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.
|Spec||Oppo Watch |
|Dimensions||46 × 39 × 11.4 mm||41.4 × 36.4 × 11.4mm|
|Weight||40 g||30 g|
|Display||1.91-inch flat AMOLED|
402 x 476
|1.6-inch curved AMOLED|
320 x 360
|Water Resistance||5 ATM||3 ATM|
|Battery||430 mAh||300 mAh|
|Colors||Black, Gold||Black, Pink, Silver|
|Screen Protection||Schott Glass||Gorilla Glass|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As this watch has not been made widely available, there are no common known issues.
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.
|Watch Type||Full Featured Smartwatch|
|Release Date||March 2020|
|Operating System||Wear OS|
|Supported Devices||Android 6.0+, iOS 12.0+|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 3100|
|Case Size||46 × 39 × 11.4 mm|
|Strap Width||22 mm|
|Watch Colors||Black, Gold|
|Input||Touchscreen, 2 Buttons|
|Screen Type||AMOLED Touchscreen|
|Resolution||402 x 476|
|Pixels per Inch||326 ppi|
|Screen Protection||Schott Glass|
|Typical Usage Battery Life (Days)||1.5|
|Watch Mode Battery Life (Days)||21|
|GPS Mode Battery Life (Days)||Not disclosed|
|Notifications||Recieve Notifications and Respond|
|Bluetooth Calling||Receive and Place Calls|
|Cellular||4G LTE Version Available|
|GPS||GPS (US), GLONASS (Russia)|
|Near Field Communication (NFC)||Yes|
|Voice Command||Google Assistant|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Altimeter, Ambient Light, Barometer, Gyroscope, Heart Rate Monitor (HRM)|
|Tracking||Calories, Distance, Fitness Level, Heart Rate, Sleep, Steps, Stress, Swimming|
|Unique Features||5-minute workouts|
NFC with Google Pay
Can install apps from Google Play
8GB storage capacity
Poor battery life
5 exercise modes
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
OPPO Watch - WatchSmarty
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