Meet Codoon, Jawbone UP’s Chinese Knock-Off

TechCrunch

Codoon is one of the first wearable tech gadgets produced by a Chinese company. It’s also an almost exact copy of the Jawbone UP. Sina Tech reports Chinese consumers will be able to get a Codoon on their wrists by the beginning of June.

Like the Jawbone UP, the Codoon (on the left side in the image) is meant to be worn 24/7 as it monitors the wearers’ activity and sleeping patterns. Furthermore, the Codoon’s similarity to the UP doesn’t just end at its wraparound design, zig-zag texture, glowing blue crescent moon icon, cap and headphone jack sync. As For Techies Only noted in March, Codoon’s Web site and app also bear a striking similarity to the Jawbone UP’s, with near identical UIs and feature sets.

Though the Jawbone UP has been available in China since the end of last month, its retail price of 1,100 yuan (about…

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