The OnePlus Watch is the company’s first smartwatch, which was released last month alongside the latest OnePlus 9 collection. The OnePlus Watch has a revolving dial and includes features including SpO2 oxygen saturation monitoring, heart rate monitoring, and quick charging. Except among the most frequent users, it promises to have a week’s worth of battery life. So, how does the OnePlus Watch fare? I finally got my hands on it, and here are my initial thoughts.
OnePlus Watch price in India
In India, the OnePlus Watch costs Rs. 16,999, but the company is selling it for Rs. 14,999 as an introductory bid. While the length of this limited-time promo is unknown, OnePlus is now offering exclusive offers to select credit cardholders.
OnePlus Watch design
The dial on the OnePlus Watch is round. The monitor is a 1.39-inch AMOLED with a 2.5D curved glass on top. The stainless steel case of the OnePlus Watch measures 46mm in diameter. Midnight Black and Moonlight Silver are the two colour options available from OnePlus for this watch. For this study, I had a Midnight Black one with me.
OnePlus has also unveiled a new version of the OnePlus Watch dubbed the OnePlus Watch Cobalt Limited Edition, which is made of cobalt metal and protected by sapphire glass. At this time, OnePlus hasn’t revealed the price or any details about the limited edition watch’s availability.
Instead of using Google’s Wear OS, the corporation has opted to use its own operating system. On the right side of the case, the OnePlus Watch, also known as the OnePlus Watch Classic, there are two keys. The upper one opens up the watch’s settings, while the lower one is a re-assignable shortcut key. The OnePlus Watch has a microphone hole in the bottom of the case (at 6 o’clock), and the speaker is on the left. Given the hardware, the OnePlus Watch should be able to handle calls directly.
The OnePlus Watch has sensors on the underside that monitor heart rate, tension, and SpO2 oxygen saturation. It also has two charging touch pins.
On the wrist, the OnePlus Watch isn’t too bulky or cumbersome. The watch is dust and water resistant to IP68 standards and can withstand pressures of up to 5ATM when submerged.
OnePlus has chosen fluoroelastomer watch bands that are 22mm wide and smooth to the touch. The watch’s included bracelet, like the default Apple Watch strap, has a pin and tuck feature. It can be quickly replaced without the use of hardware, allowing you to replace it with some other brace of your choosing.
The OnePlus Watch has a 402mAh battery, which the company says would last two weeks of “sustainable use” or one week for the more frequent users. OnePlus also says that a five-minute charge will get you about a day’s worth of use, and a twenty-minute charge will get you about a week’s worth of use. I’m looking forward to putting this to the test in my final analysis.
While OnePlus has yet to reveal processor and Iso specs, a product manager’s post on the official OnePlus Forum sheds some light on the topic. The OnePlus Watch is made up of three chips, each of which serves a different purpose, which I’ll go through in detail in the full analysis. The OnePlus Watch uses a special RTOS for applications (Real-time Operating System).
Using the OnePlus Health App, the OnePlus Watch can be connected to a device running Android 6.0 or higher. It does not, however, support iOS at this time. It has a total of 4GB of internal capacity, of which the user has access to 2GB.
With its battery life promises, the OnePlus Watch seems promising, but I’m curious to see how effective it is at monitoring health and fitness results. If you’re interested in the OnePlus Watch, stay tuned to Gadgets360 for a thorough analysis, which will be published shortly.