The real Apple Watch vs the fake one: spot the difference in craftsmanship

The real Apple Watch vs the fake one: spot the difference in craftsmanship
You didn't think that the wild west of the Chinese copycat industry wouldn't mimic one of the hottest gadgets in recent memory, you've been deeply mistaken, as the Apple Watch is getting its series of clones over there as we speak.

Apple waxed poetic about the craftsmanship and attention to detail that went into building its premium timepiece, and, if history is any indication, it is beautiful inside and out, as Apple likes to have its things pretty even under the hood. Now, someone has snapped a fake Apple Watch, and when compared to the real thing, it doesn't really stand a chance. 

Despite the external similarities, probably nobody in their right level of geekiness or electronics snobbery will confuse this cheapo imitation with the real deal, but if you want to see how it differs for kicks and giggles, here are a few comparison snaps. Well, for $40-$80, you can't expect the same $350 level of craftsmanship, obvi.

source: Mashable

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17 Comments

1. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Pic #3: Gotta love those blue and orange boards and visible wires in cheap clone devices. My fake Xiaomi power bank had that lol.

11. sgodsell

Posts: 6666; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

If you read the original article which talked about fake looking Apple smart watches. You can even buy them today. Also they are running either an Android OS or some custom OS. Also they don't have the big button or the crown on the side.

2. LittleGaGaKiller

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

Those Chinese copycats should die

6. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

Just cause they are trying to make a living in a country which is densely populated, has scarcity of jobs & low standard of living... Tech over humanity for you I guess.

7. Nebice

Posts: 68; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

also in china its normal to copy because its a part of honoring others and the try to provide such amazing stuff to more people by copying it and like so providing more of this product^^ asia is deifferent from western countrys remember that

8. Iodine

Posts: 1470; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Yeah, they are just slowing down innovation which damages both the consumer and the company.

3. Nathillien unregistered

No one will open the watch to see if his neighbour has a fake one or the real deal. And I'm sure the fake one has a watch like in the picture 11. At the end both are made in China.

15. nodes

Posts: 1141; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

you don't need to open the Watch if you just want to tell it's fake or not.

4. romeo1

Posts: 802; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

Very good comparison -_- Professional pictures compared to amateur pictures. No wonder you'll see the difference even better.

5. wando77

Posts: 1166; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

At $50 it's a lot better value for money than the apple watch

10. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2108; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

You get what you pay for...

17. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

And sometimes you don't.

9. Awesoman64

Posts: 292; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

And this is how china became the world's biggest economy, by copying. Seriously, it has the biggest economy. Google it.

12. waddup121 unregistered

Lol that doesn't surprise me...I think if you ask a normal consumer a question like that they'd know china for sure. Btw that Orange PCB on the rep Apple watch...funny!

16. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

13. bombastique

Posts: 19; Member since: Jan 21, 2015

i guess the fake on ehas better battery life

14. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2251; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

pic 3 ,4, 9, 10 ,12, are fake..

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