Yesterday we brought you what we knew about the OnePlus Watch and speculated whether we would see it unveiled at the OnePlus launch. Well, we said we would keep you updated, so here goes.
As expected, the feature-packed OnePlus Watch was unveiled. It will be available to buy in the US and UK from April 14th 2021. Read on for the most up to date information on design, spec and price.
OnePlus Watch Design
As we mentioned in our earlier article, the OnePlus Watch comes in two designs, the Classic Edition and the Cobalt Limited Edition. We’ll begin with the Classic Edition.
The Classic Edition
Made of stainless steel, OnePlus have kept a traditional round design with a 2.5D curved face glass. It is pretty bulky at 46 mm; however, this isn’t a surprise when you read about the features packed inside. The strap is strong and breathable, made of a material called fluoroelastomer, and in total, the watch weighs 76g. Colour options are moonlight silver and midnight black.
The Cobalt Limited Edition
OnePlus have added a surprising element here, usually reserved for luxury watches; cobalt alloy is the material of choice for this limited edition. It still features a round design; however, the glass has also received an upgrade to sapphire glass. Both upgrades make this version harder and more resistant to damage. The strap is vegan leather.
As we talked about yesterday, the screen is 1.39-inch 454 x 454 resolution and 36 pixels per inch. This makes for a bright, clear screen. The OnePlus Watch also boasts up to 50 different watch faces, including support for using your photos. OnePlus also hinted at the possibility of increasing this in the future.
Inside the OnePlus Watch
Earlier rumours predicted the OnePlus Watch would run on Wear OS; however, OnePlus has used its Proprietary OS. It is compatible with Android 6.0 and higher; however, there is no compatibility with iOS.
The wearable has 1GB RAM and 4GB storage, with 2GB being available for the user (approximately 500 songs). It also has on-board GPS and Bluetooth 5.0.
The battery life is one of the most impressive on the market. Running on a 402mAh battery, OnePlus claims that just 5 minutes of charging will give you enough juice for one day. Similarly, 20 minutes of charging will provide you with a week of use. A full charge can expect to last up to 2 weeks, but this depends on the use.
Whilst the OnePlus Watch is a smartwatch, the design certainly has active people in mind and could easily double as a fitness tracker. The watch boasts over 110 workout modes, including all the standard workouts and some less expected, such as parkour and dance. The OnePlus Health app manages all tracking, and the list of fitness features includes:
- Auto-workout detection (for running, walking and jogging only)
- 5 atm and IP68 water and dust resistance
- Pulse tracking
- Distance tracking
- Calorie tracking
- Speed monitoring
- SWOLF efficiency for swimmers
- Blood oxygen saturation
- Rapid heart rate alert
- Sedentary reminders
As we said, the OnePlus Watch is a smartwatch, and the list of features does not disappoint. As predicted, you can take calls hands-free with a microphone and speaker. The standard smartwatch features include music control, notification handling, sleep tracking and controls for your smartphone camera.
There are also features that are great for assisting with users wellbeing. The OnePlus Watch can remind you to take breaks if you work long hours. Furthermore, it utilises the heart rate monitor to detect stress levels. If you do feel yourself becoming stressed or anxious, the watch offers breathing training to help you feel grounded again. Putting the watch in zen mode enables you to concentrate and work without getting distracted.
If you happen to have a OnePlus TV, your watch will also double as a remote control.
How much does the OnePlus Watch cost?
The Classic Edition will be available for $159. There is no information yet about the Limited Edition.
Let us know in the comments. Will the OnePlus Watch be in your Amazon basket on April 14th?
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Last Updated on April 22, 2021
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