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By arovaris, Senior Member on 22nd April 2014, 09:51 PM
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Its a aw-414/ iconbit callisto watch. Cheap! From China: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Weara...815740935.html
 
 
23rd April 2014, 06:50 AM |#2  
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Yeah looks like the Omate Truesmart / AW414 ripoff. Looks pretty nice though.

I found another ripoff using MTK6572 hardware wrapped up in the Samsung Galaxy Gear body (by Jajatong, the famous ripoff artist of Samsung smartphones):

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Smart...748041635.html

Just be careful, this appears to be a "pre-sale" item (Google "Jajatong W007") - like Kickstarters, I personally won't give them my money until I see the actual model appears in the market - many people who bought "pre-sales" get faulty rush jobs!

One thing I worry about is the battery life of this watch. The MTK is known to be power-hungry. Previous models such as the EC308/309 and ZGPAX lug around a thick detachable battery and battery life is not great. The Galaxy Gear has a thin body and the battery is not replaceable.

Otherwise, it may be a success like the other ripoffs made by this company, selling at a deeply discounted price.
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Do you think Z8 (149$) it's worth it ? I donít see any review or opinion on the forum.
7th May 2014, 12:30 PM |#4  
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@ Arovaris & backlit - do you guys buy the z8?

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@ Arovaris & backlit - do you guys buy the z8?

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Not yet. I'm waiting for review.
7th May 2014, 05:04 PM |#6  
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Not a rip off. If you have enough money, even you could get a contract with Umeox (Omate doesn't make any of these watches) and sell it as your brand.

Be forewarned, the firmware on all of them is unsecure as hell. Proper source doesn't exist outside of Mediatek and they are prone to issues.
10th May 2014, 04:18 PM |#7  
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Thumbs up Z8 thread
If anyone does buy or has any experience or information, could you kindly post it to http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2743915

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