OnePlus Watch – Rumors, Leaks, and Features
Though the rumours about the OnePlus watch have been doing the rounds for a long time, the much-awaited smartwatch could finally be seeing the light of the day soon. Going by the rumour mills, the smartwatch could make its presence felt right away, thanks largely to top-of-the-line specs.
If you want to take a sneak peek into what the wearable device would offer, here is a complete roundup of OnePlus Watch rumours, leaks, and features.
Design: Striking Similarity with Apple Watch
It’s no secret that Apple Watch dominates the smartwatch industry with over 50% market share. Not that Apple smartwatch doesn’t have any notable competitors, it’s just that none of them can match the repertoire of Apple’s offering. It is this dominating presence that has forced many rivals to take a leaf out of the noted wearable device.
If leaked information is anything to go by, OnePlus watch will have a striking similarity with Apple Watch. Taking inspiration from successful rivals is a good thing, especially if that helps in improving your product. We don’t really mind seeing yet another Apple Watch alternative with a similar design specially if its feature rich and cost effective as well.
It is worth noting that the newly launched OPPO Watch Series looks quite similar to Apple Watch as well. Knowing that OnePlus and OPPO are both run by the same parent company (BBK Electronics Corporation), we strongly believe that the upcoming OnePlus watch will take plenty of design cues from the OPPO Watch Series too.
Display: Good Looking OLED Display
If market reports are to be believed, OnePlus Watch will sport a good-looking 1.91-inch AMOLED 476 x 402 display. Featuring an impressive display, the smartwatch will certainly have a premium look and feel.
Notably, the smartwatch is said to be available in two sizes (41mm and 46mm) and will come in three finishes – gold, silver, and grey.
Focused on Health and Fitness
Before the arrival of the Apple Watch, most smartwatches would give preference to fashion quotient, and the health/fitness tracking would normally take the backseat. However, things have changed drastically in the last few years, with companies now putting more emphasis on health and fitness.
According to several reports, the upcoming OnePlus watch is going to introduce all the top health and fitness features like ECG, fitness tracking, and heart rate monitoring.
Not that Android smartwatches don’t offer top-of-the-line health features, the problem is they struggle to perform the assigned tasks with precision. Whether it is the Galaxy Watch or Fitbit Versa, both these devices are good, but not great when it comes to offering accurate data consistently.
Considering OnePlus is known for offering a top-notch smartphone experience, we expect the company to nail the smartwatch as well.
Will Run Wear OS Out of the Box
According to reports, OnePlus watch will run Wear OS out of the box. That means the smartwatch will be versatile and perform several tasks like checking weather updates, delivering message notification, making payment, tracking news, streaming music, and much more.
Furthermore, OnePlus smartwatch will also take advantage of Google Assistant and Google Fit. If any wearable device can get the most out of Wear OS, it will be able to make a strong statement right away.
Rumours suggest that the forthcoming OnePlus smartwatch will be powered by Snapdragon Wear 3100/4100. Going by the reputation of the processor, you can expect the smartwatch to run smoothly while performing tasks.
Though it is hard to predict whether or not the OnePlus wearable device will be able to beat Apple Watch in terms of speed and efficiency, it would be interesting to see how it fares against the leading smartwatch.
As for battery life, the wearable device is said to come with a solid 430 mAh battery that can deliver around 30-35 hours of battery life. Equipped with 1GB RAM and up to 8GB storage, it will have the solid specs to take on famed rivals.
Excellent Water Resistance
Putting fitness tracking at the forefront, OnePlus is believed to offer high-end water-resistance to its upcoming watch. If rumours prove to be true, the wearable device will deliver 3ATM/5ATM water resistance. That means you can count on the watch to let you keep a tab on how well you perform swimming or take on watersport with ease.
Price and Release Date
In terms of pricing, OnePlus is expected to play smartly by pricing the smartwatch at around $200. If that is true, you can get the wearable device at around ₹15K in India.
Given the sheer competition, it is wise to present the all-new smartwatch as a more affordable yet exceptionally capable alternative. You guessed it! The watch is all set to don the tag of flagship smartwatch killer tag just like OnePlus smartphones
As for the release date, OnePlus is likely to launch the smartwatch by the end of this year or early next year.
The Bottom Line
Packed with high-end specs, OnePlus Watch appears to be a promising option for those looking for a more affordable yet pretty good alternative. Though only time will tell whether or not the smartwatch can live up to the expectation, the wearable device seems to be a strong challenger to take on the likes of Apple and Galaxy.