It’s taken years, but OnePlus is finally getting into the smartwatch game with the recently announced OnePlus Watch, starting at $ 159. The new watch (unveiled last week) has a round design similar to a regular wristwatch, instead of the oblong rectangle that Apple Watch and its imitators popularized, like the Oppo Watch.
The case itself is stainless steel, measures 46 mm and has two buttons on the side (one of which has the OnePlus logo). It will be available in two colors: silver and black. The screen is a 1.39-inch OLED panel of 326ppi, with sapphire crystal.
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In particular, the OnePlus Watch has 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB of internal storage and integrated speakers. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS are built-in, but there are no mobile options. To connect to the watch, you must be connected to a nearby telephone.
Fitness is also a big part of the OnePlus Watch. It offers over 110 training modes, offers built-in GPS and has IP68 water and dust resistance. In addition, the OnePlus Watch has internal music storage, which allows users to store up to 500 songs to listen to via the Bluetooth headphones on the go, even if they do not have the phone with them. OnePlus Watch can also automatically detect and track workouts, as well as monitor sleep, stress, oxygen saturation in the blood and heart rate.
However, OnePlus does not use Wear OS for OnePlus Watch. As the company had announced before the event, it will use RTOS-style software layouts (similar to companies like Fitbit), with an accompanying app that lets it connect to your phone to receive calls and alerts. (An iOS app for Apple users is also promised for the future.)
This means that things like app selections and custom dials will largely be limited to what OnePlus can build internally – so no third-party apps, at least for now. That said, to begin with, there will be dozens of watchface options to choose from (with additional customization options to add more style options), so users will have some flexibility.
OnePlus Watch can also be connected to a OnePlus TV (if available) so that it can be used as a remote control. And if you happen to fall asleep watching TV on the OnePlus Kit, the watch may automatically turn off the TV after it detects that you have fallen asleep.
The company also announced a limited edition model made of a cobalt alloy, which they say is twice as hard as stainless steel. OnePlus says that the Cobalt Limited Edition is coming “soon”, but the company is not giving a price yet.
The OnePlus Watch starts at $ 159 and will be available from April 14 from the OnePlus website.