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The Oppo Watch 4 Pro: improved design & boost in performance

As expected Oppo has launched Watch 4 Pro in China this morning, alongside the Find N3 Flip foldable. The timepiece comes with a fresh new design over its predecessor.

Key Features and specifications

Dual chipsets

As far as specs, the Watch 4 Pro is equipped with dual chipsets, the Snapdragon W5 chip and the BES 2700. The combination of these should help with enhancing performance and energy efficiency. This will be a step up from the single Snapdragon W5+ Gen 1 chipset in the Watch 3 Pro.

Oppo Watch 4 Pro

Display technology and design

As before, the Watch 4 Pro features a 1.91 inch LTPO always-on display that offers full-colour AOD. This is a continuation of the LTPO AMOLED technology used in the Watch 3 Pro.

The design has also been refined, with a 316 stainless-steel frame and ceramic base in the Watch 4 Pro, compared to the glass front and aluminum frame in the Watch 3 Pro. You can pick up the new model with a silicone or leather strap. The whole thing weights around 52.3 grams with the strap.

Health tracking capabilities

The Watch 4 Pro introduces advanced health tracking with 8-channel heart rate, 16-channel blood oxygen, wrist temperature, and ECG sensors. The Watch 3 Pro also offered health tracking but with standard sensors like accelerometer, gyro, heart rate, compass, barometer, and blood oxygen. Other features that are mentioned include irregular heart rhythm notifications, stress tracking and sleep snoring risk assessment, along with 100+ sports modes some of which work with the built-in GPS (Beidou, Galileo, GLONASS and QZSS).

Additionally, the smartwatch is said to have the capability to track your blood sugar levels in real time through non-invasive methods. If implemented effectively, this could be particularly noteworthy. Time will tell how well the feature works.

Memory and performance

With 2 GB of operational memory and 32GB of storage, the Watch 4 Pro aims to offer a smartphone-like experience. The Watch 3 Pro had 1GB RAM, indicating an improvement in the newer model. There’s also Bluetooth 5.0, eSim support, NFC and gesture control.

Battery life

The Watch 4 Pro packs a 570mAh battery, slightly more than the 550mAh in the Watch 3 Pro. You can charge it and it will be good for about two weeks with light usage. With heavy use this comes down to 5 days. It takes only 10 minutes of charging to top the battery up to 24 hours while a full charge can be done in just over an hour.

Comparison table

Here’s a summary of the comparison between the Oppo Watch 4 Pro and its predecessor.

Oppo Watch 4 Pro
Oppo Watch 3 Pro
Snapdragon W5 chip, BES 2700 (dual chipsets)
Qualcomm Snapdragon W5+ Gen 1
1.91″ LTPO always-on AMOLED (378 x 496 pixels)
1.91″ LTPO always-on AMOLED (378 x 496 pixels)
Health Tracking
8-channel heart rate, 16-channel blood oxygen, wrist temperature, ECG sensors
Accelerometer, gyro, heart rate, compass, barometer, SpO2
32GB storage, 2GB RAM
32GB storage, 1GB RAM
550mAh Li-Ion
316 stainless-steel frame, ceramic base
Glass front, aluminum frame
eSIM Support
eSIM (market/region dependent)
eSIM (market/region dependent)
Launch Date
August 29, 2023
August 19, 2022

Final thoughts

The Oppo Watch 4 Pro is a nice upgrade from its predecessor with its dual chipsets, advanced health tracking features, enhanced memory, and sleek design. As they sometimes say, an evolutionary upgrade rather than revolutionary.

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In China, the Watch 4 Pro can be picked up in a choice between the Polar Night Black (Silicone) edition, and the Dawn Brown (Leather) variant. The first costs 2,299 Yuan (around $315), the second costs 2,499 Yuan (around $343).

The company has not revealed yet if there will be international availability. To remind, Oppo Watch 3 Pro did not launch outside of China, so we might get more of the same.

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Marko Maslakovic

Marko founded Gadgets & Wearables in 2014, having worked for more than 15 years in the City of London’s financial district. Since then, he has led the company’s charge to become a leading information source on health and fitness gadgets and wearables.

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