The Oppo Watch 2 launches in China with a 16-day battery life promise

The Oppo Watch 2 has been launched in China, featuring the same Apple Watch-style design as the original Oppo Watch, but with upgraded internal hardware. That includes Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 4100 platform and a promise of up to 16 days of battery life on a single charge in a low-power mode (through 9to5Google).

As was the case for the Chinese model of the original Oppo Watch, the Oppo Watch 2 runs on Oppo’s Android-based ColorOS, not Google’s WearOS. Last year’s model was eventually released outside of China with WearOS and access to the Google Play Store, but Oppo has not announced plans for a wider release at this time. It’s also possible that the company is waiting for the upcoming WearOS 3.0 collaboration from Google and Samsung at a later date, as it looks like it will be difficult to update already released products to the new OS.

The Oppo Watch 2 comes in 42mm and 46mm sizes, with a curved OLED display with a 60Hz refresh rate and 326 ppi. Both models will also feature an optional eSIM, in addition to heart rate, sleep and blood oxygen monitoring. And the smaller 42mm size also offers a Bluetooth-only mode, for those who don’t want or need LTE.

But the most impressive spec of the upcoming smartwatch seems to be its 16-day battery life, although it comes with the caveat that Oppo’s Power Saver mode is required. With regular use, the Watch 2 lasts up to four days on a single charge.

Pre-orders for the Oppo Watch 2 are already available in China, with shipping on August 6. Prices start at 1,300 (approximately $200) for the entry-level 42mm Bluetooth model, 1,500 (approximately $231) for the LTE-compatible 42mm model and 2,000 (approximately $308) for the 46mm model.