OnePlus has officially confirmed we will be seeing Nord Watch soon. We’ve already seen leaked images of the device. Here’s a look at the details.
Just over a month ago, Health app screenshots revealed what was our first glance at the upcoming device. There was also a leak on possible colour options and features.
The Health app screenshots were shared by tipster Mukul Sharma of StuffListings on Twitter. OnePlus Nord Watch will apparently be coming to India first.
The images reveal something that comes in a rectangular shape, it has the typical health sensors including SpO2 and custom watch faces support. The device will feature a dedicated app called N Health and that’s where these screenshots originate from.
Nord Watch appears to have a robust build and there’s a metal frame around the edges. A single crown button can be seen on the right which will help navigate the watch menus. It looks like Nord Watch will run a streamlined, proprietary RTOS operating system rather than Google WearOS.
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Mukul Sharma followed up the original tweet with another one where he details that OnePlus Nord Watch will come in a Black and White options. He also adds that this will be a fitness oriented watch for those on a budget and that it will feature a decent battery.
Finally, another tweet was shared by Mukul in early September which reveals the watch in its full glory. The timepiece is attractive, reminding a bit of the Amazfit GTS range.
OnePlus already has a Nord range of products. The one characteristic they share is that they are affordable. The images above don’t suggest otherwise.
These leaks follows regulatory certification
These leaks follow a regulatory certification of the device filed in July. It came from BIS which is the National Standards Body of India. The paperwork is for a smartwatch that goes under the OnePlus Nord moniker with a corresponding model number “OPBBE221”.
After that, a Bluetooth SIG certification was spotted. This went through on August 29th. It carries the same moniker as the Indian listing.
Official confirmation from OnePlus
In the past few days OnePlus has confirmed a couple of times that Nord Watch will be arriving in India in the near future. The latest teaser comes on Twitter. This is in a sense confirmation that the above image is accurate – the tweet showcases a watch with a square dial and curved edges.
The company also has a dedicated page on its website for the Nord Watch. September 28th is mentioned on the website so that might be the day the device is made official.
This is not the only OnePlus wearable expected to launch later this year or early in 2023. We wrote recently about Watch 2 and Band 2. Both are expected to drop in the months ahead. These will be upgraded versions of the first generation products revealed last year.
The watch in particular has room for improvement as the original device was plagued with issues. OnePlus Band, on the other hand, was a more solid effort. Once again, we don’t have any details on possible specs but will report back when and if we hear more.
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