- The OnePlus Watch will be available in just one size (46mm).
- The smartwatch has an impressive two-week battery life.
- A fifteen-minute charge should see it through an entire week.
- It’s missing NFC, so it can’t be used with Google Pay.
- At the time of release it won’t have an always-on display feature.
Announced alongside the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro on March 23, the OnePlus Watch is OnePlus’ first smartwatch. Set to hit the shelves on April 26, its headline feature is an astonishing two-week battery life that can be replenished in under an hour — a five-minute charge should see it through the day and a quarter of an hour should be enough for a week. A full charge will take around three-quarters of an hour.
Priced at $159, the OnePlus Watch has a lot going for it. Namely, a slew of sensors that keep tabs on blood oxygen, heart rate and stress levels, enclosed in a stylish circular frame. But it’s not without its shortcomings: It’s missing NFC so it can’t be used with Google Pay and it doesn’t have an always-on screen feature like the Apple Watch Series 6 and Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 (though that could be coming soon).
What it does have though is fitness tracking for more than 100 different workout types. It also automatically logs your runs regardless of whether you have your phone with you and has built-in GPS and a 5ATM IP68 rating, which makes it safe for swim tracking. And let’s not forget the incredible two-week battery life. The closet thing to that in terms of bag for buck is the Fitbit Versa 3, which retails at $229 in the US.
At $159, the OnePlus Watch could just be a game-changer.
|Announced||March 23, 2021|
46.4 x 46.4 x 10.9 mm (1.83 x 1.83 x 0.43 in)
1.39 inches, 12.5 cm2 (~58.1% screen-to-body ratio)
454 x 454 pixels, 1:1 ratio (~326 ppi density)
|Internal||4GB 1GB RAM|
|Bluetooth||5.2, A2DP, LE,|
Yes, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
Accelerometer, gyro, barometer, compass, heart rate, SpO2
Li-Ion 402 mAh, non-removable