Apple Watches clones from HK Series became a jack of all trades for your user who is looking for a budget smartwatch with an AMOLED display. This Series has announced the next generation of the Apple Watch Series 8 clone under the name HK9 Pro a few weeks after the release of the rugged Apple Watch Ultra clone under the name HK8 Pro Max Ultra. However, in this clone, the screen size has been improved and some other functions added, and out of the ordinary, it’s bigger, brighter, sturdier, longer lasting, and more capable than any other version of the clone Apple Watch to date because it’s the first smartwatch clone series 8 with an AMOLED screen. An option for anyone who wants a full smartwatch, the 9 Pro would be the best choice.
As I mentioned, what makes this new smartwatch better than other competitors is a new improvement that includes hardware, software, and design, and the main selling point is the 2.02-inch first AMOLED screen which makes it the most exact copy of the original, and built-in 7 watch faces including exclusive to the new Apple Watch, also has Health & Fitness Functions, with the possibility to Making Calls, Multifunction NFC and Voice Assistant, even control short videos from Tiktok and Location Sharing and, and there are many more. In short, you will get the latest technology that you will not find in any other smartwatch, with a stylish design at $35. So let’s start the review.
HK9 Pro Features
- Making & Answer Calls via Bluetooth v5.2
- 2.02 inch AMOLED Screen, Always On Display
- 5 Days Battery Life, Wireless Charging
- 7 Watch Faces, 4 Menu Style
- Multitasking Bar, Customize Side Button
- Heart Rate & Blood Pressure Monitor
- Wallet Function & Business Cards
- Multifunction NFC, Voice Assistant
- Location Sharing, Tiktok Remote Control
- Multi-Sport Modes, Build-in Local Games
- Built-in Compass
- IP67 Waterproof
Design And Build Quality
Although the HK9 Pro doesn’t offer much of a change and looks relatively similar to the rest of the Apple Watch 7 or 8 clones, there is still a lot to be said about this smartwatch. You’ll know what this watch looks like and it’s identical in every way possible yet offers a great deal of the design. While the HK8 Pro Max Ultra is clearly distinguishable from its siblings, the Watch Series 8 adopts a design identical to its predecessors.
So, The design and 2.02-inch 2.5D curved display are exactly the same as on the Watch 8 previous – the same curved chassis and thin screen edge curve precisely into the case, and It runs the same operating system and works with the same combination of the Crown button works for page-turning, zooming in/out, turning on-off, and back and is positioned above the right edge with a side button below it – Between them, there is a microphone – while a speaker is located on the left side to make calls. If you’re looking for something that stands out on your wrist, then like I said earlier, the HK8 Pro Max Ultra is what you’re looking for.
I can say with confidence that this segment is headed in the right direction. This smartwatch is very comfortable to wear and lightweight enough not to cause too many distractions, which makes you want to wear it as an accessory not to mention its functionalities and the new Apple-inspired design is fantastic it’s one of the best new smartwatches clones of Apple Watch Series 8. Despite being a budget smartwatch, the HK9 Pro feels sturdy yet comfortable, looks elegant, and gives a premium vibe. So, the build quality is high and can be seen through the body, which is made of high-quality Stainless Steel with a matt finish and silver color. The dimensions are perfect with a 44mm Case which makes it the most exact copy of the original and weighs 50g.
From underneath there is the sensor responsible for all the health and sports features on the device and as a new gear upgrade, And as usual, the metal ring is responsible for wireless magnetic charging. Finally, on the sides, there are two lock buttons for the strap.
The strap is one of the important things to complete the overall look of the watch, that’s why it is made of silicone, it’s lightweight and comfortable on your wrist for long-lasting use. And because it’s removable you can use any 42/45mm belt and is available in colors Black, Grey, Red, and Green, with two types Alpine Loop or Ocean Band. And an additional choice you can buy another from metal or leather.
On the other hand, HK Series has invested heavily in the most important aspect of the smartwatch which is the amazing display quality, I am happy to say that I was completely impressed with its display on the HK9 Pro, which is my favorite type and one of the strengths of this smartwatch, unlike other clones that contain an IPS panel, the 9 Pro its larger and slimmer bezels, enabling you to see more content on the tiny display than ever before, it’s a lovely punchy display with a 2.02-inch AMOLED display as first ever clone of apple watch series 8 with AMOLED to better protect it from dings and scratches, and because its larger than other smartwatches being one of the few smartwatch clones that are the same size as the apple watch, the images displayed on the screen are clear thanks to the high resolution of 410*494 pixels and a high pixel density of 307 PPI. And with an extremely narrow bezel, the display area is increased by about 28%.
That’s why a sharp, vivid screen is central to the success of a smartwatch product, and the watch face stands out, and this is something Apple does very well in its watches. Also worth noting is the peak brightness that is capable of rendering content on the screen even in direct sunlight, texts, and numbers are crystal clear for reading. Therefore, there is no problem in displaying various contents on the screen. The contrast and sharpness offered by 60Hz elevate this panel on par with most popular competitors. Definitely, it’s the best screen in a budget smartwatch in terms of size and resolution.
The screen also provides an always-on display feature. And as I always say, the reason makes this type of screen is my favorite is that large and takes over most of the interface, and with narrow sides, and this is only found in smartwatches with higher costs, It’s the closest to an Apple Watch Series 8. I personally prefer this screen over others and would love to see it used more.
Multiple Watch Faces
HK Series has made a concerted effort to tailor the plethora of watch faces included on the HK9 Pro that’s why brings you 7 different pre-installed watch faces to choose from, you can switch between them easily in many ways, by rotating the button or via the Wearfit Pro app for more watch faces with over 500 online watch faces are available for download and some watch face dials are free, with many of paid-for choices available to supplement the free ones. and it’s included a variety of colors, retro, analog, 3D, and digital faces, or you can even use your own photos as a watch face background or any wallpaper and have the possibility of customization. More importantly, it includes the latest and exclusive watch faces for Apple Watch Series 8 and Ultra. So yes, you will not miss the fun.
Like the previous smartwatch for HK Series, the HK9 Pro has an IP67 Waterproof certification which means can only handle sweat and splashes of water, although the watch is not approved for swimming but is good for wearing for activities, so, I do not recommend swimming or exposing it to hot water or saltwater to avoid any harm Long or short term and with the presence of a speaker and a microphone, avoiding it will be good, however, if it’s exposed to water in any way, I prefer to dry the watch after immersing it in water and before operating it so that it stays with you for as long as possible.
Under The Hood
While everything looks the same to the naked eye, the HK9 Pro Series 8 has some significant changes under the hood. it comes with a built-in SF32LB551 (The newest chip High-performance dual-core processor, integrated 2D graphics engine, and artificial intelligence neural network accelerator) and is paired with 128MB of storage for contacts, watch faces, notifications, and more. The sensor on this device is the Heart Rate and G-sensor, it is one of the best in this market and is known for giving good results and will help you take better care of your health and encourage you to work out more.
This watch has the latest Bluetooth v5.2 chip and supports calls So, You will not face any problems in contact because it’s the fastest and most stable. And this version is compatible with Android 5.0 and later or iOS 10.0 and above so the connection is through the Wearfit Pro app. However, it does not have its own GPS sensor, which means that you will always have to use it with a smartphone to get your location. And it’s good that it also includes the new built-in Compass.
AI Voice Assistant
Al voice assistant algorithm in HK9 Pro allows you to give voice commands in order to perform some specific task or to ask your queries. Moreover, the smartwatch comes with an integrated speaker which helps you interact with your AI assistant in two-way voice communication, which is convenient and quick.
NFC Access Control
NFC Access Control allows for keyless and frictionless door entry using a smartwatch device for authentication. So, When reaching home, the watch is your access control, Raise your wrist to open the door quickly. The NFC of this watch only supports IC door cards with a frequency of 13.56MNZ (applicable to 80% of the market), and payment for Alipay and WeChat Pay. does not support credit cards or another payment mode.
How Do You Operate The HK9 Pro
The Software makes for a generally pleasant and rich experience overall, it works well enough for you to navigate around and use the various apps and functions. and one of the most important updates is to change the look of menus, icons, and software in general. And most navigation is done via the touchscreen, which you swipe left, right, up, and down to get to the main parts of the software. You can access a Control Center when swiping from the bottom you can enable Bluetooth Phones, Wallet Functions & Business cards, AliPay for Chinese users, control short videos from Tiktok, Always-on Display, Do not disturb, Brightness, NFC, Alarm, Find the phone, and more.
By swiping from the left, A split window will appear on the side with the time, QR Code, Weather, and the last open applications.
When swiping from the right, you will find shortcuts for Heart rate monitoring, Steps, Spo2, Music, and Weather, and you can add other components.
And as I mentioned earlier, the side button works for the Multitasking bar for previously opened apps by double tap, and it’s really similar to the Apple Watch.
The main menu can be accessed by clicking both buttons or swiping up, you will find heart rate and sleep monitoring, sports modes, settings, and other features that include capturing photos from the watch and music, weather, app store, voice assistant, menu styles, phone, and more. And it’s good that it also includes simple games. Also comes in 4 styles to choose from, just like in the Apple watch series 8 we find Striped six-square grid, grid style, and more, each one allows you to navigate the menu in a different fashion but all of them seem to work just fine. To change the menu style, you only have to double-click the scrolling wheel.
Health & Fitness Functions
The HK9 Pro is competitive in all aspects that a smartwatch mainly needs. Taking a look at the sports activities, it is clear that the company wanted to provide everything necessary to facilitate the end user.
With many types of exercise, the HK9 Pro is prepared for practically any type of exercise, from walking to cycling, through all winter sports, and those involving the use of the ball. By scrolling through this list, in fact, it is possible to explore the different options, finding in fact countless different activities. But the main factors, after all, are always the same and are suggested as follows: running, walking, cycling, climbing Mountains, hiking, and elliptical running.
Apart from the sports features, To measure your ring progress throughout the day, the HK9 Pro records a vast array of health metrics. It tracks your steps, distance, resting, active energy, and 24/7 heart rate to check whether it’s beating normally. There’s also a SpO2 sensor for manual and blood-oxygen level tracking in the blood in real-time to improve the ability of the cardiovascular system to prevent the low level of oxygen in the blood that causes discomfort to a person’s body and sleep tracking to measure the quality of your slumber at night and wake time to provide you with an analysis of your sleep patterns.
Although it has a sensor that is more accurate than other sensors, this does not mean that the measurements provided by this smartwatch are completely accurate, as most of them are largely unreliable because it’s not a medical instrument, but it makes you very aware of your health and physical performance. unfortunately, this is often the case with watches in this price range.
How To Pair The HK9 Pro
For you to enjoy the many benefits of your HK9 Pro, you would have to connect it to a support app. The recommended app is the Wearfit Pro app which has loads of beneficial features to keep you fit and healthy, and it’s compatible with Android and iOS, so you would need to download it on your mobile phone. It is available on Google Play and App Store for both Android and iOS users.
For pairing, it’s easy to connect the HK9 Pro Series 8 clone to your phone. After installing the Wearfit Pro app and setup, all you have to do:
- Step 1: The first thing to do is to go to your phone’s settings. Then, turn on your phone’s Bluetooth connection, and add the device. Two options add a device, search, or scan a QR code.
- Step 2: Next, you would need to Sign up for a Wearfit pro account. Or, Log in to your existing account (if you already have an account).
- Step 3: Allow all notification data. A notification interface will pop up requesting your permission to allow Wearfit access to certain functions on your mobile phone. (Denying any of these permission requests might prevent Wearfit Pro from working properly).
After downloading, launch the application and set permissions. Next, add your Smartwatch device and connect it to the app. Lastly, set your Personalization Options and settings.
When all this is done, it will communicate directly and without any complications, with automatic setting of time and language, weather, in addition to a phone call feature, and update the smartwatch software if available.
Wearfit Pro App For HK9 Pro
Wearfit Pro helps you set up and use the watch more efficiently. You can synchronize the app with your smartwatch to read and track your step data. It shows you a detailed record of the number of steps you have taken throughout the day, plus the distance covered. Also set exercise goals and encourage yourself to complete your exercise amount each day through a simple and easy-to-understand operating interface with sections like steps, distance, notifications, alarm, and more.
Main Features of the App
Next, we have the health menu which uses GPS to locate the device and measure the distance crossed whether you are jogging, walking, cycling, or climbing, then display them in a nice format with all the information such as calories burnt, the pace, the average speed, the cadence, stride and the number of steps. I found the app perfect through the features and settings equipped which include watch faces, wallet, business card, notifications, health reminders, NFC, and more settings like adding favorite contact lists.
To activate the feature, it must be downloaded from the Wearfit Pro app market. This is a new feature that allows you to share your location and health status in real-time by connecting the smartwatch with the phone, and the sharing is with another person who has the same watch and program, the location is not very accurate, so there may be an update to solve some problems.
Control Short Videos
Your smartwatch can be transformed into a multifunctional smart remote control for multiple operating modes with simple operations for watching video, live broadcasting, one-click control, pause/play, up, down, and like. I don’t know if it is an advantage for some, but it is there.
Bluetooth Calling Function On HK9 Pro
Unlike other “smartwatches” that only notify you when a call arrives, One of the most attention-grabbing highlights of HK9 Pro is the ability you can answer your smartphone calls directly from the smartwatch. Just sync them via Bluetooth 5.2 and, as soon as you receive a call, click on the button that will appear on your watch’s screen to answer it.
it’s equipped with an integrated microphone and a speaker, with the former serving up surprisingly clear sound that can be heard over general din (such as road noise), making it usable, As for the microphone, it’s mainly used for on-wrist calls or, if you’re paired to a smartphone. So it not only displays an incoming call but can also receive and dial calls made via Bluetooth directly from the watch with good sound from the speakers and a mic, and of course, this is done with your smartphone, So you don’t have to take out the phone of your pocket every time you want to make or answer a simple call.
This smartwatch lets you save important and frequently-called contacts so that you don’t have to dig through an extensive contact list to make a call, especially when you’re pressed for time. also features a dial pad that enables you to make calls quickly and conveniently. To enable Bluetooth Calling Function on this smartwatch, you need to first connect it to the compatible app. Once connected, you need to manually go to the phone’s Bluetooth settings and pair this smartwatch (Bluetooth Name: HK9 Pro-Call). Upon pairing, you will get a notification: Connected for calls and audio.
Notifications are clearly visible and easily readable. And you will not miss out on important messages or notifications with the HK9 Pro smartwatch on your wrist. It syncs up with your smartphone to display incoming calls, messages, social media notifications (Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter), and other applications, enabling you to stay connected even when you’re on the move.
New push interaction form: top pop-up window Click the ‘pop-up box’ to enter the message details After the message pops up, (click) swipe the screen/click the button to hide the message; On a special page, there is no response to clicking on the message pop-up box, and there is no need to enter the message details page(starting exercise, breathing training, charging, lock screen, bedside clock, stopwatch/timer, dialing/calling).
HK9 Pro Battery Life & Charging Time
Finally, The battery in smartwatches is no less important than the rest of the functions, And this is what it offers HK9 Pro with a capacity of 380mAh which is considered one of the largest in this range, battery life is excellent, at least by budget smartwatches standards. for up to 5 days in typical use to 4 days in heavy usage. it all depends on how many features you use, and it must be charged with a wireless charger, this is a great feature, All you have to do, is make sure that you place the watch correctly on the charger and it takes about two hours for full charging.
As an added advantage, the animation while charging the watch was very cool and vibrant and it would be switching between horizontal and vertical screens. So, After turning on the “bedside clock mode”, just put it on its side and connect the power supply, the watch will automatically enter the bedside clock mode, the user can use it as a bedside lamp, in “bedside clock mode” The screen will switch to a horizontal screen.
HK9 Pro certainly lives up to its moniker, and will undoubtedly be hard to exclude from our list of the best budget smartwatches. it’s a new clone of the Apple Watch Series 8 to make it stand out from the rest of the smartwatches in the market and to break from the usual and might be the ultimate smartwatch. But, The Series 8 Clone and Ultra Clone can look quite similar, even though they work very similarly except for the customizable side button and flat screen.
For the time being, there is nothing better than the HK9 Pro to give you an experience that is closer to the Apple Watch Series 8 in terms of Amoled screen, and even the new software was more than great to break out of the familiar atmosphere of the rest of the versions. Even the rest of the features were more than satisfactory, and this includes the overall performance and smooth navigation of the system as well as the battery which was good. Therefore, it is one of the most accurate clones watches that we have seen.
HK9 Pro Price And Where To Buy
The HK9 Pro Smartwatch is currently available on the AliExpress Store for a very good price. So, don’t miss out on this great deal. And to view its price or buy it, you can access the offer by clicking on the store icon.
What’s in the Box?
- HK9 Pro Smartwatch
- Silicon Strap
- Wireless Charger
- User Manual
HK9 Pro Specifications
|Color||Black, Blue, Pink, and White|
|Bluetooth Version||BT V5.2 support calls|
|Compatible OS||Android 5.0, iOS 10.0 or above|
|Operating Mode||Full Touch + Rotate Crown + Side Button|
|APP Name||Wearfit Pro|
|App Language||Simplify Chinese Traditional Chinese and English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Russian, Czech, Portuguese, Turkish, Greek, Latin, Vietnamese, Danish, Thai, Arabic, Polish|
|Watch Language||Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Czech, Portuguese, Turkish, Greek, Latin, Vietnamese, Danish, Thai, Arabic, Polish|
|Sensor||G-sensor, Heart Rate Sensor|
Display Type: AMOLED screen 2.5D Curved
Resolution: 410*494 Pixels
|Battery||Battery Capacity: 380mAh|
Standby Time: Up to 30 days
Using time: About 4-5 days
Charging Time: About 2 hours
Charging Type: Wireless Charger
|Case and Band||The shape of the dial: Square Shaped|
Band Size: 42/44mm ( Removable watch strap)
Band Material: Silicone
Case Material: Stainless Steel + Plastic
Weight: about 50g
|Other Features||Main Features: Watchface download, Bluetooth call, Heart rate, BP, SPO2, Voice Assistant, NFC, Location Sharing.|
Information Push: Synchronous incoming messages notification from Notification Center on your phone.
Calls: Make & Answer calls after connecting Bluetooth with Smart Phone.
Pedometer, Sport, Sleep Monitor, Vibration, Bluetooth Music, Weather, Stopwatch, Alarm Clock, Remote Camera, Find Phone. Background management of running APP, Real compass function.