Zepp Z Smartwatch Initial Review: Best Samsung Galaxy Smartwatch Alternative

“In this article we will write Zepp Z Smartwatch Review firstlook which released today just now”

Man with Zepp Z Smartwatch

Zepp, a Huami Corporation subsidiary has released its latest model Zepp Z with unbelievable features. It has everything to solidify its position in the premium entry category in terms of design and performance. Unlike copying Apple smartwatch design as most others do, Zepp managed to deliver a classy and standard look to its product, thanks to the design team.

Zepp Z Smartwatch Review: First Look

Is it a best alternative to Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 and Apple Watch Series 6?


Zepp Z Smartwatch Review
  • Classic watch Design
  • Battery Life up to 15 days
  • 1.39″ AMOLED Display
  • Enabled GPS+GLONASS positioning.
  • Beautiful rotating bezel with hairline lines.
  • Through smartphone mic, Amazon Alexa on your phone can be accessed.

The traditional design meets with the latest technology to deliver an elegant smartwatch nobody can even think at this price range. The upper body of the Zepp Z is crafted with aerospace quality polished Titanium alloy (TC4), which is feather-light, weighing only 40 grams, stylish and also sturdy. The TC4 guarantees you full protection from corrosion.

The NanoTech Coating (NTC) protect your device from scratches and other physical impacts.

The bottom case is made with PA+GF material, a stable and robust plastic augmented glass for better water, chemical and ageing resistance.

Classic crown design coupled with engraved dial and buttons provides a luxury appearance and passive protection. The three buttons provided at the side of the dial can be used to control your smartwatch. 

The 22 mm wrist band is made with high-quality leather, but I recommend you to use water-friendly materials like fluoroelastomer band when you are swimming. The premium quality is leather is smooth and free from any kind of skin irritation till now.

The dimension of the dial is 45.9*45.9*10.75 mm.

The Zepp Z is 5ATM waterproof, that is water-resistant to a depth of 50 meters.


Zep Z Design

Whatever features manufacturer have provided in a digital device, the fate will be decided by the display clarity. Anyway, Zepp Z has succeeded in providing crystal clear display with AMOLED technology with resolution 454*454. The 326 PPI display ensures complete NTSC wide-colour spectrum with projecting every detail. 

The touch screen of the Zepp Z is provided with Tempered glass and anti-fingerprint coating for additional protection. It is immune to fingerprint oil and dust and ensures a clear view.

Zep Z Watchface

You can personalize the display from 50 different trendy watch faces based on the outfit, mood, and occasion you are attending. To get a more unique experience, you can even set your own photo as the display background.

Health Tracking Features 

The second-generation BioTracker 2.0 PPG optical sensor developed by Huami is the most versatile as well as precise biosensor compared to others from Huami. The smartwatch not only monitors your heart rate but also alerts you at abnormally high values like heart rate.

Zepp Z tracks your sleep and compare it to deep, light, and REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep and provide you with the quality of sleep through “sleep quality score.” 

Besides, the self-developed algorithm tracks your stress levels let you know when to relax or time to take a power nap.

SpO2(blood Oxygen level) monitoring is another advanced feature I like in this smartwatch. It can show you real-time oxygen level on your watch and also allows you to see the SpO2 trends on your Zep App on the smartphone. 

The Personal Activity Intelligence (PAI) Health Assessment System converts complex health data into easily understandable single value after analyzing heart rate and other health data to help the user to understand their biometrics.

A Fitness Study Conducted by HUNT states that maintaining a PAI score 100 or above can lower the risk of lower risk of hypertension, heart disease, and type-2 diabetes. 

Another factor that attracted me the most is its 12 inbuilt sport modes-ranging from running and cycling to open water swimming, climbing and skiing.

In the modern world GPS alone may not be enough to locate your position, but Zepp Z uses both GPS plus advanced Russian GLONASS technology to locate your position and navigate through a route precisely and accurately. This technology also helps you to recap your route after running, cycling, and other outdoor exercises.

Battery Life

The Zepp Z is powered by 340 mAh Lithium-ion polymer battery. Under normal usage, the company offers 15 days battery back up (I have to check it later) and the ultra saving mode with limited features can extend the battery life up to 30 days. The battery gained 10%(battery at which I received the watch) to 75% in one hour and got fully charged in just 02 hours. The sophisticated magnetic wireless charger ensures fast and easy recharging. 

Zepp Z Smartwatch Launch Event

Other Premium features

Men Running woth Zep Z Smartwatch
  1.  “Find My Phone”, feature which aids you to locate your mobile quickly.
  2. The microphone in the Zepp Z smartwatch can be used to command Amazon Alexa in your phone to manage your smart home appliances. 
  3. ECG App.
  4. The 58 inbuilt offline voice commands help you to manage your Zepp Z device irrespective of your time and location.
  5. Automatic Workout Detection.
  6. Shortcut Card: Allows you to see your favourite data on a single screen.
  7. The custom workout mode.
  8. It is compatible with android devices above 5.0 and Apple devices above 10.0 and above. Also, the latest Bluetooth version 5.0 ensures a quick and flawless connection between your Zepp Z smartwatch and smartphone.
  9. Multiple watch faces.
  10. Schedule reminder.
  11. Water Resistance up to 50 meters. (Swimproof).


Zepp Z and Zepp E available from November 17, 2020, from Huami Official Stores, Amazon US and other online stores. The Zepp Z is priced at $349 USD(at the time of writing this article).

Final Verdict

The Zepp Z is money worthy for its fresh-premium looks and advanced technology. Indeed, this is one of the best smartwatches introduced recently at this price range. 

You can go for Zepp Z without any second thoughts if you want to buy a smartwatch. After the updates for inbuilt Amazon Alexa and notifications, it will be a complete package.

Wearing Zepp Z is something like carrying a medical kit in your arm, a small, sophisticated, comfortable yet reliable medical kit.

We hope that it will be a perfect alternative for Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 and even Apple Watch Series 5 and 6. We will be coming with a detailed review when we get it in our hand physically.

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