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OnePlus Watch release date, price, news and features

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The OnePlus Watch has now been unveiled alongside the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro, and while an exact release date for the smartwatch hasn't yet been made clear we've heard a variety of details about the wearable.

It's a new smartwatch from the company that doesn't run on Wear OS, and it instead uses a separate operating system.

Below you’ll find everything that we’ve learned about the OnePlus Watch, including the price, release date, specs, design, features, and more. 

We’ll also be updating this article whenever we hear anything new, so check back often if you want to stay up to date on the OnePlus Watch.

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We've learned additional details about the OnePlus Watch, including the release date and UK price.

Cut to the chase

  • What is it? The first smartwatch from OnePlus
  • When is it out? April 14 in the US, April 26 in the UK
  • What will it cost? $159 / £149 (approximately AU$210)

OnePlus Watch release date and price

The OnePlus Watch was announced on stage at the OnePlus 9 launch event on March 23, and it goes on sale in the US on April 14, and in the UK on April 26.

The OnePlus Watch will retail at $159 / £149 (approximately AU$210) at launch. While the OnePlus Watch is confirmed to be coming to the US and the UK, there's no news on Australia.

Australia doesn't often get OnePlus products - for example, the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro won't be on sale there - so we're not confident you'll be able to buy this wearable in the country.

It's worth noting that the OnePlus Watch is cheaper than the recent Oppo Watch, which starts at £229 (around $300, AU$420). We mention this because OnePlus and Oppo have the same parent company, and their phones often have things in common.

Design and display

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The OnePlus Watch is a circular smartwatch, so OnePlus is eschewing the 'squircle' design of Fitbit, Apple and Oppo, and it's made of stainless steel. The bands are made of a material called fluoroelastomer, which is breathable and strong.

The smartwatch has two crowns, one of which is for the app menu and the other presumably brings up another shortcut. The watch case itself is
46.4 × 46.4 ×10.9mm, making the OnePlus Watch fairly sizable compared to its competition. Including the strap it weighs 76g.

As well as the two main colors available for the OnePlus Watch (Moonlight Silver and Midnight Black), there's also a limited-edition version of the watch made of cobalt, with vegan leather straps and a sapphire glass screen, but it's not clear what the availability on this model is like just yet.

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For both versions, the watch is IP68 protected against dust and water, and is also 5ATM waterproof, which means it should survive submersion of up to 50 meters for 10 minutes without breaking. That should make this the perfect companion for swimming. 

In terms of display, the OnePlus Watch has a 1.39-inch 454 x 454 AMOLED screen, with 326 pixels per inch. That should make for a bright, crisp screen where individual pixels should be much less noticeable than on some wearables - though it's broadly in line with most rivals here.

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The OnePlus Watch features 50 watch face designs to choose from, with the possibility that the company could release more down the line. There's also support for using photos as your watch face, with the colors of the on-screen numbers and text altering to best fit the picture.

Fitness and features

The OnePlus Watch comes with over 110 fitness workouts built in, and the sports on offer here include running, swimming, dancing, parkour and much more, so users will have a huge range of modes to choose from.

The OnePlus Watch can also auto-detect some workouts, so if you start running or jogging the watch will automatically start tracking it, and if you stop the watch will pause the tracking.

We've seen this feature in other watches, and it can often be temperamental, so we'll have to see how well it works here. Apparently, this mode only works for running or walking-based activities.

As well as the fitness modes, there's also sleep tracking, as well as some other tracking features like a heart rate monitor, built-in GPS, blood oxygen scanning and more.

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The OnePlus Watch runs on OnePlus' proprietary operating system, not Wear OS as some early rumors predicted. It also has 4GB of storage - that's space for approximately 500 songs. Naturally, the watch is also compatible with the OnePlus Buds, providing a hands-free alternative for your listening pleasure.

Some features include a zen mode for stopping you getting distracted, controls for your smartphone camera, notification handling, music controls and the like - these are features most smartwatches have.

The OnePlus Watch can also remind you to take quick breaks if you're working long hours, with a feature to remind you to stand up and stretch, or take quick breathing exercises.

For workaholics, a stress level indicator is featured on the OnePlus Watch. This uses the heart rate monitor to detect heart rate variability (HRV) via fluctuations.

You'll also be able to take calls hands-free from the watch, a feature not all smartwatches have.

To enable this, the OnePlus Watch also has a speaker, a microphone, and Bluetooth 5.0. It can be paired with a phone running Android 6.0 or above, but doesn't work with iOS.

Battery life

The OnePlus Watch can supposedly last for up to two weeks on a single charge of its 402mAh battery, and up to five days when using sleep blood oxygen monitoring, or for up to 25 hours of continuous exercise with GPS. This is something we'll test for our full review. Well, maybe not the 25 hours of exercise - we're not that fit.

The watch powers up with a connector that attaches, via magnets, to the back of the watch. The company claims that it takes just 20 minutes to power the device with a full week's worth of charge.

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OnePlus TV functionality

If you own a OnePlus TV, then the OnePlus Watch will offer a new way for you to interact with the device. The watch has OnePlus TV integration, which will allow you to use the watch as a remote to control your TV.

Features include being able to control the TV's volume and power it on and off. Impressively, the watch will smartly lower the TV volume if you're on a call. 

The OnePlus Watch can also recognize if you've fallen asleep while binge watching your favorite shows. If you've drifted off for more than 30 minutes, the watch can instruct your OnePlus TV to automatically power off, a blessing for those of you who are more environmentally minded.