OnePlus is introducing a new fitness band (OnePlus Band, tentative name) to the Indian market. The band likely appears to be exclusive for the Indian market, which is currently dominated by brands like Realme, Xiaomi, Redmi, Honor, Amazfit, to name a few. The handset maker is planning to take on its rivals by incorporating essential features like Sleep tracking on the upcoming fitness band.
Every morning, when we wake up we overlook almost a third of our day we spent sleeping.
But it is sleep that armors us to take on new challenges everyday, to #NeverSettle
Tracking your sleep quality is important. How? We got you covered.
— OnePlus India (@OnePlus_IN) January 4, 2021
OnePlus Fitness Band — Could be for the Indian market
Going by the teasers, it admittedly appears to be exclusive for the Indian market. That’s because the global launch of it isn’t teased by the company yet. Meanwhile, OnePlus India and Amazon India have started teasing the new OnePlus Fitness band, which will likely be featuring the essential Sleep tracking. We can also expect a dedicated fitness app to store your fitness data on the band, the Amazon India teaser page suggests.
OnePlus Fitness Band — Leaked Specs
Unfortunately, OnePlus India doesn’t specify when the band gets launched or what are the other essential specifications it is bringing to the table. But, fortunately, there’s more of the band, that’s getting revealed — thanks to tipster Ishan Agarwal on Twitter.
Exclusive: OnePlus Band Launching on January 11 in India
-24/7 Heart Rate + SpO2 Blood Saturation Monitoring
-1.1″ Touch AMOLED Display
-14 Days Battery
-13 Exercise Modes
-Around INR ₹2,499
— Ishan Agarwal (@ishanagarwal24) January 4, 2021
He specifies that OnePlus is indeed launching — the OnePlus Band in India on January 11th. The reported launch will showcase the new fitness band with essential features including — 24 x 7 heart rate monitoring, SpO2 (saturated blood oxygen monitoring), sleep tracking, and over thirteen exercise modes.
Further, the tipster also reveals the pricing of the band that is Rs 2,499. If it is believed to be accurate, it is indeed the direct competition to Mi Band 5, which also retails at the same reported price. For this price, alleged OnePlus Band users get a 1.1-inches AMOLED touch screen display, fourteen days battery life, and IP68 water and dust resistance rating as well.
On the other hand, another well-known tipster Mukul Sharma (aka @stufflisitngs) showcased few of the leaked renders, which further reveal the design and colour options of the alleged OnePlus Band.
— Mukul Sharma (@stufflistings) January 4, 2021
All in all, the official teasers and the leaked specs, renders suggest we could expect a new fitness band from a smartphone maker — in the already highly competitive Indian market pretty soon. So, stay tuned for more coverage of it in the coming weeks.