Back in March, Oppo forayed into the wearable space by launching its Oppo Watch in its homeland i.e. China. The smartwatch soon went global and made its way to Germany in July. While the global version also shares the specs from the Chinese variant, there was one key thing that was missing in the former. Yes! we’re talking about the ECG functionality.
To fix that mistake, Oppo is now bringing a new version of the smartwatch dubbed Oppo Watch ECG Edition to the global market. This development is coming straight from Weibo by a user Oppo Acoustics. According to the post, the Chinese smartphone maker will launch the Oppo Watch ECG Edition worldwide on September 24.
Furthermore, the smartwatch has now gained the certification from the National Food and Drug Administration. According to the certification, the wearable has received a class II medical device tag.
Oppo Watch ECG Edition’s key feature might not work everywhere!
While Oppo is bringing the ECG functionality with the new Oppo Watch ECG Edition, the functionality might not work everywhere. This is mainly due to the appropriate certifications in various countries that the product will have to go through. We saw the same happening with the Apple Watch and Samsung’s latest Galaxy Watch 3. Even though both the premium wearables packs the hardware, the feature simply works in select countries. The same might end up happening for the Oppo Watch as well.
To recall, the brand claims that the wearable has received necessary approval for the US market. It would be interesting to see where the ECG functionality will end up working. There is no information on whether there will be a few other changes as well or not. The original Oppo Watch comes equipped with a 1.91-inch AMOLED panel with a resolution of 402 x 746 pixels. There is a larger 46mm version as well that features 1.6-inch with 320 x 360 pixels.
Under the hood, the wearable runs on two chipsets namely Snapdragon 3100 Wear along with Ambiq Micro Apollo 3. The latter is the company’s own development that works for the low-power mode. Speaking of low-power mode, the watch can last for up to 21 days on a single charge. The low-power mode allows users to see the time, notification, alarms, and other basic stuff which is quite nice.