6/22/2015

The Cubot R8 Apple Watch clone claims to be the worlds thinnest smartwatch

Although the innovative spark seems to have dimmed a little, Apple continues dictating trends that the Chinese phone market find hard to ignore. With the launch of the Apple Watch we have seen plenty of wannabes, and now Cubot are here with a super slim option.

Cubot are a well known company that have some good quality handsets, and have now turned their hand at producing a wearable.  The Cubot R8 is dubbed the “slimmest smart watch in the world” with a metal body that only measures 8.8mm thick which is actually quite thinner than Apple’s watch. That said the thin body does come at the cost of some design features like curved glass, replaced instead with a bezel in the metal chassis.

comebuy-cubotr8-smartwatch-01Other design aspects includes 45 x 44mm body, packing a 1.54-inch IPS display with resolution of 240  x240. The R8 display also comes protected with a G+F lamination for scratch proofing. The Watch is described to be waterproof, but so far there are no mention of IP certifications in the device and therefore, there is no certainty about it yet.

 
The R8 features a MediaTek MTK2501 processor, 24MB of RAM, 32MB of internal storage, and a 250mAh battery. The connection with the smartphone is made via Bluetooth 4.0. The Cubot R8 has some neat features and the usual functions found on most modern smart watches including a pedometer, a barometer, a thermometer, altimeter, and sleep monitoring.

The watch is currently being sold at ComeBuy.com in two color options as gold or silver for the price of $66.90.