The Apple Watch is posed to be among the best-looking smart watches around. In fact, Apple’s upcoming wearable is being compared with classic high-end watches, and it’s even been portrayed as a luxury accessory in magazines across the globe. Whether we like it or not, it will be a status symbol of sorts (possibly even more so than other Apple products).
Another thing we know is that the Apple Watch won’t be cheap. Us peasants will be able get a $349 sports version, and prices are estimated to go up to $10,000 for the high-end editions (and possibly even higher). We are talking Rolex territory here! And even at $349 it would be an expensive wearable.
If you don’t have that kind of cash, you can opt for something like what we are taking a look at today. Let us introduce you to the MICGRAND Dwatch, a fake Apple Watch that is bound to turn some heads. Is it as functional as what the Apple Watch is supposed to be, though?
How is the Dwatch different from the Apple Watch?
While the MICGRAND Dwatch and the Apple Watch look almost identical, they happen to be very different. And of course they are! I mean… look at the price difference. The first thing you will notice is that the crown dial on the Dwatch doesn’t spin, which is an important feature on the Apple Watch. That is about the only major aesthetic difference, though. The Dwatch looks and feels very good.
The main difference will be perceived when you start actually using the device. Turn it on and you will be welcomed by a black and white screen. This doesn’t have that colorful, flashy LCD panel the Apple Watch will boast. By the way, it also lacks the OS and interface Apple has baked into its watch.
Instead, you get a very pale UI that is actually easily beat even by E-ink wearables like the Pebble. The crown button is used as a power and back button, while the second button is used to navigate and select.
While this watch does have some features, it’s really nothing compared to what Apple is promising. You can access your phonebook, call history, remote camera (which we couldn’t get to work), remote capture (which also didn’t work), Messages (yep… didn’t work either), pedometer and sleep monitor.
So we can obviously say this is no Apple Watch replacement. In fact, this device is barely functional in our experience. It has very few features, and about half of them we couldn’t even get to work! But really, what did you expect out of a smart watch that costs under $50.
We can say looks are about the only thing the the Dwatch has going for itself. But hey, looks are pretty important to some of you. You could easily fool a lot of people into thinking you have an Apple Watch if you wear this thing around. Just as long as you don’t turn it on!