OnePlus, last week, teased about its upcoming fitness band. Instead of a full-fledged smartwatch, they opted for a fitness band. The company, today, has announced its inaugural series of bands. Now, these are aimed at the Indian market and thus are more focused towards rivalling the likes of Xiaomi’s MiBand series.
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For the specs of the watch, the OnePlus Band comes with a familiar footprint. It has a 1.1-inch AMOLED display coming in at 126-by-294 pixel resolution. Additionally, the watch is outfitted with a 100mAh internal battery. This allows the OnePlus band to run for about 14 days, as claimed by the company. The charging cradle for the band doesn’t require the user to take it out of the strap which is a plus.
On the features side of things, we see that there isn’t much flamboyance to be offered. The watch can actively track your heart rate, your oxygen saturation (SpO2 stats), a 3-axis accelerometer and a gyroscope. This helps it track many activities like swimming, yoga and even cricket. That last one is a biggie for all the Indian users out there. In total, there are 13 exercise modes and with the sensors, users can track their calories, steps taken, heart rate and so on.
It offers integration with OnePlus phones as well. Users can receive texts, see calls on their watches. These integrate well with the fitness apps on these phones as well. Zen mode support and Find my phone are some of the other interesting features offered along with the package.
Currently, the watch is up for grabs on the 13th of January. It comes in three colours: black, navy and tangerine grey. The OnePlus Band goes for 2,499 INR which loosely translates to $35.