Oppo Watch with Dual-Chip Endurance System Launched in India
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Alongside its all-new Reno 4 Pro smartphone, Oppo has also announced a smartwatch — the first smartwatch in its portfolio of IoT devices in the country. Called Oppo Watch, the smartwatch is similar to the one that was launched alongside the Find X2 series, in China (earlier this year), except for a few changes. It takes design inspiration from the Apple Watch and features an AMOLED display, two screen-size options: 41mm and 46mm, up to 21 days of battery life, among others. Lets’s dive in to take a closer look at the Oppo Watch.
Oppo Watch: Design
As mentioned initially, the Oppo Watch takes design cues from the Apple watch and features the same curved, boxy design with two screen size options to choose from 41mm and 46mm. Oppo says the watch employs a 6000-series aluminum alloy frame to ensure strength and durability. While the 41mm variant features a polycarbonate back, the 46mm uses the ceramic, in addition to polycarbonate, for the bottom case. On to the right, both models come with two buttons: home and multifunction. Of the two models, the 41mm comes with up to 30m of water resistance, while the 46mm is water-resistant up to 50m.
Moving to the front, the 41mm variant features a 1.6-inch (flat) AMOLED display with 320 x 360 pixels screen resolution. On the other hand, the bigger, 46mm model comes with a slightly bigger 1.91-inch curved AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 402 x 476 pixels.
The 41mm Oppo Watch comes in three colorways: Black, Pink Gold, and Silver Mist, whereas, the 46mm model is available in two color options: Black and Glossy Gold.
Oppo Watch: Performance
In terms of performance, both 41mm and 46mm Oppo Watch variants are powered by the same chipset, which is a combination of the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 and the Ambiq Micro Apollo3. Oppo calls this, Dual-Chip Endurance system, and suggests it increase the watch’s battery performance considerably. Assisting the dual-chips system is 1GB of RAM and 8GB of onboard storage, on both variants.
For powering the internals, the Oppo Watch (41mm) includes a 300mAh battery, which promises a battery life of up to 24 hours in smart mode and up to 14 days in power saver mode. Whereas, the bigger 43mm variant gets a 430mAh battery that claims to offer up to 36 hours and up to 21 days of battery life in smart mode and power saver mode, respectively. Both variants come with support for Oppo’s VOOC flash charging, which promises to fully charge the watch in 75 minutes.
Moving to connectivity, the Oppo Watch comes with Wi-Fi (2.4GHz), Bluetooth 4.2 LE, built-in GPS, and NFC. On the software front, the watch runs on WearOS by Google and comes with the usual set of features and services that accompany the operating system.
Oppo Watch: Features
In terms of features, the Oppo Watch includes a range of fitness functionalities and workout modes. For fitness, the watch provides heart-rate monitoring, sleep monitoring, guided breaking, etc, along with fitness modes like outdoor cycling, swimming, fitness run, 5-minute workouts, and more.
Oppo Watch: Pricing and Availability
The Oppo Watch comes in two variants: 41mm and 46mm, with the 41mm model priced at Rs 14,990 and the bigger, 46mm variant coming in at Rs 19,990. As for availability, the watch will go on sale starting August 10.