Oppo Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro launch with Snapdragon W5 Gen 1

Vlad, 10 August 2022

Internationally, Samsung just unveiled a couple of new smartwatches earlier today as you may know - the Galaxy Watch5 and Watch5 Pro. And over in China, Oppo announced two of its own new wearables, not wanting to feel outdone.

As promised, the Oppo Watch 3 and the Oppo Watch 3 Pro are the first smartwatches to use Qualcomm's Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 wearable platform which was made official back in July.

Oppo Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro launch with Snapdragon W5 Gen 1

The Oppo Watch 3 comes with a 1.75" 372x430 AMOLED screen with 3D glass on top, a 400 mAh battery that charges in 60 minutes, 1GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, Bluetooth 5.0, eSIM, NFC, 5ATM water resistance, GPS/Beidou/GLONASS/Galileo/QZSS, and Oppo's Apollo 4 Plus coprocessor which is used instead of the Snapdragon when little computational power is needed.

Oppo Watch 3 Oppo Watch 3

All of these specs allow for a battery life of four days with full usage (or three days if you go for the LTE model and use LTE). Alternatively, in a light mode, you can get ten days. The Watch 3 will be offered in Platinum Black and Feather Gold. It weighs 31.9g without strap.

The Oppo Watch 3 Pro has a bigger, 1.91" 378x496 AMOLED screen which is LTPO, in a first for a wearable. Its battery is bigger too at 550 mAh, which allows for five days of full usage (four with LTE) and 15 days of light mode. It charges in 65 minutes. The Watch 3 Pro will launch in Platinum Black and Desert Brown. It weighs 37.5g without strap.

Oppo Watch 3 Pro Oppo Watch 3 Pro

The rest of the specs are the same, including the presence of 100 workout modes, 150 watch faces, an accelerometer, gyroscope, geomagnetic sensor, optical heart rate monitor, blood oxygen sensor, ECG sensor, ambient light sensor, and air pressure sensor.

The Oppo Watch 3 starts at CNY 1,499 ($222 or €216 at the current exchange rates) and the Watch 3 Pro starts at CNY 1,899 ($282, €274). They are available to order already and will go on sale in China on August 19. Whether they will ever get an international launch is anyone's guess at this point. Do note that they run a proprietary software platform in China, and if they ever do launch elsewhere it's unclear if they will switch to Wear OS or not.

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Reader comments

  • Anonymous
  • 12 Aug 2022
  • Kx3

Good illustration of wasted screen space. There is no excuse for this; take the screen to the edge.

  • smartwatchguy
  • 11 Aug 2022
  • Lxf

So you believe that it wont last as long as the first Oppo watch from 2 years ago despite having a bigger battery combined with a chipset and screen that consumes less power.

4 days battery life is below average for a proprietary OS and it will be upto 1 day with wear OS (if there is any). besides,chinese nfc payment systems do not work in global markets. so,they must use google pay or 3rd party support to make use of nfc...

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