Although very similar to the Apple Watch, the larger Oppo Watch actually has double-curved edges, which the company describes as a “flexible AMOLED”, while the 41mm model is flat. Depending on the size you choose, you will get a large 1.91-inch or 1.6-inch touch screen with 1000 nits, which should be easy to read in sunlight.
The smaller version has a 300mAh battery, which should help it last up to 24 hours of standard use of the smartwatch and 14 days in power saving mode. Meanwhile, the larger watch has a 430mAh cell with approximately 36 hours of performance for the WiFi model. LTE will obviously push the battery more, and Oppo expects the cellular option to last up to 30 hours. In the Power Saver, 46mm has to hang for 21 days, whether it’s WiFi or LTE.
These modes are similar to those you would see on Wear OS watches powered by the Snapdragon Wear 3100 chipset, so the watch still performs basic functions such as displaying time and counting down your steps while running at low power. But Oppo also offers things like notifications and heart rate tracking in its energy-saving mode, which makes it a little more useful.
The most intriguing thing about the Oppo Watch is the tweaks the company did to the Wear OS on its device. It’s not just custom watch faces, although the default Oppo watch face shows your calories burned and steps taken. There’s also a HeyTap Health app that makes the Oppo Watch a little better at tracking your health than the average Wear OS clock. For example, you will receive short video tutorials on workouts and workout workouts, as well as sleep tracking. Runners will also appreciate the built-in GPS for mapping their routes, while those who love swimming will welcome the water resistance of up to 5 ATM.
This is a fascinating set of features. But as long as we don’t know about pricing in the US and manage to try, I keep my judgment – an impressive list of specifications is good, but the most important thing is the real experience in the world.