Smartwatches continue to pick up steam across continents and populations, but sometimes, you just need a break from it all. Something more analog, something more simple. Martian has a few watches going for them while Chronos is almost ready to ship out their first anywatch add-ons.
Meizu joins their ranks with its Mix. It has an analog watchface, but the innards are nowhere near analog: a vibration motor and LED for alerts, Bluetooth 4.0 to connect to a smartphone, a gyroscope, an accelerometer and a 270mAh battery for up to 240 days of continuous use. Who knew a displayless device needed so little power? All data can read out via Meizu’s app.
The watch case itself comes in at 42mm in black and silver with sapphire glass protecting the face. It’s waterproof up to 30 meters.
Meizu is “crowdfunding” the Mix on Taobao. The watch will come with a band, for which there are three options and three price points: the watch with the denim band will cost ¥999 ($151). With the leather band, it will cost ¥1,299 ($196) and the steel version jacks the tag up to ¥1,499 ($226).