Oppo Watch Summary

The Oppo Watch is the result of the right efforts in both software and hardware. If you want a Wear OS smartwatch, consider the Oppo Watch. It may be a harder sell if you aren’t inclined to the Wear OS platform since there are other alternatives from Samsung or Fitbit. In the past six years, the Wear OS platform hasn’t seen many changes. However, it has gently improved. The Oppo Watch comes with some of the best functionality. Its fitness features suit everyone. It has enough power to run all the app that you need. Oppo has also added some extras. If you are planning on getting this smartwatch, continue to read our review of the Oppo Smartwatch 2020.

Oppo Smartwatch Design and Display

Oppo Smartwatch vs Apple Watch? In terms of design, the smartwatch from Oppo does look a bit like the one from Apple. The similarities can be found in the body, the fascia, and the straps. In the consumer tech space, it isn’t something strange when you find a product looking similar to one from Apple.

Here, the Oppo watch is looking almost as strong and sleek as Apple’s wearable. All the curves connect seamlessly. The device doesn’t seem fragile at all. There are two sizes to choose from, a smaller 41mm one and a bigger 46mm one.

The frame is made using series-6000 aluminum and can handle relatively carefree use. Besides the Black variant, there is a Glossy Gold one. With the 41mm version, you also have the Silver Mist option.

People who have skinnier wrists usually don’t want a watch that looks too big. However, the smartwatch from Oppo is a rare exception. Its 1.91-inch display curves on the sides, resulting in the smartwatch looking a bit smaller.

The Fluororubber band also has enough holes for all wrist sizes. It is really similar to the silicone strap of Apple Watch but with a little bit more rigidity. The hardness makes it a bit difficult to put the strap on, especially when you want to go the holes that are closer to the chassis.

If you like curved smartphones, you will also love a curved watch. First of all, it does look undeniably cooler. That is an important aspect since watches also work as fashion accessories.

Secondly, the design makes every interaction smoother and more enjoyable.

For an operating system primarily depending on swipes, it’s possible that there is no other smartwatch that is as well-designed as the one from Oppo. And then you also have a higher screen-to-body ratio and improved visual experience.

The smartwatch is 5ATM water-resistant as well. So it is safe to use up to 50 meters underwater. The certification doesn’t work with saltwater.

On the left side is the loudspeaker while on the right are two pushers for navigation and functions. On the bottom, the button has a subtle green accent.

The resolution of the display is 402 x 476, one of the highest. Icons and texts are adequately clear and sharp. At standard viewing distances, you won’t see the individual pixels.

The AMOLED construction adds another immersive level with the sides fading away in the frame. Colors are punchy and vibrant.

To change the smartwatch’s brightness, there are five stages to choose from.

Oppo smartwatch price in India is Rs 14,990 for the 41mm variant. The price increases to Rs 19,990 for the bigger version.

Oppo Smartwatch Performance and Software

Android wearables have had problems with frequent lags and inconsistent performance for years. The only exception has been Samsung watches. It was rare to see the same level of fluidity on Wear OS. It’s fortunate that the smartwatch from Oppo scores highs in terms of performance. This includes the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100, a dual-chip system and the battery saver mode uses Ambiq Apollo 3 chipset.

The Oppo Watch comes with 1GB of RAM. The combination resulting in extremely responsive and smooth operations. It responds to slides and taps quickly, wakes from sleep promptly, and doesn’t need too much time loading.

Oppo Smartwatch Fitness

This is another aspect that the smartwatch from Oppo can handle well. On the back of the watch, there is a heart-rate monitor checking your pulse regularly. If there are any high or unusual readings, it will also alert you. The smartwatch also has built-in GPS.

There are some exercise tracking options, including sports. If you think these weren’t enough, you can download the HeyTap Health app. It works like a hub for the watch’s features.

There are five workout routines that are specially developed: fat burn run, fitness run, outdoor walk, swimming, and outdoor cycling.

The smartwatch also comes with the sleep tracking feature. However, it only covers sleep from 8 pm to 10 am.

When the watch is connected to your smartphone, you can also answer calls. The volume is a bit low though. When you are outdoors, you might have to take the watch closer to your face. 

Oppo will launch an LTE version with eSIM capabilities in some markets. 

Oppo Smartwatch Battery Life

The Oppo Watch uses a 430mAh battery, a relatively large one. However, it struggles to last 36 hours like what Oppo claims. The lasting time was around 20 hours. You can switch to the Power Saver Mode, which is said to add 20 days of usage. The smartwatch will switch to a watch face that is simpler and has a lower refresh rate.

With the Power Save mode, the smartwatch will still display the time, track the pulse, number of steps while handling basic notifications. 

For charging, Oppo offers VOOC Flash charging which can take a near-empty smartwatch to full in around over an hour. Since the smartwatch doesn't support wireless charging, you will have to use the cradle that comes with the box. 

Do take note that all this applies to the 46mm Oppo Watch. The smaller 41mm model has a smaller battery cell, 300mAh. 

Should you buy Oppo Smartwatch 2020? Yes, if you want a Wear OS smartwatch.

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Oppo Watch Full Specifications

  • Technology HSPA / LTE
  • 2G bands N/A
  • 3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
  • 4G bands 1, 3, 5, 8, 38, 39, 40, 41
  • Speed HSPA, LTE
  • Announced 2020, March 6
  • Status Available. Released 2020, March 24
  • Dimensions 46 x 39 x 11.4 mm (1.81 x 1.54 x 0.45 in)
  • Weight 40 g (aluminum) / 45.5 g (stainless steel) (1.41 oz)
  • Build Glass front, stainless steel frame or aluminum frame, ceramic/sapphire crystal back or plastic back
  • SIM eSIM
  • 5ATM water resistant (46mm model) 3ATM water resistant (41mm model) ECG certified
  • Type AMOLED flexible capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size 1.91 inches, 11.6 cm2 (~64.7% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution 402 x 476 pixels (~326 ppi density)
  • OS ColorOS Watch OS
  • Chipset Qualcomm MSM8909W Snapdragon Wear 2500 (28nm)
  • CPU Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
  • GPU Adreno 304
  • Card slot No
  • Internal 8GB 1GB RAM
  • eMMC 4.5
  • No
  • Loudspeaker Yes
  • 3.5mm jack No
  • WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
  • GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • NFC Yes
  • Radio No
  • USB No
  • Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, heart rate, barometer
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 430 mAh battery
  • Charging Wireless charging
  • Colors Silver, Dark Black, Gold, Elegant Black, Pink Gold, Matte Silver