Days after Oppo confirmed the release of its new smartphone, the Find X2, the company has now announced the launch of its smartwatch, Oppo Watch alongside. The announcement was confirmed by the Chinese tech company on Weibo, where photos of the watch were unveiled. The launch will take place on March 6 at an event in China and it is rumoured that alongside the Find X2 phone and Oppo Watch, the pro variant of the former phone will be unveiled too.
This isn’t the first time the company teased its upcoming watch. Earlier in February, Oppo VP Brian Shen on Twitter showed its photo, which had an Apple Watch type of design. At the time Oppo Watch was teased, Shen had called its curved screen and 3D glass “a game-changer.” The new photos now reveal the two colour variants – black and gold.
Overall, the features of the first generation Oppo Watch remain in the dark, however, it is rumoured that the product will carry ECG support, similar to what we have on the Apple Watch Series 4 and Apple Watch Series 5. The presence of ECG support on the Oppo Watch could help the Chinese company take on the Mi Watch, which doesn’t have the hardware to enable ECG support.
Meanwhile, another leak by a tipster showed the settings page of the said watch. The photo of the alleged setting page further revealed fours options mainly: “Multifunction Button”, “Battery”, “Password” and “More”.
Oppo Watch setting page as revealed by a tipster
Photo Credit: Weibo
The multifunction button option indicated that the physical buttons present on the sides can be customised to the users’ preference while the battery option hinted that there may be optimisation choices for prolonging the lifespan of the watch. The password option also suggested that users can choose their lock preferences.
So far, the company has not revealed the price or any other details about the watch but it will be interesting to see what Oppo has in store on March 6 launch. A leak had earlier suggested the scheduled Find X2 smartphone and the rumoured Find X2 Pro smartphone will support 30W wireless charging and reverse charging. It won’t be a surprise if the rumoured features are included on the watch as well.