OnePlus Watch: OnePlus CEO Pete Lau decided to make his own OS. for its first smartwatch with longer battery life. OnePlus this year is rumored to be entering the smartwatch market for the first time. Apart from planning to launch the OnePlus 9 smartphone, the company will also introduce its first smartwatch. This adds to the OnePlus wearable line, after the OnePlus Band.
Quoted from Slashgear (18/3), the company decided to use its smartwatch OS. Unlike what is done on their smartphone, smart TV, and smart band products. According to the company, this was done for the sake of longer battery life.
Smartwatch trends in the industry today prefer to make their own OS instead of using Google’s Wear OS. A smartwatch that advertises days of battery life. Even weeks tend to use its own operating system. In contrast, the battery of a smartwatch with Wear OS usually doesn’t last long. They only lasted no more than three days on average.
Regardless of the reasons for Wear OS battery life, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau said he wanted to develop his own RTOS (Real-Time Operating System). He claims the operating system will provide a smoother experience and great battery life. In other words, it will offer features that are not on Wear OS.
Although not yet confirmed the features and specifications of the upcoming smartwatch. Leaker Ishan Agarwal recently provided confidential information, including the SpO2 sensor and Warp Charge. Warp Charge technology will offer a week of use on just a 20-minute charge.
OnePlus Watch, the temporary designation of the OnePlus smartwatch. Allows users to view notifications, handle calls, and control music. Users can also make the smartwatch a tv remote for OnePlus TV. Unfortunately, by using the OS itself, users cannot enjoy a broader application ecosystem. But Lau believes people are more concerned with battery life.