OnePlus officially enters the world of wearables with the introduction of the OnePlus Band, an inexpensive physical monitoring bracelet. This will compete from you to you with products like the Xiaomi Mi Band 5, which has been a success in sales in the western markets where it is sold.
The OnePlus proposal has a 1.1-inch rectangular screen with AMOLED technology, connects to the mobile via Bluetooth 5.0, incorporates a scratch-resistant glass and supports water dives of up to 5 ATM. It also has a heart rate sensor, a blood oxygen sensor (SpO2) and promises a range of up to two weeks.
The new OnePlus Band, like other bracelets in its category, you can count steps, calories burned, etc.. You can also monitor sleep quality and up to 13 different types of workouts. These include outdoor running, treadmill running, cycling, swimming, or yoga.
The OnePlus Band has no physical buttons. Everything is controlled by gestures on the touch screen. The chassis is made of plastic, as are the straps, which are interchangeable. The dynamics is therefore similar to that of the Xiaomi Mi Band 5: you can remove the capsule (where the circuitry is located) and insert it into a different bracelet.
The charging process is done via a small dongle that connects to the bracelet via a pair of pins on the back. And yes, unlike other competitive models, it is not necessary to remove the capsule to connect it to the charger.
Apart from sports, OnePlus Band lets you control your smartphone music, it can act as a remote shutter for the camera and syncs with the Zen mode of OnePlus phones, among other things.
What is the price of the OnePlus Band?
The OnePlus Band is compatible with any Android smartphone running a version higher than 6.0 – it does not have to be a OnePlus mobile. Soon it will also be possible to link to an iPhone, as explained by the manufacturer on its website. In both cases, yes, it will be necessary to download the OnePlus Health application from Google Play or the App Store.
In India, the OnePlus Band will be priced at Rs 2,799But, for a limited period of time, it will be available for Rs 2,499. This, at the current exchange rate, is equivalent to almost 28 euros or 687 Mexican pesos. The brand, at the moment, has not communicated if this product will be sold in other markets.
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