OPPO‘s first smartwatch, launched first in China, went global a week ago. Today, we can finally say that it’s official in the Philippines.
(Update, September 21: Here’s our full review of the OPPO Watch!)
Priced at P12,990 (around $265), the OPPO Watch 41mm in black is now available for purchase at all OPPO concept stores and on ecommerce site Lazada.
“Now that modern Filipinos are living digitally, we feel that it’s the perfect time to introduce our first-ever smartwatch,” OPPO Philippines marketing director Raymond Xia said. “This is the testimony of OPPO’s dedication of ensuring that we’re able to provide the best and most innovative products that will aid in the day-to-day lives of Filipinos.”
Outside China, the OPPO Watch runs Google’s Wear OS, not ColorOS, for users to be able to download software like third-party sports-tracking apps from the Play Store, OPPO Asia-Pacific senior product PR manager Clinton Jeff told us during a media briefing.
The accessory combines advanced technology with style. It gets a rectangular rigid AMOLED display whose background you can fill with a picture of your choice — and is even intelligent enough to match a watch face with an outfit, thanks to AI imaging and built-in algorithms. How? Just use the HeyTap Health app to take a photo of what you are going to wear, and the OPPO Watch will suggest a complementary watch face.
The device boasts a durable 6000-series aluminum alloy frame; four PPG [photoplethysmography] sensors, GPS, and GLONASS for tracking and monitoring walking, running, cycling, and other physical activities; 5ATM water resistance; always-on heart-rate monitoring; and a sleep-tracking feature.
OPPO Watch official product video
The OPPO Watch is claimed to last up to 24 hours when in Smart mode and as long as 38 days in Power Saver mode. Even better, charging is not something to sniff at. You can get 30% charge in 15 minutes when juicing this up. And it takes only about 75 minutes to get it to 100%, much faster compared with similar products on the market. This is the company’s Watch VOOC Flash Charging system at work.
There are two other models in the series: a 46mm/LTE and a 46mm/Wi-Fi. (You can see a specs comparison between the three here.) OPPO has not revealed to us if one of the two — or both — will be offered in the Philippines. There’s no word yet on the local availability of the straps as well. But don’t worry, we’ll update you as soon as we get an answer.
OPPO Watch 41mm (Wi-Fi) specs
- 41 x 36 x 11mm (13mm including heart-rate sensor)
- 30.1 grams
- Aluminum-alloy frame (plastic bottom case)
- 1.6-inch AMOLED screen, 320 x 360 resolution
- Physical home button, multifunction button
- Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB storage
- 300mAh battery with 24-hour battery life in Smart mode
- Supports magnetic charging (7.5 watts)
- Wear OS based on Android
- Flourorubber strap
- Colors: Black (Pink Gold and Silver Mist are not available in the Philippines)
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