OnePlus Watch 2 Launched in India: Here are our First Impressions


OnePlus has introduced its latest flagship, the Watch 2, during the ongoing Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2024. Touting it as an elegant, rugged, long-lasting, and high-precision timepiece, the company powers it with the WearOS and a distinctive Dual-Engine Architecture. Having spent some time with the device, here’s our initial take on the OnePlus Watch 2.

Solid Build and Comfortable Wear

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The OnePlus Watch 2 stands out with its classy design and a bit of weight to it. The aluminium frame looks sharp, especially in the green radiant steel variant. The strap is easy on the wrist, no irritation even after a full day. Buttons on the side take a bit to get used to, especially the bottom one, but it’s manageable. Sensors and charging at the back keep things neat.

Big Screen, Bright Outdoors

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The watch boasts a big display, though the noticeable bezels are a downside. It’s not a touchscreen around the edges, which would have been handy. Brightness is good, 1000nits, making it easy to see outdoors. It’s smooth and responsive, but a rotating button could have been useful.

Battery That Packs a Punch

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Claiming 100 hours in smart mode and 12 days in power saver mode, the OnePlus Watch 2 takes a unique approach with dual chips. WearOS runs on Snapdragon, and RTOS runs on BES, promising efficient battery use. Switching between modes seems straightforward, but the real test will be in our detailed battery check during the review.

WearOS for Easy Functionality

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The OnePlus Watch 2 keeps it simple with WearOS. Easy to navigate, lots of customisation options, and plenty of watch faces to choose from. You can also grab apps from the Play Store, expanding its capabilities. GPS works well and has various workout modes, even auto-detecting your activities. Calls, including WhatsApp, come through smoothly.


The OnePlus Watch 2 impresses with its design, decent display, ambitious battery claims, and the practicality of WearOS. While it’s not without its quirks, it seems like a solid choice for everyday use. We’ll be putting it through its paces in the upcoming detailed review to see if it lives up to the promises.