Oppo has released the Oppo Band, a budget fitness tracker that announces the Chinese company’s arrival as a true wearable company.
It comes hot on the heels of the long-awaited Oppo Watch, which was unveiled back in March 2020 with an ECG sensor, and a very Apple Watch look.
The Oppo Band is the company’s first fitness tracker and takes the same tactic as the Oppo Watch by offering big specs for a low price.
The design of the standard Oppo Band is pretty mundane and looks much like the Redmi Band and other budget trackers coming out of China right now.
However, there are three versions, the Oppo Band and the Oppo Fashion Band, which actually looks pretty classy, with lugs and a thinner strap.
Then there’s the Oppo Band EVA, which is something to do with an anime series called Neon Genesis Evangelion. We’ll guess that’ one's never leaving China.
The Oppo Band EVA
The Oppo Fashion Band also features NFC for wearable payments in China.
The screen is a 1.1-inch AMOLED colour display, with a 126x294 resolution. That means it’s far better quality than the greyscale found on the Fitbit Inspire HR and Charge 4, and the Oppo Band still manages to pack 14 days of battery life.
What’s more, it also boasts an SpO2 sensor, which compliments the heart rate monitor on the back.
It features 12 sports tracking modes, but there’s no GPS on board. It’s also waterproof to 50 meters.
Seeing the Oppo Watch hasn’t made it out of China as yet – despite the company promising it would set out its global plans during its press conference – we doubt we’ll see the Oppo Band on Western shores any time soon.
But it’s available in China for CNY199 (which works out around $28). The Oppo Fashion Band is CNY249 ($35).