OnePlus has re-entered the smartwatch game with the OnePlus Watch 2, marking a significant departure from its predecessor. Let’s delve into the key changes and upgrades compared to the original OnePlus Watch, unveiled in 2021.

Software Shift: The most significant change is the switch to Google’s Wear OS 3.5 from the proprietary operating system used in the first iteration. This opens doors to a wider range of apps and functionalities from the Google Play Store, offering users more choice and customization.

Dual Chip Architecture: The Watch 2 boasts a dual-chip architecture, employing a low-power chip for everyday tasks and a powerful chip for demanding operations. This promises improved performance and battery life compared to the single-chip design of the previous model.

Design and Display: While the overall design retains a certain elegance, the Watch 2 features a slightly larger and brighter AMOLED display compared to its predecessor. Additionally, it boasts a more durable build with military-grade certification and IP68 water and dust resistance.

OnePlus Watch 2

Advanced Health Tracking: The Watch 2 offers a comprehensive suite of health tracking features, including heart rate monitoring, sleep tracking, blood oxygen monitoring, and stress monitoring. Notably, it introduces advanced sleep tracking capabilities with features like sleep apnea detection and REM sleep monitoring.

Other Improvements:

  • Improved battery life: OnePlus claims the Watch 2 can last up to 14 days on a single charge, compared to the previous model’s estimated 4-7 days.
  • Bluetooth earbuds compatibility: The Watch 2 allows users to connect to a wider range of Bluetooth earbuds, expanding its functionality beyond smartphone connectivity.

Expected Price and Launch Date:

The OnePlus Watch 2 is expected to launch in India on March 4, 2024, with a starting price of ₹ 24,999 (approximately $299 USD). This price point positions it as a mid-range smartwatch, competing with other offerings like the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and the Fossil Gen 6.

In Conclusion:

The OnePlus Watch 2 marks a significant departure from the first iteration, offering a more robust platform, advanced features, and potentially longer battery life. The switch to Wear OS and the introduction of innovative health tracking features make it a compelling option for users seeking a feature-rich and stylish smartwatch experience. However, the price tag might place it in competition with established players in the mid-range smartwatch market.

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