As smartwatches get better and better at measuring vital signs and tracking physical activity, more attention is being paid to how such devices can be used to improve the quality of sleep and the wearer’s mental state. Citizen is trying to make that happen after unveiling a new line of smartwatches CZ Smart at CES 2023, which will go on sale later this year.
The main feature of the novelty is the ability to assess the owner’s psychomotor condition. For this, the user has to pass small tests in the Alert Monitor application. The developer stated that the tests are based on the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) tests, which assess astronauts’ psychomotor readiness and fatigue.
Sleep tracking is another key feature of the CZ smartwatch. According to Citizen, the software used in the watch is able to determine the user’s chronotype, i.e. to understand whether they are a lark or an owl. Sleep data is processed using IBM Watson Studio. The user’s fatigue and sleep quality data is combined with other information such as heart rate and physical activity data, after which the device makes recommendations to improve the user’s condition. The company noted that the technology used to generate recommendations to improve the condition is also based on NASA developments.
The CZ Smartwatch is available in 41mm and 44mm versions. The round body houses a 1.28-inch OLED display. The hardware basis of the novelty was the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 4100+ microprocessor, which is complemented by 1GB of RAM and an 8GB drive. The design includes a wireless Wi-Fi adapter, a Bluetooth module and a GPS signal receiver. The battery offers up to 24 hours of continuous operation, the energy charging process takes about 40 minutes.
The CZ Smartwatch has a number of well-known features that are typical of devices of this type. The design foresees a microphone and a speaker and it is also possible to install and run different applications such as Spotify or YouTube Music. The device runs Wear OS and can be synchronized with Android and iOS smartphones. The cost of the standard version of the CZ Smart is $350, while the “sporty” version will cost $375.