With no real innovation in the Wear OS segment, thanks to Fossil’s near-monopoly of hardware, it’s great to see new players enter the space. Oppo’s first Wear OS device, today the Oppo Watch, officially became global today with a familiar design but an interesting take on the Google operating system.
Smartwatch is now only available for China, but comes with an Android-based operating system. This is clearly not the case, now the Oppo Watch is launched in Western markets. Along with some exclusive features and functions, we will get the standard Wear OS, including Google Fit, Google Pay, Google Assistant and all the applications that you know and love in the Play Store.
However, the Oppo Watch is available in two size configurations. It has a 41mm model that includes a 1.6-inch square AMOLED display with a resolution of 320 × 360 pixels at 301ppi. The size of the battery is 300mAh, which should last about 24 hours of “normal” use, but can be extended to 14 days when the power saving mode is activated.
For those who want the “real” Wear OS experience with the new Oppo Watch, the 46mm model may be more enticing. The larger model includes LTE connectivity, a 1.9-inch AMOLED display measuring 322 × 476 pixels at 326ppi plus has a maximum brightness of 1000 nits. The battery is also slightly larger at 430mAh and should be good for 30 hours when you are in “smart mode” or up to 21 days when the power saving mode is activated.
The main advantage of both smart watches is the compatibility with the SuperVOOC flash charging technology, which will see that the Oppo Watch recharges within 75 minutes from 0% when using the included brick for magnetic pins.
Both smartwatches have a very familiar look and feel like the Apple Watch and come with aluminum alloy bezels, although only the 46mm model comes with a ceramic dashboard. Removable straps are also available, with leather, silicone and rubber options available on the day of launch.
You’ll be able to get the 41mm Oppo watch in black, pink, gold or silver for £ 229 from 3 September. While the 46mm Wear OS-watch with oppo will be available in black or gold at a price of 369 pounds in the UK. Although we are sure that US consumers will be particularly interested, Oppo currently said that “there are no plans to launch in the US.”
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