OnePlus will present its first smartwatch and second wearable device at an online event on March 23 in conjunction with the launch of the OnePlus 9 series. The smartwatch was confirmed last year by the company’s CEO, Pete Lau. Since then, there have been several leaks revealing the design and features of the smartwatch.
OnePlus released the smartwatch design sketches a few months ago, revealing that it will have a circular dial. A few days earlier, a version of the smartwatch was tweeted by Unbox Therapy. There is no crown-style wheel around the display as we’ve seen on various smartwatches. Based on the leaks, the screen size is expected to be 46mm.
OnePlus posted a teaser video on Twitter that focuses on the strap. The image posted on Twitter also shows that the strap will be textured rather than plain. There are two buttons on the right side. The upper of the two is branded OnePlus. Lau said it will include “a premium material never seen before in a smartwatch.”
The OnePlus smartwatch will not run on Google’s WearOS. Lau revealed that it will run on an RTOS-based operating system. “When developing the OnePlus watch, we tried to understand the pain points for a smartwatch user. We chose to go with an RTOS-based developed smart wear operating system because we believe it gives you a smooth and reliable experience while offering great durability. battery, covering some of the biggest concerns we’ve heard from people looking to buy a smartwatch. ”he wrote in the blog post.
OnePlus has also promised users “seamless connectivity” and “best-in-class experience.” The watch is expected to also function as a remote control for OnePlus TV users. It will come with 4GB of storage. There may also be standard and LTE variants of the watch. In the battery department, it will support Warp Charge technology. In 20 minutes it is expected to last up to seven days. The processor has yet to be confirmed. If it has the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 4100 processor, it will be the second smartwatch in the world to do so after TicWatch Pro 3.
In addition to normal heart rate, the step monitors are expected to come with an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance. In addition, it will monitor the user’s sleep patterns, stress, and blood saturation.
Before launch, the smartwatch is available for pre-order in China at retailer JD.com. The pre-booking amount is 50 CNY (approximately 550 rupees). Those who pre-order will also be eligible to get a discount of CNY 100 (Rs 1110 roughly).