With the Wear OS segment lacking any real innovation thanks to an almost monopoly of Fossil brand hardware, it’s good to see new players enter the space. The first Wear OS device, the Oppo Watch is now officially running today globally with a familiar but interesting design on Google’s wearable OS.
The smartwatch already had a launch only in China but came with an “Android-based” operating system. This is obviously not the case now that the Oppo Watch is launching in Western markets. Along with some Oppo-exclusive features and functions, we will bring the standard Wear OS OS including Google Fit, Google Pay, Google Assistant, and all the apps you knew and loved on the Play Store.
Oppo Wear OS’s first smartwatch will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 chipset but also comes with an Ambiq Micro Apollo3 co-processor that will help with longevity and longevity. The smartwatch only comes with a single storage and RAM configuration, with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage available no matter which model is chosen.
The Oppo Watch doesn’t come in two size configurations though. There is a 41mm model that includes a 1.6-inch square AMOLED display with a resolution of 320 × 360 pixels at 301ppi. The battery measures at a temperature of 300mAh, which should last about 24 hours of “normal” use but can be extended up to 14 days when the power saving mode is activated.
For those who want the “true” OS Wear experience with the new Oppo Watch, the 46mm model may be more enticing. The larger model includes LTE connectivity, a 1.9-inch 402 × 476 pixel AMOLED display with 326ppi plus has a maximum brightness of 1,000 nits. The battery is slightly too large at 430mAh and should be good for 30 hours when in “smart mode” or up to 21 days when power-saving mode is activated.
A major benefit for both smartwatches is compatibility with SuperVOOC flash charge technology which sees the Oppo Watch refill within 75 minutes from 0% when using the included magnetic bricks.
Both smartwatches have a very familiar look and feel to that of the Apple Watch and come with aluminum alloy frames, although only the 46mm model comes with a ceramic backplate. Detachable straps are also available, with leather, silicone and rubber options said to be available on the day of release.
You’ll be able to grab the 41mm Oppo Watch in black, pink, gold or silver for £ 229 from September 3. While the 46mm OS-powered Oppo Watch will be available in black or in gold at a price of £ 369 at UK level. While we are sure that US consumers will be particularly interested, at present Oppo has stated that there is no plan for a launch from the US. “
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