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Chinese company offers Apple Watch clone for US$27 at CES 2015

By Cookie Monster - on 9 Jan 2015, 7:57pm

Chinese company offers Apple Watch clone for US$27 at CES 2015

 Image source: Mashable

Move aside Xiaomi! Someone is faster than you in copying the designs of Apple's products. Another Chinese company managed to manufacture and sell clones of the Apple Watch at CES 2015 this week.

According to Mashable, one of its journalists stumbled upon one of the smaller halls at the tech show where she saw Shenzhen-based Hyperdon displaying and selling fake Apple Watches. Officially called the "Smart Watch", the wearable looks like the Apple Watch with a digital crown at the side and a similar looking interface.

Mashable -" The watch's screen only displays when it's turned on, and many of its icons are blatant ripoffs of Apple designs. The pairing process took a few tries, but once connected to my iPhone 6, I was able to make phone calls and play music through the watch. It even vibrates when I get a call." 

Mashable also reported that the Smart Watch has other features such as a pedometer, stopwatch, alarm and an anti-theft tool called "Anti-lost". It is also able to receive notifications from WeChat and other third party apps. A Hyperdon staff reportedly told Mashable that the battery of the Smart Watch is able to more than 180 hours.

Image source: Mashable

The only thing that Hyperdon failed to copy from Apple is its price; the journalist was quoted a "wholesale" price of US$27 although its original retail price was US$30. In addition, the Hyperdon staff claimed that the Smart Watch is already available on retail shelves in the U.S and China.

If you are waiting for the real deal, Apple states that it will be available early this year and the base model starts from US$349. For a recap of the Apple Watch and its features, do check out our hands-on article here.

Source: Mashable

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