17 February 2021
OnePlus Watch is one of the most widely rumored wearables of recent times. At one point in time, it was even scrapped completely but years later and most recently, the watch is said to be under works again. And now, OnePus has officially confirmed working on a smartwatch for the second time.
The confirmation was given by Pete Lau, CEO of OnePlus, during an exclusive conversation with Input publication. He did neither go into details about the smartwatch nor explained the reason for revisiting the wearable project about five years later. For the uninitiated, the OnePlus smartwatch was originally planned for a 2015 release and the team had even completed the product design stage of the development. But for some reason, the project was scrapped only to be revived in 2020.
Lau said that OnePlus is working with Google to make Wear OS better. The two parties are primarily focused on improving the connectivity across a smartwatch, Android smartphone, and Android TV-powered smart TVs. The details are unknown but we are speculating it will have something to do with the syncing across different devices similar to what Apple is able to achieve with its wide variety of devices.
There are still no words on when should OnePlus fans expect to see the smartwatch getting official. The only thing that is confirmed is that there will surely be a OnePlus Watch. It will most likely run Wear OS out of the box, Google's operating system for wearables.