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Oppo Watch video review: Good first attempt let down by Wear OS

By Zachary Chan - 30 Oct 2020
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Oppo Watch

Oppo's first steps into the smartwatch arena

The Oppo Watch is the company's first foray into the wearables market and it seems like they've chosen to model it after the market leader in smartwatches - the Apple Watch. One crucial difference is the OS and ecosystem powering it and Oppo has sided with Google's Wear OS which unfortunately hasn't really seen much development at all.

Still, the watch packs all the modern features such as outfit matching watch face, always-on heart-rate monitoring, basic workout and health tracking, 50-meter water resistance, super-fast 75 minutes charging via Watch VOOC Flash Charge, and is driven by a dual-chip system powered by a Snapdragon processor and an Apollo processor where the watch toggles between them to boost energy efficiency. In fact, Oppo claims up to 21 days of operation in Power Save mode. How does it really hold up in actual use? Here's my full review in video format:-

Despite some of our misgivings, if you're keen to give it a go, the Oppo Watch is priced reasonably at S$399 (46mm) and S$299 (41mm) respectively and available at Oppo Concept Stores and Oppo’s Shopee and Lazada Flagship Stores. Currently, only the Wi-Fi editions of these watches are available locally.

It's not expensive when compared to Apple and Samsung's offerings, but its nearest competitor would be Huawei's expanding range of smartwatches (Watch GT 2 Pro, Watch GT 2, Watch GT 2e) and they start from a much lower price point.

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  • Design 7.5
  • Features 7
  • User-Friendliness 7.5
  • Performance 7
  • Value 7
The Good
Build quality
Large, bright screen
Fluid, responsive UI
The Bad
Battery life
Limited software / Wear OS
Proprietary strap
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