It might take a little effort to get one in the United States, but Oppo’s new smartwatch is one to keep your eyes on.
On Friday, the company announced that its new Oppo Watch, powered by Google’s WearOS platform (and looking a whole heckuva lot like Apple Watch), would be immediately available in “select markets.” Though, apart from India, the company hasn’t specified which other territories will be seeing the Watch yet. Like many smartwatches, it’s filled to the brim with fitness and lifestyle features, along with some new display enhancements.
Unfortunately, Oppo didn’t confirm a U.S. launch or exact pricing. That said, wearable enthusiasts will surely find something to like about the Oppo Watch, which is available in two 46mm models and one 41mm model.
The 46mm model has what Oppo calls a flexible, 3D AMOLED screen while the 41mm variant has a “rigid” AMOLED display. The display on the bigger one doesn’t actually bend or move, per Oppo, but uses flexible OLED technology. You can get the 46mm version with or without eSIM LTE capabilities, meaning that if you opt for the eSIM version, you’ll be able to leave your home without your phone and still receive calls. The smaller model, on the other hand, is WiFi only.
The WearOS-fueled smartwatch packs many of the features you expect from a modern smartwatch, like heart rate monitoring and sleep tracking. There are also several workout modes for things like running, cycling, and swimming — all of which are compatible with the free Google Fit app. But the most eye-catching new feature of Oppo’s Watch is its ability to tailor your watch face to your outfit.
No, seriously. Oppo claims the HeyTap Health mobile app (available on Android now and coming to iOS in August) can photograph your outfit and use AI to make your watch face match it. So if you’re really feeling your look, go ahead and make the Oppo Watch imitate it.
Last but obviously not least, Oppo Watch owners can expect around two weeks’ worth of battery life on the 41mm model and three weeks’ worth on the 46mm model if they use the power saver mode. Otherwise, the high-performance “smart mode” will net you about 24 hours on the smaller watch and between 30 and 36 hours on the bigger one, depending on whether or not you have the eSIM model. The eSIM model is rated for slightly less battery life than the WiFi model.
We know you have plenty of fly outfits to show off on your watch face, but again, U.S. launch details haven’t been confirmed yet. Pricing for the Indian market will be revealed at a launch event on Friday, so we should have a better idea of U.S. cost based on that. However, serious Oppo-heads can just import the Watch since Oppo has made English versions that’ll work here. But… it might just be best to wait a bit for an official launch.