At the launch event of the OnePlus 9 series trio held in March, OnePlus officially introduced its first smartwatch called the OnePlus Watch. The OnePlus Watch has a relatively popular design, uses a characteristic circular clock face, which is accompanied by a fairly comfortable price, only from $ 159, which is in the mid-range segment.
The OnePlus Watch has a typical OnePlus style of boxing: the case is red and has a long size
The internal accessory only includes a single magnet charging dock
This is the OnePlus Watch, the first smartwatch branded OnePlus, one of the smart product lines that technology users have been looking forward to recently.
The OnePlus Watch has 3 main versions: black, white and a special limited edition, the material is finished from cobalt alloy in the frame that looks quite luxurious.
The standard version we have on hand uses a polished stainless steel bezel. The right edge consists of two buttons: the main menu activation button and a quick workout trigger button, in which the menu button is engraved with the unique floating “OnePlus” logo.
The product uses a rubber strap with a design and wearable similar to the Apple Watch, quite easy to wear and suitable for many people.
The OnePlus Watch is equipped with a 1.39-inch OLED screen. According to some sources, the screen is protected by sapphire glass, but it seems that only the Limited Edition with the cobalt bezel will have the screen protected by sapphire glass. The OnePlus Watch has only one 46mm option, so it won’t be suitable for female users and users with small wrists.
The bezels of the OnePlus Watch look quite thick if the wallpaper is set as bright as shown. However, in return, the display quality of this screen is relatively good, with a resolution of 454 x 454, pixel density of 326 ppi, brightness at 440 nits, not too bright, but still enough for display. clear in bright light. Unfortunately, this screen does not support the Tap to Wake feature (touch to open the screen) but only supports Lift to Wake (raise your hand to light the screen). In addition, the OnePlus Watch also does not support Always on Display mode despite using an OLED screen
Since being the first watch launched by OnePlus, the OnePlus Watch doesn’t have too many watch faces. Users can set up watch faces through the HeyTap Health app (log in with OPPO’s HeyTap account). From our experience, only the Chinese domestic HeyTap Health version can connect to the OnePlus Watch
Users can download the HeyTap Health app’s APK file from the watch’s pairing screen. Currently, the OnePlus Watch does not support connecting to the iPhone
The bottom of the OnePlus Wawtch is where the sensors, including the heart rate sensor, the SpO2 sensor (the concentration of oxygen saturation in the blood) and the contact pin for charging
Like smartwatch models on the market, the OnePlus Watch has real-time and continuous heart rate monitoring, and can also calculate heart rate to assess sleep quality.
One of the popular trends this year is the SpO2 (blood oxygen saturation) measurement mode, which also appeared on the OnePlus Watch. This is a relatively important health indicator used to evaluate the health of the user. According to VinMec, the SpO2 index at 97% – 99% shows a normal health condition; 94 – 96% is the average index, need more oxygen; 90% – 93% is a low oxygen index in the blood, need to consult a doctor and less than 90% is an urgent need
OnePlus Watch supports more than 110 different training modes (according to the manufacturer), but currently there are only about 14 built-in modes. Maybe in the near future OnePlus will add new modes through a software update
The OnePlus Watch does not use Google’s WearOS operating system, instead, it uses a similar platform to RTOS, an operating system with smart features, smooth, light, and especially for the duration. The battery lasts up to 2 weeks. The downside of this platform is that it does not support 3rd party applications, but only encapsulates available features / applications installed by the manufacturer.
Although only English and Chinese languages are supported, the OnePlus Watch’s advantage is that it fully supports Vietnamese display without font errors. So users can use it normally
The OnePlus Watch offers 12-14 days of battery life thanks to its 402mAh battery. With more “hardcore” tasks, measuring heart rate, SpO2 continuously, the product can last for about 10 days. This is a decent battery life for a smartwatch, much more so than the Apple Watch, Galaxy Watch-series or other WearOS watches. The OnePlus Watch also supports fast charging with 50% of the battery in just 30 minutes of charging
In addition, the OnePlus Watch also supports IP68 water / dust resistance
Overall, the OnePlus Watch follows a fairly popular trend of smartwatch models coming from China today: Universal design, running its own operating system for long battery life, fully supporting the necessary features of A smartwatch, however, the downside is that users will not be able to use third-party apps, especially Strava service apps if there is a need.
The OnePlus Watch does well as a basic smartwatch, but with higher needs, specialized in sports training with 3rd party support capabilities, the product can not meet. . In addition, the OnePlus Watch also has some small disadvantages such as the screen does not support AoD or Tap to Wake, the brightness is not really high, does not support Vietnamese system language or the connection is relatively cumbersome ( does not support iOS)
OnePlus Watch is currently sold by some retailers for about 4.2 million VND for the domestic version of China. This is a price in the mid-range segment, competing with some products from other manufacturers such as Huawei Watch GT 2, Apple Watch Series 3, Galaxy Watch Active2 …