Although it looks a lot like the Apple Watch, the larger Oppo Watch actually has double curved edges that the company describes as “flexible AMOLED,” while the 41mm model is flat. Depending on the size you choose, you’ll get either a large 1.91-inch or 1.6-inch 1,000-night touchscreen that can be easily read in the sun.
The smaller version has a 300mAh battery that should help it last up to 24 hours of standard smartwatch use and 14 days in power response mode. Meanwhile, the larger watch has a 430mAh cell with an estimated 36-hour runtime for the WiFi model. LTE will obviously tap into more battery life and Oppo expects the mobile option to last up to 30 hours. In Power Saver, the 46mm should hang around 21 days, whether it’s WiFi or LTE.
These modes are similar to those you see on Wear OS watches powered by the Snapdragon Wear 3100 chipset, so the watch still performs basic features like timing and counting your steps while you’re at it. is running at low power. But Oppo also offers things like notifications and heart rate tracking in its Power Saver mode, making it slightly more useful.
The most intriguing thing about the Oppo Watch is the tweaks the company has made to Wear OS on its devices. It’s not just about custom watch faces, though the face of the Oppo’s default watch helps display your calories burned and the steps taken. There’s also a HeyTap Health app that makes the Oppo Watch a bit better when it follows your health metrics than the average OS Wear watch. For example, you’ll get short workout tutorial videos and trained training sessions, as well as sleep tracking. Runners will also appreciate the GPS on board for mapping their routes, while swimmers will welcome water resistance up to 5 ATMs.
This is a compelling set of features. But as long as we know about U.S. pricing and can get our hands on one to try, I’ll reserve a judgment – a list of impressive specs is nice, but what matters most is the real-world experience.