We’re not sure what Pebble’s take on the ZTE BlueWatch will be, but we’re sure they are more than a little flattered that entrants into the smartwatch segment are following in their footsteps.