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# 183835 31-Oct-2015 17:33
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I recently came across what "seems" a pretty inexpensive Apple Watch knock-off brand on Aliexpress call Lemfo. Naturally for sub $US100 you wouldn't expect much. But it is possible that one of these type of knock-offs might actually work.

Anyone bought one of these brands or similar?

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  # 1417894 31-Oct-2015 21:18
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Search and ye shall find! 

I asked a similar question a few months back - the replies were enough to convince me I'd be throwing good money after bad, and if I was to purchase a smart watch I'd be better to get a well-known brand with a well-regarded model. I've since decided only to look at round ones (square faces make them look like 80s calculator watches, whereas I want something that looks like a watch), and have debated getting a LG Watch R (decided against as too 'cheap' looking), a LG Urbane (the aesthetics don't quite do it for me), or a Moto 360 v1 or v2 (can't get over the 'flat tyre'). The new Samsung doesn't interest me, despite being round, as it's not running Android Wear... Of course, many times more the cost of the cheap ones, but still...

Here's that earlier post I referred to: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=73&topicid=

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  # 1417900 31-Oct-2015 21:42
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Aesthetics aside depends what functionality you need. 1st gen something branded at least you know the base level functionality and compatibility to a large extent.

 
 
 
 




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  # 1417906 31-Oct-2015 21:56
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jonathan18: Search and ye shall find! 

I asked a similar question a few months back - the replies were enough to convince me I'd be throwing good money after bad, and if I was to purchase a smart watch I'd be better to get a well-known brand with a well-regarded model. I've since decided only to look at round ones (square faces make them look like 80s calculator watches, whereas I want something that looks like a watch), and have debated getting a LG Watch R (decided against as too 'cheap' looking), a LG Urbane (the aesthetics don't quite do it for me), or a Moto 360 v1 or v2 (can't get over the 'flat tyre'). The new Samsung doesn't interest me, despite being round, as it's not running Android Wear... Of course, many times more the cost of the cheap ones, but still...

Here's that earlier post I referred to: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=73&topicid=


Thanks for the reply. I did see your post but as it was in July, I was interested to find out if anything else has been "discovered".
Looking at the reviews for the A9, I've since seen what rubbish it was. However there is a store with an "A9 Plus" which has positive feedback. Of all the feedbacks I've seen on the various Aliexpress stores, this appears to be one of the view that has legit reviews. So many stores' feedback are submitted within a few minutes of each other. Noob mistake.

The round face is more appealing but besides the Lemfo L1 (something like that), the remainder of the smartwatches available in round form-factor seem to be all for Android.



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  # 1417910 31-Oct-2015 22:19
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What's this for $10?

http://www.amazon.com/LEMFO-WristWatch-U8-Smartphones-Blackberry/dp/B00JQ8MCFI

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