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Oppo’s new smartwatch runs Wear OS but with better health tracking

Oppo has announced international release plans for its first smartwatch, the Oppo Watch. The device was launched in China earlier this year with a customized version of Android, but Oppo is shipping the global model with Google’s Wear OS on board.

The company isn’t sharing details on US availability yet, but the Watch will go on sale in India first and is expected to head to the UK and several other countries. Three models will be available a 41mm WiFi only version, a 46mm size with WiFi and a 46mm one with LTE via eSIM. In the UK, you can expect the cellular version to operate on Vodafone, Orange and Celcom, with the WiFi version starting at £229 and the LTE model going for £329.

Although it looks a lot like the Apple Watch, the larger Oppo Watch actually has dual curved edges that the company describes as a “flexible AMOLED”, while the 41mm model is flat. Depending on the size you choose, you’ll be getting either a big 1.91-inch or 1.6-inch 1,000-nit touchscreen that should be easily readable in sunlight.

The smaller version has a 300mAh battery that should help it last up to 24 hours of standard smartwatch use and 14 days in a power saver mode. Meanwhile, the bigger Watch has a 430mAh cell with an estimated 36-hour runtime for the WiFi model. LTE will obviously tap the battery more and Oppo expects the cellular option to last up to 30 hours. In Power Saver, the 46mm should hang around for 21 days, whether it’s WiFi or LTE.

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