OnePlus Watch is introduced as the new addition to the wearables segment by the company, which has earlier launched a fitness tracker called – the OnePlus Band. The smartwatch, however, is more of a premium offering than the band, and it has been the much-anticipated accessory ever since the announcement came from OnePlus CEO Pete Lau, himself. The OnePlus smartwatch isn’t strikingly new and offers a conventional circular display like we have seen earlier with other smartwatches in the competition. It comes in two variants — Classic and Cobalt Limited Edition. The Classic Edition price has been announced during the launch, which costs Rs 14,999 in the country.
OnePlus Watch — Design
The 46mm smartwatch here comes with a 1.3-inch AMOLED circular display, which encloses in a 316L stainless steel case for the Classic edition. The Cobalt Edition utilises a cobalt alloy instead of a steel casing. The curved AMOLED display here has a 454 x 454 resolution and comes with a 326ppi (pixel density). In the classic edition, the case attaches to a Fluoroelastomer strap, and on the cobalt edition; you additionally get a Vegan leather strap with a butterfly buckle. During the announcement, the company further implied that the smartwatch would support third-party straps as well. The colour options of the OnePlus Smartwatch include — Midnight Black, Moonlight Silver, and Limited Edition Cobalt. There’s also a 5ATM/IP68 water resistance rating.
OnePlus Watch — Key Features
The OnePlus Watch connects to your smartphone with Bluetooth 5.0. It supports hands-free calling and can notify you of incoming calls.
The smartwatch has a built-in storage capacity of 4GB wherein you can store music and listen through Bluetooth headphones without the need of carrying your smartphone.
OnePlus says the watch can also be connected across OnePlus devices, which includes its Smart TVs as well. Further, it can be used as a remote to your TV, and when paired together with an OnePlus smartphone, the watch can take calls hands-free by simultaneously reducing the volume of the TV, which seems convenient.
The OnePlus Watch is compatible with devices running Android 6.0 and above. However, there’s no iOS support, at this point.
The primary sensors on the OnePlus Watch include an optical heart rate sensor and blood oxygen sensor. The others comprise an acceleration sensor, gyroscope sensor, GPS, geomagnetic sensor, ambient light sensor. Air Pressure sensor and capacitance sensor as well.
Health tracking features
The OnePlus Watch can check the amount of oxygen transported to your body with SpO2 tracking. There’s sleep tracking and sleep monitoring features also available on the smartwatch. To check your stress levels it can detect your heart rate variability (HRV). And, then there’s heart rate tracking and as well as breath training feature too. Lastly, the smartwatch features over 110 workout modes alongside the ability to track your swimming posture recognition mode.
The OnePlus Watch equips a 402mAh battery that promises a 14-day of typical use case. To achieve that OnePlus says it is using an efficient power management system. The interesting part of the battery here is that it also supports Warp Charge, which claims to give a week’s battery top-up in 20-minutes of charge. The smartwatch charges through a two-Pogo pin charger, provided in the retail packaging.