OnePlus may have two new smartwatches coming, and then some
With the OnePlus Health app going live for early access on the Google Play Store, developers and enthusiasts are already ripping into the code and digging around for clues. Apparently, there is a lot to discover. The app shows noteworthy similarities to the OPPO HeyTap Health app, fuelling speculation that the OnePlus line of watches might just be rebadged OPPO products.
The code tear-down of the OnePlus Health app by Nils Ahrensmeier on Twitter clearly shows instances of OnePlus Watch, Watch RX, and even an OnePlus Band, along with references to OPPO watches. From the screenshots shared, it is clear that the OnePlus Watch will share most of the sensors and internals with the OPPO Watch and Watch RX, respectively.
The launch plans for the OnePlus watch have been deferred, likely due to software issues being ironed out, points out Max Jambor. As the products from both brands are rumored to share the same internals, one can expect similar battery life, features, and specifications on the OnePlus and OPPO Watches. The OnePlus watches are expected to sport Qualcomm underpinnings, just like their smartphone counterparts.
The OPPO watches have evidently been styled after the Apple watch series, but there is a good chance the OnePlus Watch may sport a round face, while still housing internals based on the OPPO Watch RX. The brand may also tailor the user experience of the watch and the app to reflect the OnePlus brand identity, despite sharing pretty much everything else with OPPO.
Recently, OnePlus India took to Twitter to share news of a SpO2 sensor for blood oxygen monitoring in one of their upcoming devices; most likely the OnePlus Band. The band could launch in India as early as January 11, although e-tailers Amazon and Flipkart are yet to confirm receipt of stocks. The OnePlus range could be powered by the Qualcomm Wear 4100+ chip.