09 March 2020
Oppo Watch has finally gone official after being one of the most notable gadgets in the leaks. Oppo launched its first smartphone during the Find X2 launch.
The square display on the smartwatch quickly reminds you about the Apple Watch and without any further doubt, the new addition indeed looks a true copy of Apple but with ColorOS Watch, of course.
The square-ish screen with curved edges, even the band, and that Black element in the UI is enough to catch your attention for calling it to be the Apple Watch’s identical. According to Oppo, the band is either made of Italian calfskin or fluoro rubber and available in a variety of colors.
The new Oppo Watch features a curved AMOLED screen with 402x473 pixels resolution, 326ppi, covering 100% of the DCI-P3 color gamut. It comes in 1.6-inch and 1.9-inch screen sizes and has minimal bezels all around. It has an aluminum build and is rated 5ATM for water resistance and Oppo claims, the Watch is water-resistant to 50 meters.
The Oppo Watch does fitness tracking, music playback, heart rate monitoring, and a broad range of physical exercises. It also offers electrocardiogram (ECG) functionality which is a great thing to have on a moderately low-priced watch.
The Oppo Watch is powered by Snapdragon Wear 2500 chipset alongside Apollo 3 co-processor and coupled with 8GB RAM. It runs Oppo’s own ColorOS Watch and has no SIM slot support but has the eSIM that does the function. The eSIM availability makes the smartwatch fully independent. The support adds the built-in cellular connectivity so that you could do most of the things using just the watch without the interference of the smartphone. It also comes with built-in GPS modules as well as NFC connectivity.
Another thing that Oppo touts, is the watch’s VOOC fast-charging system, which uses similar technology to the company’s smartphones. Thanks to VOOC charging, the Watch promises 50% charging in a mere 17 minutes. According to what’s claimed, the Watch can switch between the Snapdragon Wear chipset and the Apolo co-processor in order to maximize battery endurance. And, Oppo likes to call this, Dual-Chip Endurance System. Oppo promises 40 hours of battery life on a single charge when using it normally while the Power Saver profile can extend that to 21 days.
The Oppo Watch will first become available in China on March 24th for 1,499 yuan ($215).