Forget your dusty old Wear OS devices. New OPPO watch promises to shake up the world of Android wearable devices with its high-quality AMOLED display, real-time heart rate monitoring and Watch VOOC fast charging technology. It will launch in the UK later this year, although OPPO has not announced a specific date or price.
Update, 7/31: An OPPO representative tells us that the OPPO watch is only available to US buyers through amazon United Kingdom. The watch itself works fine in the US, although the 46mm LTE version may not work with US carriers.
We still don’t know when OPPO plans to launch its smartwatch in the UK.
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The OPPO watch comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 3100 chipset, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of storage, which puts it on par with the Fossil Gen 5. It uses real-time heart rate monitoring and Google Fit to track your movements, whether you’re exercising, resting, or sleeping. And like other Wear OS devices, the OPPO Watch works with Google Assistant, Google Pay, Google Maps, and the Google Play Store.
Oh, does the OPPO watch look familiar to you? Maybe it’s because it was launched in China earlier this year with a customized version of the Android operating system. Besides its operating system, the British OPPO watch is identical to its Chinese counterpart. It has the same curved AMOLED display, removable strap, and black, pink, gold, and silver colourways.
What is that? Are you saying it looks like an Apple Watch? Sorry, I’ve never heard of it.
OPPO plans to sell its sophisticated smartwatch in 41mm and 46mm configurations. The smaller model is Wi-Fi only with a 300mAh battery that should last a full day with regular use. But the larger 45mm model comes with LTE connectivity and a 36-hour 439mAh battery. Both sizes work with OPPO’s exclusive Watch VOOC fast charging technology, which provides 16 hours of battery life from a 15-minute charge.
Brits are expected to have the option of purchasing the 41mm and 46mm OPPO watch before the end of the year. Still, we don’t know the exact release date or price of the device. We reached out to OPPO for more details, including whether it plans to sell OPPO Watch in the United States.