OnePlus, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer is launching its first wearable, the OnePlus Band, aiming to take on FitBit.
It costs only $35 but for now, it’s only available for the Indian market.
The first wearable from OnePlus will not be the long-rumored smartwatch. Instead, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer is launching the OnePlus Band, a fitness tracker.
The wearable comes in eye-catching color schemes, with two-tones silicone bands that have a different color on the underside of the outer band. Like its competitor the Xiaomi Mi Band, the OnePlus Band has a removable tracker module so you can switch bands to create a new look.
The 1/1-inch AMOLED touchscreen offers customizable faces as well as the option to use your own photos as wallpaper. The interface is simple with incoming notifications, call information, music controls, the weather forecast, and most of what you have come to expect from a fitness tracker. It can track your heart rate, book oxygen, and your sleep when worn overnight. But of course, the main point is to use one of the 13 different workout modes, from cycling and running to yoga and even cricket. The band is water-resistant to 50 meters and has an IP68 rating but, the brand does not recommend you use the product for swimming strangely. The battery can last for up to 14 days, with sleep tracking, notifications, and continuous heart rate monitoring active.
The OnePlus Band connects to your phone via Bluetooth to sync with the new OnePlus Health app, where your data is collated and goals can be set. For the moment the app is only available on Android but OnePlus says it plans to launch on iOS soon.
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