Last week, Oppo launched its first smartwatch dubbed Oppo Watch in Germany. The wearable has now gone global and this time it got proper announcement as well. Unlike the Chinese variant, there are few differences on the inside with the global version. Well, here is everything you need to know about the smartwatch.
Oppo Watch: Price, Availability
The Oppo Watch comes in two different sizes namely 41mm and 46mm. The former comes in a WiFi-only variant while the latter also comes in LTE connectivity with eSIM support. The 41mm comes in three color options namely Black, Pink Gold, Silver Mist while the 46mm just comes in two namely Black and Glossy Gold.
Oppo Watch is available in Europe with a starting price of EUR 249. For the Indian market, the wearable will set you back either INR 14,990 ($200) or INR 19,990 ($265) depending on the size. For availability, the wearable is already up for pre-booking while the shipment will commence from the first half of August.
The 41mm version of Oppo Watch features a 1.91-inch AMOLED panel with 402 x 476 pixels resolution. The 46mm, on the other hand, has a larger 1.6-inch AMOLED but with 320 x 360 pixels resolution. The global version of Oppo Watch runs on two chipsets – Snapdragon 3100 Wear and Ambiq Micro Apollo 3. The former is used to run Wear OS while the latter is the company’s own offering that will be used for low-power mode.
The ability to run two different operating systems is the key attraction of the wearable. With Wear OS, users will be able to enjoy the power-packed features such as Google Play and GPay. You can then switch to the low-power mode whenever you want to save up some juice. The low-power mode offers essentials such as time, notification, alarms, and other basic stuff.
In the power mode, the smartwatch can go between 24 and 36 hours depending on the size. With Power Saver Mode, Oppo Watch can last for much greater 14 and 21 days, again depending on the size. Just like with most wearables out there, this one too charges with a magnetic charger. The bigger version can go from zero to 46% within 15 minutes while it takes 75 minutes to completely charge. The smaller, on the other hand, will charge up to 30% in 15 minutes.
Another key difference between the sizes is the material used for rear panel. The 46mm uses 600-series aluminum alloy with plastic + ceramic on the rear. The smaller version, on the other hand, makes use of plastic only.