Speaker 1: The OnePlus watch is here and it's packing a punch. It looks and acts like a high end smart watch, but for a fraction of the price, should the apple watch be worried? Not yet
Speaker 1: On paper one plus is first attempt at a smart seems almost too good to be true. It's got a sleek design with a circular watch base that looks more like a traditional analog watch. It's got a lot of the same health [00:00:30] features as the $400 apple watch series six, including SVO two tracking and high heart rate alerts, but for $160, in fact, it is even cheaper than the cheapest apple watch, which is the apple watch series three, which starts at $200 not to mention it has a battery life that if true would put the apple watch to Shane two weeks versus less than two days. But even with all of [00:01:00] the stuff I just mentioned, it's still doesn't pose a threat to the apple watch for starters, because while we haven't tested it and until we do, we don't know how well it actually delivers on all its promises, but most importantly, because it's not compatible with iOS yet, that's the deal breaker. So if you have an iPhone and you're interested in the OnePlus watch, well, you're just gonna have to be patient the good news one plus promises that iOS compatibility is coming in the future. [00:01:30] The bad news is that we don't know how long exactly we're gonna have to wait. And even when it comes, we don't know what that compatibility is going to look like
Speaker 1: While apple does allow you to pair non-Apple watch wearable devices to the iPhone. The experience is never quite as seamless as with the apple watch take communication, for example. So Fitbit, Samsung and OnePlus now all have watches [00:02:00] that allow you to take calls and respond to notification and text messages on Android devices, iPhone users. On the other hand, can't so much ascend a thumbs up emoji from their wrist using anything but an apple watch, which to me is one of the huge benefits of having a smart watch in the first place. I've also found that the experience on the app is not as robust and it takes [00:02:30] a lot longer to sync information. Now say you're willing to overlook those compatibility issues, and you're still interested in the OnePlus watch because well, it's price and battery life. Well, there are other things to consider as well.
Speaker 1: Now, in terms of design, it's totally a matter of preference. Do you like round watch bases or do you like square? The deciding factor might be the screen brightness, which at this point I can't tell you much about because I don't have a one plus watch. What I can tell you is that screen brightness [00:03:00] is not really an issue on the apple watch. Next, we move on to the size. So the apple watch has two different sizing options. It has a 40 millimeter option and a 44 millimeter option. While the one plus watch only offers one sizing option, which is 46 millimeters in black. And they both come with interchange, watch bands for fitness features. They seem to offer similar things. So they both track calories, pace, distance, uh, they both have built in GPSs so that you can go on a [00:03:30] run and not take your phone with you.
Speaker 1: And they're both water resistant, but the one plus watch offers over 100 different workout types to choose from including core, which you won't find on the apple watch, which only offers 40 different workout types at the moment, same thing with health features, they kind of look similar. They both have height, heart rate alerts and track blood oxygen levels, but the OnePlus also tracks stress, which the apple watch doesn't, but the OnePlus watch lacks the electrocardiogram, which you [00:04:00] will find on the apple watch series six. What is important to keep in mind though when it comes to health and fitness features is that the apple watch does have a pretty good track record when it comes to accuracy and validating some of these features, including that FDA cleared ECG feature. The one plus watch on the other hand is totally new in this space. And it's going to have to prove a lot of things, not only on the consumer side, but on the medical side as well.
Speaker 1: [00:04:30] Now, if music is a must on your smart watch, then in this case, the apple watch takes the crown because it allows you to stream from music and from Spotify, uh, on the LTE version, the OnePlus watch doesn't have an LTE version or any music apps for that matter. If you wanna listen to music on the OnePlus, watch, you have to preload it manually. It comes with two gigabytes of storage for music. So this is the equivalent of 500 songs. There is also [00:05:00] a clear way when it comes to battery life. And that is the OnePlus watch. Now, obviously this is to be taken with a grain of salt because we haven't run our own battery tests on the OnePlus watch, but let's say it delivers half of what it promises, which would be one week that is still miles ahead of anything that the apple watch could deliver. Because at this moment it only lasts about a day and a half. The one plus watch is also
Speaker 2: Really fast to charge. The company says [00:05:30] you can get up to a week's worth of charge in just 20 minutes. Whereas the apple watch takes about an hour and a half to charge to a hundred percent, at least for the series six. Um,
Speaker 1: The se and the series three will take about two hours. Now, even with iOS compatibility, the OnePlus watch still has a lot to prove before becoming a worthy apple watch rival, but the truth is we're getting more and more options in the market in terms of smart watch. And when those options are cheaper, as [00:06:00] in the case of the one plus watch, well, then everybody wins in this regards. So in the meantime, let me know your thoughts on the one plus watch in the comment section below, what do you think? Would you favor that one over the apple watch all things sited and once it does get iOS, let me know. And if not, what other apple watch alternative are you considering? I'll see you next time.