They are at it again! First they copy almost every new iPhone model and now they have their very own smartwatch. Popular Chinese clone maker GooPhone has just listed a new product that isn’t a smartphone. The GooPhone SmartWatch is the company’s first foray into the wearable device market.
The GooPhone SmartWatch doesn’t seem to be a copy of any other wearable device however one can’t help but notice the Windows Phone UI on its display despite the fact that it is running on Android 4.0. Initial photos of the device shows it to be pretty solid and even looks good.
GooPhone SmartWatch (SW309) Technical Specifications
- Network: GSM, HSPA (WCDMA)
- Operating System: Android 4.0 OS
- Band: 2G GSM: 850/900/1800/1900MHz, 3G WCDMA: 850/1900/2100MHz
- Carrier: Unlocked
- Screen: 1.54-inch, 240x240pixel
- Processor: 1.2GHz MTK MT6577 dual-core processor
- RAM: 512MB
- ROM: 4GB
- Rear Camera: 2MP camera
- Front Camera: No
- Battery Standby time: 72 hours
- SIM Card: Micro SIM Card
- Dimension: 41.9mmx47.5mmx13.5mm
- Weight: 72g
Other smartwatch models in the market work by connecting with a smartphone. This model from GooPhone is able to work independently even without a smartphone since it has its own SIM. It is able to access any GSM network
We’re really not sold on the listed battery standby time. The device itself is small so that means its battery is also small. If you’re going to use Wi-Fi, 3G, and make that dual core processor work then battery life will really suffer.
The listed price for this model is $349 which is quite high. The base model which costs $299 is also pretty high considering you can get a smartwatch from more reputable brands at a lower cost. As we all know GooPhone isn’t exactly a company you can trust with all the cloned products they have released.
There’s no listed date as to when this device will be released in the market however the company website has it listed as out of stock.