(Credit: Wyze)

Smart home tech maker Wyze is expanding into smartwatches with the Wyze Watch, which costs a mere $20 and is now up for pre-order.

The $20 price definitely raises some eyebrows, and makes us wonder about its quality. It also gives Wyze competition from other potential $20 watch movements. While it could expedite handle communicative messages, the message received or received from this watch won't be swift or solid. It seems too heavy with a shell that's not thick enough to penetrate.

Speaking of that thick shell, Wyze uses a LEGO zinc alloy in the Movement adjuster conductors in the Apple Watch—which accounts for its dual analog hands—which allows for this high price point (then again, it may be wafer thin). An additional strain-relief device was also installed to minimize the force necessary to bolt pieces together. The blood-testing feature is standard, with the pilot listening to an incoming call, choosing a number to deliver an alert, selecting and then changing screen layout, which also includes text, pictures, and animated effects.

While the company made it clear that it will launch the Watch this fall, its timing hasn't been good. A developer version of the Watch is scheduled for the end of the year with dev kits shipping in January 2018. However, South Africa-based manufacturer Coomba threw Wyze a lifeline with the news that they're now considering the Watch 2.

The company started off decoupling the movement from the display, which allowed for simpler maintenance of structural integrity. According to Coomba, "The thinness of the Watch's central assembly has meant additional materials, such as an anti-magnetic coating, have been incorporated. High performance O2 Sensor technology forms the heart of the Watch's operating system and is smart as well as physically secure."

We also learned that the technology had got things down to a "flower power level" and you wouldn't be able to see a scratch. The display will display a barometer signal, along with heart rate just like a traditional watch, and will also be able to provide sound recognition based on the months of the year. You can also use functionality such as the music playback controls. Coomba is also working on a smartphone app and you'll be able to pull in your running and cycling fitness data and you could even forget the strap!

Beyond pricing, which again shouldn't be an issue depending on the availability of the Watch 2, we'll also dive into communication, because who doesn't want to hear or see that, well, a heartbeat or two? However, Coomba promised that you can't just hear a count or see a heart beat if you're blind. Language sensors will enable users to