A month has passed since Apple announced its latest devices. After the iPhone 14 series and Apple Watch Series 8 and the big surprise announcement of a new smartwatch, the Apple Watch Ultra with a new design, it is time for Chinese companies to bring out the alternative and its many in the market, it is our duty to help you choose the best and most notably the ZD8 Ultra. This watch is a new type of smartwatch that clones the Apple Watch Ultra. It’s bigger, brighter, sturdier, longer lasting, and more capable than any other version of the Apple Watch to date. An option for anyone who wants a smartwatch with a large screen – Ultra would be the best choice.
What makes this new smartwatch better than other competitors is a new improvement that includes hardware, software, and design, and the main selling point is the 2.0-inch Ultra Wide Screen with a flat design and 49mm 1:1 Case which makes it the most exact copy of the original, and built-in 7 watch faces including exclusive to the new Apple Watch and 2 standby dial, also has Health & Fitness Functions, with the possibility to Making Calls, also Multitasking bar, and the first time Quick Action button on the side, and there are many more. In short, you will get the latest technology that you will not find in any other smartwatch, with a rugged design at a price low-cost is of no more than $30. So let’s start the review.
ZD8 Ultra Features
- Making & Answer Calls via Bluetooth
- 2.0-inch Touch Screen, Smart split screen
- Rugged Design – Quick Action button
- 7 Days Battery Life, Wireless Charging
- 13 Watch Faces, 4 Menu Style
- Multitasking Bar, Build-in Local Games
- Always On Display with 2 Standby Dials
- Heart Rate & Blood Pressure Monitor
- Wallet Function & Business Cards
- Multifunction NFC, Voice Assistant
- Multi-Sport Modes
- IP68 Waterproof
Design And Build Quality
My immediate thought when I first saw the Watch Ultra clone was “This is the rugged phone of smartwatches.” ZD8 Ultra clearly shares some features and design DNA with the Apple Watch Series 8 Clone or even Series 7. It runs the same operating system and works with the same combination of a crown and side button, and once you get over the design difference, it can be admittedly easy to forget that you’re wearing the Ultra. That said, the biggest and most meaningful improvement with the Ultra, in my opinion, is the new Action button on the left side of its case.
The Ultra is the first ZD Clone of the Apple Watch Ultra with a new orange button on the left side of its case. It’s called the “Action” button when you press it, opens the Multitasking bar for previously opened apps and it’s really similar to the Apple Watch. Apart from that, The Series 8 Clone and Ultra clone can look quite similar when it comes to looks except for slight differences, like the speaker grill instead of the hole and the protrusion on the side of the crown and side button to sports modes.
However, it brings a modern and elegant design that makes you want to wear it as an accessory not to mention its functionalities, the new Apple-inspired design is fantastic it’s one of the best new smartwatch clones of Apple Watch Ultra. So the shape is as usual a square with a 2.0-inch screen and flat not 3D curved on the sides like other clones.
Despite being a budget smartwatch, ZD8 Ultra feels sturdy yet comfortable, looks elegant, and gives a premium vibe which makes it amongst the best apple watch Ultra clones on the market. So, the build quality is high and can be seen through the body, which is slim and light and made of high-quality Stainless Steel with a matt finish, Personally, I like the matte case. The dimensions are perfect with a 49mm 1:1 Case which makes it the most exact copy of the original and weighs more than 60g.
From underneath there is the sensor responsible for all the health and sports features on the device and as a new gear upgrade, there is a Temperature Measurement sensor in the middle, you will also notice the absence of any charging pins, that’s because it’s wireless. And finally, on the sides, there are two lock buttons for the strap.
The strap is one of the important things to complete the overall look of the watch, that’s why it is made of silicone, it’s lightweight and comfortable on your wrist for long-lasting use. And because it’s removable you can use any 45/49mm belt and is available in the colors silver, black, orange, And an additional choice you can buy another from metal or leather.
Now, let’s move on to why I fell in love with this smartwatch. The most prominent development of the latest cloned smartwatches is the display, This is what makes the screen in ZD8 Ultra Watch my favorite type by a large 2.0-inch IPS flatter display to better protect it from dings and scratches, and because it is larger than other smartwatches being one of the few smartwatch clones that are the same size as the apple watch Ultra, the images displayed on the screen are clear thanks to the high resolution of 420*420 pixels and a high pixel density of 320 PPI. And with an extremely narrow bezel, the display area is increased by about 25%.
While using the ZD8 Ultra smartwatch, will provide you with the best experience you can possibly get on budget devices, special thanks to the color accuracy and sharpness, the image is clear and rich, and even under direct sunlight, I found it weaker than the HW8 Ultra in brightness. you’ll be able to use your smartwatch with ease whether you want to read notifications or check your health stats, you won’t need to get your phone out of your pocket. Definitely, it’s the best screen in a budget smartwatch in terms of size and resolution. The screen also provides a Standby Dials feature.
And as I always say, the reason makes this type of screen is my favorite is that large and takes over most of the interface, and with narrow sides, and this is only found in smartwatches with higher costs, It’s the closest to an Apple Watch Ultra. I personally prefer this screen over others and would love to see it used more, especially as it is equipped with Corning Gorilla Glass for greater shock protection.
Multiple Watch Faces
ZD Series has made a concerted effort to tailor the plethora of watch faces included on the ZD8 Ultra that’s why brings you 13 different pre-installed watch faces to choose from, you can switch between them easily in many ways, by rotating the button or via the ZORDAI app for more watch faces with over 500 online watch faces are available for download and it’s included a variety of colors, retro, analog, 3D, and digital faces, or you can even use your own photos as a watch face background or any wallpaper and have the possibility of customization. More importantly, it includes the latest and exclusive watch faces for Apple Watch Series 8 and Ultra. So yes, you will not miss the fun.
Now ZD8 Ultra has added a new feature called watch face lock, so you can lock the watch face you like in the settings. And then the watch face won’t be altered if you rotate the digital crown.
On the whole, it’s a really good-looking watch and doesn’t feel too obtrusive, thanks to its sleek profile. Having IP68 Waterproof which it means can only handle sweat and splashes of water, although the watch is not approved for swimming but is good for wearing for activities, so, I do not recommend swimming or exposing it to hot water or saltwater to avoid any harm Long or short term and with the presence of a speaker and a microphone, avoiding it will be good, however, if it’s exposed to water in any way, I prefer to dry the watch after immersing it in water and before operating it so that it stays with you for as long as possible.
Under The Hood
While everything looks the same to the naked eye, the ZD8 Ultra has some significant changes under the hood. it comes with a built-in AX chip for faster response speed and faster data processing and is paired with 128MB of storage for storing contacts, watch faces, notifications, and more. The sensor on this device is Zhanheng BD1773 Heart Rate and G-sensor, it is one of the best in this market and is known for giving good results and will help you take better care of your health and encourage you to work out more.
This watch has the latest Bluetooth v5.0 chip and supports calls So, You will not face any problems in contact because it’s the fastest and most stable. And this version is compatible with Android 5.0 and later or iOS 10.0 and above so the connection is through the ZORDAI app. However, it does not have its own GPS sensor, which means that you will always have to use it with a smartphone to get your location.
AI Voice Assistant
Al voice assistant algorithm in Ultra Watch allows you to give voice commands in order to perform some specific task or to ask your queries. Moreover, the smartwatch comes with an integrated speaker which helps you interact with your AI assistant in two-way voice communication, which is convenient and quick.
NFC Access Control
NFC Access Control allows for keyless and frictionless door entry using a smartwatch device for authentication. So, When reaching home, the watch is your access control, Raise your wrist to open the door quickly. The NFC of this watch only supports IC door cards with a frequency of 13.56MNZ (applicable to 80% of the market), and payment for Alipay and WeChat Pay. does not support credit cards or another payment mode.
How Do You Operate The ZD8 Ultra
The manufacturers made sure the usage of this smartwatch is plain and simple, with a very clear platform, and a responsive very bright screen, it is simply very convenient, first, once inside swipe down from the top the access a Control Center that displays the connectivity status, allows you to change brightness, about, and AliPay for Chinese users, flashlight, voice assistant, weather and more.
From that small menu, you can swipe right for additional features where you can find the do not disturb, Find a phone, power saving mode, emergency calls, lock screen, and more.
By swiping from the left, A split window will appear on the side with the time & date, Messages, BT calls, and the last open applications.
When swiping from the right, you will find shortcuts for Steps, Spo2, Music, Heart rate monitoring, and Weather, and you can add other components.
The main menu can be accessed by swiping up, you will find heart rate and sleep monitoring, sports modes, settings, and other features that include capturing photos from the watch and music, weather, app store, voice assistant, menu styles, phone, and more. And it’s good that it also includes simple games.
The menu comes in 4 styles to choose from, just like in the Apple watch series 8 we find: Striped six-square grid, grid style, and more, each one allows you to navigate the menu in a different fashion but all of them seem to work just fine. To change the menu style, you only have to double-click the scrolling wheel.
Health & Fitness Functions
The ZD8 Ultra is a great companion if you’re looking for a fitness smartwatch is equipped with a somewhat reliable sensor to help you monitor your body and keep track of the sports you are practicing in sports mode which you can access simply by selecting the sports modes from the apps menu, the sports available are indoor and outdoor sports, like running, cycling, swimming, football, yoga, mountaineering, and more.
Apart from the sports features, To measure your ring progress throughout the day, the ZD8 Ultra records a vast array of health metrics. It tracks your steps, distance, resting, active energy, and 24/7 heart rate to check whether it’s beating normally. There’s also a SpO2 sensor for manual and blood-oxygen level tracking in the blood in real-time to improve the ability of the cardiovascular system to prevent the low level of oxygen in the blood that causes discomfort to a person’s body and sleep tracking to measure the quality of your slumber at night and wake time to provide you with an analysis of your sleep patterns.
Although it has a sensor that is more accurate than other sensors, this does not mean that the measurements provided by this smartwatch are completely accurate, as most of them are largely unreliable because it’s not a medical instrument, but it makes you very aware of your health and physical performance. unfortunately, this is often the case with watches in this price range.
How To Pair The ZD8 Ultra
For you to enjoy the many benefits of your ZD8 Ultra, you would have to connect it to a support app. The recommended app is the Wearfit Pro app which has loads of beneficial features to keep you fit and healthy, and it’s compatible with Android and iOS, so you would need to download it on your mobile phone. It is available on Google Play and App Store for both Android and iOS users.
For pairing, it’s easy to connect the ZD8 Ultra clone to your phone. After installing the ZORDAI app and setup, all you have to do:
- Step 1: The first thing to do is to go to your phone’s settings. Then, turn on your phone’s Bluetooth connection, and add the device. Two options add a device, search, or scan a QR code.
- Step 2: Next, you would need to Sign up for a ZORDAI account. Or, Log in to your existing account (if you already have an account).
- Step 3: Allow all notification data. A notification interface will pop up requesting your permission to allow ZORDAI access to certain functions on your mobile phone. (Denying any of these permission requests might prevent ZORDAI from working properly).
After downloading, launch the application and set permissions. Next, add your Smartwatch device and connect it to the app. Lastly, set your Personalization Options and settings. When all this is done, it will communicate directly and without any complications, with automatic setting of time and language, weather, in addition to a phone call feature, and update the smartwatch software if available.
ZORDAI App For ZD8 Ultra
The ZD8 Max smartwatch works in concert with the ZORDAI app which expands the things you can do with the smartwatch by adding a lot of features, first, the app has a health menu where it displays all the data collected by the smartwatch such as the steps walked today, your daily goal, the number of calories burnt and the distance traveled, you can click on the label to expand it to show you more information on broader time frames such as the weekly and the monthly, right underneath we find the sleep monitoring label, we click on it to expand and it will show us light and deep sleep information, total sleep and awake time and the collected data from a week or a month, all displayed in a nice graph. It also has the heart rate, blood pressure, and blood oxygen levels, each one has its very own label to click and expand then you can either start measuring or check the previously collected data.
Next, we have the health menu which uses GPS to locate the device and measure the distance crossed whether you are jogging, walking, cycling, or climbing, then display them in a nice format with all the information such as calories burnt, the pace, the average speed, the cadence, stride and the number of steps.
The app I found perfect through the features and settings equipped which include watch faces, wallet, business card, notifications, health reminders, NFC, and more settings like adding favorite contact lists.
Bluetooth Calling Function On ZD8 Ultra
The most important feature of the ZD8 Ultra Smartwatch is that it’s equipped with an integrated microphone and a speaker, with the former serving up surprisingly clear sound that can be heard over general din (such as road noise), making it usable, As for the microphone, it’s mainly used for on-wrist calls or, if you’re paired to a smartphone. So it not only displays an incoming call but can also receive and dial calls made via Bluetooth directly from the watch with good sound from the speakers and a mic, and of course, this is done with your smartphone, So you don’t have to take out the phone of your pocket every time you want to make or answer a simple call.
This smartwatch lets you save important and frequently-called contacts so that you don’t have to dig through an extensive contact list to make a call, especially when you’re pressed for time. also features a dial pad that enables you to make calls quickly and conveniently.
To enable Bluetooth Calling Function on this smartwatch, you need to first connect it to the compatible app. Once connected, you need to manually go to the phone’s Bluetooth settings and pair this smartwatch (Bluetooth Name: Watch-Call). Upon pairing, you will get a notification: Connected for calls and audio.
Notifications are clearly visible and easily readable. And you will not miss out on important messages or notifications with the ZD8 Ultra smartwatch on your wrist. It syncs up with your smartphone to display incoming calls, messages, social media notifications (Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter), and other applications, enabling you to stay connected even when you’re on the move.
ZD8 Ultra Battery Life & Charging Time
Finally, The battery in smartwatches is no less important than the rest of the functions, And this is what it offers ZD8 Ultra with a capacity of 380mAh which is considered one of the largest in this range, Battery life is excellent, at least by budget smartwatches standards. for up to 7 days in typical use to 5 days in heavy usage. it all depends on how many features you use, and it must be charged with a wireless charger, this is a great feature, All you have to do, is make sure that you place the watch correctly on the charger and it takes about two hours for full charging.
As an added advantage, the animation while charging the watch was very cool and vibrant and it would be switching between horizontal and vertical screens. So, After turning on the “bedside clock mode”, just put it on its side and connect the power supply, the watch will automatically enter the bedside clock mode, the user can use it as a bedside lamp, in “bedside clock mode” The screen will switch to a horizontal screen.
ZD8 Ultra certainly lives up to its moniker, and will undoubtedly be hard to exclude from our list of the best budget smartwatches. it’s a new clone of the Apple Watch Ultra to make it stand out from the rest of the smartwatches in the market and to break from the usual and might be the ultimate smartwatch. But, The Series 8 Clone and Ultra clone can look quite similar, even though they work very similarly except for the orange side button and flat screen.
For the time being, there is nothing better than the ZD8 Ultra to give you an experience that is closer to the Apple Watch Ultra in terms of screen, and even the new update software was more than great to break out of the familiar atmosphere of the rest of the versions such as Multitasking bar, 2 games, new 2 standby dials, Independent ringtones. Even the rest of the features were more than satisfactory, and this includes the overall performance and smooth navigation of the system as well as the battery which was good. Therefore, it is one of the most accurate clone watches that we have seen.
ZD8 Ultra Price And Where To Buy
The ZD8 Ultra Smartwatch is currently available on the AliExpress Store for a very good price. So, don’t miss out on this great deal. And to view its price or buy it, you can access the offer by clicking on the store icon.
What’s in the Box?
- ZD8 Ultra Smartwatch
- Silicon Strap
- Wireless Charger
- User Manual
ZD8 Ultra Specifications
|Color||Black, gray, orange|
|Bluetooth Version||BT V5.0 support calls|
|Compatible OS||Android 5.0, iOS 10.0 or above|
|Operating Mode||Full Touch + Rotate Crown + Side Button|
|App Language||Chinese, Traditional Chinese, English, Korean, German, Spanish, Japanese, French, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Arabic, Ukrainian, Thai|
|Watch Language||English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Danish, Greek, Latin, Romanian, Turkish, Hebrew, Czech, Polish, Spanish, German, Portuguese, French, Japanese, Italian, Vietnamese, Korean, Arabic, Persian|
|Sensor||Zhanheng BD1773 (with a offhand sensor)|
|Screen||Size: 2.0 inches|
Display Type: IPS screen 2.5D Curved
Resolution: 420*485 Pixels
|Battery||Battery Capacity: 380mAh|
Standby Time: Up to 30 days
Using time: About 4-6 days
Charging Time: About 2 hours
Charging Type: Wireless Charger
|Case and Band||The shape of the dial: Square Shaped|
Band Size: 42/45mm ( Removable watch strap)
Band Material: Silicone
Case Material: Zinc Alloy+IML
Weight: about 50g
|Other Features||Breathing training, Stopwatch, Brightness adjustment, Remote music control, Remote camera control, Real-time weather, Find phone (connected to a mobile phone to use), Password protection, Calculator, Widgets, Meteorology, Lady assistant, GPS movement tracking, Voice assistant, Alarm clock, Flashlight, Power saving mode, Smart mode and Watch mode switching, Alipay, Binding with a single click, Blast resistant glass, Multitasking bar, Body temperature measurement, 2 games, 2 standby dials, Independent ringtones|