The OnePlus Watch has been introduced and right here’s the shock – it doesn’t run Wear OS in any respect.
The OnePlus Watch, which is ready to go on sale globally for simply $159/£149, runs on a proprietary OS – however punches upwards with a spec sheet that may have it preventing out with the massive names of wearables.
It’s a formidable set of options that instantly places the OnePlus Watch in the identical dialog because the Xiaomi Mi Watch, Amazfit GTS 2 and Huawei Watch GT 2e.
OnePlus Watch at a look
- 2 week battery life
- Rapid charging
- 1.39-inch AMOLED display (454 x 454)
- 5ATM water resistance
- Stainless metal design
- 110 tracked sports activities
- Proprietary OS
- Price: $159/£149
- Release date: 26 April
OnePlus Watch: design
The round design is available in a 46mm chrome steel case (46.4 × 46.4 ×10.9mm) that’s accessible in two colours –black and silver – so it is definitely a good chunk of watch and leaning to the male market.
However, there appears to be like to be a restricted version launching in cobalt (above).
That case homes a 1.39-inch AMOLED display with a 454 x 454 decision and 326 PPI density – which stacks up fairly nicely in opposition to the competitors.
And it contains a fluoroelastomer strap, which is sweat-proof and breathable.
OnePlus Watch: well being and health options
The coronary heart fee monitor can be able to blood oxygen monitoring, and it’ll additionally preserve tabs on stress ranges utilizing coronary heart uncommon variability monitoring.
It passes the primary check of a great smartwatch, because it options built-in GPS and 110 exercise profiles for just about any sporting pursuit. It will even auto-detect exercises, too.
Swimming is supported with IP68 mud and water resistance with a 5ATM ranking, which implies it is good up to 50 metres. It will monitor SWOLF (stroke effectivity) in addition to different distance and lengths metrics within the pool.
On board is 4GB of storage and you can management a OnePlus TV from the wrist, if you have such expertise in your house. And it’ll retailer up to 500 songs and will pair to Bluetooth headphones – though there is not any phrase on help for any streaming companies.
Likewise, there is not any indication the OnePlus could have any apps or play properly with third occasion companies. Amazfit units do not help apps, however do help the Strava API for exporting exercises to the favored platform. We’re hoping to see the identical for the OnePlus Watch.
OnePlus Watch: battery life
Inside is an enormous 420mAh battery that may ship two weeks on a single cost. That’s large battery life given the standard of the display – and proper up there with the likes of the Amazfit GTS 2 and Huawei Watch GT2e.
However, whether or not this stands up to actual life use stays to be seen – and we’ll be testing this in our full overview.
But the OnePlus Watch backs up the massive battery life with some unimaginable sounding fast charging. Just 20 minutes cost will give sufficient battery life for per week of use, in accordance to OnePlus. And simply 5 minutes on the charging plate will get you by means of an entire day, and this makes battery life one of many key tales of the OnePlus Watch.
And that should clarify the choice not to use Wear OS. In an interview on the finish of 2020, Pete Lau, OnePlus CEO, mentioned the corporate was working with Google to enhance Wear OS.
OnePlus Watch: release date and price
The OnePlus Watch is ready to launch on the 26 April 2021. As we talked about it’ll price £149.99. Refreshingly, it is confirmed for a US, UK and European launch.