OPPO Watch Analysis: Design, Functionality and Independence

OPPO becomes well known in Spain for its mobiles. The firm's penetration into conventional operators and distribution channels is helping him a lot. Your update policy seems to be going in the same direction.

However, it has also started selling accessories in Spain, such as headphones, and now comes its smartwatch, the OPPO Watch.

OPPO Watch Features

  • Processor: Snapdragon Wear 3100.
  • Display: 1.91" and 1.6" AMOLED and brightness of 1000 nits.
  • RAM :1 GB.
  • Storage: 8 GB.
  • Sensors: accelerometer, gyroscope, barometer and heart rate sensor.
  • Battery:430mAh / 300mAh
  • System version :Wear OS with ColorOS for Watch.
  • Connectivity :Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, LTE with eSIM.
  • Water resistance: valid for indoor and outdoor swimming.
  • Others: physical buttons, app store...

This design reminds us, a lot, of something

Few have said that this watch closely resembles the Apple Watch. It really is, it looks, although there are different elements.

On the one hand, the screen is curved on the vertical sides, making system interaction gestures more comfortable. On the other hand, we have on the right side two buttons, the first to launch the applications and the second to turn the watch on or off, but also to open an app or task quickly.

On the other side, we have the speaker, which allows us to use the mobile to talk on the phone. However, the quality of the audio we expected better.

At the rear, we see the heart rate measurement sensor, as well as four pins that are used to charge the watch on its magnetic base.

You can also see the slits that we have to press to change the belt.

Day-to-day with the OPPO Watch

This watch is what I usually call a complete smartwatch, one that allows you to install apps independently of your mobile. This may seem obvious, but few allow it.

To do this it has Wear OS as an operating system, although we will talk about the software later.

The connection to the phone is done employing the app of the same name, which is a surreal way does not let us change the mobile to which the watch is linked, having to format every time we want to change mobile.

Yes, it's kind of weird, but a lot of brands already allow it and we know this isn't OPPO's fault, it's Google's fault.

The hardware

As for hardware specifications, we have no complaints. 1GB RAM, 8GB storage, processor... everything is chosen so that the fluidity of the watch is adequate.

It hasn't given us the feeling we have on some other devices, which seem to need more power.

The presence of a programmable bottom button allows us to launch the app that suits us best, although the top button will always have the same function.

The only drawback we put on it is the speed at which it connects to a GPS satellite as we found it somewhat slow.

The software

Of course, we cannot leave aside in this analysis the fact that this mobile uses Wear OS. My experience with Google's operating system is bittersweet.

On the one hand, I see that it is a coherent system in terms of design and functions, with the integration of many of the applications that I use in my day to day, like Telegram, but not all. The lack of WhatsApp is ridiculous, but we already know how this company works when it comes to interconnected devices.

We can read notifications, view images or reply using text or emojis, but we can't listen to audio messages.

Call management also works very well, which we can answer from the same clock. This is especially relevant since the model we have analyzed, the 46 mm model with eSIM, allows them without relying on the phone.

Customization is also a success. Not only does it have many covers, but we can download apps for it from the Play Store, which is built into the watch.

The only negative part in this section is the voice assistant. What should be a sales argument becomes a usable middle element. At most.

Good autonomy, but it's still a complete smartwatch

This watch boasts that we can get to give us several weeks of autonomy, but that's in watch mode, not a smartwatch. Exceptions aside, autonomy is the expected one of such a device. We arrive at the end of the day, and sometimes we can do two days without load.

During the time we have used the mobile we have found that it is best to charge it at night, but it would be possible, in a positive scenario, such as being at home, to charge it one night yes and one no.

This takes him a lot away from proposals like Amazfit or Huawei, but we always say that such watches look more like smart bracelets as long as we can't install apps or respond from the watch.

However, given the fast charging, if we are one of those who are reading a while in bed before bed, or watching some series, it is quite possible that we can put the watch charging at that time, and put it on before bed.

OPPO Watch: conclusion

Let's start from the basis that the buyer of this watch will not be the one looking with good eyes proposed from Xiaomi or Huawei, look for something else. There are many mobile phones with Wear OS, but this is undoubtedly one of the most elegant, one of the most fluid and possibly one of the best autonomy present.

That's why it's already worth buying, although from my point of view the price is somewhat high, at least in the 46 mm version.

However, the 41 mm price has a more attractive price, as long as that size doesn't get small.

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