Wearable: Future of Tech in Nigeria

Smartwatches are seamless, functional and computerized wristwatches that have been enhanced to do more than just tell the time. It does more; you can answer calls, play music, take photos, record videos, play games and browse the internet. Smartwatches are water resistant.

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With the rising trend of technology and its adoption in Nigeria, most people would agree that smart watches have come to stay and will surely play an obvious role in the lives of many Nigerians at some point just as Android smartphones came in and took over.

A Quick Look at What Watches Used to Be:
The inception of watches can be traced as far back as 17th century; the first watches were produced and worked based on mechanical energy like wall clocks of early days. As technology advanced, vibrating quartz crystals were incorporated into watches; some even used radio clock technology.

1972, the first digital watch was produced, within the same 90s, there was an improvement on digital watches by two popular electronic companies - Casio and Seiko. Calculator watches also surfaced during that time.

Fast forward to 21st Century, a good number of computerized watches were produced, which eventually led to the invention of smartwatches.

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These smart watches used to be expensive, especially those produced by Apple Inc. but more electronic companies had geared up to produce similar quality watches at a rather affordable price now. Although the use of smart watches is yet to fully circulate the entire nation the way GSM and smartphones have, probably because of the cost of wearable tech and shipping risks, the number of smart watch users seem to be steadily increasing in Nigeria and may likely go viral in few years from now and some really good and affordable kinds of these smart watches can be found over here.

Smart watches Availability in Nigeria

Since some companies especially in China have made the cost of producing and selling smart watches reasonably affordable than before, buying the wearable tech is now possible and some of the nice smart watches are currently available in Nigeria if you check Kaymu online market place, you’ll find a couple of amazing smart watches to buy.

Some of the best brands that manufacture these smart watches that are available in Nigeria include:

DZ09 Smartwatch
BRAND MODEL - DZ09
BATTERY - 380mAh Battery
CAMERA - 2.0MP
STORAGE - RAM-128M and ROM-64M
CPU & PROCESSOR - MTK6260A / 533MHZ
FUNCTION - Passometer, fitness tracker, sleep tracker, message reminder, call reminder, dial and receive calls, remote control and push messaging/notification
OTHERS - Bluetooth 3.0, Single SIM card (Micro SIM Card)

U8 Smart Watch
BRAND MODEL - U8 Bluetooth Smartwatch
BATTERY – 235mAh
CAMERA – No
STORAGE – 128M, 64M
CPU & PROCESSOR – MTK6260 / ARM7+CSR3.0, speed 360MHz
FUNCTION – Anti-lost alarm function: There is an automatic alarm notification when the cellphone is far (at a certain distance) from the smart watch to avoid losing the phone
OTHERS - Fitness sport and sleep monitor


GT08 smart watch
BRAND MODEL - Smartwatch GT08
BATTERY – 350mAh
CAMERA – 2.0M
STORAGE – RAM - 128M with 64M - ROM
CPU & PROCESSOR – MTK6260A / 533MHz
FUNCTION – Anti-lost alarm function: There is an automatic alarm notification when the cellphone is far (at a certain distance) from the smart watch to avoid losing the phone
OTHERS - Music player, pedometer, step motion meter, calories calculator, sleep monitoring, externa storage support, remote photos, alarm clock, calendar, schedule sync, stopwatch, Bluetooth push, QQ, wechat, twitter, Facebook, SMS News, time synchronization.

A plus smartphone GV18
BRAND MODEL - Aplus GV18
BATTERY – 450mAh
CAMERA – 1.3MP
STORAGE – RAM - 128M+ ROM - 64M
CPU & PROCESSOR – MTK6260A / 533MHz
FUNCTION – Music player, passometer, sleep tracker, message reminder, call reminder, dial and receive calls, remote control, push messaging/notification and 3D acceleration
OTHERS - Micro SIM, sedentary reminder, sleep monitor, anti –lost and remote camera   

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