This is good news for fitness enthusiasts the world over. As fitness trackers and smart-bands get ever popular and become essential for a healthy life, there’s a new range of fitness bands. They could be game-changers in the already competitive market for affordable wearable technology.
Following on the footsteps of other smartphone manufacturers, Chinese OEM OPPO has recently launched its own fitness band: the new OPPO Band is a premium offering that features a 1.1-inch AMOLED display in a pill-shaped body. The display is covered with a 2.5D scratch-resistant glass and covers 100 percent of the P3 color gamut for accurate color reproduction.
Although available only in China right now, at the starting price of CNY 199 ($28), the OPPO Band does pack in almost everything one would expect from a premium fitness band—including continuous blood oxygen monitoring for up to 480 minutes/28,800 times, sleep tracking, 12 different sports modes, continuous heart rate monitoring, over 160 watch faces, NFC support, and 5ATM water resistance. A 100mAh battery powers the fitness band and is rated for 14 days of use on a single 1.5-hour charge.
The OPPO Band is being offered in three variants—the vanilla OPPO Band, a Fashion edition, and an EVA limited edition—all under $50 market price.
Although the company has not announced a worldwide launch, considering OPPO’s recent expansions into the Indian and European market, it is expected to be available soon globally.