OnePlus is the latest company joining the world of wearables with the OnePlus Band – an affordable smart band with heart rate and SpO2 sensors, color display, long battery life, and plenty of sports modes.
The OnePlus Band comes with a 1.1” AMOLED display with touch controls – there are no physical buttons on the device. The resolution of the screen is 126×294 pixels and you get dozens of customization options. There are 37 different watch faces (with five being stored on the device), and some can be tweaked further.
The device is extremely light – the tracker is 10.3 grams, the rubber band is 12.3 grams, making the total weight just 22.6 grams. Speaking about the bands, there are three options – Black, Navy, and Tangerine Gray (Orange on the inside, grey on the outside), but only the first one comes in the retail box; the other two are purchased separately.
The smart band has 12 different exercise modes and a Free Training option for all the non-listed sports and activities. It is certified for 5ATM and IP68 water resistance and it has Bluetooth 5.0 to connect with any Android phone (Marshmallow and above). Two pogo pins let you attach the dedicated (sigh!) charger, and you get some niceties such as music playback control and remote camera shutter for your phone, while those that have one of OnePlus’ devices can also enjoy Zen Mode synchronization.
While OnePlus did not reveal the Band’s exact battery capacity, it said one charge could last up to two weeks. Of course, this can take a hit when some features are turned on, including the tracking of blood oxygen (SpO2) saturation via the infrared sensor, the heart rate monitor, and the sleep tracker.
All this data can be adjusted and tracked in the new OnePlus Health app available on the Google Play app store.
The OnePlus Band is said to cost for INR2,799, but the launch price is discounted to INR2,499 – that’s just above $35/€27. Extra bands cost INR399 ($5.50/€4.50), with the actual market launch date yet to be announced. We got the chance to test the Band ahead of the launch, so head to the review and read all about it.