Like many manufacturers of new technology gradgets in the current year, OnePlus has been slowly and constantly building its ecosystem through a network of interconnected devices.
Along with Android OnePlus phones, we now have wireless headphones and Smart TVs. The next logical stop on the list would be a OnePlus smart watch, and the company is already working on it.
The information comes from a source on Twitter:
For all of you who have a fitness band right now, darlings, or are planning to acquire one shortly, I have two words: never settle.
– Tech Auntyji (@techauntyji) November 2, 2019
Rumors surrounding a OnePlus watch have been around since early 2016. The project never took off and was ruled out because the company wanted to remain focused on mobile phones.
As you can see in the following sketches, the device would look and work like a normal smart watch with a circular dial and customizable straps.
We doubt that it brings something extra to the market, in the form of new or at least innovative features in this field.
It is difficult to speculate on something that is very little known about the real clock or its specifications. We could also see OnePlus launching an exercise monkeys, instead of a smart watch. The Tweet said "fitness band" after all.
Companies like Xiaomi have earned a lot of money selling fitness or activity wristbands and we don't see any reason why OnePlus doesn't want to try.
Is now a good time for a OnePlus Watch?
Short answer, yes. In 2016, OnePlus was still trying to find a position in the smartphone market. Now that they have established a firm foothold in several emerging markets such as India, the company can focus on building a complete ecosystem around its products.
In addition, the current state of Android wearables is a pathetic tad. An established brand like OnePlus will find many customers, especially users who use their phones. We must also recognize that Xiaomi Watch, is about to appear.
Knowing that the plan has been in process for years, it is possible that OnePlus Watch has spent all this time developing its own software for the next watch.
I wouldn't blame them for waiting, given the current state of WearOS. Ideally, Google should start paying more attention to its wearable department, given that they paid a considerable amount to acquire FitBit.
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