If you want a smartwatch to pair with your Android phone, you've got a lot of options. There are Wear OS watches from a billion different manufacturers, plus Fitbits, Samsung's Galaxy Watch devices, and plenty more niche picks. This month, OnePlus tossed its hat in the ring with the creatively named OnePlus Watch. For $159, it offers quality hardware and great battery life — but crappy custom software makes using it a miserable experience.
OnePlus managed to scrounge up a lot of excitement for its first smartwatch last month at its official unveiling. With included fitness tracking and up to two weeks of battery, it seemed like a great deal at $159, even before taking the $20 voucher offered for the watch into account. Launch day has arrived, and OnePlus's newest gadget is officially up for sale — or it would be, rather, if it hadn't sold out almost immediately.
The OnePlus Watch goes on sale tomorrow, though its early reviews are less than glowing. As mentioned in previous coverage, the Watch uses the OnePlus Health app to track steps, calories, sleep, and other various data. The Health app was previously available in India for the OnePlus Band, but in preparation for this launch, it's been given an update and rolled out internationally.
It's been a week since OnePlus formally announced its Watch, surprisingly running home-grown software that gives it nigh-unbelievable battery life. Today a OnePlus product manager posted a Q&A about the upcoming Watch on the company's forum, bringing some much-needed insight into the choices made for the new wearable.
The OnePlus Watch was just officially announced yesterday following a very on-brand drip-feed of leaks and teasers. At $159, it already looks like a strong value — but if you want an even stronger value, OnePlus has a voucher you can claim up until the day it launches to save 20 bucks.
As is customary with OnePlus phones, an abundance of leaks hasn’t left much for the company to reveal today. However, we still look forward to OnePlus announcing its 2021 flagships with its own stylistic flair at its online event, and we can always hope for a little something extra that we don’t already know. At the very least, we'll get confirmation of pricing for the new products.
OnePlus is all set to unveil the OnePlus 9 series next week, but that's not the only thing we're going to be seeing at the event. The company will also debut its first smartwatch, and now we've already got our first look at it.
Rumors of OnePlus releasing a smartwatch in Q1 were finally put to rest when the company took to Twitter to confirm that they would be announcing one alongside the OnePlus 9 series. While it did a good job of keeping details about the wearable under wraps, a new leak tells us almost everything we'd like to know.