Let’s not kid ourselves: the first and extremely awaited smartwatch from OnePlus doesn’t sweep us off our feet. It’s a good smartwatch, certainly, but pretty standard. There’s nothing memorable about it although there are some things you’ll love straight away.
One of the best things about the newly-announced smartwatch is… storage. For a watch that doesn’t break the bank, OnePlus Watch offers 4GB of storage, enough to hold a pretty lengthy playlist. There are also integrated speakers to support the music feature, although I suspect you’ll want to go with your own set of earbuds.
The second feature that got our attention is the OS they chose to go with. Spoiler alert: it’s not Google’s Wear OS.
Instead, OnePlus is going with an RTOS-style setup and an app to connect the piece of wearable to your phone so you can take calls and view notifications. That’s one more company opting to fly solo and get out from Google’s shadow. Unfortunately, that also means you’ll have to contend with what apps and widgets OnePlus can cook in-house.
Finally, price. We knew OnePlus Watch would sell under $200 and the company surprised us with an $159 model. There is no LTE version so that’s the final pricetag for the watch.
Interested in watch size, water resistance, and charging?
Here are the OnePlus Watch full specs list:
- 46mm case
- 1.39-inch OLED panel
- stress, sleep, heart rate, and blood oxygen tracking
- 110 workout modes
- GPS, IP68 water resistance
- 20min charge for a week of battery
- colors: black, silver, Cobalt limited edition
As for ordering one for yourself, get ready to wait a bit – first sales will begin on April 14.