Although it looks a lot like the Apple Watch, the larger Oppo Watch actually has dual curved edges that the company describes as a “flexible AMOLED”, while the 41mm model is flat. Depending on the size you choose, you will get a large 1.91-inch or 1.6-inch 1,000-watt touch screen that should be easily readable in sunlight.
The smaller version has a 300mAh battery that should help it last up to 24 hours of standard intelligence usage and 14 days in a power saving mode. Meanwhile, the larger Watch has a 430mAh cell with a predicted 36-hour lifespan for the WiFi model. LTE will definitely squeeze out more battery and Oppo expects the mobile option to last up to 30 hours. In Power Saver, 46mm should hang for 21 days, whether it is WiFi or LTE.
These modes are similar to what you will see in the OS Clock powered by the Snapdragon Wear 3100 chip, so the clock still performs basic features like timing and counting your steps while running at low power. But Oppo also offers things like notifications and heartbeat tracking in its Saver Power mode, making it a little more useful.
The most intriguing thing about the Oppo Watch is the tweaks the company made to Wear OS on its device. It’s not just about ordinary watch faces, though the Oppo watch’s default face easily shows your calories burned and steps taken. There is also a HeyTap Health app that makes the Oppo Watch a little better at tracking health measurements than the average OS wear hour. For example, you will receive short instructional videos for workouts and training sessions, as well as sleep tracking. Runners will also appreciate GPS on board for mapping their routes, while those who like swimming will welcome water resistance of up to 5 ATMs.
This is an imposing set of features. But until we know about US prices and can get our hands on trying them out, I’ll reserve the judgment – an impressive list of specifications is nice, but what matters most is real world experience.