After being at the helm of advanced tech innovation in the smartphone segment, the global smart device brand OPPO has now taken a big leap into the world of smart wearables. Yes, we are talking about the latest OPPO Watch Series, a truly unique and innovative offering that marks the company’s first steps towards eventually dominating the smart tech wearable space.
This is OPPO’s first smartwatch series, and by the looks of what they have on offer, it is definitely not going to be the last. The Watch series comes in two variants 46mm an 41mm and offers the ultimate blend of OPPO’s brilliant IoT ecosystem and a never-ending passion for pushing the boundaries of innovation. With this launch, OPPO now has a complete smart device ecosystem for its users, with a phone, wireless headphones, and now, a smartwatch, too.
In this article, we will take a look at the flagship 46mm model. Let’s deep dive into why the OPPO Watch is simply irresistible.
An unmatchable legacy of firsts
Innovation and OPPO go hand-in-hand, and it has proved that yet again in the series’ OPPO Watch 46mm, which is the first smartwatch ever to use an industry’s first AMOLED dual-curved display, usually reserved for premium flagship smartphones, and it looks absolutely gorgeous! The 46mm version of the OPPO Watch comes with a 1.91-inch AMOLED and that’s not all. This smartwatch also boasts a massive 72.76% screen-to-body ratio, which means that you can now watch larger-than-life visuals come alive on your wrist. And if you were worried about squinting to see visuals in broad daylight, OPPO’s got you covered. With screen brightness reaching up to 500 nits, and extendable to 1000 nits, you have absolutely no reason to worry about clarity.
Charging woes, no more
When it comes to OPPO, another innovation that is unique to this brand is in the field of fast charging. Time and again, OPPO has enthralled users with its prowess in that area, and the OPPO Watch is no different. The all-new Watch VOOC flash charging helps extend battery life for longer use, through its Smart Mode and Power Saver Mode. Thanks to the dual-chip strategy and power-efficient components, the OPPO Watch is capable of offering up to 36 hours of full-fledged usage and up to a jaw-dropping 21 days of battery backup on Power Saver mode on a single charge. However, if you do end up using the smartwatch a tad bit too much (and we don’t blame you for it), the Watch VOOC Flash Charging will juice it up in a super-fast and safe way in just 75 minutes. The OPPO Watch definitely reflects the brand’s technical capabilities in the quick charging department.
First sale on 10th August 2020. Pre-order now!
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A top-to-bottom head-turner
Quality is paramount to OPPO. And while most other smartwatches in the price range offer plastic bodies, the OPPO Watch is made out of metal. Not just any metal, but one of the best in the market, the 6-series aluminum. The premium metal body of the OPPO Watch offers a sturdy and premium feel on the wrist. The top-tier metal body isn’t the only design highlight of the OPPO Watch. The sleek body of the OPPO Watch is sure to impress and make a stylish statement. Planning to wear a black dress and want a matching watch strap? OPPO’s got you covered. You can easily remove your watch strap with the press of a button, thanks to OPPO’s unique modular strap design, and interchangeable straps are available in a bunch of colours and materials. And how can we miss the biggest highlight of the smartwatch – an instant makeover with OPPO’s HeyTap Health app, which basically photographs your outfit, and then uses AI imaging to generate a matching watch face. How cool is that!
The OPPO Watch also has 5ATM water resistance so that you fearlessly jump into water or enjoy pool parties without worrying about damaging your smartwatch. Be its physical design or watch faces, the OPPO Watch exudes style and fashion statement everywhere you go.
Backed by the best
Every smartwatch that we’ve seen until today comes with a single processor. Not the OPPO Watch. The newly launched premium smartwatch from OPPO comes with two processors. That’s right. The OPPO Watch has a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 SoC and an ultra-power-efficient Ambiq Apollo3 SoC. The Qualcomm chipset gives all the horsepower the smartwatch needs to carry out day to day tasks smoothly, whereas, the ultra-power-efficient Ambiq chipset comes into play when your watch is in the idle state to check notifications and perform basic tasks while saving power. This strategy of using two chipsets gives the OPPO Watch a silky-smooth performance and also a great battery backup at the same time, solving the issues that other smartwatches suffer from.
The OPPO Watch is also powered with Wear OS by Google™, which adapts core Google Apps and services for the wrist, and combines it with OPPO’s super-strong aesthetic from the ColorOS for smartphones. This means that users will have access to hundreds of applications on Google Play™. Plus, there are so many other functions such as messaging, music streaming, on-the-go payment with NFC, which make life extremely convenient, considering how you don’t have to pull out your phone for every task. Bonus – The OPPO Watch also has the faithful Google Assistant, so all you have to do to reply to text messages is lift your wrist and command. It’s really that simple!
The best health partner
OPPO Watch takes health and fitness functions very seriously and comes with Google Fit™, offering multiple exercise modes, heart rate monitoring, and sleep management, for extremely professional and science-backed health and fitness experience. Its heart rate monitoring function will keep an eye on your heartbeat – whether during exercise or at rest – giving you a very accurate representation of your heart health. If you constantly wake up feeling groggy or sleepy, OPPO ensures that the Watch helps you monitor your sleeping pattern, and gives you a detailed insight into what is missing. And for the lazy bums out there, the OPPO Watch serves a healthy dose of get-up reminders to keep you on your toes.
The best Wear OS smartwatch you can buy right now
There have been Wear OS-based smartwatches in the market for years but the OPPO Watch is the first in the industry that combines high-quality craftsmanship, luxurious design, powerful specs, a seamless display, and fast charging technology in one package. What makes it even compelling is that it comes with an attractive price tag, making it the best Wear OS-based smartwatch in the Indian market right now.
No other smartwatch in the market offers the feature-set, quality, design, and value for money factor that the OPPO Watch offers, making it the top choice if you are in the market looking to buy a new smartwatch. OPPO Watch Series comes with 2 variants: a 46mm variant that will cost you Rs. 19,990 available in Black and Glossy Gold colours while the 41mm variant is priced at Rs. 14,990 available in Black, Pink Gold, and Silver Mist colours. Both the versions are currently available for pre-order on Amazon India and will go on sale from the 10th of August 2020. With the overwhelming demand and excitement for the OPPO Watch, it will undoubtedly go out of stock on its release. So, hurry up and grab one for yourself while you still can.