OPPO Watch running Wear OS announced from just RM899
If you in the market for a new smartwatch, OPPO’s new aptly named OPPO Watch might just fit the bill. Unlike most of the smartwatches in the market, the OPPO Watch runs Wear OS by Google instead of proprietary wearable OSes that are significantly more limited in their feature set.
You can download apps from the Play Store, with a library of over 4000 apps available. To ensure that you can enjoy all the apps with fluid performance, there’s the Snapdragon 3100 Wear chipset mated to 1GB RAM. OPPO also threw in a more efficient Ambiq Micro Apollo3 SoC to deliver better battery life than conventional Snapdragon 3100-based smartwatches.
As a result, the OPPO Watch 46mm promises a battery life of up to 21 days, while the OPPO Watch 41mm is capable of up to 14 days of battery life. They both support Watch VOOC Flash Charging, which provides a full charge in just 75 minutes, or a day’s battery life in just 15 minutes.
On top of the access to a wide library of apps on the Play Store, OPPO baked in your usual fitness features into the OPPO Watch such as heart-rate monitoring and sleep tracking via the Hey Tap Health App, as well as GPS+GLONASS tracking on your outdoor activities. Since it runs Wear OS, it also supports Google Fit to offer an even wider range of supported exercises.
On the design end, the OPPO Watch 46mm sports a 3D curved AMOLED display that covers the full DCI P3 gamut. The OPPO Watch 41mm settles for a flat display. The aluminum alloy frame undergoes a 19-step polishing process to get that lustrous shine that just screams premium. For the 46mm version, the display measures in at 1.91″, while the 41mm version packs a 1.6″ screen.
OPPO Watch Specs
|OPPO Watch 46mm||OPPO Watch 41mm|
|Processor||Snapdragon Wear 3100 + Ambiq Micro Apollo3|
|Display||1.91″ Dual-Curved Flexible AMOLED display
402 x 476 (326 PPI)
|1.6″ AMOLED display
320 x 360 (301 PPI)
|Construction||Aluminium alloy watch frame
Ceramic + plastic bottom frame
|Aluminium alloy watch frame
Plastic bottom frame
Watch VOOC Flash Charging
Watch VOOC Flash Charging
The OPPO Watch will be available for pre-orders starting today until 2nd October, with sales starting from 3rd October onwards. Customers who pre-order the OPPO Watch will receive two watch straps worth RM199, while the first 50 customers in the Klang Valley get an even better deal. They can collect their OPPO Watch with a custom wristband by Katun at the OPPO Flagship Store on 3rd October.
OPPO Find X2 Pro | OPPO Watch Green Vegan Leather Edition bundle
For those who want an even more uber-premium experience, OPPO will also be offering the OPPO Find X2 Pro Green Vegan Leather Edition in a special bundle with the OPPO Watch. The OPPO Find X2 Pro | OPPO Watch Green Vegan Leather Edition bundle will be available during the pre-order period for just RM5399 instead of the usual price of RM6097. The bundle offers the OPPO Watch 46mm along with a matching Green Vegan Leather watch strap worth RM159. You can read all about the OPPO Find X2 Pro in our review here.
Pokdepinion: The OPPO Watch does seem interesting although I do think a Snapdragon Wear 4100 would have been better for battery life…