How To Spot A Fake Apple Watch [Infographic]

POSTED BY Heather Johnson, UPDATED ON March 21st, 2023
How to spot a fake apple watch

Top brand products throughout the world are being faked all the time these days, however, there are some very obvious tell-tale signs of replicas when you know what to look for. Apple product replicas are nothing new and have been around for quite a while now. And, with the booming replica industry, it’s no big deal to come across an unethical vendor that tries to sell a replica product as the original. Let’s find out how to spot a fake Apple Watch:


Closer Inspection Is Crucial

From a distance, a clone may look impressive, but on closer inspection, you will find that the design and functions may be similar, however, when it comes to performance and quality they are miles apart.


Size Matters

Size matters when it comes to spotting a fake. Counterpart watches are typically bulkier, heavier, and bigger than the genuine article. Turn the watch over and you will see that clone watches do not have heart rate sensors, two-line speakers, or a microphone.


Look For Reflection

The sides of the fakes usually have cheap crowns, often not digital, and they may even be on the wrong side. The front display screen will also give you an indication of authenticity. The clone watch displays are often more reflective off-screen, they have poor resolution and the Apple image are merely static photos.


Look For Apple Branding

Open the back of the watch and it will be blatantly obvious whether you are looking at the real deal. Fake watches have a tendency to look messy, not Apple slick. They have a normal battery and no Apple branding.


Interchangeable Band

The wristband is also an area to examine. A real Apple watch has an interchangeable band with a chrome radial finish, whereas you will be unable to change the band on a clone and it looks cheap and tinny.

There are lots of ways to spot a clone Apple Watch, apart from the lower price, once you know what to look for. Our featured infographic today shows exactly how to spot a genuine Apple Watch from a clone. Take a look:

How To Spot A Fake Apple Watch infographic

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