Although it looks like the Apple Watch, the larger Oppo Watch actually has double curved edges that the company describes as “flexible AMOLED”, while the 41mm model is flat. Depending on the size you choose, you’ll get either a larger 1.91-inch or 1.6-inch 1,000-night touchscreen that should be easily readable in sunlight.
The smaller version has a 300mAh battery that allows it to use 24-hour standard smartwatches and up to 14 days in power saver mode. Meanwhile, the big watch has a 430mAh cell with a WiFi model for an estimated 36 hours. LTE will obviously tap the battery more and Oppo expects the cellular option to last up to 30 hours. In a power saver, the 46mm should rotate for 21 days, whether it is WiFi or LTE.
These modes are similar to those you see on Wear OS watches powered by the Snapdragon Wear 3100 chipset, so this watch still displays basic features such as showing time and counting your steps while running on low power. But Oppo also offers things like notifications and heart rate tracking in its power saver mode, which makes it a bit more useful.
The most intriguing thing about the Oppo Watch is that the company has tweaks made for Wear OS on its device. It’s not just about custom watch faces, although Oppo’s default watch face helps you burn calories and take steps. There is also a HeyTap Health app that makes Oppo Watch slightly better than the average Wear OS Watch to track your health metrics. For example, you will find short workout tutorial videos and trained training sessions, as well as sleep tracking. Runners will also appreciate the onboard GPS for mapping their routes, while those who love swimming will welcome water resistance up to 5 atm.
It is a compelling set of features. But as long as we know about American pricing and can try to get our hands on it, I’m deciding – an impressive specs list is good, but matters more than real-world experience.