Despite many Android OEMs shunning Wear OS for years Google steadily tweaked its software to make it more intuitive and less battery hungry. The internet search giant’s perseverance pays off and brands like Fossil, Mobvoi, and TAG Heuer continue to use it on their smartwatches. Meanwhile, Oppo makes a bold move to abandon it for the Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro.
Fans of squarish or rectangular form factors might want to check these out. For now, the Oppo Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro are destined for Chinese markets only. Currently, there is no word of a global release, but those interested can always import them if needed.
Aside from the display size, button style, and some features, both models practically offer a similar experience. Hence, we’ll highlight the flagship. It is one of the first smartwatches to pack Qualcomm’s Snapdragon W5 chipset. Aside from the usual health monitoring capabilities, the Oppo Watch 3 Pro comes with an ECG function.
Instead of Titanium, which most brands use for range-topping models, Oppo opts for an aluminum alloy case. It measures 50.4 mm x 38.5 mm x 12.8 mm and weighs 1.32 ounces. No sapphire watch crystal here as the 1.91 LTPO AMOLED display sits under a mineral glass cover.
The case back, on the other hand, uses a robust fiberglass material to give the Watch 3 Pro a 5 ATM water resistance rating. Meanwhile, the 500 mAh battery should last up to five days with typical usage and up to 15 days in RTOS-only mode. You can pick between two colorways: Platinum Black and Desert Brown. Each variant ships with a Viton fluoroelastomer and ECCO leather strap respectively.Discover More
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