While it closely resembles the Apple Watch, the larger Oppo Watch actually has double-curved edges that the company describes as a “flexible AMOLED,” while the 41mm model is flat. Depending on the size you choose, you will get a large 1.91-inch or 1.6-inch 1,000-night touch screen that should be easily readable in sunlight.
The smaller version has a 300 mAh battery that should help it last up to 24 hours of standard use of smartwatches and 14 days in power saving mode. Meanwhile, the larger Watch Watch has a 430 mAh cell with an approximate duration of 36 hours for the WiFi model. LTE will obviously touch more battery and Oppo expects the cellular option to last up to 30 hours. In Power Saver, the 46mm must hang for 21 days, either WiFi or LTE.
These modes are similar to what you might see in Wear OS watches powered by the Snapdragon Wear 3100 chipset, so the watch continues to perform basic functions such as displaying time and counting your steps while running on low power. But Oppo also offers things like notifications and heart rate tracking in its power-saving mode, which makes it a little more useful.
The most interesting thing about the Oppo Watch is the tweaks that the company made to Wear OS on its device. These aren’t just custom watch faces, though Oppo’s default watch face usefully shows calories burned and steps taken. There’s also a HeyTap Health app that makes Oppo Watch a little better for tracking health metrics than the average Wear operating system display. For example, you’ll get short workout videos and trained workouts, as well as sleep tracking. Runners will also appreciate the built-in GPS to map their routes, while those who want to swim will receive water resistance from up to 5 ATMs.
This is a compelling set of features. But until we know U.S. prices and can put ourselves into practice to prove it, I’m reserving judgment: an impressive list of tokens is nice, but what matters most is the real-world experience.