OPPO Watch

OPPO Watch

The OPPO Watch is a full featured smartwatch released in March 2020. Oppo is one of the few manufacturers that make Wear OS smartwatches. Oppo is the subsidiary of BBK electronics. BBK also owns the OnePlus, realme and Vivo brands.

Wear OS has a history of being buggy with poor performance and short battery life. While the Oppo Watch is better than prior Wear OS watches, the performance is not great due to the underperforming Qualcomm Snapdragon 3100 processor.

The operating system for the Oppo Watch is Wear OS (Google’s Android operating system designed for smartwatches). While Wear OS does not have the best history it does have access to Google Play Store to install 3rd party apps. This is a great feature when compared to smartwatches with proprietary operating systems that have no access to 3rd party apps.

Oppo Watch Versions

There are numerous versions of the Oppo Watch available:

  • 46mm version
  • 46mm version with LTE
  • 41mm version

The following table summarizes the differences between the 46mm and 41mm versions.

SpecOppo Watch
46mm
Oppo Watch
41mm
Dimensions46 × 39 × 11.4 mm41.4 × 36.4 × 11.4mm
Weight40 g30 g
Display1.91-inch flat AMOLED
402 x 476
1.6-inch curved AMOLED
320 x 360
Water Resistance5 ATM3 ATM
Battery430 mAh300 mAh
ColorsBlack, GoldBlack, Pink, Silver
Screen ProtectionSchott Glass Gorilla Glass
Oppo Watch 46mm vs Oppo Watch 41mm

Note that their also Chinese versions of this watch that use the Snapdragon 2500 processor and ColorOS instead of Wear OS. Avoid the Chinese version of these watches.

Design

The Oppo Watch has a rectangular watch face design with a aluminum case.  It looks very similar to an Apple Watch, essentially a copycat design/

The watch is available in black and gold which gives you some customization options. This smartwatch is medium sized at 46 × 39 × 11.4 mm and weighs 39.3g. The 11.4 mm thickness, while not the thinnest, is quite comfortable even while sleeping.

The Oppo Watch comes with a 22 mm fluororubber interchangeable strap. Fluororubber is a synthetic rubber strap that is supposed to be more resistant to heat, moisture and oil than silicone.

You can interact with the watch using the touchscreen and 2 physical buttons. The touchscreen works well but occasionally lags. The user interface is simple to navigate and fonts are easy to read given the large screen size.

The Oppo Watch has a 5ATM water resistance rating which allows for swimming and showers. Not that Oppo indicates that this watch should not be used in hot showers.

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Screen

The screen of the Oppo Watch is one of the highlights of this smartwatch. The huge 1.91″ AMOLED Touchscreen, with 402 x 476 pixels and 326 ppi pixel density delivers a high-quality visual experience. Indoors the display is excellent while outdoors it is good as well.

The Oppo Watch uses Schott Glass Glass to protect the screen. That being said, this is not a rugged watch and we imagine most people looking to purchase would not be doing activities that will be damaging the watch.

The watch has an always on screen option but this has a significant impact on battery life. The watch allows for custom watchfaces which is a nice feature.

Battery

The Oppo Watch comes with a 430 mAh battery. OPPO claims that typical usage battery life is 1.5 days and watch mode battery life is 21 days. Real world battery life is a bit less with many people getting just over 1 day with normal usage.

This is OK for a full featured smartwatch but is very poor when compared to some of the simpler smartwatches that have battery life measured in weeks not days.

Connectivity Features

From a connectivity perspective, the Oppo Watch has good functionality and can receive and respond to notifications from the watch. One of the biggest advantages of Wear OS is the connectivity with your smartphone. The watch complements the phone well, unlike the more fitness or health focused smartwatches.

The Oppo Watch has both a speaker and a microphone and has the ability to both answer and place calls via Bluetooth. The speaker and microphone work well for both incoming and outgoing calls. The speaker can be used to play music stored on the 8GB internal memory.

The Oppo Watch does not have a camera and the standard version does not have does not have cellular connectivity. As mentioned previously, an LTE version exists as well, if you are looking for 4G connectivity. On the positive side, it does come with built-in GPS. GPS connectivity is quick and accuracy is adequate.

Finally, Near Field Communication (NFC) is supported and you can use this smartwatch to make payments using Google Pay. The inclusion of Google Pay on Wear OS watches is another big benefit for this smartwatch. Many competitors cannot boast a payment option with their smartwatches.

Health and Fitness Features

The Oppo Watch comes with 6 sensors: Accelerometer, Altimeter, Ambient light, Barometer, Gyroscope, Heart Rate Monitor (HRM). These only cover a few fitness and health areas. These sensors allow you to track the following 8 metrics: Calories, Distance, Fitness Level, Heart Rate, Sleep, Steps, Stress, Swimming.

Only 5 sports modes are included. While heart rate monitoring and GPS are not 100% accurate, they do a good job for the casual owner. Fitness tracking and health tracking are average at best.

HeyTap Health App

The OPPO Watch uses the HeyTap Health app, a newer app which currently has limited features. The app is quite disappointing when you consider the high pricepoint of this watch. You can see how the HeyTap Health app ranks on our Smartwatch Apps Page.

Known Issues

As this watch has not been made widely available, there are no common known issues.

Verdict

Overpriced Wear OS watch using an old Snapdragon 3100 processor. Not the smoothest UI, poor battery life, high cost and limited exercise modes make this a poor choice.

Specifications

General

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Watch Type Full Featured Smartwatch
Gender Unisex
Release Date March 2020
Operating System Wear OS
App HeyTap Health
Supported Devices Android 6.0+, iOS 12.0+
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 3100

Design

Shape Rectangular
Case Size 46 × 39 × 11.4 mm
Case Material Aluminum
Weight 39.3g
Strap Width 22 mm
Strap Material Fluororubber
Interchangeable Strap Yes
Watch Colors Black, Gold
Input Touchscreen, 2 Buttons
Water Resistance

Screen

Screen Size 1.91"
Screen Type AMOLED Touchscreen
Resolution 402 x 476
Pixels per Inch 326 ppi
Always On Yes
Custom Faces Yes
Screen Protection Schott Glass

Battery

Typical Usage Battery Life (Days) 1.5
Watch Mode Battery Life (Days) 21
GPS Mode Battery Life (Days) Not disclosed
Charging System Magnetic
Capacity 430 mAh

Features

Notifications Recieve Notifications and Respond
Bluetooth v4.2 LE
Bluetooth Calling Receive and Place Calls
Bluetooth Music Yes
Speaker Yes
Microphone Yes
Camera No
Cellular 4G LTE Version Available
GPS GPS (US), GLONASS (Russia)
Near Field Communication (NFC) Yes
Payments Google Pay
WiFi Yes
Voice Command Google Assistant
Memory 8GB
Sensors Accelerometer, Altimeter, Ambient Light, Barometer, Gyroscope, Heart Rate Monitor (HRM)
Tracking Calories, Distance, Fitness Level, Heart Rate, Sleep, Steps, Stress, Swimming
Sport Modes 5
Warranty 12 Months

Summary

Unique Features 5-minute workouts
Advantages NFC with Google Pay
Can install apps from Google Play
8GB storage capacity
Disadvantages Poor battery life
5 exercise modes
Expensive
Not available to purchase broadly
Verdict Overpriced Wear OS watch using an old Snapdragon 3100 processor. Not the smoothest UI, poor battery life, high cost and limited exercise modes make this a poor choice.

Published: January 12, 2021

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Oppo Watch

The OPPO Watch is an overpriced Wear OS watch using an old Snapdragon 3100 processor. Not the smoothest UI, poor battery life & high cost make it a poor choice.

Product SKU: OPPO Watch

Product Brand: OPPO

Product Currency: USD

Product Price: 420

Price Valid Until: 2023-01-01

Product In-Stock: SoldOut

Editor's Rating:
5