Last month, Qualcomm launched the Snapdragon W5 series —the company’s latest flagship wearable platform. Yesterday, Oppo launched its Watch 3 Series smartwatches as the first wearables based on the new platform. So, let’s take a look at the specifications, features, expected price, and availability of the Oppo Watch 3 and 3 Pro in Nepal.
Oppo Watch 3 Series Overview:
For starters, both the Oppo Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro are powered by the vanilla Snapdragon W5. Technically, this makes them the first smartwatch based on the W5 series. However, the first smartwatch with the W5+ will be from Mobvoi.
To recall, the Snapdragon W5+ features an additional always-on co-processor that is missing on the standard W5. But it won’t be a problem for the Oppo Watch 3 series as the company has incorporated Ambiq’s Apollo 4 Plus co-processor instead.
Except for some changes, the Oppo Watch 3 and 3 Pro retain the design of the last-gen Oppo Watch 2. We get rectangular AMOLED panels on both models. The one on the Pro model is fully curved and measures 1.91-inch diagonally. It even has LTPO technology with a maximum refresh rate of up to 60Hz.
The vanilla model features a smaller 1.75-inch non-LTPO AMOLED screen It matches the Pro model in pixel density.
The main frame of the Oppo Watch 3 and 3 Pro is made of aluminum while we get an LNP special glass fiber reinforced PC on the bottom. The Pro model even gets a mechanical crown made of stainless steel. The Watch 3 series even has a 3D glass cover for protection.
Oppo is offering two colorways for each smartwatch. The Pro model is available in Platinum Black and Desert Brown while the vanilla model replaces the latter with Feather Gold.
Health and Fitness Tracking
The Oppo Watch 3 Series features the basic health and fitness tracking you expect of a smartwatch. Both the Oppo Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro can track your heart rate, continuous blood oxygen level, and sleep. Furthermore, you can even monitor the elasticity of your blood vessels in just 30 seconds.
For this, the watches come with an optical heart rate sensor, ECG sensor, and blood oxygen sensor. In addition, they can have a barometer, ambient light sensor, and an accelerator + gyro sensor.
They even have a new Family Care Mode which tracks the health status of your family members. There is even a Healthy Pixie guide that tells users how healthy he/she is by visual representation of a cat.
The Oppo Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro have over 100 different sports modes with automatic detection of 6 of them. Oppo also says to have improved posture detection (in sports like tennis) and improved heart rate detection in sports like running.
Oppo also revealed that it is working on a car app for the Watch 3 series. Once it is live, users will be able to start their vehicle, check battery percentage, turn on AC, and more using the Oppo Watch 3 and 3 Pro. These new watches even have built-in navigation, NFC for touchless payment, and even a voice assistant.
Battery and Charging
Oppo Watch 3 Pro features a 550mAh battery rated for 5 days of typical usage. On the other hand, the vanilla Oppo Watch 3 has a smaller 400mAh battery rated for just 4 days. Oppo Watch 3 series supports flash charge with 10 minutes of charging enough for a day’s worth of endurance. The full charging process takes around 65 minutes for the Pro and 60 minutes for the vanilla Oppo Watch 3.
|Oppo Watch 3||Oppo Watch 3 Pro|
|Dimensions||Aluminum frame, PC bottom
– 50.4 x 38.5 x 12.75mm
|Aluminum frame, PC bottom
– 43.0 x 37.0 x 11.65m
|Color||Platinum Black, Desert Brown||Platinum Black, Feather Gold|
|Resolution||378 x496 pixels, 326PPI||372*430 pixels, 326 PPI|
|Protection||C-Type 3D glass cover||3D Glass cover|
|Properties||LTPO (up to 60Hz), Full curved||AMOLED with AoD|
|Processor||Snapdragon W5 + Apollo 4 Plus co-processor|
|Memory||1GB RAM + 32GB ROM|
|Battery||550mAh (up to 5 days)||400mAh (up to 4 days)|
|Charging||Flash Charge (100% in 65 minutes)||Flash Charge (100% in 60 minutes)|
|Sports Mode||1000+ (automatic detection for 6)|
|Sensors||Acceleration Sensor + Gyro Sensor + Geomagnetic Sensor + Optical Heart Rate Sensor + Blood Oxygen Sensor + ECG Sensor + Ambient Light Sensor + Air Pressure Sensor|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth 5.0, eSIM, NFC, GPS|
|Compatibility||Android 6.0+, iOS 13.0+|
Oppo Watch 3 Series Price in Nepal and Availability (Expected)
The Oppo Watch 3 Series will go on sale in China from August 19. The price starts at CNY 1,499 and CNY 1,899 for the vanilla Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro, respectively. If Oppo launches them in Nepal, we expect the price of Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro to start at NPR and NPR, respectively.
|Oppo Watch 3 Series||Price in China (Official)||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|Watch 3||Platinum Black||CNY 1,499||NPR 32,000|
|Feather Gold||CNY 1,599||NPR 34,000|
|Watch 3 Pro||Platinum Black||CNY 1,899||NPR 39,500|
|Desert Brown||CNY 1,999||NPR 41,500|
- Meanwhile, check out our review of the Huawei GT 3 Pro.