Looks like an Apple Watch, but is it? – EFTM

Looks like an Apple Watch, but is it?

Walking and walking the show floor at CES you see a lot of products, some you expect, some jump out at you.  This smartwatch did that.  It seemed very...
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Walking and walking the show floor at CES you see a lot of products, some you expect, some jump out at you.  This smartwatch did that.  It seemed very familiar.  Is that an Apple Watch?

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I was at the announcement of the Apple Watch in Cupertino, so I’ve seen them in the flesh, had one on my wrist.  What I see here at CES looks remarkably similar.  But alas, it is of course a cheap Chinese knock off.

Called the Just Play Watch

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The fact these things can exist baffles me, the young lady representing the company who I spoke to seemed blissfully unaffected – she told me – without prompting that it was “a little like the Apple Watch” – ya think!

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What makes this even more blatant is the software, taking cues from Apple’s watch software the icons are circles and everything.

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There are actually two models.  Both with this “NEW Exclusive Design” (new back when Apple announced it and one would think Apple planned it to be Exclusive to them).

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The JP-K8 is a “Smart Watch” with SIM slot, so it is the whole box and dice when it comes to the Dick Tracey phone on your wrist idea.  It also has Bluetooth (3.0), a resolution of 240×240, 128+64MB memory, supporting up to a 32GB TF card and somewhere there is a 2.0Megapixel camera.  It supports Android phones (while running that Apple Watch-like operating system).

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The JP-K8 Plus is a Bluetooth connected watch, using Bluetooth 4.0 to pair with your phone, and supporting Android and iOS.

Both are available in four colours, Black, Silver, Gold and White.

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Coming to a Chinese market stall and no international country soon.

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