Chinese Company Hyperdon Sold Fake Apple Watches at CES

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    While Apple is rumored to be aiming for March as the launch month for the Apple Watch, Chinese company Hyperdon was at CES selling fake versions of the new Apple product called Smart Watch, according to Mashable.

    Fake Apple Watch known as the Hyperdon Smart Watch. Image via Mashable​
    Mashable was able to purchase the watch for $27. It comes with a pedometer, stopwatch, alarm and a feature referred to as "Anti lost", which Mashable estimated could be used to alert a user to when the watch is out of Bluetooth range.

    The Smart Watch also has notifications from WeChat and other apps, but it requires downloading a "sketchy-looking APK" that appears to only work with jailbroken iPhones. It charges via USB cable and Hyperdon claims it can last for "up to 180 hours". Mashable was not able to test this claim. Hyperdon says it sells its products in retail stores in the U.S. and China, but did not detail where its locations are.

    Apple has continually suffered from counterfeit Apple products in China, with authorities breaking up counterfeit iPhone rings and shutting down fake Apple Stores.

    Article Link: Chinese Company Hyperdon Sold Fake Apple Watches at CES
  2. brsboarder macrumors 6502a

    Feb 16, 2004
    for $25 and 180 hours of battery, probably worth the 1/15th it costs compared to the cheapest iwatch.
  3. fjfjfjfj macrumors 6502

    Mar 20, 2009
    New York, NY
    I don't know why but the picture made me sick.
  4. spillproof macrumors 68020


    Jun 4, 2009
    If the caption would not have told me that it was the fake watch, I would have believed it was the real thing.
  5. Chatter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2013
    Uphill from Downtown
    So these guys actually came to CES to sell fake carp. Ballsy? Dumb?
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    PowerBook-G5 macrumors 65816


    Jul 30, 2013
    The United States of America
    I'm surprised that the thing can actually make calls and play music, seeing as it's a cheap POS. Wonder what it's made of? Cheap plastics?

    Also, the Digital Crown on the fake watch looks wayyyy off. It looks like a cog or gear on the fake thing.
  7. kds1 Suspended


    Feb 17, 2013
    New York, New York
  8. iJandro macrumors regular


    Oct 13, 2010
    San Francisco, CA
  9. Red Oak macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2011

    What an embarrassment for CES and the CES organization
  10. furi0usbee macrumors 68000


    Jul 11, 2008
  11. Crosscreek macrumors 68030


    Nov 19, 2013
    I find this funny. It maybe even fun for the Starbucks crowd and a good laugh at the oooohs and aaaaaahs. ;)
  12. G4DP macrumors 65816

    Mar 28, 2007
    Why is it an embarrassment? Because a company has managed to produce the product for $25 that Apple will be charging 20 x that for?
  13. travisjaymoore macrumors member

    Oct 8, 2014
    Right, because Apple's product and this one enjoy so much parity. So we should definitely be comparing the price between the two.
  14. Stella macrumors G3


    Apr 21, 2003
    Only to be expected. Though, the battery life is better on this knock off!

    I think the Apple quality may be far higher for a start!
  15. kingofwale macrumors 6502a


    Apr 24, 2010
    not only it looks exactly same as Apple Watch.

    it only costs 1/15 what Apple wants to gouge you for. AND the battery life is 10 times what Apple can do.

    Let's be honest, this is probably made in the same factory that's producing AppleWatch.


    it's okay, I don't particularly like the look of Applewatch either, but I wouldn't go as far as saying it makes me sick
  16. Analog Kid macrumors 601

    Analog Kid

    Mar 4, 2003
    Finally, we get an estimate of the battery life on Apple Watch...
  17. macs4nw macrumors 601


    Those who made this rip-off product are no doubt proud of their accomplishment, while we in the western world shake our heads in disbelief at how brazen these guys are……. unbelievable!
  18. nfl46 macrumors 604


    Oct 5, 2008
    Wow! I saw this coming though! Damn, it sucks that Apple can't go after these China companies copying their design.
  19. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    My deepest sympathies over your recent blindness. Let us know if there's anything we can do to help.
  20. Menopause macrumors 6502a


    Feb 26, 2011
    I just logged in to say that your comment just shows how ignorant you are of how a final product such as the Apple Watch gets its final price. The price you pay includes years of research, development, which again intrinsically include design, prototyping, machines, countless man hours, the very same again for the accompanying software. Potatohead thieves can blatantly rip these off and sell inferior plastic junk (eg. Samsung) for 1/20th the price, because they didn't have to do any of these.

    If you don't understand product development and business management, I'd suggest you refrain yourself from making ridiculous comments about it.
  21. Spectrum Abuser macrumors 65816

    Spectrum Abuser

    Aug 27, 2011
    I'm still not feeling the vibe of a smart watch. I specifically bought a wrist watch that is solar powered and is equipped with a rechargeable battery for the reason being that I have trouble enough remembering to charge my phone. At least with my watch I know that it'll always be on and ready to go.
  22. Tiger8 macrumors 68020

    May 23, 2011
    rip offs and plagiarism hapoen everywhere, not just China... You know how many western college professors rip research of unknown researchers from Asia?
  23. wetcanvas macrumors regular

    Jan 7, 2014
  24. Natzoo macrumors 65816


    Sep 16, 2014
    Not sure where i am
    ikr, but based on the reports it does seem workable, and it would be funny if the watch had the same amount of battery life as the apple watch but probably won't be same.

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