Wear OS and will instead run on a custom operating system. Wear OS was rumored to be the operating system for the upcoming smartwatch. However, the OnePlus has confirmed that its new OnePlus smartwatch won’t come with Wear OS out of the box. For improved power usage, the organization seems to have chosen its custom approach.
The OnePlus Watch is also supposed to have a “burdenless” interface and smooth compatibility with other OnePlus products, according to OnePlus. On March 23, it will be unveiled alongside the OnePlus 9 season.
In response to a query from the forum, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau said the company decided not to use Wear OS because it wanted to fix some of the “pressure points” for smartwatch users.
OnePlus Watch – Won’t Come With Wear OS?
This comes on the heels of Lau’s remarks about OnePlus collaborating closely with Google to develop Wear OS. It seems that the platform hasn’t progressed far enough to support the OnePlus Watch.
“We choose a smart wear operating system built on RTOS because we think it will provide you with a seamless and stable experience while still providing you with a long battery life, addressing some of the most common questions we’ve heard from people wanting to purchase a smartwatch,” Lau said.
Expertly crafted and meticulously designed, the #OnePlusWatch is the perfect companion to elevate your digital life. Rack up steps, monitor your heart-rate, and much more, with our debut timepiece.
— OnePlus 5 (@oneplus) March 17, 2021
OnePlus wanted to make a smartwatch to “create a burdenless experience” for users that elevates their digital lives, according to Lau. For which, the upcoming OnePlus Watch won’t come with Wear OS support.
Details On OnePlus Smartwatch
The OnePlus Watch, according to Lau, will have a specification with no small specifics and smooth compatibility with other OnePlus products, such as smartphones and audio peripherals. Lau also promised an “affordable” “best-in-class” experience.
Lau’s remarks come after a previous leak exposed crucial information about the OnePlus Watch.
The unit is supposed to have an IP68 rating, as well as heart rate tracking, auto exercise detection, and Warp Charging, which promises to charge the device for a week in 20 minutes.
Users will be able to monitor the OnePlus TV with the OnePlus watch, as well as collect updates for calls and messages.
One element that remains a mystery is the nature of the OnePlus Watch.
According to a source from last year, it will have a circular shape, which OnePlus seems to confirm in a recent Tweet (above tweet)
And here is what you need to know about the OnePlus Watch. Are you looking forward to the case on March 23rd? Fill in the blanks in the comment section with your views.
Recently, an official look for the forthcoming OnePlus Smartwatch has been unveiled. Do have a look at the first new official look for the upcoming OnePlus Smartwatch.
OnePlus Watch Official Render by @UnboxTherapy (+Added some small renders from my side 😆)
Do you like how it looks?
— Ishan Agarwal (@ishanagarwal24) March 19, 2021