The OPPO Watch is the most sophisticated Android Wear smartwatch we’ve seen so far

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Building a connected ecosystem around smartphones – using the IOT – is the mark of an evolved tech company. And, the leading tech giant OPPO recently introduced its very first smartwatch to India, the OPPO Watch series to strengthen its IOT ambitions. As is expected from a company of OPPO’s stature, the watch is an absolute work of art and is designed to impress. It is available in two sizes- 46mm and 41mm. The OPPO Watch 41mm and 46mm variants are priced at Rs 14,990 and Rs 19,990, respectively and will go on sale on Amazon from August 10. It fuses years of OPPO’s work in research and development into a polished metal-and-glass design. 

Let’s find out what makes the OPPO Watch series such a special smartwatch series and one worth considering. 

Gorgeous curved AMOLED aesthetic

The first thing anyone notices in a timepiece – doesn’t matter if it is a regular one or one with smarts – is the design. It has to look good. There are no two ways about it. The industrial design is defined by the industry-first flexible square dual-curved AMOLED display. The 46mm has a 1.91-inch 326ppi panel whereas the 41mm gets a smaller 1.6-inch 301ppi panel. The best part is this panel exhibits deep Blacks and vibrant colours that can extend to 100% of the DCI-P3 colour space. The 46 mm OPPO Watch is a stunner and is available in two colours: Black and Glossy Gold.

The frame of the OPPO Watch 46mm  is made of Series 6 Aluminum alloy frame and you get a standard Fluoro Rubber strap to go with it. On the frame, on the right, you get two buttons – Home and a configurable multi-function button. Now, the SCHOTT Xensation 3D glass on the front goes through a 19-step polishing process for a seamless bond. 

As for the display, it can go up to 1000nits of nits of brightness making it perfectly visible even under harsh sunlight. While there are really cool watch faces to play around with, the unique AI-based watch face that generates itself based on the outfit you are wearing. 

Android wear smarts with custom improvements

As for the rest of the software, OPPO Watch series runs on Wear OS by GoogleTM and has a custom user interface on top of it. You get an ecosystem of apps plus the OPPO Watch can also receive notifications from all your favourite messaging apps and you can respond to them in an instant. Not many smartwatches in this price range offer you so many features. 

Fitness features galore

The feature set is not limited to the software and extends to the fitness features as well. You get always-on heart-rate tracking, sleep tracking (only in the night), 90+ trackable workouts using Google FitTM, and 5 additional ones developed by OPPO. The OPPO Watch 46mm is your perfect under water buddy also has it has strong Sensors and provided upto 50-Meter Water Resistance that protects your watch as you swim or brave the weather. This should have all your fitness-based requirements from the OPPO Watch covered. 

VOOC fast charging comes to smartwatches

The OPPO Watch series makes use of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 3100 chip, which of course makes the smartwatch extremely smooth in daily usage. But along with that, you get OPPO’s own Dual-Chip Endurance System that seamless switches between a Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 platform and an Ambiq Apollo3 chip–driven Power Saver mode, balancing high performance and energy efficiency. This ensures that you can squeeze up to 36 hours of battery life on a single charge. And additionally, if you use the Power Saver mode for basic functions – display time, heart rate notification and route tracking – the watch can last you a whopping 21 days. 

But, the icing on the cake is the VOOC flash charging that has trickled down from smartphones. This means the OPPO Watch series can charge up to 46% in just 15 minutes, and it can reach a full charge in an hour and 15 minutes. The battery inside is a 430mAh unit. 

The pinnacle of smartwatch engineering

The OPPO Watch series is the epitome of design under Rs 20,000 and we can see that it makes absolutely no compromises when it comes to the tech inside it either. So, if you are looking for a smartwatch that is a perfect blend of style and technology, then you cannot go wrong with OPPO’s first attempt. To think that the company managed to achieve such finesse and polish with its first product itself is praiseworthy. 

If you choose to pre-order now, you get Rs 500 off as a part of the launch offer. If you’ve been planning on buying a smartwatch, don’t wait. Now’s the time. 

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