All the information we have known so far about OnePlus Watch

The brand–OnePlus has long aspired to create an ecosystem of devices that stretches beyond smartphones. The company’s efforts towards achieving this goal started with the OnePlus Bullets Wireless neckband earphones back in 2018. Since then, OnePlus has expanded its lineup with TWS earphones, wireless chargers, and even televisions. Whereas, the fitness wearables space is one that the manufacturer has left untouched till now. This is about to change.

All of OnePlus’ sister companies under the BBK Electronics umbrella — from Oppo to Realme, to Vivo — have announced or launched a fitness wearable. The Oppo and Vivo smartwatches are the latest in this onslaught, and by the looks of it, OnePlus isn’t trailing far behind.

OnePlus Watch: Name and release date


OnePlus first dabbled with the idea of a smartwatch in 2016 but ultimately shelved the idea. In fact, the brand had a completed smartwatch back then but decided against bringing it to the market for whatever reason. However, company CEO Pete Lau confirmed in an interview that the OnePlus Watch is back in the pipeline.

OnePlus confirmed in a tweet on March 12 that the watch will launch on March 23 — the same day as the OnePlus 9 series debut.

As far as the name goes, OnePlus has referred to it officially as the OnePlus Watch. So you can count on that definitely being the name.

The rumored design of OnePlus Watch 


There is an early rumor suggested that the OnePlus Watch could feature a round display. That would make sense and it would open up the possibility of the watch resembling the round Vivo Watch or the Realme Watch S Pro .

If that’s the case, OnePlus might not have to build a smartwatch chassis from scratch. It could just borrow Vivo or Realme’s design and slap its preferred hardware on it. Then again, OnePlus might adopt a completely fresh approach for its first timepiece.

In early January 2021, frequent leaker Ishan Agarwal revealed what could be OnePlus Watch renders, showing a round watchface. Agarwal dug into the OnePlus Health app to find these renders and a distinct model number (W301CN), but cautioned that this could be the Oppo Watch.




We also discovered designs for a OnePlus smartwatch at the EUIPO website, although it’s unclear if this is indeed the final design. Nevertheless, we’ve got two filings here, and they both show circular watchfaces with two buttons on the right hand side. 




Software and details


Agarwal and Pricebaba delivered a major specs dump on March 17, claiming that Warp Charge is coming to the wearable. This will apparently deliver a day of usage with only 20 minutes of charging.

Other claimed leaks as part of the dump include an IP68 rating, 46mm dial size, 4GB of storage, and a variety of fitness tracking features. You can check out the full report over here.

Later that same day, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau confirmed that the OnePlus Watch will not run on Google’s Wear OS. Instead, the watch will run on a real-time operating system (RTOS).

“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.”

As far as pricing goes, Lau specifically said the company is trying to make the watch “a best-in-class experience at an affordable price point.” With that in mind, it would make sense to expect the watch to not be priced like an Apple Watch, for example. However, specific pricing is unknown at the moment.

Stay tuned, as we will know all on March 23!