OPPO Watch with Snapdragon Wear 2500 SoC and Watch VOOC charging launched in China
OPPO has been teasing its smartwatch for a while now, literally sharing images of the device before an official announcement. Today, the company showed off the OPPO Watch in all its glory. This is OPPO’s first entry in the smartwatch market and they are doing it with their own proprietary “ColorOS Watch” software.
First, we have to address the elephant in room: the OPPO Watch looks a lot like the Apple Watch. It has a very similar square shape with curved glass and integrated bands. The biggest design difference is the lack of a “Digital Crown” dial, whereas the OPPO Watch simply has two buttons on the right side. Still, there’s no getting around the fact that this is a very familiar-looking device.
Design choices aside, the OPPO Watch is a very attractive device. The curved glass blends smoothly into the metal frame and the integrated bands create a very seamless look. The watch comes in two sizes (46mm and 41mm) and a few different colors (black, silver, gold, and rose gold). There is also a stainless steel model.
The 46mm OPPO Watch has a 1.91-inch OLED display with 402×476 resolution (326ppi). OPPO did not share the display details for the 41mm model. While not specifically mentioned, the smartwatch appears to be powered by the Snapdragon Wear 2500 SoC, as indicated by the Apollo chip in the graphics.
One of the coolest features of the OPPO Watch is the inclusion of the company’s VOOC Flash Charging technology. A full charge only takes 1 hour and 15 minutes, while just 15 minutes of charging can get up to 46% battery. That roughly translates into 18 hours of use on a 15-minute charge. A full charge is said to get around 40 hours of regular use but can be stretched out to 21 days with Power Saver Mode.
As mentioned above, the OPPO Watch runs the company’s own “ColorOS Watch” software based on Android, not Wear OS. However, the company states it will soon “come in versions tailored to other markets.” The OPPO Watch is launching first in China on March 24th for 1,499 yuan (~$215). What do you think of OPPO’s first smartwatch?