One look at it, and you’ll immediately know where Oppo got the inspiration for their new device, the Oppo Watch.
It’s the first smartwatch ever for the Chinese company, launched along with their new smart, the Find X2 Pro. And, yes, the Oppo Watch looks astonishingly similar to the Apple Watch, with the only big difference being the lack of digital crown. Oppo’s watch has a set of two buttons on the right side instead.
I mean, just look at the damn thing.
Unsurprisingly, the Oppo Watch’s specs aren’t that far from those of the latest Apple Watch, either. It comes in two sizes — 41mm (1.6 inches) and 46mm (1.9 inches) — featuring either a steel or aluminum case, a curved AMOLED display, a built-in heart rate monitor (with ECG functionality), eSIM connectivity, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage memory, and water resistance with a 5ATM rating.
The Oppo Watch is powered by a Snapdragon Wear 2500 chipset and is running Oppo’s ColorOS, which is based on Android (though Oppo doesn’t say which version).
The specs between the two main versions (there’s also a more luxurious, stainless steel variant of the 46mm version) are mostly the same, but there are some important differences.
The larger Oppo Watch has a 402×476 pixel resolution and a 40-hour battery life, while the smaller only packs 320×360 pixels and 24-hour battery life. This can be further extended with a power-saving profile which brings battery life to 21 and 14 days, respectively.
When it comes to watches, though, pure specs don’t mean that much if the software isn’t polished, and we don’t know how the Oppo Watch fares in that department yet. What we do know is that it can track your fitness activities and sleep, and can also be used for payments through Alipay.
Oppo Watch will initially be available in China, at the price of 1,499 yuan ($216) for the smaller version, and 1,999 yuan ($289) for the bigger one.
There’s no word on international availability just yet.