NEW DELHI: Smartphone maker OnePlus will launch its next-generation OnePlus 9 series smartphones on March 23. Now, the company has also confirmed that it will launch its first smartwatch at the same event.
The company CEO Pete Lau has confirmed that the OnePlus Watch will not run on Google’s WearOS.
Lau confirmed this to a OnePlus forum member that the upcoming smartwatch will run on an unnamed RTOS (real-time operating system).
Pete Lau said, “We chose to go with a smart wear operating system developed based on RTOS because we believe it provides you a smooth and reliable experience while offering a great battery life, covering some of the biggest concerns we’ve been hearing from people looking to buy a smartwatch.”
This means that the OnePlus Watch will offer a similar user experience like the Amazfit and Zepp smartwatches. The software on these wearables come with limited apps and offer no support for third-party apps. On the other hand, these watches offer long lasting battery life.
Apart from the operating system, the company has also confirmed that the OnePlus Watch will come with a burdenless design. The wearable will also offer seamless connectivity between OnePlus smartphones, audio devices and OnePlus TV. The company has also mentioned that the smartwatch will come with an affordable price tag.
Apart from this, some of the earlier leaks revealed that the OnePlus Watch will come with a square-shaped dial and it will come in Black and Silver colour options.
Rumours also suggest that the device will come with an IP68 rating which will make the smartwatch dust and water-resistant. The smartwatch is also said to come with a heart rate and SpO2 monitor. It is also said to offer features like automatic wear detection, sleep tracking and a swimming mode.