OnePlus launched its first-ever smartwatch, the OnePlus Watch, on March 23. The smartwatch will go on sale starting April 15. It will be available at an introductory price of Rs 14,999. For the price, the watch offers a bunch of smart health and fitness related features. However, the OnePlus Watch did not come with a key feature available on some of its competitors – Always-on Display (AOD). A new post on the company’s community forums suggests that the smartwatch might soon get the missing feature. The feature is not confirmed to come to the smartwatch yet.
OnePlus Watch likely to get Always-On Display feature via an OTA update in the future
OnePlus Watch was launched in India for Rs 16,999. The smartwatch comes with a bunch of features but misses out on Always-On Display support. OnePlus has now hinted that its smartwatch could soon get the AOD feature.
In its community forum, the company said that AOD is a much-requested feature. However, the always-on display will lead to an increase in power consumption by up to 50 percent. The company is currently looking at things like how it impacts power consumption and are evaluating the possibility to bring this feature in a future OTA.
OnePlus Watch specifications
OnePlus’ first smartwatch sports a circular dial with a stainless steel body. It comes in two colours – Midnight Black and Midnight Silver. The smartwatch has a circular AMOLED display, which is 1.39-inch tall diagonally and comes with an HD resolution of 454 x 454. The smartwatch has an IP67 rating for water and dust resistance.
As expected from a smartwatch, the OnePlus Watch comes with a bunch of health and fitness-related features. It comes with support for over 110 workout modes. The smartwatch also supports automatic workout detection. It runs an RTOS-based OS.
The smartwatch also comes with a three-chip combination solution – ST32 + Apollo 3 + Cypress. It has an ST chip that is claimed to offer strong performance and is responsible for the interactive interface of the UI. The smartwatch also has the Apollo 3 SoC, which is a low power consumption chip. Lastly, Cypress is a professional communication chip that supports the Bluetooth call and Bluetooth music functions of the watch.
In terms of sensors for health-related features, the Watch comes with an SpO2 sensor, sleep tracking, heart rating monitoring, and stress tracking. It packs a 402 mAh battery that is claimed to offer up to 14 days of juice on a single charge. It also offers a week’s worth of juice within 20 minutes of charge. What are your thoughts on the OnePlus Watch? Do let us know in the comments below.