The OnePlus Nord Watch is a device we knew was coming, as OnePlus extensively teased the wearable before launch, as it does with many of its products. But now this budget smartwatch has arrived, so we know all the specs and details.
This even cheaper alternative to the OnePlus Watch, which wasn't too expensive to begin with, has an AMOLED screen and up to 10 days of battery life, among other things, which you'll find detailed below.
We've also included release date and price information, though this is an area where there are still questions.
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- What is? An affordable smartwatch from OnePlus
- When did it come out? Now in India, unknown elsewhere
- How much is it? ₹6999 (about €85 / €75 / AU€130)
OnePlus Nord Watch release date and price
The OnePlus Nord Watch has so far only been announced for India, where it is already available. It's unclear if or when this laptop will be coming to other regions. The original OnePlus Watch launched in the US and UK, so it's possible the Nord Watch will launch as well, especially since those regions also saw some Nord phones.
But some OnePlus products are made specifically for India, so there is no guarantee that the OnePlus Nord Watch will get a wider release.
Either way, it costs ₹6999 in India (around €85 / €75 / AU$130), but has a temporary launch price of ₹4999 (around €60 / €55 / AU$95). Note that while a US and UK launch is possible, we wouldn't expect to see the OnePlus Nord Watch in Australia, as the company doesn't sell its products there.
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OnePlus Nord watch design and display
The OnePlus Nord Watch comes in a choice of Midnight Black or Deep Blue, a color that's applied to both the silicone strap and the zinc alloy case.
It has a stainless steel buckle and, including the strap, weighs 52,4g. The dimensions are 45,2 x 37,2 x 10,4mm and the OnePlus Nord Watch is IP68 certified, which means it is waterproof and dustproof.
As for the display, it's a 1,78-inch AMOLED with a 368 x 448 resolution, 326 pixels per inch, and a 60Hz refresh rate. Typical brightness is 500 nits.
Features and fitness of the OnePlus Nord Watch
The OnePlus Nord Watch offers 105 different sports modes, including yoga, cricket, running, and many other activities. It also offers automatic tracking of runs and steps, so you won't have to track them manually.
It supports 24-hour heart rate monitoring, as well as sleep tracking, blood oxygen measurements, menstrual cycle tracking, and stress monitoring.
This data is fed into a dedicated N Health app on your phone, which the watch pairs via Bluetooth 5.2. One big fitness omission though is GPS, which is missing here. Although cheap wearables usually lack it.
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Away from health and fitness, OnePlus Nord Watch offers a library of over 100 different watch faces, so you can customize it to your style. It also includes standard smartwatch features like call and message notifications, music controls, and a remote shutter for your phone's camera.
It works with both Android and iOS phones, but the actual watch OS is probably a bit limited, because even if we can't see it mentioned, it's probably the same OnePlus Watch OS as the standard OnePlus Watch.
This has the downside that there are far fewer apps than with Wear OS or watchOS, as you're limited to pre-installed ones.
OnePlus Nord Watch specs and battery life
The OnePlus Nord Watch has 256MB of storage, although there is no mention of the chipset or RAM.
As for the battery, it's 230mAh and OnePlus claims it will last up to 10 days of "typical use" and has a standby time of 30 days. It outperformed most smartwatches, and it's a believable claim, as the OnePlus Watch also lasted a long time and lived up to the company's claims.
Charging speeds are not mentioned, but it uses a magnetic charger to back up the juice.
While it's not yet known if it can find a place among our picks for the best smartwatches, we're hoping OnePlus will push it into new markets so we can call it in for review.