Announced in China in March, the Oppo Watch had caused a lot of talk. For good reason, this connected watch takes almost identically the design of the Apple Watch … and even tries to surpass it thanks to a curved screen. Good news for French consumers, the Oppo Watch arrives on October 2 in France.
A simplified interface
For very short minutes, we were able to manipulate Oppo’s watch. The latter runs under a modified WearOS that looks like everything … except WearOS. Indeed, a software overlay groups the applications in the form of small round icons and all menus have been extremely simplified. As a result, the Oppo Watch seemed extremely fluid to us, which is rare in this category. We can’t wait to try it out for more time, especially since its curved screen is really alluring. We just regret that Oppo did not push the copy to the end by recovering the digital crown of Apple. Instead, we have two side buttons.
Oppo requires, the brand emphasizes fast charging. According to him, the Oppo Watch is the fastest charging connected watch on the market. It would go from 0 to 100% in 1h15 thanks to its induction charger. The Oppo Watch is NFC compatible, has a built-in speaker and microphone, has GPS, can continuously measure your heart rate and analyze your sleep. Its battery would last between 24 and 36 hours depending on the model.
Two ecosystems coexist in this Watch. There is first that of Oppo which allows for example to create a tailor-made dial by taking pictures of your clothes … and that of Google which offers plenty of applications to play sports in addition to the Play Store. To fully use your Oppo Watch, you must therefore download two applications. We also appreciate the idea of Oppo to offer you sports lessons directly on your wrist thanks to videos.
Three Oppo Watch models will be released in the coming days. First there is a small version 41mm at 249 euros without curved screen and an edition 46mm at 329 euros with curved screen, both released on October 2. A third model 46mm 4G compatible at 349 euros will be available on October 22. An operator will offer a compatible eSIM package, without its name being known for the moment. These reasonable prices could help the Chinese brand to meet a new audience. Like any WearOS watch, the Oppo Watch is compatible with all Android smartphones and iPhones.
Oppo Enco W51, noise reduction at a low price
In addition to its new Watch, Oppo will launch the Enco W51 on October 2, wireless noise-canceling headphones (-35 dB according to Oppo). Compatible with wireless charging and with a cumulative autonomy of 24 hours, the latter will cost 99 euros. This is less than the equivalent models at Apple, Samsung and Huawei.
With its new range of connected products, Oppo is gradually diversifying in France. We are now waiting for the announcement of its next Reno 4 smartphones.