Chinese smartphone maker OPPO has announced that the OPPO watch with EKG function will be released on September 24th. Interestingly, each watch has been certified by the Chinese Medicines Agency for the registration of Class II medical devices.
OPPO has tested the EKG version of its watch through its official Weibo channel. According to OPPO, the new sensor of this wearable has been approved by the relevant Chinese authorities.
Apple Watches were the first to receive the EKG function. But both Fitbit and Samsung have them built into their smartwatches. However, OPPO will be the first Wear OS manufacturer to offer this feature.
The OPPO watch is expected to have a similar form factor to the Apple Watch. It is also likely to come with a 3D curved glass that covers a framed AMOLED display.
OPPO’s teaser not only mentions the regions in which the new watch will go on sale. However, it is said that the launch will be worldwide.
Introduced in early March this year, the OPPO watch features a 1.91-inch AMOLED screen with two curved flexibilities that features a 326ppi display and a 100% P3-wide color gamut display. It has an integrated metal center frame and curved design, uses a 3D ceramic case, and supports swim-quality water resistance of 50 meters. It supports eSIM with two Qualcomm Snapdragon and Apollo chips and is used in smart mode for 40 hours. In long distance mode, it can work up to 21 days.
The Oppo Watch is equipped with a Snapdragon 3100 chipset and runs on Oppo’s custom Watch UI, which runs on Android Wear OS by default. It is the first watch with a curved AMOLED display and is available in two different sizes – 41 mm and 46 mm.
Other important functions include fitness tracking, heart rate monitoring, sleep quality, 50-meter water resistance, and reminders of inactivity and breathing.