We have already done a teardown on the LG watch R and today we will tear down the Sun S2 \ to see what lessons we can glean from this low-cost smartwatch from China. A review on the watch has already been done and we are not making a head-on comparison with the LG watch R.
It will be interesting to learn the design and manufacturing differences between the two that brought about such a big price difference. We will look at the following:
However exciting the new smartwatches are, consumers often forget that the bulk of global electronics manufacturing is still centred in China with massive manufacturing infrastructures capable of producing electronic wearable clones en masse.
Although Huaqiangbei district in Shenzhen, Guangdong province is notorious for counterfeit versions of leading electronics brands, we are increasingly seeing products with additional features not found in the original devices. The features are – of course – targeted at the growing segment of cost-conscious and tech-savvy consumers.
The market has seen trends where consumers not necessarily desire the best or latest gadgets, but what’s more accessible to them in terms of affordability and availability. Such trends explain Xiaomi’s meteoric rise in the market of wearables and smartphones, surging past incumbent market leaders such as Fitbit and HTC.
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