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OPPO Watch Unboxing and First Impressions

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We got our hands on the new OPPO Watch with Google WearOS recently and here's what we think about it.
Wrist shot

On paper, the new smartwatch from OPPO features a 1.6-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 360 x 320 at 301ppi. Inside is the Qualcomm Snapdragon wear 3100 + Apollo 3 dual-processor with 1GB RAM and 8GB of storage. It has a 300mAh battery with Watch VOOC Flash Charge. 

Running the show is WearOS by Google for Smartwatches. It is compatible with Android and iOS and connects via WiFi and Bluetooth 4.2. It supports NFC, GPS, GLONASS, and BDS. 

Included sensors include light, gyroscope, barometric pressure, and optical heart rate. It measures at just 41.45 x 36.37 x 11.4mm, weighs 30.1 grams, and is water-resistant at up to 3ATM.

The watch retails for PHP 12,990.

Let's take a closer look!

Unboxing/Accessories

OPPO Watch Box with OPPO Reno4
OPPO Watch Box with OPPO Reno4

It comes in a long white rectangular packaging with OPPO branding and a render of the OPPO watch.
Unboxed
Unboxed

Inside the box is the OPPO watch, USB Type-A charging cradle that supports Watch VOOC Flash Charge, documentation, and an extra band loop.

Build Quality/Design

OPPO Watch face
OPPO Watch face

In front is the 1.6-inch AMOLED touch screen that at maximum level is bright and vibrant out of the box. It has uneven bezels where the bottom bezel is thicker than the top and side bezels. Touch inputs and gestures register instantly and accurately.


Sensors at the bottom
Sensors at the bottom

At the back of the watch are the OPPO logo, strap locks, sensors, and CPU contacts(for charging).
Wrist strap without a buckle
Wrist strap without a buckle

The wrist strap comes with the watch. There is no extra longer or extra shorter strap. The Straps itself is thick with a nice satin finish that feels premium in hand. My one issue with the strap is that it only has a pin and no buckle which makes it difficult to lock the straps in when securing it into place one-handed.
Speaker grille on the left
Speaker grille on the left

On the left side of the watch are two speaker grills while on the right are the power button, microphone, and back button. The power button has the OPPO green paint on it.
Power and back buttons on the right
Power and back buttons on the right

The watch weighs only at 30.1 grams and the body is made of a combination of high-quality polycarbonate and glass panel in the front and glass panel at the back. The construction, fit, and finish are premium and eye-catching. We only truly found out that the frame was made of metal after a closer inspection.

Set-up of the OPPO Watch requires the WearOS app from the Google Play Store. Set-up took under 15 minutes and it consumed 3 percent of the battery. On our first night with the OPPO Watch, we took the charging cradle at 10PM.

We wore the watch while sleeping, exercising, and working and it had 52 percent left in the battery at 2PM the next day.

OPPO Watch 41mm Specs

Display: 1.6-inch AMOLED screen w/ 360 x 320 resolution at 301 ppi
CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 + Apollo 3 dual processor
RAM: 1GB
ROM: 8GB
Battery: 300mAh w/ Watch VOOC Flash Charge
OS: Wear OS by Google Smartwatches (Works for Android and iOS)
Connectivity: WiFi 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, eSIM
Sensors: 3-axis accelerometer, light, geomagnetic, gyroscope, barometric pressure, optical heart rate
Others: 3ATM water resistance, microphone, Colors: Black, Pink Gold, Silver Mist
Dimensions: 41.45 x 36.37 x 11.4 mm
Weight: 30.1 g
Price: PHP 12,990


As of the moment

App drawer
App drawer


Our first impressions of the OPPO Watch are mixed. We like the build materials and the design of the OPPO Watch and our only concern with it is the buckleless strap. 

OPPO already added several refinements and features and it still lacks features that we love in competing watch operating software. In terms of software performance, we find that WearOS is not as advanced as Samsung's Tizen and Huawei's watch software.

This is not OPPO's fault. Google needs to step-up.

Aside from these, the OPPO Watch is a well-built wearable with most of the features that you look for in a health-focused device. 

Stay tuned for our full review coming soon.
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