​Oppo Watch with ECG is official – but China only for now

[Updated]: ECG smartwatch goes live but we're doubtful of a US release
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As expected, the Oppo Watch with ECG has landed in China - but looks to be a straight update to the existing 46mm model.

The original Oppo Watch was widely reported to include ECG, but the feature didn’t make it to the final version.

But the company has now moved to update the device, and the Oppo Watch ECG features the same spec sheet at the same price.

The company has already got clearance for the ECG feature in China. So a wider global release, we'd assume, would be dependant on US and EU clearance – and that feels unlikely.

Nonetheless, it brings Oppo into exalted company. ECG wearables currently include Apple Watch Series 6, Samsung Galaxy Watch 3, Fitbit Sense and Withings ScanWatch.

​Oppo Watch with ECG is official – but China only for now

We gave the Oppo Watch 41mm a four star review, and we were impressed with the use of Wear OS, mixed with the company's own Color OS.

And the presence of ECG makes for an even more powerful spec sheet.

The 46mm Oppo Watch packs in a gigantic 1.91-inch AMOLED making it one of the biggest smartwatches around in terms of screen size. And the smaller Oppo Watch still packs a 1.6-inch display, so there’s plenty of room for apps and notifications.

The 46mm Oppo Watch will also feature LTE as standard.

Onboard is a PPG sensor, and GPS for outdoor workouts – although the Oppo Watch only tracks five sport profiles natively: outdoor run, cycle, swimming, fat burn and walking.

It took nearly 4 months for that global release to happen, so we don't really expect this to land outside of China. But it's a statement of intent from Oppo, and makes it a newcomer to watch.

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