As the first smartwatch of OPPO, OPPO Watch has the flagship configuration in one step. OPPO Watch has the industry’s first 3D hyperboloid flexible screen. And it supports NFC and eSIM independent communication. It even has a quick charge feature like smartphones. And of course, it has all the features that a smartwatch should have. So if OPPO Watch really good? Let’s check it out: OPPO Watch Review-Always Be Connected.
What’s in The Box
The packaging style of OPPO Watch is similar to Apple Watch, which looks gentle, neat and compact. You can find the watch on the first layer and the charging base with a manual on the second layer. Nothing else comes with the box.
There are two versions of OPPO Watch, 41mm and 46mm. Mine is a 46mm version, specially designed for male users like me. The black body fluorine rubber wristband looks very low-key. The strap feels good on the skin. After wearing it, it will not be sticky when there are swears after sports.
If you don’t like the black strap, OPPO Watch also has a large number of straps to choose from, leather, stainless steel, or colorful, which can definitely satisfy you.
The dial is square in appearance, so it doesn’t seem too fashionable. But with a suitable dial, OPPO Watch can demonstrate a completely different style. For example, I specially downloaded a business-style dial. Even in some business occasions, it is very suitable.
The details of OPPO Watch are also reliable. The materials are no less than Apple Watch. The case of OPPO Watch is made of aluminum alloy, which is corrosion-resistant. The bottom case is 3D ceramic. The watch does not use wireless charging, but uses four metal contacts at the bottom to achieve quick charging. At the same time, you can see a heart rate sensor at the bottom.
The left side of OPPO Watch body screen is the speaker. Yes, you read it right, there is a speaker on the watch. You can use OPPO Watch to listen to songs and make calls with the speaker. The sound volume is adjustable, and the maximum volume is similar to a small Bluetooth speaker.
There is no traditional watch crown design on OPPO Watch. There are two buttons on the right side of the screen. Actually, it doesn’t look bad. At least you don’t have to install a crown to make it look like a watch. And it makes OPPO Watch wears more comfortable.
Click the upper button to enter the App interface, and press it again to return to the main interface. Long press the lower button to switch between the smart mode and long battery life mode. Of course, you can customize the button functions in the settings.
OPPO watch uses a one-button quick release strap independently developed by OPPO. You only need to press and hold the button on the back of the watch, and then gently pull it out to easily remove the strap. Compared to the pin-type design of some other brands, I prefer this strap design of OPPO Watch. It can be easily removed with only one hand. And you need to worry about the middle pin falling out. And the connection between the watch body and strap is strong enough.
Touch Screen Experience
I think the screen design of OPPO Watch is a big highlight. The display effect is really very delicate. Whether it is color, contrast, brightness or fineness, it is perfect.
First of all, its curved screen design makes the surface not look heavy and bloated. This is very important, especially for watches as fashion accessories. The second is the high resolution of the display. When you use a mechanical watch face, at first glance, it really feels like a real mechanical watch. In addition, the touch screen effect is excellent. The gesture logic is really perfect with the curved screen.
Besides, when the screen is off, the black screen and the black aluminum alloy are almost indistinguishable, which makes the watch very compact. I think this is almost like an Apple Watch.
OPPO Watch OS Experience
OPPO Watch’s OS is not a simple Android wearable system. It is OPPO ColorOS Watch system based on Android. The biggest advantage is that it has a lot of optimizations and improvements in power management. I only need to charge it once per two days. And it can last up to 20 days with the long battery life mode, which is almost the same as Amazfit GTR.
In the standby interface, press the button on the upper right side to call out the menu with one click. You can see that OPPO Watch’s animation effect is quite good, similar to Apple WatchOS. You can feel that OPPO’s engineers put a lot of effort into the UI design. These details in the animation make the experience very impressive.
The watch face design has always been the core attraction of smartwatches compared to traditional watches. Like most branded smartwatches, OPPO Watch also has many replaceable watch faces to choose from. But one of the very interesting features “AI Customized Exclusive Watch Face” is definitely a very interesting and innovative feature. Open the camera on the mobile APP, take a photo of your own clothes, and then the system will automatically generate a watch face that suits your dressing style today. At least the effect is much better than the clothes I wear. This feature gives you the ability to design the unique watch face of your own.
Another attractive feature of OPPO Watch is the support for eSIM like Apple Watch. You can make OPPO Watch an individual smart device if you give it an eSIM, which can be used for phone calls. Then you don’t need to do sports with your smartphone.
Battery Life Experience
As for battery life, this has always been a pain point for smartwatches. In order to test the battery life of OPPO Watch, I turned on the step counting function, heart rate detection, WiFi, etc., and then turned on the screen brightness and volume to the maximum. Sometimes I often use the watch to make calls while driving. During the 5 kilometers per day outdoor walking (with GPS and sports mode turned on), there are still 20% of battery left, which is pretty good for a smartwatch with Android OS.
And please don’t forget OPPO Watch supports VOOC charge. You can charge it to 50% with only 5mins, like magic. So the battery life experience is really good in my personal experience.
The Verdict Of OPPO Watch Review
After 15 days of deep experience, although OPPO Watch is OPPO’s first exploration in the field of smartwatches, many innovations are remarkable. The appearance is fascinating with the curved and high-resolution display. The battery life is longer than expectation and the charging is super fast. No doubt, OPPO Watch will be another successful smartwatch after Apple Watch.
Where to buy OPPO Watch
Currently, OPPO Watch international version is still not available. You can get China version on Aliexpress.
The appearance is fascinating with the curved and high-resolution display. The battery life is longer than expectation and the charging is super fast.
- Nice curved screen with a high-resolution display
- Independent eSIM compatibility
- WiFi and Bluetooth compatibility
- NFC support
- Long battery life and quick charge
- The screen is easy to get fingerprints
- The software compatibility is lacking
- The sound quality of the speaker needs improvement