OnePlus Band officially teased as images leak – and it looks rather familiar

OnePlus tests the water ahead of smartwatch launch
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We’re only days away from CES 2021, and all the talk seems to be about OnePlus in the wearables world.

The company has now formally teased the OnePlus Band fitness tracker, which was rumoured over the Holiday period.

It looks to be heading for India first, after the OnePlus India account was the first to tweet a teaser picture.

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OnePlus Band leaked images

But we’ve already seen leaks of OnePlus Band. We were a little cautious about reporting these as we weren’t certain of their accuracy, but there’s a strong correlation between the leaked pictures and the teaser.

The pictures were leaked on twitter by StuffListings. The band appears to closely resemble the Oppo Band. For the unaware, Oppo and OnePlus are both sub-brands of Chinese tech powerhouse BBK – so this does appear to be a re-branding exercise.

Reports suggest a 1.1 inch AMOLED, heart rate with SpO2, 13 exercise modes, IP68 water resistance and 14 days battery life.

That happens to be the exact specs of the Oppo Band – so there doesn’t seem to be much mystery left in this, other than price.

The Oppo Band was launched in China for CNY199 (which works out around $28).

Initial rumors suggested the OnePlus Band would retail for ₹3000 ($40) – but that does seem high for that market. We’ll update with more information when we get it.

Of course, all eyes are on the Wear OS-packing OnePlus Watch that’s slated for later this year. In the meantime, it seems OnePlus is testing the waters in its key markets with this rebranded device.

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He started his career at Future Publishing, James became the features editor of T3 Magazine and and was a regular contributor to TechRadar – before leaving Future Publishing to found Wareable in 2014.

James has been at the helm of Wareable since 2014 and has become one of the leading experts in wearable technologies globally. He has reviewed, tested, and covered pretty much every wearable on the market, and is passionate about the evolving industry, and wearables helping people achieve healthier and happier lives.

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