As expected, OnePlus is entering the portable market. The company announced the OnePlus Band today a cheap and cheerful fitness tracker to India. The centerpiece is a 1.1 inch AMOLED touchscreen with 126 x 294 resolution and, according to XDA Developers, Color range P3. The processor and RAM are a mystery, but the company has revealed the battery size – 100mAh, which should last up to two weeks on a single charge. (A early review by GSM Arena However, the battery life is set at seven days.) It also features 1P68 dust and water resistance, which means it should be fine if you get caught in a fleeting downpour of rain.
The OnePlus Band can follow your steps and, like the Apple Watch, will let you know if you’ve been sitting for too long. It can also monitor your workouts, with 13 “dedicated exercise modes” including yoga and running. The Band is not a medical device, but it can also monitor your heart rate, sleep and, thanks to an SpO2 sensor, your blood oxygen levels. Basic information will be visible on the bracelet, but for a better understanding of your health, you’ll want to look at the Health companion app for Android. It connects via Bluetooth 5.0 and can also be used for basic smartwatch functionality, such as notifications, music playback, alarms, and timers.