The OnePlus Watch is finally official alongside the OnePlus 9 phones, after years of delays. The smartwatch has a round dial, a stainless steel body, and a luxury design surrounding the OLED display, as predicted.
You may think you’re staring at a shot of Samsung’s Galaxy Watch Active 2 at first glance. Both have a round face, a tuckable rubber band, and two buttons on the right hand side. The curved glass measures 2.5 inches in diameter, and the 1.39-inch AMOLED touchscreen is the same size as the squircle panel on the Apple Watch 6.
Users will be able to select from over 50 watch faces, according to OnePlus. The included fluoroelastomer bands will be interchangeable, and third-party models will be supported to further modify the watch’s overall appearance.
The OnePlus Watch has a 5 ATM water resistance rating, which means it can survive being submerged for up to 164 feet.
The OnePlus Watch includes 110 exercise modes and 15 advanced activity modes, among other wellness tracking features. A phase tracker, accelerometer, blood oxygen sensor, and continuous heart rate monitor are also included. It keeps track of your sleep and also gives you reminders about your breathing and standing.
Due to the watch’s built-in room, you can bring up to 500 songs with you while working out on the go. The OnePlus Watch also has built-in GPS, which allows it to map your position and route your run or walk path even if you forget your phone.
In terms of smartwatch functionality, OnePlus’s own smartwatch OS makes third-party software updates via Google Play. The OnePlus Watch can be used to refer to text messages and address phone calls when combined with an Android phone (Android 6.5 or newer). At this time, the OnePlus Watch is not compatible with iPhones.
Watch Battery Life
The battery life of OnePlus’ smartwatch is estimated to last one week on a single charge. That’s longer than the Apple Watch and Samsung Galaxy Watch 3, which have battery life of 18 hours and 2 days, respectively.
When it comes to charging, the OnePlus Watch will reach “all-day” power in just 5 minutes thanks to Warp Charge, whereas a week’s worth of power needs just 20 minutes of charging. But we’ll have to put these arguments to the test.
The OnePlus Watch will be available for $159 on April 14, and a Cobalt Limited Edition will be released later this year.