OnePlus has entered the wearables market with its new OnePlus Watch, a seemingly high-end smartwatch in each appears to be like and options, however at a cheaper price than the competitors. The $159 (£149, roughly AU$270) OnePlus Watch has so much going for it. It has a glossy design, superior well being sensors to maintain tabs on blood oxygen and stress ranges, and a week-long (or extra) battery life that would put the Samsung Galaxy Watch and Apple Watch to disgrace.
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But it isn’t with out its shortcomings. It’s not appropriate with iOS gadgets (but), and has fewer third-party apps.
In addition to its new watch, OnePlus has additionally launched two new telephones, the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro.
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Simple, round design
At first look, the OnePlus Watch bears a putting resemblance to the Galaxy Watch Active, Samsung’s $250 sports activities watch. It has a spherical watch face and AMOLED touchscreen enclosed in a stainless-steel body. But in contrast to the Galaxy Watch Active, which is available in two sizes, the OnePlus Watch is barely accessible in a 46mm case with interchangeable watch bands that may be swapped out for third-party options. The watch additionally lacks a rotating bezel or digital crown and you will have to make use of both the touchscreen or two aspect buttons to navigate. It feels snug to put on, however I used to be shocked by how large it regarded as soon as I strapped it on my medium-sized wrist.
Basic smartwatch performance
The OnePlus Watch does all the pieces you’d count on a smartwatch to do in 2021: show and reply to notifications, make and reply cellphone calls, play music and function a distant on your cellphone digital camera and OnePlus TV. But it does not have Spotify assist or every other music app, for that matter. Instead it comes with 2GB of inner storage for music. That interprets to about 500 songs, which you’ll hearken to on the go when paired with Bluetooth earbuds. It’s solely appropriate with OnePlus and different Android telephones for now, however the firm says iOS assist will are available time.
Health and health options transcend the fundamentals
The watch additionally does your fundamental health monitoring with over 110 completely different exercise sorts to select from and robotically logs your runs no matter whether or not or not you could have your cellphone with you. It has built-in GPS and a 5ATM IP68 score, which makes it secure for swim monitoring.
It additionally goes past the fundamentals and might measure SpO2 (blood oxygen ranges) on demand, in addition to detect stress ranges and flag abnormally excessive coronary heart charges. We’ll report again on accuracy on each health and well being options as soon as we’re capable of check it out for ourselves.
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Battery life for days
The different huge promoting level for the OnePlus Watch, except for its price ticket, is its battery life. Even if it does not final the 2 weeks of regular use that the corporate claims (one week firing in any respect cylinders), it is nonetheless miles forward of the Galaxy Watch 3 and Apple Watch, which barely make it to the 48-hour mark.
The watch additionally fees quick: You can get a full day of energy from 5 minutes on the charger, or wait 20 minutes for every week’s price of cost.
Time will inform
The One Plus Watch appears to verify all of the containers in the case of value, options and design, however the jury’s nonetheless out on whether or not or not the corporate’s first smartwatch can ship on all of its guarantees. Once I end testing it out, I’ll have the ability to inform you whether or not it is nearly as good of a deal because it sounds.
The OnePlus Watch goes on sale April 14. It’s accessible from OnePlus.