The OnePlus Nord Watch was something we expected, as OnePlus teased the wearable extensively before its release, as it does with so many of its products. But now that this low-cost smartwatch has arrived, we have full specs and details.
This even cheaper alternative to the OnePlus Watch – which wasn’t all that expensive, to begin with – features an AMOLED screen and up to 10 days of battery life, among other features, all of which are detailed below.
OnePlus Nord Watch Release Date and Price
The OnePlus Nord Watch has only been announced for India, where it is currently available. It’s unclear whether or not this wearable will be available in other countries. The original OnePlus Watch did launch in the United States and the United Kingdom, so it’s possible that the Nord Watch will as well, especially since those regions have also seen some Nord phones.
However, because some OnePlus products are only available in India, there’s no guarantee that the OnePlus Nord Watch will be available elsewhere.
In any case, it costs 6,999 rupees (approximately $85 / £75 / AU$130) in India, with a temporary introductory price of 4,999 rupees (approximately $60 / £55 / AU$95). While a release in the United States and the United Kingdom is possible, we don’t expect to see the OnePlus Nord Watch in Australia because the company does not sell its products there.
OnePlus Nord Watch Design and Display
The OnePlus Nord Watch is available in Midnight Black or Deep Blue, with the colour extending to both the silicone strap and the zinc alloy case.
It has a stainless-steel buckle and weighs 52.4g with the strap. The OnePlus Nord Watch measures 45.2 x 37.2 x 10.4mm and is IP68 certified, which means it is both water and dust-resistant.
The display is a 1.78-inch AMOLED with a 368 x 448 resolution, 326 pixels per inch, and a refresh rate of 60Hz. The average luminance is 500 nits.
OnePlus Nord Watch Fitness and Features
The OnePlus Nord Watch has 105 different sports modes, including yoga, cricket, running, and a variety of other activities. It also provides automatic tracking for runs and walks, so you won’t have to start those manually.
It can monitor your heart rate 24 hours a day, as well as sleep, blood oxygen levels, menstrual cycle, and stress levels.
This information is sent to a dedicated N Health app on your phone, which the watch connects to via Bluetooth 5.2. However, one significant fitness omission is the absence of GPS. Cheap wearables frequently lack this.
Aside from health and fitness, the OnePlus Nord Watch has a library of over 100 different watch faces, allowing you to customise it to your liking. It also has standard smartwatch features like call and message notifications, music controls, and a camera shutter remote for your phone.
It is compatible with both Android and iOS phones, but the actual operating system of the watch is likely to be limited, as while it isn’t mentioned, it’s presumably the same OnePlus Watch OS as seen on the standard OnePlus Watch.
This has the disadvantage of limiting you to the apps that come pre-installed, as opposed to Wear OS or watchOS.
OnePlus Nord Watch Specs and Battery Life
The OnePlus Nord Watch has 256MB of storage, but no information about the chipset or RAM is provided.
The battery is 230mAh, and OnePlus claims it will last for up to 10 days of ‘typical use,’ with a 30-day standby time. Most smartwatches are beaten by this, and it’s a credible claim, as the OnePlus Watch also lasted a long time and lived up to the company’s claims.
There is no mention of charging speeds, but it does use a magnetic charger to recharge.
While the verdict is still out on whether it can find a place among our pick of the best smartwatches, here’s hoping OnePlus brings it to new markets so we can call it in for review.
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