Save for the lack of crown and the curved display, the newly launched Oppo Watch does indeed look very much like Apple Watch. That’s the at-a-glance fact. That said, we have say it is pretty sleek and makes me think back that Apple may had hit the design gold pot with Apple Watch.
Anyways, lets get on with business. If you are expecting it to possess the latest Snapdragon Wear chip, you’d be sorely disappointed. Onboard is a Snapdragon Wear 2500 NOT the much sought after 3100. Ugh. Why Oppo? Why???
But on the bright side is, it has the Apollo 3 ultra low power chip to enable up to 40 hours in “AI mode” and up to a super cool 21 days on long battery mode. “Long battery mode” includes receiving notifications, time keeping, step tracking, heart rate monitoring and making payments with NFC. That’s pretty impressive.
BUT those impressive numbers are only on the 46 mm model. 41 mm model will have 24 hours and 14 days for those two respective modes.
Other highlights include 1.6- or 1.91-inch AMOLED display, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB storage, eSIM for standalone phone function, 3D curved screen, dual power modes (as detailed above), fitness tracking, ColorOS Watch AI OS, NFC for payment, Oppo Breeno wrist-worn AI voice assistant, Bluetooth 4.2 + BLE, 2.4 GHz wireless, 3/5 ATM water resistance (30 or 50 meters/100 or 165 feet), GPS (A-GPS, Beidou), and a bunch of sensors – like really a bunch, including 3-axis accelerometer, gyro, geomagnetic sensor, barometer, optical heart rate sensor, and ambient light sensor.
Oppo Watch is outfitted with a 300/430 mAh battery that benefits from Watch VOOC capable of topping the watch in 75 minutes. As mentioned, Oppo Watch comes in two model: 41 mm and 46 mm. The latter has a stainless steel edition featuring a 316L stainless steel case as opposed to aluminum alloy.
Images: Oppo [CH].