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OnePlus is set to launch its first smartwatch after several months of tipping. In addition to the unveiling of the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro flagships, more information was released on the smartwatch by the company. The yet to be released watch will run on its own OS called ‘OnePlus’. The strength of its OS is unknown because it has not been seen or tested before.
It will offer over 110 workout modes allowing you access your phone’s notifications and messages. In addition to the workout modes, the Watch also offers more than 50 customizable watch faces and will do basic things like show you the weather and take calls. It also has a fast-charging speed; this is the most interesting feature of this watch.
OnePlus gives a full day’s juice in five minutes when its Warp Charge technology is applied to the wearable. Unlike most current smartwatches which takes longer time to charge. Due to the 5-watt recharge rate, you can get a week’s worth of energy in 20 minutes. OnePlus gives you two weeks out of the Watch on light use, while heavy use drops that runtime to seven days. With that sort of estimated battery life, the OnePlus Watch falls more into fitness wearable territory (like Fitbit’s and Garmin’s watches) than multipurpose smartwatch (like the Apple Watch or Wear OS devices).
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What Else To Expect From The OnePlus Smartwatch
The Watch will be able to monitor your blood oxygen saturation, guide you through aerobics, monitor your heart rate and automatically detect when you’ve started running or jogging, functioning just like many modern fitness wearables. It has an inbuilt GPS that lets you navigate your routes without your phone.
It’ll also sync with a new OnePlus Health app that will be available on Android by the end of March, and the company said it will sync data with Google Fit and other services too. OnePlus said the Watch only works on Android, future update will include iOS support. It will also feature the ability to use the Watch control the OnePlus TV set.
The only size OnePlus offers is a slightly curved 1.39-inch AMOLED screen in a 46mm stainless steel case, this is relatively large, considering most smartwatches start at 38mm or 40mm models. The face is made of “specially-treated sapphire glass, with a Mohs rating of 9, for enhanced brightness and exceptional scratch resistance”. For dust and water resistance, it’s also rated IP68 as well as 5ATM of water pressure.
The watch comes in Moon Light Silver and a “limited edition” Cobalt Alloy color variant available in different regions, though in North America only the Midnight Black version will be available. The OnePlus Watch goes on sale on April 14th on the company’s website at a set price of $159.
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