The OnePlus Watch does not have an Always-on-Display. The CEO of the company explained the reasons for this absence, in particular in connection with Wear OS which pumps the autonomy of the connected watch.
The OnePlus 9 range was recently revealed by the Chinese manufacturer. A range accompanied by the company’s first connected watch, responding to the sweet name of OnePlus Watch. The latter is thought to be more financially accessible than the competition, while embedding great technologies. Unfortunately, the OnePlus Watch had to draw a line on certain functions such as the presence of a screen Always-on-Display, allowing you to always display notifications while saving battery. Pete Lau, CEO of OnePlus, explained the reasons for this absence. The man first returned to the absence of Wear OS as a mobile operating system, which would affect the lifespan of this OnePlus Watch. We imagine that coupled with Always-on-Display, the connected watch was losing autonomy?
“The one thing we all agreed on was that charging the smartwatch every day affects the experience. When we forgot to charge it overnight, a few minutes of charging before going out is not enough and the battery shuts down later in the day. After extensive research, we have received confirmation that the battery life could mar the user experience. “
– Pete Lau, CEO of OnePlus
As for Always-on-Display, its absence has no connection with the battery life justifying the withdrawal of Wear OS. The feature may well arrive with a future update which would give an additional argument to the OnePlus Watch. Obviously, this upcoming addition is just a rumor to be taken with a grain of salt. Anyway, the OnePlus Watch seems to have nice arguments, especially on the health side, coupled with an attractive price: enough to make a nice place for itself in the connected watch market. OnePlus seems in better shape than ever, our OnePlus 9 Pro test attests to this.
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