This Apple Watch Ultra lookalike in India costs only Rs 2,499

Could it be called an Apple Watch Ultra first copy?

Highlights
  • The Fire-Boltt Gladiator is a near-complete Apple Watch Ultra lookalike
  • The Apple Watch Ultra price in India is 35x compared to that of the Fire-Boltt Gladiator.
  • The Fire-Boltt Gladiator budget smartwatch will go on sale in India on December 30th

Homegrown smartwatch brand Fire-Boltt has unveiled a budget smartwatch which, at first glance, could be difficult to differentiate from the Apple Watch Ultra, one of the most expensive and extreme smartwatches in the market right now. On Monday, the company unveiled the Fire-Boltt Gladiator which will go on sale later this week. Purely based on how the smartwatch looks, it is almost entirely similar to the Apple Watch Ultra, but comes with key differences in the feature set.

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Fire-Boltt Gladiator

Fire-boltt Gladiator vs Apple Watch Ultra

Starting with the pricing, the Fire-boltt Gladiator will be priced at Rs 2,499 when it is launched on December 30th. The watch will be available exclusively on Amazon, from 12PM onward on Thursday. In comparison, the Apple Watch Ultra price in India starts at Rs 89,900 — more than 35x the price of the Gladiator smartwatch.

In terms of the overall feature set, the Fire-Boltt Gladiator comes with a 1.96-inch HD display, with 600 nits peak brightness and an ‘ultra slim frame’ design. The company has claimed that it can track 123 different sports, and offers always-on heart rate tracking, as well as a blood oxygen monitor. Other key features include handsfree calling via Bluetooth, with an inbuilt speaker and microphone, and Contacts and Dialler apps.

Other key features include a ‘functioning’ rotating crown, eight preset menus and interfaces to select from, IP67 dust and water resistance, five GPS-based activity tracking modes, and ‘crack resistance’ as well.

Understandably, the lookalike doesn’t feature some of the extreme Apple Watch Ultra capabilities, such as water depth and temperature tracking, GPS way-tracking, extreme temperature support, advanced GPS support, emergency alarms that can reach up to 180 metres, and a 2,000 nits display.