Whether your own hoice is the expensive Apple Watch Series 5 or you you’re crazy about Amazfit, smartwatches are definitely the new trend and the technology is becoming well engraved into our modern day tech culture which is really a good vibe.
With lots of Chinese brands in the smartwatch market, we have s’en the likes of Lemfo, Huami Huawei, Honor, Kingswear and even Samsung, OPPO seems to be another big Chinese brand joining the league as rye company releases a new smartwatch which is obviously close to what Apple Watches are in terms of its premium 3D curve design and comes in various sizes such as 41mm and 46mm just as we’ve seen it on the Xiaomi Mi Watch. The support for a eSIM is another interesting thing making this smartwatch independent and can be used for making calls and so forth.
Don’t get it twisted, the OPPO Watch has a really big 1.91-inch 3D curved flexible AMOLED display with 326 PPI and 100%DCP-P3 color gamut which is really incredible. I personally like a quite obvious looking smartwatch which is why I gave the 1.3-inch Amazfit Verge a thumb up and now a nearly 2-inch smartwatch’s display is a big deal considering the AMOLED display.
The display is also square which emulates the way most smartwatches are being constructed. The display offers about 28 watch faces with sa special AI mode for further customizations.
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There are three major variants of the watch, a 44mm version with a 3D ceramic back and aluminum alloy frame, a 46mm variant with the same design, and another 46mm variant with a stainless steel body.
The Oppo watch will also come with anti-allergy fluoroelastomer strap as well as leather option for those that wants to go for the luxury look and feel. I personally prefer the silicone strap as it gives the high-tech feel and puts me in a work mode rather than events or party mode which you can swap in between by merely changing the strap from silicon to leather.
That’s not all. The watch also includes a quad-optic heart rate sensor which enables you keep update of your heart’s health as well detecting anomalies. Aside that, other interesting features includes a standard mode as well as special modes for 6like “easy 5km run” and 5-minutes easy fitness “mode.
The watch is waterproof up to 50m in water, so you can wear it while swimming as well. Bluetooth supports aloes you listen to songs using your earbuds or headphones. But there is no camera support but you cna obviously sync both your phone with the watch or you can use it independently thanks to the eSIM support so calling and receiving calls is breezy easy.
And speaking of the battery life, the OPPO Watch has a dual-chip architecture as well as a Snapdragon chipset and the Apollo3 low-power chip. Oppo made it known that these two chip design allows the watch manage battery efficiently.
Essentially, the Apollo3 chip will be used to power less-intensive tasks on the watch, thereby saving battery life. The OPPO Watch will last for up to 40 hours in Smart Mode and up to 21 days in Low Power mode.
Also, OPPO added its VOOC charging technology into the watch which gives it the super boost of hitting as high as 50% from 1% all under 17 minutes.
The OPPO Watch is priced as follows:
- 41mm Aluminum Alloy – (Black, White, Pink) – 1499 Yuan (~$216)
- 46mm Aluminum Alloy – (Black, Cream) – 1999 Yuan (~$289)
- 46mm Stainless Steel – (Black) – 2499 Yuan (~$361)
But as of now, there is no official sales date meaning we’ll have to keep listening and looking around for the answer to that question but until then, stay tuned to Brumpost.