OnePlus Watch Is Big But Does Not Have Much Uniqueness

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    The OnePlus Watch has been recently launched with a price tag of $159. It is the company’s first wearable product. The OnePlus Watch ticks most boxes in the looks department. But it does not have the features that one would expect of a “smartwatch”.

    Details Of The OnePlus Watch

    OnePlus’ Watch is different from the smartwatches that have Wear OS like those by Mobvoi, Motorola, or Fossil. Neither is it similar to Apple’s or Samsung’s products. All these ones come with software platforms that work with various other services and apps which makes them have features similar to smartphones. That also adds to their customizability.

    However, the company’s default software runs the OnePlus Watch. As such, the platform is power efficient and very quick. However, it cannot be extended. No watch faces other than the company’s or from app stores are available for download. This makes the OnePlus Watch similar to the budget variants of smartwatches such as the Qyze, Umidigi, or Amazfit.

    However, because of the default software, the OnePlus Watch can make its battery last extremely long. It is the product’s most positive point. Although, it comes at the cost of the product not being able to do nearly as much as what other smartwatches can do for the price.

    The Watch works with and under the control of the Health app by OnePlus for Android. As such, iPhones have no compatibility whatsoever. The interface has a familiar feeling. Notifications can be seen by swiping down. Basic widgets can be accessed by swiping right. However, the notifications can only be cleared, nothing more. It has all the basic apps except a calendar or a calculator. It also has no voice assistant, or music playing ability, or NFC tapping.

    As far as the OnePlus Watch’s appearance goes, it is similar to the Samsung Galaxy Watch. The body material is stainless steel and it comes in three color variants: black, silver, and a gold special edition.

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