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Oppo secures EU naming rights to Oppo Watch Free

Chinese tech giant Oppo has secured EU naming wrights to Oppo Watch Free. It’s quite possible we could see a new wearable as a result of this.

The company’s first and only smartwatch so far is the Oppo Watch. Launched in Asia in the Spring of 2020 it made its global debut that summer. Internationally the Apple Watch lookalike runs of WearOS.

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As far as specs, there are two sizes to choose from: a 41mm one with a 1.6 inch AMOLED dual-curved display and a 46mm one with a 1.9 inch screen. Below the surface are a plethora of sensors including an accelerometer, heart rate, ECG and built-in GPS. This is coupled with an optional eSIM LTE variant that plays nice with Vodafone/Orange/Celcom.

All things considered this is a decent timepiece that packs quite a bit of tech in its slim body. The device has received a good reception as indicated by the reviews so far. You can check out the price and availability in your region on Amazon.

Oppo Watch Free – what is known

Soon we may be getting another variant of the Oppo Watch. This one has the word “Free” upended to its name. The naming rights have recently been secured by Oppo with the Intellectual Property Office of the EU (via LetsGoDigital). The trademark is currently pending approval.

oppo secures naming wrights to oppo watch free - Oppo secures EU naming rights to Oppo Watch Free

As can be seen from the image above, the registration has been filed under “Smartwatches; Sports watches; Watches for sporting use”. Which makes it very likely this could be a sporty take on the original and not a full second generation Oppo Watch 2.

Nothing at all has been revealed so far on specs or a possible release date. Oppo is due to release its Reno 6 smartphone in China tomorrow, but don’t expect the new smartwatch just yet.

It will be interesting to see whether the Oppo Watch Free comes packing the new Snapdragon Wear 4100 processor. Devices packing the chip are few and far between. Having said that, we are expecting one to land in a couple of days time – the Meizu Watch.

One might think the word “Free” could be a reference to an eSIM, unteathered variant. But the original device already has that type of functionality. Which leaves us imagining a more sporty take, perhaps a more lightweight build and additional fitness and navigational sensors.

Our guess is, like the original, the new Oppo watch will run Wear OS. Google’s operating system is looking more attractive now that the search giant has its ambitious plans.

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