The Chinese have a truly legendary skill in copying gadgets. Only a few days have passed since the start of sales of the new “smart” watches Apple Watch Ultra, and their replicas are already being sold in the Middle Kingdom. A fake can now be purchased in at least one market in Shenzhen.
I must say, the Chinese tried well – it is not so easy to distinguish the replica from the original. The watch has an identical Apple Watch Ultra case with a Digital Crown rotary wheel and magnetic charging. The software has also been adjusted, the fake interface exactly repeats watchOS with branded dials.
The replica, like the original, allows you to control the iPhone camera, determine geolocation and even open smart locks via NFC. Siri voice assistant works in particular. Of course, the replica betrays itself in some ways: the body is clearly not made of titanium, the brightness of the screen is not 2000 nits, there is no satellite connection and other features such as accident detection.
However, to the credit of Uncle Liao’s engineers, they have recreated the design and basic functions brilliantly. Especially considering the price of $22 for a fake Apple Watch Ultra, while the original one sells for $799 in the US. There will be demand for sure.