Purported Oppo smartwatch takes only 5 minutes to charge

Purported Oppo smartwatch takes only 5 minutes to charge

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One of the major issues with Android Wear devices is the poor battery life, but while manufacturers cannot extend the work time out of the tiny internal cells they can boost charge times as Oppo have done with their rumoured smartwatch.

Android Wear is making an appearance in Chinese manufactures smart device ranges. We’ve seen Huawei’s Watch with up to two day battery life, next up could be Oppo. The Oppo smartwatch is still very much a rumour, but insiders who have spoken to people at Oppo seem to believe it is real and coming soon (possibly around the launch of the Oppo Find 9).

What makes the Oppo smartwatch different to other Android Wear devices on the market is it’s charge time. It is reported that the wearable will take just 5 minutes to fully charge! Personally a 5 minute charge time would make all the difference to me, my current LG watch needs charging every night but if I forget to place it in its dock it means no power for the next day. A quick 5 minute blast would solve this.

Oppo have been making lots of advancements in charging technology. The Find 7 originally launched with their VOOC fast charger and the Oppo N3 saw the introduction of the second generation VOOC tech.

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  • Rob

    If they could do the same on phones then the ultra thin devices that seem popular these days wouldn’t be an issue! Wonder how this super fast charge time affects battery life in general, I’m sure putting the required amount of power into one of these cells to charge it that quickly can’t do it much good. Thinking about the amount of heat produced!

  • James Macey

    I would take that with a very large pinch of salt (I don’t believe it)…. I hope it happens, but the physica/chemistry of batteries just doesn’t work like that to my knowledge.

    • geekwannabe

      Check out their VOOC charging for the Find 7 and later phones. The tech can charge 0 – 70% in 1/2 hour for large batteries so why not 5 mins full charge for a very small watch battery?

      • Kan9al

        Fast charging (and discharging) may be harmful to the longevity of the battery.

        • geekwannabe

          The industry is moving towards fast charging as standard. Qualcomm Quick Charge, Mediatek PumpExpress, Oppo VOOC and even Samsung and Apple are using it. Don’t worry about the batteries, they will outlast the useful life of the phone.

  • levin

    If OnePlus launches a smart watch, then we’ll know that them and Oppo are one and the same, and we’ll just buy that, instead of this.

  • Alexandr Slobodchikov

    Hello everybody!
    Let me introduce my brand new app for Android Wear – Watch phone.
    This is just another dialer but with perfect design recognized by many users.
    Proof on xda-developers: http://forum.xda-developers.com/android-wear/general/wear-dialer-t3048300
    Link on Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.psksoft.watchphone
    Thank you for attention!

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