It only took a company three months to announce an Apple Watch Ultra clone.
Pebble (not that Pebble), an electronics company in India, has announced the Pebble Cosmos Engage, a blatant ripoff of the Apple Watch Ultra which Apple announced and released back in September. Pebble's version of the watch looks almost exactly the same as the Ultra but comes in at a price tag that is sixteen times cheaper than Apple's offering.
Instead of the $799 price tag you get with the Apple Watch Ultra, the Pebble Cosmos Engage comes in at less than $50. What do you get for $48? The company claims the following features:
- 1.95-inch IPS display with 320 by 385 resolution
- 600 Nits display
- Always On Display
- Heart Rate Monitoring
- AI Voice Assistant
- Bluetooth Calling
- Blood Oxygen Level
- Metal Alloy Body
- Five day battery life
Designed with Perfection
Pebble says that the Cosmos Engage is "designed with perfection." While it's currently unclear what that exactly means, the company is obviously going after a crowd of users who want what appears to be an Apple Watch Ultra, with SOME of the features.
The company doesn't go into much detail on what kind of technology they are using for the health features, but I'd be pretty hesitant to trust a heart monitor or blood oxygen level monitor that cost less than a trip to the movie theater.
One of the things you need to also keep in mind when you're buying a knock-off version of an Apple Watch is that, while you might get something that looks like an Apple Watch and might sport some of the features of an Apple Watch, you're not getting watchOS.
watchOS is the key that makes all of the integrations you enjoy with your iPhone possible, so always keep that in mind when you're thinking of opting for a knockoff. Despite that, it is always fun to see just how cheap these knockoffs can get. Sixteen times cheaper!
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.
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