16 September 2022
Oppo is fairly new to the smartwatch segment but has released great products so far. It is continuing the trend with the release of the latest models Oppo Watch 3 and Oppo Watch 3 Pro in China. Both these models are quite similar to each other barring a few differences here and there.
The main highlight of the Oppo Watch 3 series is the Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 processor. It is the next-gen wearable chipset from Qualcomm that went official last month. It means these are the first smartwatches in the world to feature this processor. It is claimed to deliver significant performance upgrades and power efficiency improvements.
The Oppo Watch 3 sports a 1.75-inch AMOLED display with 372 x 430 pixels resolution and a 3D glass layer. The Pro variant will give you a bigger 1.91-inch AMOLED LTPO display with 378 x 496 pixels resolution and Always on Display. It is the first smartwatch with LTPO display tech which will allow it to adjust the refresh rate dynamically.
Both smartwatch models come with 1GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage. They have Oppo's custom Apollo 4 Plus co-processor which gets to work during low-power tasks. The battery capacity on the standard and Pro models is 400mAh and 550mAh respectively. The connectivity options include Bluetooth, NFC, eSIM, WiFi, and LTE.
The Oppo Watch 3 is priced at CNY 1,499 (about $222) for the base model. It will be available in Feather Gold and Platinum Black color options. As for the Watch 3 Pro, it will cost you CNY 1,899 (about $282) for the entry-level model. You can choose from Platinum Black and Desert Brown color options. These will go on sale starting August 19th in China but there are no words on global expansion plans yet.