OPPO launches the OPPO Band smart band and teases the OPPO TV smart TV
Following in the footsteps of most other smartphone manufacturers, Chinese OEM OPPO has now launched its own fitness band. Unlike the budget-centric fitness band launched by its subsidiary Realme, the new OPPO Band is a premium offering that features a 1.1-inch AMOLED display in a pill-shaped body. The display is covered with a 2.5D scratch-resistant glass and covers 100% of the P3 color gamut for accurate color reproduction.
In terms of features, the OPPO Band packs in almost everything you’d expect from a premium fitness band, including continuous blood oxygen monitoring for up to 480 minutes/28,800 times, sleep tracking, 12 different sports modes, continuous heart rate monitoring, over 160 watch faces, NFC support, and 5ATM water resistance. Powering the band is a 100mAh battery which is rated for 14 days of use on a single charge and can be topped up in just 1.5 hours.
The OPPO Band is being offered in three different variants — the vanilla OPPO Band, a Fashion edition, and an EVA limited edition. The standard OPPO Band has been priced at CNY 199 (~$28) and features a plastic body which comes in two color variants — Quiet Night Black and Mist Purple. The Fashion edition features a metal body that is available in two color variants — Starry Sky Black and Quicksand Gold (with real 24K gold) — priced at CNY 249 (~$35). And finally, the EVA limited edition features a design based on the popular anime Neon Genesis Evangelion, much like the recently launched special edition OPPO Ace2, which has been priced at CNY 299 (~$42).
As of now, it isn’t clear if the OPPO Band will launch outside of China but we’ve recently seen OPPO expand its presence in India and Europe, so it’s quite possible. The band has also been spotted in multiple certification filings which suggest that it will launch outside of China.
Alongside the launch of the new OPPO Band, the company has released a poster that hints at an upcoming Android TV. The poster in question was shared on OPPO’s official Weibo account and it primarily highlights the company’s history and successes with 5G. The poster touts that OPPO has 30+ operators worldwide carrying their 5G products, that they have 3000+ global patents related to 5G, that they are beginning to explore 6G connectivity (already?), that they were involved in 8 major 5G breakthroughs, and that they sell multiple 5G smartphones at many different price points.
The poster continues to highlight OPPO’s strategy in IoT centering around connecting the following: Personal, Family, Travel, and Office. Then, it points out how OPPO has met these goals with the release of the OPPO Enco W51, OPPO Watch, the new OPPO Band, OPPO 5G CPE T1, OPPO AR Glasses, and (soon) the OPPO TV. It’s worth noting that OPPO’s subsidiary Realme has already launched its own TV product in India. The Realme TV runs Android TV and we can expect the same to be true for the OPPO TV. Currently, the company has released no further information about the smart TV, but we expect to learn more in the coming weeks.